Cut Costs without Cutting Quality

Don't let your budget dictate the quality of your learning projects! Sessions at the L&D on a Shoestring Online Conference will help you identify the right tools, approaches, and equipment best for lowering your costs while maintaining effective and engaging learning solutions.


DAY 1: April 22

Tracy Parish

101: Inexpensive Design and Development Tools: Innovation for Less Than a Cup of Coffee

Tracy Parish, Southlake Regional Health Centre

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Don't worry if your appetite for trying new design and development tools is high but your budget is low. In this session you'll explore a wide range of free and low-cost tools that can help you push your eLearning projects farther and create them more efficiently. Learn more.

Diane Elkins

201: Better Audio and Video on a Budget

William Everhart, E-Learning Uncovered

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Lowering your budget for audio and video doesn't necessarily have to come at the cost of lowering the quality of your final product. In this session you'll take a closer look at the tools and techniques that can help you produce great video and audio on a shoestring. Learn more.

Judy Katz

301: Creating Interactive eBooks—Yes, eBooks!—for Learning

Judy Katz, Eduworks Corporation

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Today's eBooks can go far beyond simply displaying text. Now you have the ability to embed multimedia, deliver multiple versions of content, evaluate understanding, enable group collaboration, and much more. In this session you'll discover how to use an open-source tool to create engaging eBook experiences for free. Learn more.

DAY 2: April 23

Sarah Mercier

501: Email Course Design: Using Digital Marketing as a Learning Strategy

Sarah Mercier, Learning Ninjas

8:30 AM – 9:30AM PT

When it comes to spaced learning, there's a trend L&D can borrow from digital marketing that's low-cost and high-impact: using email to support continual learning. In this session you'll take a closer look at how email courses can support learning and performance, including design tips and real-world examples. Learn more.

Cindy Huggett

601: Creating Highly Interactive Online Events on a Low-Cost Budget

Cindy Huggett, Cindy Huggett Consulting

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

A tight budget doesn't have to mean that you're priced out of running online events and virtual classrooms. In this session you'll explore a number of low-cost online meeting tools and learn more about how to push the envelope with them to design and facilitate engaging and interactive experiences for your audience. Learn more.

Karen Davis

701: Story on a Shoestring—You Had Me at Story

Karen Davis, The Optimal Performance Group

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Story has the power to make information engaging and easier to understand. It's also an approach that doesn't depend on a big budget to succeed. In this session you'll find out how to craft stories that make an impact—both to your audience as well as your organization. Learn more.

Paul Bills

801: Build Your Own Chatbots for Conversation Simulation with Twine

Paul Bills, Mobile Coach

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Branched storytelling can help people practice skills and explore information in nuanced and realistic ways. In this session, discover how Twine, a free tool for creating interactive and non-linear stories, can help you build your own conversation simulations. Explore the tool itself as well as strategies for designing branched content that's effective. Learn more.


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