#GuildChat for 09/8/17: Cheap & Free Tools & Resources

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, September 8th at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week’s topic is on  Cheap and Free Tools and Resources.

We all want to create the most exciting and engaging work for our audiences, but it’s not uncommon for those of us in L&D to be asked to work this creative magic with little to no budget to do it with. Thankfully, there are some fantastic tools and resources out there that can help you make things that look like you splurged, but actually cost you little to no money at all. It’s all about knowing exactly where to look to find them.

For this week’s chat we collaborated with Tracy Parish (@Tracy_Parish) to create a #GuildChat that will help us explore the best cheap and free tools and resources out there for L&D. Tracy’s well known for curating extensive lists of inexpensive options, and she’ll share some of her favorites alongside yours.

This chat will not only allow you to share your best cheap tool and resource finds with everyone on Twitter – your tweets from this #GuildChat will also help inform an upcoming eLearning Guild eBook on this very topic!

Join us as we share the best of the best low-budget tools and resources this week in #GuildChat.


Prospective questions

Q1. What are your favorite free/low-cost image design & editing tools? How do they help?

Q2. What inexpensive video/animation creation & editing tools do you find most useful?

Q3. What low-cost media audio recording & editing tools would you recommend and why?

Q4. What are your best sources for inexpensive pre-created media (such as stock images)?

Q5. What are the best low-cost prototyping, development, & testing tools you’ve found?

Q6. What are some of your “can’t live without” inexpensive productivity/management tools?

Q7. What low-cost collaboration tools do you find most useful? Why?

Q8. Which inexpensive curation tools do you like best? What makes them great?

Q9. If you could recommend 3 of your favorite low-cost tools/resources, what would they be?


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Storify of the chat!



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