I’ve been away from the blog for a while; work assignments have required that I travel to North America. After some long flights and the resultant jetlag, I’m just starting to get back into the groove now. As I was looking through my feeds this morning, I noticed a post from Karl Kapp in which he mentions a presentation by the Chapman Alliance, which talks about development costs for an hour of Elearning based on a survey. Take a look:
There are quite a few interesting bits in the presentation. Slide 29 puts it all in perspective, Elearning development costs per hour range between 10,000 USD at the lower end for basic courseware, and up to 50,000 USD at the high end. These seem spot on as ‘actual development’ costs and can serve as a good metric when budgeting for your next Elearning project. We did a similar sort of exercise to attempt to classify ‘levels’ of Elearning development and posted about it here. What are you typically spending on creating an hour of Elearning courseware?