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214 The Basics of Designing eLearning That Gets Results

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12

Tracks: Instructional Design

Series: Instructional Design Summit

Let’s admit it: Most eLearning just plain sucks! And it can be challenging to figure out how to design effective and engaging eLearning when you’re just getting started. The truth is, most eLearning courses require learners to sit through a disappointing experience where information is poorly organized, the content isn’t relevant, and the interactions seem contrived and without purpose. This is compounded even more when the slideshow-like presentation is interrupted with several poorly written quiz questions and cheesy animations to make it all seem “fun.”

In this session you will explore many of the reasons why most eLearning fails and some of the rookie mistakes many new eLearning designers make. From there, we’ll explore practical methods and techniques to design and develop eLearning that not only gets results for your organization but also how to design eLearning that your learners will love.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to design eLearning that’s based on how people learn
  • How to design eLearning that’s the right solution for the performance issue
  • How to design eLearning that’s focused on what learners need to do on the job
  • How to designing eLearning that’s both effective and engaging

Technology discussed:

Articualte Storyline, Rise, PowerPoint, Captivate, Camtasia

Tim Slade


The eLearning Designer's Academy

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, award-winning freelance eLearning designer, and creator of The eLearning Designer’s Academy. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, a recognized Articulate Super Hero, and author of “The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.”