Tim Slade

The 5 Types of Subject Matter Experts & How to Deal With Them

Tim Slade

I’ll be 100% honest when I say that I struggle working with difficult subject matter experts. The fact is, I get frustrated when they want to control every aspect of the course I’m developing or when they are continually late with their feedback. Am I right?!

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How to Design Performance-Based eLearning Interactions

Tim Slade

One of the most important lessons I learned when I first started designing and developing eLearning courses was the importance of building performance-based eLearning interactions. However, this wasn’t a lesson I learned quickly.

4 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

Tim Slade

When designing and developing an eLearning course, it’s easy to stuff it with all of the required content and push it to your learners.

Check Out My New eLearning Portfolio

Tim Slade

When I decided a few months ago to redesign TimSlade.com and become a full-time freelance eLearning designer , I knew that I would need to invest a significant amount of time updating and designing a new eLearning portfolio.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

When Training Is NOT The Answer

Tim Slade

Whether you’re an instructional designer, an eLearning designer, or just an everyday learning professional, a crucial part of your job is understanding when training is not the answer.

How to Conduct an eLearning Needs Analysis

Tim Slade

When starting a new eLearning project, it’s easy to jump right in and start designing the course. However, it’s important to take a step back and determine what exactly your eLearning course is attempting to accomplish; or better yet, whether or not an eLearning course is needed at all!

Graphic Design Books for New eLearning Designers

Tim Slade

A few weeks ago, I posted an article, sharing my top four instructional design books for new eLearning designers. I was shocked by the number of responses I received from folks, sharing their favorite books.

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My Favorite Instructional Design Books for New eLearning Designers

Tim Slade

When you’re new to eLearning, you might find yourself spending a lot of time learning how to use your very first eLearning authoring tool or how to design your slides.

What Are Your eLearning Pet Peeves? Here Are Mine!

Tim Slade

I spend a lot of time here on my blog, on my free webinars , in my books , at work, and at conferences talking about what makes good eLearning. However, I rarely “flip the script” and talk about what makes lousy eLearning.

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

A New Year & A New Look to TimSlade.com

Tim Slade

Well, it’s finally 2019! And I don’t know about you, but I did not make it to midnight. I was actually pretty tired, so I decided to tuck myself in rather early. You see, over this past weekend, I’ve been working non-stop to implement a complete redesign of my website and portfolio.

5 Tips for Elevating Your eLearning Career

Tim Slade

If you’ve been working in the eLearning industry for any amount of time, you know that we work in an industry that is continually evolving and growing. For that sake of your eLearning career, it’s more important than ever to stay current and competitive!

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3 Misconceptions About eLearning That Most People Get Wrong

Tim Slade

Whenever I’m at a conference, at work, or online, I often find myself interacting with folks that have a lot of misconceptions about eLearning.

What is eLearning?

Tim Slade

When you think about how someone learns a new skill, it’s easy to immediately think of someone sitting in a classroom, with a teacher or facilitator lecturing at the front of the room. And frankly, I don’t blame anyone for thinking that way.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

What Skills Do You Need to Be an eLearning Designer?

Tim Slade

For those looking to get into the world of eLearning, it’s easy to assume that the number one skill you need to possess is instructional design.

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What Makes Good eLearning?

Tim Slade

If I asked you what makes good eLearning, how would you answer? Would you say instructional design? I’m sure you would—that’s what everyone says! But, think for a minute about all the other components that go into creating an eLearning course.

How Do You Get Into eLearning?

Tim Slade

One of the questions I’m asked more often than any other is, “ How do you get into eLearning? ” And the truth is, there’s no easy answer to this question. That’s because most people fell into eLearning entirely by accident!

8 Visual Design Mistakes to Avoid When Developing eLearning

Tim Slade

When developing an eLearning course, it’s easy to put all of your focus towards the instructional design aspects of the course.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

The 5 Steps to My eLearning Development Process

Tim Slade

When I first started creating eLearning courses, I had no idea what I was doing, and I certainly did not follow any type of development process. However, over the years, I’ve since created a standard eLearning development process that I follow each time I create a new course.

Do you Need an Degree in eLearning to Be an eLearning Designer?

Tim Slade

Have you ever wondered whether or not you need a degree in eLearning or instructional design to be an eLearning designer or instructional designer? Well, it’s actually a very common question folks within our industry ask themselves, especially when they’re early in their career.

3 Tips for Getting SME Feedback on Your eLearning

Tim Slade

If you’ve ever created an eLearning course, you’ve experienced the challenge of chasing down your SMEs to get their feedback. All too often, SMEs will promise to get you their feedback in a timeline manner, and all too often, they break that promise.

How to Conduct User Acceptance Testing for eLearning

Tim Slade

When you’re nearing the end of development for an eLearning course, it’s easy to want to rush through the final review and quality assurance (QA) cycles in an effort to get it published ASAP. Trust me, I’ve been there more times than I can count!

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Book Update #3: Only One Chapter Left!

Tim Slade

Hey Gang! It’s time for another update on The eLearning Designer’s Handbook. This week, I’m down to only one chapter left to write, which is the Introduction! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to send it all off to the editor by the time the weekend is over.

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3 Must-Know Strategies for Working with SMEs

Tim Slade

A good experience working with SMEs (subject-matter experts) can mean the difference between an effective versus an ineffective course; between a project that finishes on time versus a project that drags on in endless revision cycles. The truth is, you need your SMEs, and your SMEs need you!

A First Look at The eLearning Designer’s Handbook

Tim Slade

The past several weeks have been very exciting for me, as I’ve been working hard to market my upcoming book, The eLearning Designer’s Handbook , while at the same time, trying to finish it!

It’s True! I’m Writing A Book!

Tim Slade

The post It’s True! I’m Writing A Book! appeared first on Tim Slade. The eLearning Designer's Handbook

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Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

3 Things Non-eLearning Designers Oughta Know About eLearning

Tim Slade

Whether I’m at a conference or work, online or in a classroom, I regularly interact with various types of non-eLearning designers. They might be instructional designers, subject matter experts, or classroom trainers.

Getting Started with The eLearning Development Process: A 40-Lesson eCourse

Tim Slade

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a first look at my upcoming book, The eLearning Designer’s Handbook , which I have been working on for the last several months.

How to Conduct an eLearning Task Analysis

Tim Slade

Before starting development on a new eLearning project, it’s important to make sure you’ve collected and analyzed all the information used to justify the creation of an eLearning course in the first place.

Book Update #5: I’ve Set a Launch Date!

Tim Slade

Hey All! It’s time for another update on The eLearning Designer’s Handbook. This week, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve set a launch date for my new book! I will be publishing The eLearning Designer’s Handbook on Amazon on Tuesday, July 17th !

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.