Tim Slade

Let’s Stop Asking These 3 Questions About eLearning

Tim Slade

As I’ve been working within the eLearning industry over the last 10 years or so, I’ve realized there are some questions about eLearning we should stop asking. And I’m serious! We should take them out back and bury them never to be found again!

What Are The Benefits of Drafting an eLearning Storyboard?

Tim Slade

When you’re in the early stages of designing and developing an eLearning course, you may wonder whether or not you should spend the time drafting an eLearning storyboard.

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How to Collect Your eLearning Content

Tim Slade

When you’re starting the design and development of an eLearning course, it’s usually a good idea to start with a storyboard. But first, before you can start writing a single word, you need to collect your eLearning content!

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

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Snagit 2020: It’s More Than Simple Screenshots

Tim Slade

If you’re an eLearning or instructional designer, there are some tools that you use almost every single day without even thinking about it. For me, Snagit happens to be one of these tools.

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The 3 Types of eLearning Storyboards & When to Use Them

Tim Slade

4 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

Tim Slade

3 Tips for Designing Blended Learning

Tim Slade

Any time I start work on a new learning project, someone always asks me how I think the learning content should be delivered. Should it be an eLearning course or instructor-led training? Should it be a how-to video or job aid?

How to Remove Nice-To-Know Information From Your eLearning

Tim Slade

When you’re starting work on an eLearning project, it’s not always clear what information should and should not be included in your eLearning course.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

When Should You Avoid eLearning?

Tim Slade

Check Out My New ATD Advice Column: Ask a Trainer!

Tim Slade

What do you do if a learner falls asleep in your class or (even worse) storms out halfway through? How do you navigate working with unresponsive SMEs or with business leaders whose training needs keep changing?

5 Things You Should Always Include in an eLearning Storyboard

Tim Slade

Whenever I’m starting work on a new eLearning project, I always like to start my design process by drafting an eLearning storyboard.

2019 Year in Review

Tim Slade

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already coming to an end! And while I have a lot of accomplishments to be proud of this year, the truth is, I’ve never been good about reflecting on the past.

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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

3 Tips for Importing PowerPoint Slides Into Storyline

Tim Slade

One of the great features of Articulate Storyline is the ability to import slides from PowerPoint. However, Storyline doesn’t always import your slides properly. Depending on what features (animations, slide transitions, SmartArt, etc.)

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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.

Here’s How I Became a Full-Time Freelance eLearning Designer

Tim Slade

Earlier this year, I shared with you that I made the transition into becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer.

3 Simple Tips for Using Articulate Storyline for Newbies

Tim Slade

When you’re new to using Articulate Storyline, it’s easy to become overwhelmed trying to master all of the features needed to build your eLearning course.

View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

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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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!

Check Out My New Online Courses New eLearning Designers!

Tim Slade

Last year, when I published The eLearning Designer’s Handbook , I decided at the last minute (about a week before the book went live ) to build a companion online course: Getting Started with The eLearning Development Process.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for a Successful eLearning Career

Tim Slade

While the New Year’s is a great time to set some personal resolutions, it’s also a good idea to add some professional resolutions to your list.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

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.

Check Out These 5 Killer Features of The eLearning Designer’s Academy

Tim Slade

Last week, I announced the launch of The eLearning Designer’s Academy , which is my new online learning platform for new eLearning designers, launching on July 31st.

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Check Out A Sneak Peek of The eLearning Designer’s Academy

Tim Slade

A few weeks ago, I shared with you that I was starting work on the development of The eLearning Designer’s Academy.

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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View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

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 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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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.

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.

The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.