Tim Slade

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.

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.

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!

Translating Customer Education Success into Business Impact

A strong customer education program can have a huge impact across the business - from increasing customer satisfaction scores, reducing support ticket volume, improving product adoption, to driving lead generation and renewals. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which initiatives to prioritize?

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 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.

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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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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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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 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.

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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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!

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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!

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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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!

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!

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.

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.

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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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.

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 Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

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 !

Book Update #4: It’s Off To The Editor!

Tim Slade

Hey Gang! It’s time for another update on The eLearning Designer’s Handbook. This week, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve officially sent the book off to my editor. This means that I’m actually done writing the content!

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Book Update #2: I’m Halfway Done!

Tim Slade

Well, it’s time for my second book update, and I’m excited to say that I’m officially halfway done writing The eLearning Designer’s Handbook!

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3 Things You Should Always Include in an eLearning Prototype

Tim Slade

In a previous post , I shared how creating an eLearning prototype can help you align expectations with your SMEs, accurately scope the project, and save you time with large changes. But what exactly should you include in an eLearning prototype?

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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.