Landing a High-Paying eLearning Job Doesn’t Have to Be Hard
If you're like the many folks looking to land an eLearning or instructional design job, you're not alone! Our industry is getting crowded, and it can be hard to stand out when there's so much competition.
But here's the good news: it's possible to snag your dream job—it just requires the right skills and a good portfolio. And with The eLearning Designer's Academy, you'll learn how to grow your eLearning or instructional design career by following Tim Slade's 10+ years of real-world experience.
Get the practical, real-world skills and techniques used by best-in-class eLearning designers.
Build Your Portfolio
Land your next eLearning job or get promoted with a portfolio that showcases your skills.
Make More Money
Demand more money or higher rates with the skills that will make you top competitor within the industry.
What You’ll Get
When you enroll in The eLearning Designer's Academy, you'll get access to the most robust program to help you grow your skills, build your portfolio, and elevate your career. Regardless of your current level of experience, you'll get all of the personalized guidance and support needed to be successful.
8 Weeks of Guided Lessons
Each week, you’ll receive an expertly designed lesson plan to guide you through that week’s learning topics and activities.
1:1 Coaching & Support
You’ll have the opportunity to schedule 1:1 coaching sessions with Tim Slade to receive feedback, guidance, and support.
Weekly Zoom Hangouts
Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your fellow students to get feedback, workshop your ideas, and grow your network.
15+ Hours of Video Content
To help you build your skills, you’ll get lifetime access to 15+ hours of self-paced video content.
Hands-On Activities & Practice Files
You’ll put your skills into practice by actually designing and developing an eLearning course and building your online portfolio.
Private Community Access
You’ll gain private access to our online community, where you can connect with your fellow students, share your work, and learn from others.
Books & Resources
You’ll receive a printed copy of Tim’s book, The eLearning Designer’s Handbook, along with his two notebooks, The eLearning Project Plan Notebook and The eLearning Storyboard Notebook.
What You’ll Learn
The eLearning Designer's Academy has been expertly designed to guide you through the entire eLearning design and development process from beginning to end. After completion, you'll gain all of the skills needed to build an eLearning course from scratch and showcase it in an online portfolio.
Learn at Your Own Pace
Don’t stress about course start or end dates. With lifetime access, you can complete each eLearning academy course at your own pace, with hours of high-quality video lessons, case studies, discussions, and activities.
Pay Once & Learn Forever
Forget about confusing subscriptions, unexpected payments, annoying upsells, price increases, or expiration dates. Once you enroll, you’ll get lifetime access to all of our course content (plus future updates) and to our exclusive online community, where you can connect with your fellow students.
Showcase Your Skills
Make sure potential employers or clients see your new skills. After completing each academy course, you’ll receive a completion certificate, which you can print or share on your LinkedIn profile.
- Define the different types of eLearning
- Describe the benefits of eLearning
- Explain why eLearning development is more complex than other forms of training
- Identify the cost of creating bad eLearning
- Apply adult learning theory principles
- Conduct a needs analysis
- Collect your learning content
- Draft learning objectives
- Design a blended learning solution
- Draft a design document
- Conduct a kickoff meeting
- Collaborate with your stakeholders and subject matter experts
- Create an eLearning project plan
- Draft an eLearning project timeline
- Select an eLearning storyboard format
- Create a course outline
- Draft various slide types
- Select a prototype format
- Create an eLearning prototype
- Explain the benefits of interactivity
- Identify the differences between click-to-reveal and decision-based interactions
- Design click-to-reveal interactions
- Design decision-based interactions
- Create a new project
- Navigate the Articulate Storyline interface
- Create slide masters
- Create and edit text, images, shapes, and graphics
- Animate on-screen elements with audio narration
- Design basic interactivity with triggers, states, and slide layers
- Create screen recordings and simulations
- Create quiz questions
- Customize the player
- Publish your course
- Create and edit variables
- Create and edit conditional triggers
- Develop personalized interactions
- Develop scenario-based interactions
- Develop custom drag-and-drop interactions
- Reduce cognitive load
- Select and pair fonts
- Create a custom color scheme
- Select meaningful images and graphics
- Design a balanced slide layout
- Visually communicate your learning content
- Design an intuitive user interface
- Measuring learning reaction
- Measuring learning retention
- Measuring learner behavior
- Measuring business results
- Explain the importance of having an eLearning portfolio
- How to select and purchase a domain name
- How to select a website design tool
- How to design your eLearning portfolio
- How to establish your brand
- How to market yourself as an eLearning designer
- Land your first client
- Establish your business
- Manage your finances
- Diversify your income
- Price your services
- Draft a contract and statement of work
- Attract new clients
”Before enrolling in The eLearning Designer's Academy, I had no idea what I needed to know or do to start my instructional designer career. Tim helped me gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build my portfolio and grow my career. Tim is the expert in this field, and I would highly recommend this program to anyone trying to break into the world of eLearning or instructional design.Jim BrownInstructional Designer
Who is the Academy & Community For?
Expand Your Portfolio & Make More Money
If you’re an existing instructional designer or eLearning designer, our eLearning academy and community can help you expand your portfolio, grow your skills, get promoted, and make more money.
Land Your First Corporate eLearning Job
If you’re a former teacher (or soon-to-be former teacher), our eLearning academy and community can help you get the skills to lands your first corporate instructional design or eLearning job.
Get More Clients & Raise Your Rates
If you’re a freelance eLearning or instructional designer, our eLearning academy and community can help you build the confidence to grow your business, land more clients, and raise your rates.
Start Your Career & Land Your First Job
If you’re a recent college graduate, our eLearning academy and community can help you gain the practical, real-world skills that will help your jumpstart your career and land your first eLearning job.
”As someone looking to transition out of teaching and into eLearning and instructional design, I found The eLearning Designer's Academy incredibly valuable. Tim provided exactly what I was seeking: a comprehensive understanding of the entire eLearning design and development process.Jennifer TullyLearning & Design Specialist
Benefits that Will Set You Up for Success
In addition to the 8 weeks of guided lessons and hours of self-paced video content, The eLearning Designer’s Academy is chock-full of tools and resources that will help you grow your career, connect with others, and showcase your new skills.
Personalized Learning Paths
Design a personalized learning path to fit your desired eLearning career and development goals.
1:1 Coaching & Feedback
Ask questions and get actionable feedback and 1:1 coaching from your instructor, Tim Slade.
Network, connect, and learn from your fellow students during our biweekly Zoom hangouts.
Showcase your achievements with a completion certificate, which you can print or share on your LinkedIn profile.
”Although I've worked as an instructional designer for over 15 years, Tim helped me understand how my years' of experience translated to the real world and the eLearning industry. The eLearning Designer's Academy is a fantastic resource to help anyone start their eLearning journey.Emmanuel BarnesSr. Instructional System Designer
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7-Day, Money-Back Guarantee
Your course purchase is backed by a 7-day, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. If the academy and community isn’t right for you, let us know within that timeframe, and we’ll issue a refund right away.
Teachers are the backbone of our society. And that’s why we offer a $100 discount to any current or former teachers looking to make the transition into eLearning or instructional design. Simply contact us directly and we’ll get you set up with a discount.
”After reading Tim's book, I decided to enroll in The eLearning Designer's Academy. And although I've been working as an eLearning designer for several years, Tim showed me that there's still a lot I can learn! This is an excellent program for anyone looking to level up their skills and career.Melissa MooreeLearning Developer
Meet Your Instructor
Hi, I’m Tim Slade, and I’m a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, I have been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for my creative and innovative design aesthetics. I’m also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, a recognized Articulate Super Hero, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook and creator of The eLearning Designer’s Academy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Great question! Our program is specifically designed for the best of both worlds. While you can access and watch all of the course content at your own pace, you’ll also receive eight weeks of expertly designed lesson plans. Each lesson plan contains a task list, which will guide you through that week’s content, including lessons to watch, assignments to complete, discussion questions to answer, etc. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to join your fellow cohort members each week on Zoom to connect, network, and continue your learning.
This is the best part! After you’ve completed the eight-week program, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the course content (plus future courses and updates), along with access to the private online community, where you can continue learning with your fellow cohort members.
Well, that’s perhaps the most important question! Here’s the thing: there are many different eLearning, instructional design, and portfolio bootcamps, masterclasses, academies out there. What makes The eLearning Designer’s Academy & Community different is that it’s based on over a decade’s worth of practical, real-world experience. While some programs focus just on skills and others focus just on building your portfolio, this program combines the two into one amazing and transformative experience. You’ll start your journey by learning how to plan, design, and develop an eLearning course from scratch in Articulate Storyline. From there, you’ll learn how to brand yourself and showcase your skills by building your very own online portfolio. It’s the combination of skills and a portfolio that will best position you to land a high-paying eLearning or instructional design job.
No worries! Even if you’ve never written a storyboard, touched Articulate Storyline, or built an online portfolio, this program is designed to guide you every step of the way, regardless of your current level of experience.
At the very minimum, you’ll need access to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (or similar programs). You’ll also need the most current versions of Articulate Storyline 360 or 3. And don’t worry if you’re not ready to invest in Articulate Storyline; you can participate by signing up for the 60-day trial.
Totally get it! Our students are located all over the globe, and many of them have hectic schedules. The weekly Zoom meetings occur on Thursdays at 9 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, 6 PM, or 9 PM ET (New York Time). When you enroll, you’ll complete a survey to tell us which times work best for your schedule. We’ll then schedule each week’s Zoom session at the time that works for the majority of our students. And don’t worry if you can’t make it; each session is recorded and you’ll be able to watch it on your own time.
We believe one-on-one coaching and support is a critical component to your success. When you enroll, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule four 30-minute coaching sessions with Tim Slade. This tends to be the right amount of time for most of our students; however, if you need additional assistance, support or guidance, we’re happy to provide extra time as necessary on a case-by-case basis. The goal is always to make sure you feel supported.
Not a problem! We offer a 7-day money-back guarantee. If the program isn’t right for you, let us know within that timeframe, and we’ll issue a refund. It’s that simple!
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