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Grow your skills, elevate your career, and make more money as an eLearning designer.


Learning How to Grow Your eLearning Career Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Grow the skills that will help you design better eLearning, land your next job or client, and make more money. Based on over a decade of practical, real-world experience, Tim Slade will teach you everything he knows in a fun, practical, and exciting way. Each of our courses has been expertly designed to provide you the skills that will help you at each stage of your eLearning career.

Grow Your Skills

Get the practical, real-world skills and techniques used by best-in-class eLearning designers.

Elevate Your Career

Land your next eLearning job or get promoted with the skills top employers and clients are looking for.

Make More Money

Demand more money or higher rates with the skills that will make you top competitor within the industry.

Learn From 10+ Years of Real-World Expertise

For over a decade, Tim Slade has worked to design and develop eLearning for some of the largest companies and brands, including Kohl’s Department Stores, GoDaddy, PetSmart, and many more. This is your opportunity to learn from his years of practical, real-world expertise.

Join a Community of eLearning Designers

Once you enroll in a course, you’ll gain access to an exclusive and growing online community of eLearning designers. Collaborate, network, and continue learning from the experiences of your peers.


Our Courses

Jacquelin HutchinsoneLearning Designer & Developer

Tim provides a comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow overview of Storyline and helps the new developer learn the key components to a well developed course. It's well-organized and new developers can work along with an excellent sample project, helping speed them on to eLearning success. This is an excellent resource to get comfortable enough to start your first project.

Emmanuel BarnesSr. Instructional System Designer

Although I’ve worked in Instructional Design for over 15 years, this online course was very helpful in help me understand how that experience translates to the world of eLearning. Very helpful and a quality resource to start my eLearning journey.

Jordon MurrayLearning Technology Specialist

I used to be so intimidated by using Variables. I was never really sure how they worked or why I should be using them in the first place. Tim does an excellent job explaining the purpose of variables and how/when to use them. If you're looking to take your Articulate Storyline skills to the next level, this course will do it!

Jennifer TullyLearning & Design Specialist

As someone changing careers and looking to transition into eLearning and instructional design, I found this course very valuable. It gave me just what I was seeking - a comprehensive understanding of the entire design and development process from start to finish. Thanks, Tim, for providing me with this much-needed guidance and insight.

Melissa MooreeLearning Developer

After reading Tim's book, I went ahead and purchased his online course. Although I've been working as an eLearning designer for several years, this course help to remind that there's still a lot I can learn! I really like the way this course outlines the steps for planning your eLearning project. This is a step that is often forgetting.

Jeanne PerroneEducational Consultant

As someone who is very new to Storyline, I was a bit nervous that I would not be able to follow along. The style of this course made me feel comfortable. I was able to work at my own pace. I look forward to learning more about Storyline and checking out other courses here in The eLearning Designer’s Academy.

Cheryl HopkinsSr. Learning Experience Designer

I just started a new job and my boss enrolled me in this course. I just finished it and I love the way it outlines the eLearning process from beginning to end. I also really enjoyed all of the advice Tim provides on working with SMEs.

Susan RookerAcademic Admin. Assistant

Tim walks the designer through the first steps of creating an eLearning course with Articulate Storyline. He often references PowerPoint, so if the designer has even a foundational knowledge of PowerPoint, they will have no problem understanding. The easy-to-download storyboard and practice files included in this course strongly support the instruction.

Ryan ReidInstructional Designer & Developer

I really liked the real-world examples and practice activities Tim uses to teach variables and conditions in Storyline. Tim was also very personable and funny. It felt like he was sitting right next to me.

Katee EstrasaLearning & Development Specialist

We just got Articulate installed at work, and we decided to use this course to learn how to use it. This course is very straightforward and focused on how to actually apply all of the different features.

Cath ElliseLearning Designer & Developer

As someone who obsesses over designing high end solutions, I feel a sense of relief that The eLearning Designer's Academy is out there, as some of the current products on the market are so poorly executed visually, I worry that the content is equally as bad. All the best and thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our industry.


Who Are These Courses For?

Expand Your Portfolio & Make More Money

If you’re an existing instructional designer or eLearning designer, our online courses 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 online courses 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 online courses 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 online courses can help you gain the practical, real-world skills that will help your jumpstart your career and land your first eLearning job.


Benefits that Will Set You Up for Sucess

In addition to hours of self-paced video content, each course is chock-full of tools and resources that will help you grow your career, connect with others, and showcase your new skills.

Simple Pricing

Pay once and learn forever. No confusing subscriptions, unexpected payments, or expiration dates.

Online Discussions

Ask questions and get answers from your instructor and other participants.

Downloadable Templates

Download resources and templates you can use with your real projects.

Completion Certificates

Showcase your achievements with a completion certificate, which you can print or share on your LinkedIn profile.


The eLearning Designer's Academy by Tim Slade
Meet Your Instructor

Tim Slade

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

What makes your courses different from the others I see online?

Well, that’s an important question! Here the thing: there’s a lot of different eLearning and instructional design programs out there. What makes our eLearning courses different is that they’re actually based on the practical, real-world skills employers and clients are looking for when hiring an eLearning designer.

What happens if I start a course and I don't like it?

Not a problem! We offer a 7-day, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. If the course isn’t right for you, let us know within that timeframe, and we’ll issue a refund. It’s that simple!

This seems like a big investment. Do you offer payment plans?

We sure do! Each of our courses offers a payment plan option. However, you can save some money when you pay upfront. Choose the option that works best for your financial situation.

How do the courses work? Will I be in a cohort with others?

All of our courses are designed to be completed at your own pace. There are no start dates or end dates. You get lifetime access to the course content and the exclusive online community, where you can connect with me and your fellow eLearning designers.

I'm already an eLearning designer. Will I benefit from these courses?

Absolutely! Whether you’re brand new to eLearning, or you’ve been working as an eLearning designer for years, our courses are chock-full of content that will help you elevate your skills and your career.

Will I receive a certificate after I complete a course?

Yep! Once you finish an online course, you will receive an electronic certificate of completion, which you can print or add to your LinkedIn profile.

I have more questions!

Great! We love answering your questions. Feel free to contact us by clicking on the menu button in the top-right corner and send us a message!