I’ve often been asked what it takes to migrate into the world of eLearning and Instructional Design. It’s an emerging industry that is rapidly increasing in demand and popularity. Personally, I fell into when I wanted to combine my web / mobile development skills with training and facilitating, providing a perfect combination.
This is not always the case though. So what do you need to become an eLearning Specialist? I recently came across this article that provides a great starter for what you need. Below is a brief overview of the article. Follow the link at the end of the page to get more information.
Most organisations want eLearning specialists to have at least a bachelor’s degree. The fields generally range from instructional technology, training, or education. However, some of the largest organizations prefer a master’s degree in similar fields.
Essential Software Experience
- Microsoft Office – Word and PowerPoint
- Authoring Tools – Captivate or Articulate
- Video Editing And Screen Recording – Adobe Premier or SnagIt
- Learning Management Systems – Moodle or Blackboard
In addition to what’s in the article, I believe that a good eLearning Specialist should have a good grasp on Learning Analytics and how to interpret them to improve the design of eLearning resources.