P02 eLearning 101: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, September 28


Does reading an article about eLearning result in more questions than answers? Many people are assigned the task of developing eLearning without having the background on what eLearning really is. They encounter acronyms such as SCORM, LMS, or LCMS, and have no concept of what they mean. It can be challenging to understand eLearning information without a baseline of knowledge.

In this workshop you will create the foundation upon which you can build a successful career in eLearning development. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of eLearning. You will learn about the different types of eLearning, including self-paced, webinars, MOOCs, and more. You will explore the various technologies used to create and run eLearning including authoring tools, LMSs, and social media. You will examine the overall eLearning design and development process (analysis, storyboarding, media, testing, etc.) and how you will need to manage eLearning projects. At the end of this workshop you will have a strong foundation upon which to get more out of the conference, and more out of your career as an eLearning professional.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The basic terminology used in the eLearning industry
  • The major types of eLearning
  • The primary types of technology used in eLearning
  • The primary steps in developing or managing eLearning projects

Novice designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Students will view a variety of technologies ranging from authoring tools to webinar platforms to online project-management tools to Microsoft Word storyboards.

Participant technology requirements:
A computer with MS Word is recommended, but not required.

Diane Elkins


Artisan E-Learning

Diane Elkins is owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom eLearning development company specializing in Articulate Studio, Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate. Diane has built a reputation as a national eLearning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events, such as ATD ICE, ATD TechKnowledge, DevLearn, and Learning Solutions. She is also the co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series as well as E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide, from ATD Press. She is a past board member of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD.

Tim Slade

Speaker, Author, Award-Winning Freelance eLearning Designer

The eLearning Designer's Academy

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, award-winning freelance eLearning designer, and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, and author of The eLearning Designer's Handbook.

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