5 Must-Watch Webinars for New eLearning Designers

Being thrown into the world of eLearning design can be a whirlwind for anyone! Even if you’re a great instructional designer, there’s a lot to learn when it comes to designing and developing an effective eLearning course. Storyboarding, graphic design, and even user interface design are just some of the skills new eLearning designers need to master.

During my time at E-Learning Uncovered, I delivered and recorded many free webinars on the very topic of helping new eLearning designers become better at what they do. As a result of hosting these free eLearning webinars, I quickly discovered that the vast majority of my audience was new eLearning designers, with one or fewer years of experience.

When you’re a new eLearning designer, what you need most is practical information that you can immediately apply to your work. Here are five of my must-watch webinars for new eLearning designers that do just that. Enjoy!

10 Lessons Learned My First Year in eLearning

First Year in E-Learning

Do you remember your first year in eLearning? What valuable lessons did you learn that shaped into the eLearning professional you are today? The truth is, most of us never dreamed of being eLearning designers when we were children. eLearning is something most of us fell into by accident. In this free webinar recording, I share ten valuable lessons I learned my first year in eLearning.


How to Write Your First eLearning Storyboard

Write Your First E-Learning Storyboard

What struggles did you face when writing your very first eLearning storyboard? Collecting and organizing your content into a development-ready storyboard can be one of the most difficult tasks during the design process. In this free webinar recording, I share practical tips and lessons for how to write your first eLearning storyboard.


How to Use Animation in eLearning

Animation in E-Learning

Using animation in eLearning is a powerful way to create engaging and informative learning experiences. Sadly, many animations are used without purpose as just a design embellishment. When that happens, the animation distracts the learner from the content rather than helping to elevate it. In this free webinar recording, I share practical tips for using animation in eLearning.


How to Create Engaging eLearning Quiz Questions

Engaging E-Learning Quizzes

eLearning quizzes are usually boring. Your learners dread taking them, and you dread writing them. Good eLearning strips away ‘need-to-know’ information and focuses on the behaviors your learners need to change. Unfortunately, most quizzes rarely do the same thing. In this free eLearning webinar recording, I’ll show you how to take the basic anatomy of a quiz question and redesign it to test learners on the behaviors you want them to perform, not just the knowledge you want them to remember.


Graphic Design for Non-Graphic Designers

graphic design for non-graphic designers

Did you grow up dreaming of being an eLearning designer? How about a graphic designer? I bet not! Most of us working in the eLearning industry today never dreamed of having the jobs we have. Because of this, it can be a scary prospect when you’re asked to design a visually engaging and informative course. In this free webinar recording, I’ll show you some basic graphic design techniques and how to apply them to your content.


Are you a new eLearning designer? Have these free eLearning webinars helped you? Share how by commenting below. If you’d like to see more free eLearning webinars, check out E-Learning Uncovered!

Tim Slade
Tim Slade is 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, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy.

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