Why Most eLearning Fails: How to Design eLearning that Gets Results

  • 05/17/2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Interactive Remote Learning Event
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Why Most eLearning Fails: How to Design eLearning that Gets Results

Presenter:  Tim Slade

Title: Creator

Organization: The eLearning Designer's Academy

Let’s admit it: most eLearning just plain stinks! The sad reality is that most eLearning courses require learners to sit through a disappointing experience, where information is poorly organized, the content isn’t relevant, and the interactions seem contrived and without purpose. This is compounded even more when the slideshow-like presentation is interrupted with several poorly written quiz questions and cheesy animations to make it all seem “fun.”

Learning Objectives:

In this session, you will explore many of the reasons why most eLearning fails and the components that contribute to bad eLearning design. You will also explore how bad eLearning design can negatively affect the learning experience. Finally, this session will walk you through several practical methods you can immediately apply to fix your bad eLearning courses.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why eLearning isn’t always the answer.
  • Why clicking doesn’t make interactivity meaningful.
  • Why good eLearning requires more than instructional design.
  • Why knowledge and behavior aren’t mutually exclusive.

Speaker Bio:

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, award-winning freelance eLearning designer, and creator of The eLearning Designer’s Academy. Having spent over a decade working to help others elevate their eLearning content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is also an international speaker, a recognized Articulate Super Hero, and author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.

Model Domain:

Build Personal Capability: Communication

Develop Professional Capability: Learning Sciences, Instructional Design, Technology Application

Impact Organizational Capability: Talent Strategy and Management

Event Details:

Program Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern Time

Program Cost: Current Chapter Members Free | Guests $10.00 | Students $5.00

*Registration will close at 5:00pm EST on Thursday 5/16/2024.

*Registrants will receive an e-mail containing the link and login instructions prior to the event.

Smoky Mountain Chapter has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer educational programs that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program qualifies for a maximum of 1 point.

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