What do you need to become an eLearning Specialist?


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

  1. Microsoft Office – Word and PowerPoint
  2. Programming Skills – HTML5, CSS and Javascript
  3. Authoring Tools – Captivate or Articulate
  4. Video Editing And Screen Recording – Adobe Premier or SnagIt
  5. 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.

Read more at Being An eLearning Specialist In 2018: What Is Required? – eLearning Industry

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