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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