If you were to ask what the top must-have skills to becoming an eLearning master are, you would more than likely get a wide variety of answers. Being able to design instructional, online training courses requires some very definite skill sets. However, there are actually a few specific skills that are integral to mastering the creation of online eLearning courses.
The majority of eLearning courses are based on traditional classroom learning, which involves the use of textbooks, technical documentation, worksheets, and much more. As an instructional design master, it falls to you to ensure that the learners are provided with quality written materials that are appropriate for the audience. This means being able to write course material that is concise, comprehensive and engaging. If you are considering outsourcing your writing needs to a freelancer, you may be able to free up more of your time to focus on other aspects of the course. However, you must still be able to proof, edit and revise all materials before they are finalized.
Thanks to the innovations of technology, the equipment used for recording and producing great quality audio and video has gotten smaller, faster and better. An eLearning master, aside from being able to completely design a course from front to back, can also undertake the creation and production of course materials. In the long run, being able to record and edit course materials, such as lectures and presentations, can be one of your most valuable skills and assets.