Tips for Converting ILT Materials to Self-Paced E-Learning: Lumps, Bumps and Bruises

  • 13 Aug 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Meeting



Diane Elkins

August 13, 2021 at 8:00AM


You have a training program that you’ve delivered to hundreds of employees what seems like thousands of times, and it works to perfection. It seems like it would be easy to convert it to an e-learning course–but then you realize that only about 30% of the content is in the materials, and the rest is in the instructors’ minds. How do you get it out? Then, as you talk to the SMEs, you realize that everyone has a different way of teaching the material, and that no two people agree on some of the primary teaching points.


In this session, you’ll hear different case studies that illustrate some of the unexpected difficulties in converting ILT to e-learning. You’ll take away a five-step model and valuable checklists that will help you understand the risks and challenges up front. The model outlines the process and provides tools to assist with successfully analyzing, managing, and leading an e-learning conversion project. At the end of the session, you will feel confident you can plan risks associated with this type of project and outline mitigation strategies.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The differences in the two types of courses for stakeholders, environment, and the audience

  • To ask the right questions up front to effectively define and plan a conversion project

  • To spot and plan for risks early in the project

  • To apply the five-step model to any e-learning conversion project


Professional Capability: Instructional Design


Diane Elkins is the co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company specializing in Articulate Studio, Storyline, Lectora, and Captivate.  She has built a reputation as a national e-learning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events such as ATD ICE, ATD TechKnowledge, DevLearn, and Learning Solutions.  She is also the co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series as well as E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide from ATD Press.  She is a past board member of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD.

Please join us up to 15 minutes early for a technology check, sign-in, and informal networking.  We will get started at 8:00AM.

This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Members can log into the website and register to attend the program for free.  Guests will need to register online and pay a fee of $20.00. We'd be more than happy to apply your registration fee toward a chapter membership when you become a member within one week of this program.

This session is a Virtual Meeting and will be hosted using Zoom software.

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