I enjoyed this blog post by Eric Matas (link here) that presented 5 must have skills for e-learning careers. Terrific explanations and examples throughout provide quite a bit of meat and potatoes for those in the industry. Not much I would disagree with either, perhaps placing mobile a little higher on the list, but all are deserving of mention. As his comments mention, some disappointment by not including the instructional design skills/methodologies, like ADDIE. However that really does open the long debate over planning and tools. If the emphasis in on tools, this looks like a strong list to me. It also got me thinking what skills might have just missed the cut. One that I think deserves a mention is open source programming and project management. With the economy continuing to cramp budgets, it is noticeable to be able to manage a project from beginning to end, especially if it has the capability of saving bottom line dollars. Now to throw a bone to the planning crowd, another I would add to this list is experience linking courses to KPMs and other metrics to measure performance.