Ask the Experts: Digital Transformation in L&D

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In a survey in 2019, 70% of respondents said their organization was either in the midst of their digital transformation plan or was putting one in place. There’s no doubt that events in 2020 ramped up the level of urgency around the implementation of digital transformation. But how do those strategies and plans translate into […]

Happy Birthday to Us! Celebrating 6 Years of Synapse

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Today marks six years of Synapse growing and maturing into the company, culture and product that it is today. We’re so proud of how far we’ve come and so excited to see what the next six years holds too! In celebration of this birthday, we’re taking a little trip down memory lane to look back […]

4 Simple Ways to Convert a Powerpoint to SCORM

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One of the most common tasks an L&D team undertakes is the conversion of Powerpoint presentations into formats that are suitable for eLearning delivery. We hear about it from clients all the time. In fact, it’s so prevalent that our client success team recently wrote an article about how to leverage Synapse to convert and […]

What is Agile Instructional Design Methodology?

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As learning designers look to respond more quickly to the training needs of the business, many are turning their attention to the potential of working under an Agile instructional design methodology. As a philosophy, Agile enables teams to work faster and more collaboratively so that they can quickly deliver and iterate on market-ready products. While […]

Introducing Synapse’s new VP, Product: Darren Card

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Over the last couple of years at Synapse, we’ve been busy growing a dynamic and driven team. From sales and marketing to client success and engineering, we’re proud of the team we’ve assembled and can’t wait to continue adding to it. As a start-up, we’re used to a fast pace and constant change. In fact, […]

Try This Training Request Process Flow Chart for Efficient Training Intake

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Managing training requests efficiently is often far down the list of learning and development priorities. But taking control of the training request process can yield hugely beneficial results in terms of your team’s capacity, productivity, and alignment with organizational performance. To save valuable time for your training team and to make sure you’re prioritizing high […]

What is Content Analysis in Instructional Design?

It can be nerve wracking to publish a new eLearning course or launch a new series of instructor-led trainings. How can you be sure your learners will like it? More importantly, how can you be sure they will learn effectively as a result? While there are several tasks that fall under the analysis conducted as […]

How to Develop an Iterative Learning Design Process

If you’ve been feeling the push to ditch more traditional models like ADDIE for a while now, it’s no surprise. Many traditional instructional design processes are no longer serving their purpose – at least not in the way they are usually used.  As L&D teams find it increasingly challenging to keep up with the speed […]

What is Storyboarding in eLearning?

The storyboarding technique is used across lots of different types of production, particularly in creative industries with design and video elements. The idea behind a storyboard is to create a highly detailed plan, vision, or story about what you are trying to create. That could be a film, video, or animation. In this case, it’s […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 at Synapse

For over 100 years, the world has been celebrating International Women’s Day to commemorate the struggles of women in the past, spark conversation about challenges we still currently face, and identify opportunities for change and improvement for women all over the world.  The women of Synapse decided to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021 by discussing […]