Blended Learning Blog

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is a hybrid instructional methodology combining traditional “classroom” instruction, online learning, and structured independent study. The term is increasingly ascribed to the way elearning and traditional classroom methods are combined in corporate training. In essence, it’s a term that represents the fundamental shift in how instructors, learning designers, …

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corporate training assessments Blog

7 Tips For Creating Powerful Corporate Training Assessments

Learning design theories and best practices are widely discussed and evaluated amongst the L&D community. One area that seems a little neglected in the debates that rage on is how corporate training assessments fit into training design. It’s much more difficult to find data and statistics on effective assessments than …

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subject matter expert Blog

What Is a Subject Matter Expert?

A subject matter expert (SME) is a person who has special skills or knowledge on a particular topic. In the L&D space, an SME usually refers to an employee who possesses expertise that is crucial for the development of learning experiences from which other employees can benefit. SMEs abound within …

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Synapse unites Blog

Synapse Unites: Merida’s summer visit to Toronto

You might remember that a few months back, our Toronto team spent a week in Merida, Mexico visiting with our team of talented developers. We had such a blast, and it was time to return the hospitality. But here at Synapse, we don’t do things by halves, so the Merida …

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Blog

What Is ADDIE?

ADDIE is an instructional systems design framework that many instructional designers and training developers use to develop courses. The five phases of ADDIE—Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—together represent a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training experiences and performance support tools. The tools to build, host, and deliver learning …

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Microlearning Blog

What is Microlearning?

Although there is no set definition for microlearning, there are a few universally accepted characteristics that constitute a “microlearning” training module. ATD defines microlearning as small content snippets between 2-10 minutes in length centered on one learning objective. It’s a concept that is often associated purely with video, but any …

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