5 Ways to Leverage Stakeholders in the Instructional Design Process

When it comes to stakeholders in the instructional design process, many learning professionals consider the needs of only two groups: subject matter experts and themselves. There are many others involved in the learning project development process whose input is equally vital. Clearly it makes sense to focus intensely on the subject matter …

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The Importance of a Learning Blueprint Design

Instructional designers often keep to proven, academic-based design principles. But the project management side of design is just as impactful when it comes to the creation of effective learning programs. Many of the pain points and bottlenecks that occur during training design can be traced back to ineffective project management …

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3 Secrets to Successful Instructional Design

With so many variables in a learning project, can there truly be a secret to success? Today’s beleaguered instructional designer should have a single goal in mind: success. Whenever a project seems derailed, or stale, or too complex, focusing on what matters and creating a sense of clarity among the …

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Tips on How to Ramp SMEs in the Instructional Design Process

Subject matter experts (SMEs) and instructional designers can often misunderstand each other’s intentions when working together on learning projects. Find common ground and create a process that works for everyone.  One of biggest challenges we hear from learning and development leaders is working with SMEs to build courses. As organizations’ …

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Today’s instructional designer is more than simply a course creator. As today’s corporations seek to implement a culture of learning, instructional designers need to bring a range of skills to the table. While designing, building, and delivering courses are still their focus, today’s learning and development leaders must be able to …

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CLO Series: Dr. Martha Soehren of Comcast

Synapse® CLO Series features interviews with current and former Chief Learning Officers and senior learning professionals. We are pleased to share the results here in our blog. We recently were fortunate enough to catch up with Dr. Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer and Senior Vice President of Comcast.  This blogpost incorporates …

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