Why You Need to Use Rapid Prototyping in Instructional Design

Though instructional designers follow tried-and-true models and processes to build courses, the complexities of today’s work environment often wreak havoc on the most disciplined approaches.  As such, to ensure that all stakeholders get a good idea of how the learning course will turn out right at the outset, instructional designers …

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Synapse and IACET Co-Hosted Design Thinking and Learning Advancements Webinar

AUSTIN, TX -February 20, 2017— Synapse, the cloud-based Learning Experience Design System, and IACET, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, partnered and co-hosted a Free Webinar: Design Thinking and Learning Advancements, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST. The webinar was a premier event showcasing a handful …

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Is Instructional Design Dead?

Hardly. Instead, instructional design now encompasses more than simply building courses. Organizations struggle to deliver learning. Due to the scale and speed that are needed to skill up their current employees, companies often take the easy way out, usually with informal learning or pre-packaged courses. These practices challenge the implementation of …

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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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