How to Keep Employees Engaged With Distance Learning

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Now that corporate training departments have had to make some quick changes and decisions regarding their training programs, employees are also having to adapt to new ways of learning. Distance learning presents a few challenges. One of the most common is keeping learners engaged with the training, particularly for remote instructor-led sessions. But whether you’re […]

Top Learning and Development Trends to Expect in 2020

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Want to see expected trends for 2021? Check out this more up-to-date post on learning and development trends for 2021. We here at Synapse have our fingers on the pulse. So, we’ve been looking at what learning and development trends L&D leaders should be anticipating for 2020. One thing is certain: technology continues to play […]

The Training Intake Process: A Practical Guide

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As employees continue to ask for training in the workplace—94 percent of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if it invested in helping them learn, according to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workplace Learning Report—L&D departments can quickly become overwhelmed. Further, employees don’t just want any training—they want to be able to choose the learning […]

Top 10 Learning and Development Challenges for 2020

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It’s been an exciting year for L&D. Learning technology continues to evolve, trends that have been predicted for years are starting to become an accessible reality, and numerous sources report the increasing recognition of L&D’s strategic importance to the organization. As we look ahead to 2020, the time is right to start assessing the top […]

6 Marketing Tactics L&D Can Borrow to Drive Learner Engagement

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You’ve put time, resources, and tons of energy into creating effective courses and learning paths for employees. But a training course is only as good as it’s adoption rate, and yours seem to be falling a little flat. It’s a common problem, and the blame doesn’t land squarely at the feet of the L&D department. […]

Learning and Development in Healthcare: Training for Patient Safety and Compliance

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The needs of learning and development in healthcare are dramatically different from those of other industries, making for unique challenges for the talent development field. Patient-provider interactions—and the environments in which they take place—vary widely. Technologies are updated frequently, requiring constant upgrading of systems and training of staff and contractors. Further, privacy regulations like HIPAA […]

Learning and Development in Financial Services: Creating Impactful Compliance Training

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If there is an area of learning and development in financial services that has experienced a cataclysmic change in recent years, it’s the compliance function. Decades of scandal and financial collapse have culminated in the recent deluge of new, more stringent, regulation. Increased regulation has resulted in massive investment and restructuring of the compliance function […]

What is social learning?

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Social learning theory is a theory of learning process and social behavior which suggests that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating others. Developed by Canadian-American psychologist Albert Bandura, social learning theory posits that people learn from one another via observation, imitation, and modeling. The theory has often been called a bridge between […]

What is Generative Learning?

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Generative learning is a theory that suggests that the learning process is based on the memory that is already stored in our brains. As new data is added to our long term memory, it becomes part of our knowledge base.  The theory of generative learning is based on the assumption that the human brain does […]