Developing Sales Enablement Training that Drives Performance

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Sales enablement means providing your sales team with absolutely everything they need to be successful at all stages of the buying process. From tools and technology to product knowledge and marketing materials, sales enablement training is key to nurturing top-performing sales reps. The training component of sales enablement is hugely important. It presents different problems […]

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Business with a Learning Design System

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Among the key factors that are core to the success of any business endeavour is the growth and development of their employees. There is no debate that learning is a major building block for the growth and development of employees. A Learning Design System can help to accelerate that growth. Whether they are new hires […]

What is the Magic Triangle: Aligning Learning Objectives, Training Activities and Assessment Methods

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The Magic Triangle represents the relationship between Learning Objectives, Learning Activities, and Learning Assessment. If these three components are built with the intention of interdependence, then instructional design and learning are greatly enhanced and superior outcomes are achieved. If one or more of these three components is not optimal, then learners become discouraged, confused, bored, […]

What is a Learning Design System?

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A Learning Design System (LDS) is a platform that automates and streamlines the instructional design process. Best practices in adult learning theory are baked into the system to empower training departments to create high-quality training in a scalable way. By focusing on the front-end of training program development, which includes items such as goal and […]

Synapse Features: Project Tagging to Make You an Organization Superhero

As a learning and development professional, you juggle a lot of demands and a lot of stakeholders. Keeping your training projects running on time can be overwhelming. Deadlines loom, new projects get approved, and it’s easy to feel lost in a sea of projects and tasks. That’s why our latest release here at Synapse includes a […]

What is Instructional Design?

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Instructional design is the practice of systematically designing, developing and delivering learning experiences. The intended result is the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. These learning experiences could include online courses, instructional manuals, video tutorials, learning simulations, quizzes, and games. Instructional designers are considered the “architects” of the learning experience and often serve as directors and […]

What is Bloom’s Taxonomy?

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Bloom’s taxonomy is a set of three hierarchical models used to classify educational learning objectives into levels of complexity and specificity. The models organize learning objectives into three different domains: Cognitive, Affective, and Sensory/Psychomotor.   Bloom’s taxonomy was developed to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than simply memorizing facts. […]

How Collaboration Can Fuel Success in Corporate Training

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Training content certainly doesn’t create itself. And it’s not created in a vacuum, either. Collaboration is key. Whether it’s seeking out internal subject matter experts (SMEs) to provide the expert knowledge on which courses are built, or garnering buy-in from far-flung department managers who can throw resources behind a project, the ability to build and manage the […]

New Funding to Fuel Growth of Our Learning Design System

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Dear Reader, I shared some exciting news with our customers and other friends of Synapse this morning and would like to share it here as well! We announced this morning that Synapse has closed its $2.5M seed funding round led by Generation Ventures with investment from Ripple Ventures, Differential Ventures, CEAS Investments, Cathexis Ventures, Ideal […]

Overwhelmed, Distracted, Impatient: What’s an L&D Department to Do About the Modern Learner?

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Today’s employees are dealing with more demands on their time and attention than ever before. Read on to find out what  L&D departments can do to create positive training experiences for the modern learner. According to an infographic published by HR consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte, today’s employees are overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient. That employees are […]