The Pros and Cons of Off the Shelf Learning

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Sometimes you just can’t do it all. So when internal course design isn’t the answer to training requests, how else can the training team help out? The answer of course is to offer ready-made, off the shelf learning developed by third-party education providers. These courses are generally available as a service: the learner simply logs in […]

Ask the Experts: How to Improve Virtual Training For Learners and Instructors

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More than six months into the pandemic, most of us have become accustomed to virtual training, meetings, and interactions with our managers, coworkers, and clients. Though we do more of them, do we ever actually get better at them? Virtual training, of course, has now become the norm for most organizations. While virtual training is […]

All Aboard: Onboarding Employees in the New Normal of Remote Work

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There’s a lot going on during the onboarding process for a new employee. You need to make sure they feel comfortable and welcome, are learning continuously, and have access to the right tools and technologies. It requires a lot of communication and face to face interaction.  But now that entire companies have transitioned to working […]

Moving Training Online: 6 Tips for a Speedy Transition

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In times of uncertainty, businesses must quickly adapt to meet new needs and challenges that are surfaced. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused temporary upheaval in how we work, and how we learn, in today’s workplace. Studies show that by 2017, as many as 77% of companies were using eLearning. But many of those […]

What is adaptive learning?

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Adaptive learning is the concept of using technology to create personalized learning experiences in an online environment. Although it has been a topic of discussion in learning and development for some time, it has been finding greater success in the corporate training environment recently as more tools and technology have been developed to facilitate the […]

What is Blended Learning?

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, and learners now approach the […]

10 Quick Tips For Building Online Training

What should you know before you build online training? In the past, most online training was created by either specialists (instructional designers) using “eLearning authoring tools” or by subject matter experts (SME) using PowerPoint slides (not really online “education”, but rather more like watching a presentation). While there are a lot of specialty eLearning authoring […]

Synapse Feature Update: Tasking and Commenting Updates

We’ve rolled out a new version with exciting changes, features, and improvements!  Here’s what’s new: Tasking and Commenting Updates We have combined comments and tasks into a new, simpler view. You will now see all your assigned tasks as soon as you open the Tasking and Commenting Tray. To see other tasks, simply click on the […]

Assessing the ROI of Employee Training

As an employer, there are many questions to be answered when considering to invest in employee training. How much should I budget to train a new employee? How much time should an existing employee spend in training every month? Can I afford to take people away from the job for training? How do I know […]