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Why Project Management Should Be a Natural Part of a Learning Design System

In today's increasingly projectized world, aren't we all project managers?  We are constantly finding ourselves in team environments needing to initiate, plan, execute, and monitor projects -- all with a substantial amount of reporting and analytics built in.

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Is Continuous Improvement Possible in Learning Design?

One of the pain points of building courses is obsoletion: just as you hit the "Publish" button, the clock is counting down to the point at which the information delivered in the course becomes outdated or irrelevant.

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Reducing the Pain of Creating and Delivering 'Customized' Learning

According to the ATD 2017 State of the Industry reportsponsored by LinkedIn Learning and Study.com, organizations spent $1,273 per employee in 2016 on direct learning, compared with $1,252 in 2015. The average number of formal learning hours used per employee also grew: 34.1 hours in 2016, up...

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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 -...

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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. 

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Why Writing Learning Objectives Is Critical to Instructional Design

We all need objectives for our projects. Learning objectives are basically the essence of your course's goal, as they describe what you want your learners to achieve after completing it.

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