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Bite-Sized Learning Solutions

So Microlearning is a big deal these days and if you’re still using your Learning Management System (or LMS) and standard e-learning tools to produce SCORM-type learning you’re probably not doing it in the most cost-effective or efficient manner. At Synapsys we’ve teamed up with industry-leading systems to be able to offer great ways to […]

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LTIG - 11th June 2019 - Christchurch Event

We’ve covered some interesting topics at the Learning Technology Interest Group over the last few sessions like Learning Design and Learning Experience Design. Few are more topical than microlearning though, and for our next session we’ll be looking at how ‘badging’ and micro-credentials tie in with bite-sized learning. Recently we published a piece on Practical […]

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Knowledge Management rides again?

Remember the Knowledge Management wave that moved through in the early ’90s? Large repositories of live shared process documents that gave everyone a shared view of how things were done…. Whatever happened? LMSs came along, instructional content was easier to digest and maybe more effective… Perhaps it’s time in the L&D space has come again […]

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Notes from the Learning Technology Group

Learning Technology Interest Group (LTIG) in Christchurch is a collaborative group in the region made up of people and organisations with a strong interest in leveraging technology to improve learning in their organisations. Synapsys plays a pivotal role in the group, by organising the events and communications of the group and encouraging members to present, […]

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EdTech Christchurch Launch

We were delighted to lead the South Island launch of Edtech on Tuesday 6th. A large group braved ugly weather to hear from a panel representing the education, government and corporate sectors talk about challenges and successes we all share in the space of learning technologies. Genuine access and engagement continue to be challenges. It’s […]

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We have the technology, do we know what to do with it?

As always, the Deliotte Global Human Capital Trends challenges  and informs the L&D sector. Careers and Learning is now the number two priority, well ahead of leadership development, digital platforms and analytics. Careers now average 60 years, jobs 4-5 years, and the half-life of a learned skill is now 5 years. Do the maths. We’re […]

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Immersive Learning; Not just the look

The trends in gaming are often a great indicator for learning design too. More recently we’ve seen a massive pull towards the AR/VR world with an emphasis on an immersive experience. Recently Synapsys worked with one of our partners looking at how we can provide more immersive virtual reality utilising a high-end headset. Immersive is […]

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Engaging your team with system change: no frills, big impact

Last month I was running a requirements workshop with a Synapsys client who are at the start of their journey with Learning Management Systems.  For the uninitiated, a requirements workshop aims to pull together all the different things that an organisation wants its system to do.  It’s not about the functionality of a LMS but […]

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Practical Augmented Reality becomes… reality

Augumented Reality (AR) made it into the mainstream almost overnight with 2016’s Pokemon Go mobile game. That fad seems to be well and truly over for all but a committed few, and the costs at the time put it out of reach for more practical applications. Now Apple and Google have both recently released free […]

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