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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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LinkedIn 2017 Workplace Learning Report

The LinkedIn 2017 Workplace Learning Report put together by Britt Andreatta is worth a look if you are interested in: Workplace learning trends What areas L&D programmes are focusing on The Grenier Curve for thinking about your organisation’s stage of growth and the next transformation it’s likely to go through. It’s drawn from North American […]

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Engaging learners through interactive video

Many people are already using video to deliver training, but traditional video can only go so far to meet learning needs. Interactive video, where questions, branching, and other interactions can be added to enhance the experience, has been becoming more mainstream and easier to create in the past couple of years. We’ve been particularly impressed […]

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New Staff On-board: July 2017

We warmly welcome Karen Gillie and Nigel Young to our team at Synapsys. A former lecturer in adult learning, Karen has been designing workplace L&D for most of her career.  She has extensive experience in matching technology to organisational requirements and is responsible for managing our LMS implementation projects. Nigel has over 20 years’ experience […]

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Notes from ATD Atlanta 2017

  With over 10,000 attendees and hundreds of presenters and vendors, nobody sees everything at ATD. Here are a random collection of ideas and tools that caught my attention. Evaluating learning impact From Tony Bingham’s conference welcome, IBM has sidelined big data analytics for measuring learning impact and gone to asking managers what they think […]

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