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  • Z Energy at Synapsys Breakfast Event 2020

    Z Energy talks about the customer experience. Presenter: Julie Fitzgerald, Learning Operations Manager

    RMPP at Synapsys Breakfast Event 2020

    RMPP talk about sustainability productivity improvement. Presenter: Denise Bewsell, Specialist Extension Manager

    Panel Discussion at Synapsys Breakfast Event 2020

    Panel discussion which focuses on Covid and how it will affect the industry. Panelists: Mike Crossan, Executive General Manager Learning Services – Primary ITO David Glover, Executive Director – Partnerships Unitec Institute of Technology Julie Fitzgerald, Organisational Learning Manager – Z Energy NZ  

    Synapsys on partnering with DIA: NZLPP Project

    “This programme is an exemplar for Synapsys in how genuine partnerships with our clients can contribute to significant positive impact across a sector in challenging times.” The Department of Internal Affairs (“DIA”) is New Zealand’s public service department, responsible for issuing documents like passports, citizenship grants, registering births and deaths, and more. They also advise…


    Why Synapsys sees Moodle as a valuable partner

    “Synapsys is thrilled to be included in the Moodle certified global partner ecosystem. For us, learning has the most impact when the right systems are synched to the right strategy and the right team. Technology should always be the servant of the learner. Having the right platform is key to that value.” – Phil Garing …


    The National Library builds capability and stronger communities during tough times with the NZLPP

    The National Library’s NZ Libraries Partnership Programme is supporting librarians and library services to be retained during Covid-19, at the same time ensuring librarians play a key role in supporting their communities and people seeking jobs. A key part of this programme is upskilling librarians, so that they can provide greater support for library users…


    Why we do user testing

    There was an interesting piece about user testing in the Alertbox newsletter from NNG this week. I like to do a round of user testing on most learning-design projects, simultaneous with the second SME review. It needs to be after the first review, because the content should be complete and 90% final. The aim is…


    Raising-the-bar on accessibility

    We are excited to announce we are taking home an Initiative award for Accessibility at the 2021 NZATD Learning and Development Awards. The award acknowledges work that creates accessible learning and encourages best practice. We are receiving this award for the online module Demystifying Procurement, which we developed and built in collaboration with MBIE. The…


    Consolidate your systems for a streamlined, integrated experience.

    Picture the scene: you’re jumping online to complete a quick training module. You sign in to your emails to double check which course your manager recommended. You then log out, and log into your learning management system to take the course. After the course, you still have questions, so you email a colleague to ask…


    Webby award finalist!

    Wow! Pickled! – the microlearning we collaborated on with WorkSafe and AKQA last year – is a finalist for the Webby Awards in the Mobile Experience category! It’s great to see this international recognition of best-of-the-internet! From over 13,500 entries from over 70 countries, this nomination puts the Pickled! experience in the top 10%. Pretty…

    How long does it take?

    One of the first conversations we have with many of our clients starts like this: I’ve already done a full learning needs analysis and gathered all the content; how fast can you develop an e-learning module for me? People seem quite surprised when we still want to go through a Discovery process before giving a…

    Shining with Rise

    In the last few months, we’ve worked with several clients
    to make e-learning modules in Articulate Rise, where previously we would have
    used Storyline.
    Right now seems a good moment to look back and think about what made Rise the best solution for these projects, how to get the most from it, and what pitfalls exist for the unwary.

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