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  • Gamification in Learning: Partnering with Z Energy

      Z Energy is one of New Zealand’s largest fuel distributors, and a long-term partner of Synapsys. Z Energy first engaged Synapsys’ services when Z took over the company from Shell, and were responsible for developing a learning and training platform for pilot Z Energy sites around the country. Having now established themselves fully –…

    So where does our story begin?

    At Synapsys, our name and our brand tell our story. We think of the synapses in the brain as the spark of creative thought, but they are also central to how we remember, and how we tell our body to take action. Synapsys stands for creative thought and action – we have a meaningful impact by…

    What are our Stands?

    At Synapsys, our Stands reflect how we think and drive the work that we do. What are they?  Whakarerekē whaitikanga – we stand for meaningful change and the discipline to execute it. Tiakitanga Whakawhanaunga – we stand for trusting relationships and support both eachother and our communities. Manawanui – we stand for courage and speak our truth with…

    Update on our Moodle Partnership

    What does our General Manager, Shayne Priddle, have to say about our Moodle partnership. “Since joining Moodle as a Certified Service Provider, we have had great support from the Moodle community.  The level of enquiry from businesses and clients looking for support through sophisticated learning systems has been great, and it’s been rewarding to support these businesses…

    We have some big news!

    Synapsys’ very own Learning Design Lead, Maire Smith has been selected as a Judge for the upcoming New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) Awards!  In being selected, Maire is being recognised for her significant contribution to learning – did you know that she has even been a recipient of an NZATD award in the…

    Have you heard of Au Consulting?

    Au Consulting are leaders when it comes to implementing cultural change here in Aotearoa.  Using the combined strategic, cultural and educational expertise of their consultants, Au Consulting are able to support and guide organisations to connect more authentically with Te Ao Māori. Synapsys recently worked with Au Consulting on the creation of several micro modules and…

    The latest Pickled cases are live!

    Maybe you want to help a farmer spraying gorse on a steep slope, or you might be keen to assist Tate and his team with a bit of welding in an online game?   Back in 2019, Synapsys partnered with Worksafe New Zealand to develop the learning design for an online game suite that would help…

    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.

    Pickled!

    We are thrilled to have worked on the new WorkSafe/ACC gamified microlearning site ‘Pickled’, which went live on Friday!

    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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