• As President of Snap Synapse, I get invited to do a fair amount of interviews and online presentations for various L&D associations. Just yesterday, I was just invited to be on Margie Mecham's Learning To Go podcast. Yay! She popped up on our radar when we put together The Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide in June. So I started wondering just how many such podcasting guest spots I'd done that are still available. I'm not sure if this is the full and comprehensive list, but it's a running start. Learning Now with Lisa Minogue-White Learning Innovations with Doug Busheé The Learning Circle from Defense Acquisition University 5 Trainers in a Car(frequent cohost/guest) Ep#9 - with Debbie Richards,Terri LoGiudice, Cara North, & Joseph Suarez

    Oct 17,
  • Here's a recent Snap Synapse mailbox question from an Instructional Designer regarding the use of recorded music in a webinar: "A company wants to use pre-1972 music in a webcast meeting. Have you ever tackled the pre-/ post-1972 copyright issue as it applies to music?" It's a great question! The issue here is that prior to February 15th, 1972, there was no Federal Copyright protection for recorded music. Crazy, huh? But make no mistake, this does NOT mean it's fair game to use any music prior to that date. As we understand it, there are still state and international protections that can extend to pre-1972 recordings in many cases. Here’s an article on the subject you might find helpful: https://futureofmusic.org/blog/2014/02/11/whats-deal-pre-72-copyrights And just

    Oct 10,
  • We hope you're never involved in any litigation, it's not fun. But if you end up being involved in either end of a lawsuit involving your training systems (LMSs, training compliance audits, etc.) know that you don't have to be the expert. In fact, it's often more advantageous to bring in outside, independent experts that can supply testimony that simplifies and clarifies matters. Remember: the faster and better the lawyers can argue about what counts, the cheaper and easier it can be to come find a conclusion. As well as being President of Snap Synapse, I'm happy to be an experienced expert witness. And now I'm part of the EliteXpert community at IMS ExpertServices - one of the best and most

    Oct 05,
  • When you have a video but you need the words that go with it, what you want is called the transcription. There are a ton of reasons why you might want one, here are five from What You Need To Know.  These days there is a big market for transcribing audio and video.  Plenty of companies very willing to take your money to provide your transcription.  We don't do things that way at Snap Synapse, at least not by default. If the video is full of medical or legal jargon or needs to be translated to a dozen languages simultaneously, then maybe. But for most eLearning Videos, free works just fine. We just did this today for a client.

    Oct 02,
  • Screencasting is something that a lot of folks do. But how many really do it well? ...And how many do it so simply that it can be used in an email or a PDF? All the screencasting best practices of Snap Synapse and SunRun are contained in this session for DevLearn. We'll get you up and running quickly and easily and inexpensively so you can make performance support and training assets in record time with undeniable value and portability. This session will be facilitated by Sam Rogers (of Snap Synapse) & Lee Rodrigues (of SunRun), the same crack team that created the original YouTube Certified Online training program at Google in 2014. If this looks like something you and your

    Sep 25,
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