After all the tools work. After all the incentives are aligned. After all the desired actions have been made easy. After all the troublesome stuff have been made hard. Then it is what you learn that will truly give you an edge allowing you to adapt faster, grow stronger, create better, and see farther than those around you. Good training helps you get better where you're weakest. Great training makes you better at what you're best at. Training makes all the difference in the world! And still...training is the last thing you need.
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After contributing a series of articles and press releases to eLearningIndustry.com, Sam Rogers (President of Snap Synapse) is now designated as a Top eLearning Author on that platform. eLearning Industry is a network-based media and publishing company founded in 2012. It is the largest online community of eLearning professionals in the industry, and was created first and foremost as a knowledge-sharing platform to help eLearning professionals and instructional designers connect in a safe online community where they can stay up to date with the latest industry news and technologies, and find projects or jobs. Look for articles that appear there to appear here on this website a month or so later.
Snap Synapse is officially 10 years old today! Woohoo! What started as a side project for a young Web Developer and Instructional Designer in the early 2000s became its very own legal entity on April 30th, 2008. Back then the big project was helping AAA of Northern California, Nevada, & Utah organize their entire library of training content and creating customized eLearning modules for staff at all their branches. We skipped the startup stage and went straight to becoming a profitable company by speaking to the immediate needs of organizations suffering from an overwhelming amount of information and little clarity about how it is all supposed to work together to remain relevant to the people who need it. In the
The following article was recently featured on eLearningIndustry.com... Reasons Why You Should Measure Training We all have limited resources and a lot of important problems to solve. We already give people some sort of credit for what they've done once they've done it. Why should we take the time and energy to try to measure the work we've already done? To make a decision about the continuation of that work, or about how to do better and similar work in the future. And only when the value of this decision is greater than the cost of making the measurement. That's pretty much it. For those of us in Learning and Development, there is no other justifiable use case. Measurements of anything that happened
Sam Rogers, President of Snap Synapse (and also Project Coordinator for The Digital Learning Asset Framework) is featured on the newest episode of Learning Now Radio! Click below to listen: It's also live and listenable wherever fine podcasts can be found: Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen on Soundcloud Listen on PlayerFM In this 29-minute discussion with Framework signatory (and host) Lisa Minogue-White, you'll hear the reasons why a Digital Learning Asset Framework was created, and where it goes from here. Enjoy!
Last Tuesday, I visited the headquarters of The eLearning Brothers to do a webinar for them about LMSs. It's the kind of agnostic LMS presentation that I've never seen anyone else do. In it we focus on bridging the gap between administrators and developers of content. It's really about making your content play nicely with you LMS, and making the experience transparent to your learners. If you missed it live, you can still watch the recording for free below. Also be sure to visit the eLearning Brothers website for your download of the free handout that accompanies this session. Enjoy!