Sam Rogers, President of Snap Synapse, will deliver the Keynote Address for Learning DevCamp on Wednesday, June 13th in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year's Learning DevCamp marks the third year for Snap Synapse, who provided sessions & seminars in past years. The Keynote topic is "When the Training Will Fail" a humorous and empowering look at what those who make good training can do to prevent bad training programs from happening. Sign up for Learning DevCamp here and get into eLBX for free! When the Training Will Fail: Predictive Factors & Stories We all want to make training that makes a real difference. And while creating these learning solutions, we often get clues about what isn’t going to work out.
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For nearly three years, Snap Synapse has co-hosted a Video Friday livestream nearly every week (first on L&D Talk, then TLDChat, and now TLDCast). Each episode typically features a special guest with specific expertise in both Video Production AND Instructional Design. It's a casual and playful place for Training, Learning, & Development Professionals to come together and talk shop. If you're interested, you should drop on by on Friday at 8am Pacific! Last week, we also hosted two additional livestreams for the now 6-episode per week livestreaming show TLDCast (also available as a podcast). One was a conversation with Ant Pugh (mostly about Video Learning), and the other with Katrina Marie Baker on LMS implementations. And coming up this Wednesday at
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.
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