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  • Bloom’s 3 Domains of Learning Malcolm Knowles' Andragogy Gagne’s 9 Events of Learning Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Evaluation Model These are all recognized as important measures and reference points in any serious conversations about the development and assessment of Training. And yet...there seems to be something missing. A recent question posed on LinkedIn exposed a surprising amount of disagreement from fellow professionals in the Learning & Development field. See the thread for more: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6259168874294505472 Why is it that the very notion of measuring Training would cause such controversy within the Training community? Do you find this as disturbing as I do? Are we a profession, or are we merely an industry? Are we evidence-based, or are we a pseudo-science? It seems to me a very clear

  • Have you heard of the Serious eLearning Manifesto? Perhaps you'd like to explore and to join? Here are the 22 Supporting Principles that Snap Synapse fully endorses: Do Not Assume that Learning is the Solution We do not assume that a learning intervention is always the best means to helping people perform better. Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer When learning is required, we do not assume that elearning is the only (or the best) solution. Tie Learning to Performance Goals We will couple the skills we are developing to the goals of organizations, individuals, or both. Target Improved Performance We will help our learners achieve performance excellence; enabling them to have improved abilities, skills, confidence, and readiness

  • TLDChat

    Most of last year we co-produced and co-hosted a daily livestreaming show called "L&D Talk" with Brent Schlenker. It was great fun, but when the Blab.im platform died, so too did our show. Now there's a new iteration on a new platform, and it's shaping up to be even better than the first! While any day of the week is a great time to join in this live and interactive conversation with fellow L&D Professionals, Fridays are still our favorite (and best attended!) because that's when we talk about Video eLearning with special guests. Become a part of the conversation and community at TLDC.events!

  • Know anyone in L&D in Ohio? Tell them about Learning Technology Day in Columbus on April 18th! The Central Ohio chapter of the Association for Talent Development has invited Snap Synapse to come speak about Video eLearning, as well as Debbie Richards who'll be talking about some other emerging technologies in the learning & development space, such as VR and mobile learning. As well as being a fantastic chance for local folks to network and keep up on industry trends, this event gives participants real-world tactics, tools, & techniques they can implement right away back on the job to deliver more value to their respective organizations.  Here's < 1min video with more info:   Register now at: https://centralohioastd.wildapricot.org/event-2407889 TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: What’s Next

  • Sometimes it's really handy to have a video in several different formats for testing purposes. For instance, determining what video will play best on a certain system or network. Here's what we use for such testing, which is shared freely under a Creative Commons - Attribution license. Enjoy! Right-click (option-click on Mac) to download a 1080p HD version of this :10 second test file: MP4 (28MB)  |  MOV (18MB) |  WMV (28MB) Streaming HD 1080p from YouTube: https://youtu.be/EjO6RGBPeF4 Embedded sample: To convert filetypes from one to another on any platform, use VLC. It's perfect for that! Here's a quick guide to how filetypes affects filesize. This is a picture of every possible export format in Apple Compressor for the "This Video Works!" :10 placeholder test. There are also plenty

  • Sam Rogers of Snap Synapse here. I've just been recognized by Cornerstone OnDemand as an expert on use of their Learning suite (LMS). As part of their Client Community Expert (CCE) program, I'll be answering questions for fellow Cornerstone Admins all over the world every week on their forum, the Client Success Center. Cornerstone OnDemand helps organizations to recruit, train and manage their people. Their Learning platform is one of the top, global, enterprise-class Learning Management Systems, and has been for some time. It is used by millions people in 192 countries, in 42 languages. But this is just the most recent in a long list of LMS vendors that I've worked with at expert levels. I've also done implementations/migrations/customizations

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