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Design Learning Experiences with Synapse

Synapse is a learning experience design tool for documenting the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation or ADDIE process of instructional design.  As an instructional designer, I always struggled with limited resources to document all stages of a learning project.  Often this meant having to manually deal with content versions, shared drives, spreadsheets and other […]

Effective Software Training Strategies

In a world where most businesses use many computer applications to document and track transactions; trainers often struggle to provide effective software training.  The most common occurrence explaining why this happens is the appointment of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the application to conduct the training.  SMEs tend to view the world through their our […]

Let’s take it to the Bridge: The LMS Review

Instructure is the company responsible for one of the most revolutionizing Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Higher Education: Canvas! Now the company takes on the business world head on with its newest LMS solution aptly named Bridge. StyleLearn had an exclusive view of Bridge at Instructure’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following is […]

Video Podcast

How do Instructional Designers get things done? A Podcast Challenge

Instructional Designers are a very misunderstood occupational breed, That’s why I was glad to see that this week’s ELearning Heroes Challenge #67 was to record a podcast to answer a set of questions driven to provide new insight to those not familiar with the skills and responsibilities of an Instructional Designer (ID). Traditionally, IDs have […]

Take Your Training to the Next Level with Augmented Reality (AR) Apps

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To SAM or Not To SAM?

The Successive Approximation Model or SAM is the latest and greatest proposal in Instructional Systems Design (ISD) getting significant fanfare by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).  However, if you are a learning professional, leader,  trainer or instructional designer you have probably heard of ADDIE as “The” instructional design model to follow for more […]