As I begin my 19th year at Cinecraft, I’m taking time to reflect on our team’s accomplishments in 2017. We’ve collaborated with amazing new clients and added talented learning professionals to our team. We received a Best of Show at Learning Solutions alongside our customer Booz Allen Hamilton, and we made the Training Industry’s Top 20 Watch List. For the first time, Cinecraft made the Top 10 eLearning companies by eLearning Industry and received an International eLearning Association award for Henkel’s virtual window installation simulation. Finally, I am proud of the impact our team has made on every learner that has touched our custom built courses.
A few years ago, before some of our most recent success, I looked at the courses we built and said, “We can do better.” Our customers hire us to do better. Their learners are begging us to do better. So what does “better” mean? I began to list all of the adjectives that reflect “better learning.”
The first time I immersed myself in a video-based simulation, I felt like something was off, uneasy,, or just plain awkward. For those musically inclined, it was like hearing a half cadence or a sequence of incomplete notes. These half-cadence simulations are a source of great frustration because simulations are meant to bring the learner as close as possible to the ideal behavior or skill. However, when you fail to use this principle as your guide, you risk impeding the flow of realistic dialogue and creating an assessment rather than a simulation. What’s more, while an assessment is effective, it lacks the learner engagement necessary to achieve comprehension and retention.
To help instructional designers avoid half-cadence simulations, designers should follow 13 key guidelines. (I’ve created this job aid based on my past failures!)
We are excited to announce that Cinécraft will have a booth for the first time at DevLearn in Las Vegas from October 25-27th 2017. Here are the top five reasons to join us.
- You’re invited to join your peers and attend Cinécraft’s complimentary Happy Hour where we will discuss the future of tech and learning.
- Simply put, the biggest and best learning technology conference in the industry.
- Check out the World’s greatest eLearning samples and vote for your favorites at DemoFest.
- Choose from five specialized focuses and over 200 sessions critical to developing new skills in the management design and development of technology-based learning.
- Vegas, baby!
CLICK HERE to register. And, if you’re interested in joining Cinécraft’s complimentary Happy Hour, email Dan Keckan.