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Dan Keckan and Ray Jimenez, Ph.D. to Host Training Magazine Webinar

By Dan Keckan published March 6, 2018

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Video Simulation

Training Magazine Network will be hosting a 1-hour long webinar, “The Anatomy of a Video-based Simulation.” The webinar is scheduled for May 17, 2018 from 12-1pm Eastern and will feature Dan Keckan, CEO of Cinecraft Productions and Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., Architect of TrainingMagNetwork.com and CLO of Vignettes Learning. They will be presenting the power of video-based simulations to change learner’s performance.

Ray Jimenez Ph.D.

“I am excited for the opportunity to co-present with Dan. Our presentation will be provocative and full of insights on how to develop engaging scenarios and simulations. This will be fun. Please join us!”

 

 

Dan Keckan“I’m incredibly stoked to be presenting with the man that I began learning from when I was a neophyte in the L&D field. Today, the way I design learning strategies is due in part because of Ray. Our presentation will be the best of Ray and me describing the differences and similarities of scenarios and simulations and how to use video to effectively change behavior,” Dan stated.

In this session attendees will learn how combining video and eLearning can create effective simulations that upskill and change behaviors. Attendees will experience first-hand award-winning video-based simulations as well as poorly constructed simulations. Attendees will then break down the anatomy of the simulation, piece by piece.

Breaking down the simulation includes differentiating between first, second and third person point-of-view camera angles. Also, we will cover how to effectively involve SME’s in the storyboarding process to minimize revisions. Finally, we will identify tips and techniques that experts use when crafting decision points, learner answers and coaching feedback.

Please consider joining Dan and Ray by REGISTERING HERE.

 

Founded in 1939, Cinécraft  Productions is the oldest commercial producers of corporate and industrial films in the US.  Today Cinécraft  is a top 10 content development company specializing in creating custom learning solutions.

Vignettes Learning company is an elearning and technology services company. Vignettes Learning assists clients implement learning content and technology solutions. Vignettes Learning operates the 120,000 member community www.trainingmagnetwork.com and helps clients in Scenario-based Learning, Story-based learning, Microlearning and Deep Dive Thinking for New Talent. 

 


CVATD Monthly Meeting – The Anatomy of a Video-Based Simulation

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Join the Cuyahoga Valley ATD Chapter for a presentation by Dan Keckan, VP eLearning & Instructional Design at Cinécraft Productions. The presentation will take place on September 13, 2017 from 5:30-8:00pm at Akron General Health and Wellness Center – West.

Behavioral video-based simulations are perfect for changing behaviors. But designing simulations that are linear or non-linear (branched or not) is not an easy task. To further complicate the design process, adding in video can be daunting.

Join this session to learn how to create effective simulations that combine video and e-learning to inspire behavior change.

You’ll get to experience award-winning, video-based simulations and learn about practical tools you can use on your next project.

Come away with tips and techniques you can apply back on the job when designing, producing, and developing video simulations.

Application on the Job:

  • Differentiate between first-person and third-person point-of-view video simulations.
  • Discover techniques for designing linear decision points that reflect behaviors.
  • Create dialogue that is realistic for video.

CLICK HERE to register.

About Dan Keckan

As Vice President of eLearning and Instructional Design at Cinécraft Productions, Dan Keckan helps organizations improve employee performance that leads to measurable business results.

His specific expertise is in matching learning modalities with skills and behaviors to create authentic simulations.

His award winning team of top designers and developers have won the Brandon Hall Awards, Best-of-Show at DemoFest and Training Magazine’s Learning Design Challenge.

His company, Cinécraft Productions, has now been recognized for three straight years on Training Industry Magazine’s Top 20 Content Development Companies Watch List.

Agenda:

5:30 Registration, dinner and networking

6:15 Announcements

6:30 Tonight’s topic

8:00 Adjourn

This program is not affiliated with the Akron General Health and Wellness Center- West.


101: What type of video should I put in my eLearning?

By Dan Keckan published August 8, 2014

Begin with this premise:

Video is one of many assets available to instructional designers.

By 2018, per Cisco Systems, 84% of internet traffic will be video content. What does this mean for training professionals? We need to establish a training video lexicon. It is a proven fact that a firm grasp of word meanings is a strong predictor of successful writing. That being said, designers and clients that share a common language will be more effective and efficient in satisfying business objectives. Furthermore, choosing the type of videos for your eLearning course should be based on your learning objectives.

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301: Branchtrack Review: Easily Storyboard Simulations

By Dan Keckan published July 8, 2014

Three months ago, I dove into Branchtrack and whipped together a first aid simulation in about two and half hours. “Wow!” I thought, “This is great. Thank you to Cathy Moore for the suggestion!”

Before moving on with the story, here’s a hi-level description of the product: Branchtrack is a superfast way to author, design and deliver branched simulations. They believe in “learning by doing, trying, playing and failing. (They) believe that serious can be fun and easy.” I learned about the tool while studying with Cathy Moore in her Scenario design workshop. Back to the wow.

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