How Do I Increase My Learners’ Motivation With Gamification?

By Dan Keckan published October 8, 2020

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Gamification: One Tool In Your ID Toolbox

With the growing popularity of gamification, many Instructional Designers just add points or badges to their courses with the hope of motivating their learners. Unfortunately, you can actually disengage learners because they can’t relate the purpose of the game to a desired outcome. The key to making rewards, points, and other game mechanics effective is to use them to motivate and encourage a specific behavior. They must be used for a purpose and not simply because they are fun.

What Is Gamification?

Before delving into the methodology of developing effective learning games, you need to know what gamification is, and just as importantly, what it is not.

Gamification Motivates Learners Toward Desired Behaviors

Gamification does more than add game elements to training, it intrinsically motivates learners to perform desired behaviors and complete required tasks. When training and game elements are appropriately designed and implemented, learners know what is expected of them and perform their jobs better.

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Convert Flash Courses to HTML5 Efficiently in 3 Steps

By Dan Keckan published

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On January 1, 2021, Adobe will be laying Flash to rest. You have hundreds, if not thousands, of learners that will receive errors when they attempt to start a course. The fix is simple, convert your legacy Flash courses to HTML5. But, doing it efficiently depends on the conversion strategy you choose.

Select The Right Path For An Efficient Conversion

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Adobe Flash will no longer be supported by Adobe as of January 1, 2021. What does this mean? It means there are hundreds or thousands of learners at your company that will no longer receive your compliance, product, sales, safety, business process, or any other mission-critical training your organization has to offer. The fix is simple, just convert your legacy courses to HTML5. However, the fix can be quick or very time consuming depending on the number of courses, length of courses, or path you choose. So if you have some existing Flash courses that your learners still consume, here is my path to an efficient conversion process.

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Cinecraft’s COVID Video Shooting Protocol

By Dan Keckan published May 23, 2020

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Our safety procedures for all video shoots to keep crew, clients and talent safe from exposure to COVID-19.

“The show must go on,” as they say. We care deeply for the safety and security of all staff, clients and vendors that we do business with, as well as the community at-large. Therefore, at this time, Cinecraft will not fully open it’s doors for work inside of our building until there is a vaccine and/or therapy solution to COVID-19. However, all creative custom learning design and development is being done remotely except for video shooting. We are now conducting video shoots inside Cinecraft’s studio and on-location, as long as all participants agree to the following protocol. This protocol is reflective of the Center for Disease Control guidelines as of May 23, 2020. If any video shoot participant does not agree to these safety procedures, unfortunately, the show can’t go on.

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Jennifer Yaros, Learning Consultant, Joins the Cinécraft Team

By Dan Keckan published January 20, 2020

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Cleveland, Ohio – January 20, 2020 –   Jennifer Yaros joins the Cinécraft team of talented professionals as a Learning Consultant. Jennifer has a passion for helping clients create effective learning strategies that transform behavior and engage learners.

Jennifer started her career as a technical writer and instructional designer. She advanced into several leadership roles where she delivered training programs, professional development workshops, and process improvement plans for mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. She also frequently speaks at local and national industry events.

After two decades in the consulting industry, Jennifer has developed a strong sense of customer value, and she always looks for ways to help clients achieve their business goals.

Before entering the workforce, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts at Akron University, where she studied English and Theatre. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time in the woods running trails, hiking, and backpacking. Someday she hopes to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Cinécraft is a nationally-recognized custom content learning solutions company featuring business storytellers for more than 80 years.


Cinecraft Adds Project Manager, Marcella Eiben

By Dan Keckan published February 15, 2019

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Cleveland, Ohio – February 13, 2019 –  Cinecraft has added  Marcella Eiben to the growing company’s team of talented learning professionals as a project manager. Marcella will provide superior customer relationship skills to existing clients as we develop custom learning solutions to meet their business needs.

learning project managerMarcella spent the past six years coordinating webinars for a international events and publishing company.  These digital events helped clients demonstrate thought leadership, market their business, and spread awareness on multiple topics.  In 2018 alone, Marcella managed just over 240 webinars for clients across many vertical industries, from pharmaceuticals to electrical engineering.

Marcella also comes from a customer service background, and is dedicated to being the voice of her clients.  Before entering the workforce, Marcella earned her Bachelor of Arts at John Carroll University, where she studied English and Creative Writing.

Cinécraft is a nationally-recognized custom content learning solutions company featuring business storytellers for more than 80 years.