Scenarios Rejuvenate Instructional Design

Scenario-based learning gives instructional designers the ability to present highly-interactive and compelling skill-based training that is fun and relevant. Learners are more engaged as they go about creating solutions based upon their pre-existing knowledge and the discoveries they make while working through the various scenarios.

So, how do we write an effective scenario? First off, scenarios must be as realistic as possible, which helps learners to be fully engaged. Second, scenarios should be learner-centric: tasks should build on the learners’ core strengths and allow them to develop new skill sets. Next, each scenario should give the learner the opportunity to “learn by doing” rather than just reading the material. And finally, interactivity helps the learner become fully immersed in the task and scenario.

Gone are the old days of dull, text-based information on a screen followed by endless knowledge checks and assessments. Here today is Scenario-based learning that brings online skill-based training to life!

For some inspiring eLearning scenario examples take a look at Cathy Moore’s website:

Scenario examples for training