Here at Dynamic, we’ve found that one of the most reliable ways to make an elearning module engaging, relatable and well suited to the audience, is to include a scenario.
In elearning, scenarios can take many different forms. They can be used to illustrate how the points you’ve just learnt could be applied in the workplace or to show good or bad practice. Scenarios can be passive stories that follow a linear approach, or they can be branching, and present the learner with a number of different choices which influence how the scenario plays out. Just about any of the multimedia options we use to present the learning can also be used to portray the scenario.
With all of these possible options, it’s no surprise that the quality can vary quite massively across the industry, and if you’re not careful, your costs could skyrocket. For example, a branching video scenario with six yes or no answers could see you needing to create 64 different video outcomes.
So, if you need to create a piece of learning, what can you do to make sure that it’s one of the good examples? I’ve called on years of elearning experience, good and bad, to pull together these tips to help you make sense of everything that you need to consider.