Instead of using a single narrator, try letting learners listen in on two characters by creating conversation-driven elearning.
Is it better to have a single, large branching scenario or a series of smaller scenarios? It depends on the audience and skills.
I built this branching scenario prototype in Twine, a free, open source tool for creating nonlinear stories.
Use this list of questions to ask SMEs about desired behaviors, mistakes, and consequences to write branching scenarios.
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After writing the ideal path for a branching scenario, write the mistakes and consequences. These create the alternate paths in the scenario.
When writing branching scenarios, it’s easiest to draft the ideal path from start to finish first, before writing mistakes and consequences.
This is my process for planning before writing a branching scenario, including creating a summary, outline, and list of mistakes.
Use a spreadsheet of daily goals to keep track of progress, especially when you’re working on multiple elearning projects.