When you think of branching scenarios, do you think of self-paced elearning, maybe of an entire course with nothing but a complex branching scenario? While a lengthy branching scenario can be effective on its own, that isn’t the only way to use this approach. Combining branching scenarios with other training approaches lets you use branching scenarios for the activities where they matter most, while using other methods where they are effective.
When should you use a branching scenario rather than other learning strategies? There are no
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When we provide feedback in branching scenarios, we have several questions to consider. Should we
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Nicole is creating a branching scenario practicing communication techniques for nutrition counselors to better understand
I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.
After writing the ideal path for a branching scenario, write the mistakes and consequences.
Writing a branching scenario can be intimidating or overwhelming. I have found that it’s easiest to write the ideal path from start to finish first. I note decision points and sometimes draft bad choices along the way, but I don’t fully write anything else until I finish the ideal path.