Use this list of questions to ask SMEs about desired behaviors, mistakes, and consequences to write branching scenarios.
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.
I’m speaking at DevLearn 2020 on Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design, as well as hosting an After Hours Buzz conversation.
This is my process for planning before writing a branching scenario, including creating a summary, outline, and list of mistakes.
In branching scenarios, use a combination of immediate and delayed consequences and feedback, depending on the learners and goals.
A conversation about role playing games like D&D and instructional design with Christy Tucker, Matthew Pierce, Jonathan Rock, & Luis Malbas.
Once you have decided on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started? This is my process for working with SMEs to prepare.
Converting multiple choice questions to scenario-based questions can increase the difficulty, measure higher level thought, and provide relevant context.
Can you build a branching scenario in Google Forms? Yes, using the settings to go to different sections depending on the user’s response.