In a comment to my post on Managing the Complexity in Branching Scenarios, Nicole Legault
The traditional multiple choice questions we use in assessment are often abstract and measure only whether people recall facts they heard in the last 5 minutes. Converting these questions to scenario-based questions can increase the level of difficulty, measure higher level thought, and provide relevant context.
On reddit, someone asked how to manage the complexity of branching scenarios and keep them
My response to three common objections to using stories for learning: “Not everyone can be a storyteller,” “Stories are a waste of learners’ time,” and “Stories don’t work for all kinds of training.”
One of the common objections I hear to using storytelling in training is that “stories don’t work for all kinds of training.” Those who are skeptical of storytelling often claim it doesn’t help software training. However, I think stories can have a place in some software training.
In a recent conversation, a colleague asked, “Once you and your client have agreed on
Great science fiction stories have a compelling villain that allows the heroes to be heroic. Does the same apply to storytelling for learning? Should we personify the conflict by using a villain?
Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget. In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos.
In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation between two characters to deliver eLearning content.
Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points. One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. Instead of one voice acting as an instructor, this approach lets learners listen in on two characters who are talking about it.