The free open source tool Twine makes planning, writing, and creating branching scenarios easier. It provides a simple way to create functional prototypes.
In stories for learning, the protagonist should be someone your learners identify with, a person with similar goals and challenges.
How many options do you need in a branching scenario for each decision point? What number gives the best balance of realism and manageable complexity?
Use one-question mini-scenarios to make your assessments more relevant and valuable. They’re fast, flexible, and can work in virtually any tool.
Watch the recording of my webinar with Swapna Reddy on scenario-based learning.
A branch and bottleneck scenario structure keeps the complexity of branching scenarios manageable while allowing a deeper progression over time.
Use random name generators to quickly create character names for scenarios in learning. Different tools have different purposes and benefits.
Focus on relevant context and characters for stories to engage learners and get better results, rather than just trying to entertain participants.
A prospective client called asking to convert some training to online. This is our (fictionalized) conversation about using a scenario-based approach to the course.
This Storyline interaction simulates a series of text messages where you choose from three response options. Each response is assigned a score, which determines the final feedback message.