This is a basic outline of how to create a training program for people without a formal instructional design background.
Listen to my interview about scenario-based learning experiences on The Lounge podcast with Jacqueline Hutchinson.
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
Should we create courses? Some argue that while people do need to learn, they can do it all on the job with performance support and coaching. I argue that formal training sometimes is the best, most efficient choice.
I have been part of several discussions recently that questioned the value of creating courses
Now that it’s been a few weeks since the Learning Solutions 2018 Conference, I’m reflecting on what I learned.
Nicole is creating a branching scenario practicing communication techniques for nutrition counselors to better understand
Patti Shank’s Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning is a summary of tactics you can use to create memorable, relevant practice opportunities and provide constructive, beneficial feedback for learners. Everything in the book is backed by research and written to be immediately usable by instructional designers and trainers.
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.