This week, I was originally scheduled to be at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. The eLearning Guild wisely canceled that conference due to the pandemic. I’m sad to miss seeing so many folks, but it was absolutely the right choice for the Guild to cancel and keep everyone safe. I’m also disappointed that I won’t be giving my scheduled session on Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design.
Watch the presentation
I gave an online version of my planned LSCon session a few weeks ago for the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals. Fortunately, this was recorded. If you’re missing being at LSCon this week, like me, watch the recording.
What you’ll learn
In this session, you’ll learn how to streamline your processes for branching scenarios, from initial planning through writing and creating a functional prototype. You’ll start from the beginning, by analyzing the problem you’re trying to solve and identifying your objectives. You’ll learn what questions to ask SMEs and other sources to get stories and examples to incorporate in your branching scenario. I’ll share tips for planning the flow of your scenario, including comparing different branching structures of varied complexity. You’ll see how the free, open-source tool Twine can streamline the process of planning, writing, and prototyping branching scenarios. You’ll learn the advantages of writing one complete path in the branching scenario from start to finish before fleshing out the alternative paths.
I’ll show how to give learners opportunities to correct their mistakes in ways that both deepen learning and simplify your design. By the end of this session, you’ll have a streamlined process for planning, designing, writing, and prototyping branching scenarios that can then be built in any authoring tool you want. This streamlined process will help you save time and make the complexity of branching scenarios more manageable.
In this presentation, you’ll learn
- What questions and tactics elicit relevant stories and examples from SMEs
- How to use Twine for planning, writing, and prototyping branching scenarios
- How giving learners opportunities to fix mistakes can streamline branching design
- How to use different branching structures for scenarios
- What to write first in a branching scenario
Read more about scenarios
Read more about using scenarios and storytelling for learning.