Use random name generators to quickly create character names for scenarios in learning. Different tools have different purposes and benefits.
Bryan Jones from eLearningArt invited me and 59 other eLearning people to share their single best tip for creating effective eLearning scenarios.
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.
When creating scenario-based learning, consider 4 Cs: characters, context, challenge, and consequences.
Scenarios for learning should include several critical elements: a protagonist or main character, that character’s goal, and the challenges that character faces. The main character’s goal is what drives the scenario. All of the action and decisions in the scenario move you closer or further from that goal.