One of the most common mistakes I see in scenario-based learning is using feedback to tell learners what was right or wrong instead of showing them.
Fluency equals speed plus accuracy. To train for speed and fluency, you need to provide learners lots of practice to build skills.
Should you use time as scenario feedback? Maybe, in some specific learning scenarios. Timers can create more problems than they solve.
Intrinsic feedback sets scenario-based learning apart from traditional elearning. When you show learners the consequences of their actions, they can immediately see why it matters.
When writing branching scenarios, it’s easiest to draft the ideal path from start to finish first, before writing mistakes and consequences.
In branching scenarios, use a combination of immediate and delayed consequences and feedback, depending on the learners and goals.
If you weren’t able to attend my session at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando,
I’m presenting at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference again this year on “Better Feedback
How Much Do People Forget? – Work-Learning Research This is the link I send people
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.