Ruth Clark identifies 8 learning domains where scenario-based learning can be used effectively. These common topics for workplace training all involve more strategic decision-making rather than simply following a checklist of tasks.
When should you use a branching scenario rather than other learning strategies? There are no
When we provide feedback in branching scenarios, we have several questions to consider. Should we
Why are scenarios effective for learning? They provide realistic context and emotional engagement. They can increase motivation and accelerate expertise. Here’s a selection of quotes explaining the benefits.
When is audio narration helpful to adult learners? Research tells us that it’s generally beneficial to use audio with on-screen visuals, but to avoid redundant on-screen text.
Intrinsic feedback is one of the features of scenario-based learning that sets it apart from traditional e-learning. When you show learners the consequences of their actions, they can immediately see why it matters. The principles or process that you’re teaching isn’t just abstract content anymore; it’s something with real world implications and it matters if they get it wrong.
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Tips for writing better e-learning voice over scripts:
* The most important tip
* Conversational style and flow
* Shorter sentences
Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “Why Games Don’t Teach.” It’s a deliberately