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Building Scenarios for E-Learning

Building Scenarios for E-Learning
Generally you have two types of courses. Some are all about pushing information out to the learners. And some focus on changing behavior and performance. Both have their roles in the world of elearning. Performance-based courses are easier to assess because you can measure performance before and after. Information-based courses are a bit more challenging because it’s hard to see whether people use the information if it’s not tied to performance. Interactive scenarios work well for both performance- and information-based courses. The following posts show how to quickly build interactive scenarios using branched navigation.

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Building Scenario–Based e-Learning Courses Are you looking for a new way to present content to your learners instead of just pushing out an information-based e-Learning course? Using scenarios is a great way to get your learners to pull course content while presenting them with real-life workplace situations. Even though building scenarios can take a bit more time, there are a few ways you can easily get started! But some of you may be wondering: what is a scenario?

The Basics of Scenario-Based e-Learning In this post, I will walk you through the various aspects of scenario-based eLearning, so that you can design eLearning courses which not only keep the learners motivated and engaged, but provide them with the best possible educational experience that effectively enhances their skill sets and/or knowledge base. There are a myriad of instructional design theories and models to choose from when creating eLearning courses. In fact, selecting the one that fits your students’ or employees’ needs can often be a challenging task. However, if you are looking for a model that is ideally suited to improve learner engagement, then scenario-based eLearning may be the solution.Scenario-Based eLearning, essentially, immerses the learners in real life or situational simulations or learning experiences that allow them to gather skills or information that they will recall for future use. How Scenario-Based eLearning Improves Engagement and Understanding

eLearning 101 Part 2: Planning In eLearning Part 1: Introduction to eLearning you were introduced to the concepts of eLearning and approaches to learning. In eLearning Part 2: Planning eLearning, we will discuss planning and how to create a storyboard, the audio or script writing process and various methods of interactivity Before anything is put on paper, the audience for the training has to be determined. How to Engage Learners with Scenario-based Learning by Hans Kövi & Kasper Spiro “There are numerous ways to design an SBL, and how you design it depends on a number of factors. The educational level, the learning topic, and of course the available budget are important variables. But no matter how you design scenario-based learning, you can use it for situations that include medical training, sales training, and compliance training.” The demand for scenario based-learning (SBL) is growing rapidly.

Build A Simple E-Learning Project Plan A successful elearning project requires good planning. A while back, I designed a nice generic project plan in Microsoft Project. It had all of the basic steps required to manage e-learning projects. The plan showed that an elearning course could be built in about 45 days. How to Build Scenarios with Action Mapping and Lectora “Action Mapping is a way to design your e-Learning content and focuses on ‘doing’ not “knowing,” said Betty Hornor, presenter at the 2013 Lectora® User Conference. It is also a great way to prevent e-Learning developers from giving their learners an information overload within their online training course. To begin to build your action map, you first should follow these four basic steps: Define your business goal Identify what learners must do to accomplish their goal Select what activities will help Pinpoint what content is really, really crucial Here is an example from Hornor’s presentation of an action map: After you create your plan, you should consider the design of your E-learning course.

planning4elearning.wikispaces This wiki has been created by Marlene Manto as an 'e-handout' to support sessions on Strategic Planning for e-Learning for managers and decision-makers. It has a Creative Commons license and is available to share under the conditions of this license (note that the links and resources embedded in this wiki may be subject to different licenses). If you find any broken links, please email me so that this resource can be kept updated and maintained. Strategic Planning for e-Learning Get your organisation up and running with a strategically-planned approach to introducing and embedding e-learning.

4 Simple Steps to e-Learning Design: Action Mapping by Cathy Moore Whether you’re just getting started designing e-Learning courses or are an experienced e-Learning developer, it’s always beneficial to explore new design models and methods to expand your content and discover new possibilities for your courses. One interesting and popular model for many instructional designers is Cathy Moore’s “Action Mapping,” outlined on her “Cathy Moore Let’s save the world from boring elearning!” blog. Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course Written by: Rob KellyPublished On: February 8, 2014 Because online courses have fewer opportunities for the spontaneous, real-time exchanges of the face-to-face classroom, online instruction requires a deliberate approach to design and facilitation. As Bethany Simunich says, “Online, learning doesn’t happen by chance.” In an interview with Online Classroom, Simunich, associate director of online learning at Kent State University, offered the following techniques to improve an online course:

Article - Using Scenario-Based Questions as an Assessment Tool (Resources) By Will Thalheimer, PhDNOVEMBER 12, 2013 Introduction In my first article in this series, I described the research-based support for the power of scenario-based questions. You can access that article by clicking here. Articulate Storyline E-Learning Demos & Training Examples Sales Orientation Sales Orientation by ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc. View the Articulate Storyline example (See more examples in the Articulate Storyline showcase) Article - Secrets to Writing Great Scenarios (Resources) By Will Thalheimer, PhDOCTOBER 15, 2013 Introduction In my first article in this series, I described the research-based support for the power of scenario-based questions. You can access that article by clicking here.