Scenarios play a vital role in eLearning, as they add fun, create interest in courses and help people understand the subject-matter better. They help improve the analytical skills of the learner as he can relate himself with the real life situations and apply his learning there.
Here are a few tips to create effective scenarios in eLearning courses.
Determine the need
Scenarios can be used for two purposes. They can be created to assess learners’ knowledge where we can check their understanding regarding a topic and know their response. The second is to explore and learn where we can give a deeper knowledge of a particular topic to the learners in an engaging and interactive way. For instance, consider the following feedback where the first template is an example of an assessment scenario and the second one is “Explore and Learn”.
Relate to a problem and give the solution
To build effective scenarios, we need to know the target audience. We need to understand the problems that they are facing in their work and create a scenario based on it. A learner would be curious and interested to know the solution. We can also involve the learner by asking him to take a decision in such situation. Even if he makes a wrong decision, it can be corrected by giving him a proper feedback.
Use realistic characters
A scenario would become more effective when the learner is able to connect to it. Including realistic characters that he can relate to would make the scenario more effective. For example, here is the screenshot of a scenario that was used in a healthcare course. The scenario involves a conversation between a clinician and a sales representative.
Effective scenarios can be created by paying proper attention to learner needs. Hope this blog was useful. Please do share if you have anything to add to the list.
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