Do you wish to enhance the online learning experience of your learners? Would you like to engage your learners and motivate them to take up the course with great zeal and passion? Do you wish to help your learners acquire most of the information from your eLearning course? If the answer to these questions is ‘Yes’, then here is an effective and optimal solution “Scenario-based eLearning”.
Scenario-based eLearning incorporates real-life situations in eLearning courses where the learner sees himself in the role of a problem solver. This approach towards building effective eLearning course is very helpful as it gives the learners an opportunity to see the information in a practical way. They help the learners to understand the content at a deeper level.
In my blog, I would like to discuss the ‘why’, ‘where’, and ‘how’ of scenario-based eLearning.
1. Why use scenario-based eLearning?
Scenario-based eLearning is a great way to make the learning more effective and engaging. It is intended towards providing the learners with an opportunity to:
- Analyze, understand and apply knowledge to the situations they face in real life.
- Build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and recall them for future use.
- Learn effectively through structured learning activity and solve problems and face challenges that are likely related to their real-life situations.
- Make an emotional relationship with the learners, thus helping them understand the content effectively.
2. Where to use scenario-based eLearning?
Scenario-based training can be very effective in presenting compliance-related information, safety training to the employees, the training that involves selling skills, communication skills, technical skills, etc.
3. How to use scenario-based eLearning?
For example, you need to explain the learners about safety precautions they need to take while handling poisonous gases. Create a situation using two characters where one character will be handling poisonous gas and the other an experienced worker telling him the consequences if the gas container is not handled properly. The information that is to be conveyed to the learner can be presented in the form of a conversation between the two characters.
I hope this blog has given you a fair idea of using scenarios. Go the scenario-way and excel in building your courses!