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Types of Scenario-based Learning in Online Training [SlideShare]

Scenario-based learning needs no introduction. It has been one of the popular instructional design strategies that is known for its immersive learning capabilities. It allows learners to experience real-life work challenges and get diagnostic feedback in eLearning courses as they progress, since every action reflects learners’ choices.

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Unlike any other eLearning course (where learner passively absorbs information), scenario-based learning encourages learners to actively participate, throughout the learning process.

But, when does scenario-based learning makes the most sense? This eLearning design strategy is the most useful when:

  • Decisions made at certain points can affect the consequences
  • Tasks require critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • It’s difficult to offer real-life experience
  • There’s no single correct solution to an issue

To summarize, scenario-based learning makes learners apply their existing experience, subject knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a risk-free and “close-to real-world” working environment. This allows them to acquire the necessary skills needed to deal with similar problems at work.

But, while we know how effective scenario-based learning is, not many know its different types. Scenario-based learning can differ based on purpose and complexity. Under each of these types, you’ll find further classifications that ensure your corporate training projects are high-impact and relevant.

Find what these types are in the SlideShare below!



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