Do employees answer multiple-choice questions as part of their jobs? Does a Jeopardy game about product features suddenly interrupt a sales call?
Our activities need to help learners practice using new information in realistic ways.
More about this topic:
- Why you want to focus on actions, not learning objectives: Learning objectives are wimpy. Instead, we should first identify what people need to do, and only then decide if there’s anything that they need to know.
- How to fit the entire world in a multiple-choice question: Can’t afford a full-fledged simulation? You can still recreate the learner’s world in your materials, even if your only tool is the lowly multiple-choice question.