Scenario mistakes to avoid #1: Eager-beaver feedback

Scenario mistake #1: Eager beaver feedback

When is feedback helpful in a scenario, and when is it annoying? Should we immediately tell people what they’ve done wrong and what they should do to fix it? Learn more.

Let me tell you everything you need to know! Or not.

Let me tell you everything you need to know

You’re going to work in Zekostan! How would you like to prepare for the cultural differences? Do you want me to tell you everything and then quiz you? No? What’s the alternative? Learn more.

3 quick tips for strong scenarios

3 quick tips for scenarios

Want to write realistic, subtle scenario questions? Here are some techniques that can help. Learn more.

Is it ever okay to be a control freak?

Is it ever okay to be a control freak?

Is it ever okay to lead people by the nose through a new experience, or does that make us control freaks? Let’s look at an example. Learn more.

Makeover: How to write challenging scenario questions

How to write challenging scenario questions

We’ve all seen scenario questions that are too obvious. But how can we make them more challenging? Let’s fix a boring question right now. Learn more.

Jettison the genies and let learners think

Hipster genie wants to make you awesome

Elearning has genies, superheroes, and wizards. Live training has the all-knowing instructor. I say all of them should stop being so darned helpful. Learn more.

Branching scenarios: How many decision points?

Branching scenarios design: How many decision points?

You’ve decided a branching scenario will be part of your project. But how long should it be? See an example and some tips. Read more.

4 ideas you should steal from interactive fiction

4 ideas you should steal from interactive fiction

Here are a few fun stories from the wild world of interactive fiction. Try them out to see cool techniques you can steal for your training scenarios. Read more.

12 cool ways to use scenarios

Surprising uses for scenarios

Decision-making scenarios aren’t just for elearning. Here are 12 ideas for other ways you can use branched scenarios to help people practice solving problems. Learn more.

Why you want to put the activity first

Content presentation followed by scenario

Turn traditional training on its head: Challenge learners from the start with decision-making scenarios and let them learn through experience. It’s not only more interesting and memorable, it makes our designs more efficient. Learn more.

Scenario design online course

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