Training design - Cathy Moore

Introduction

5 new scenario-based training examples to inspire you

Check out these examples of branching scenarios, and examine the design decisions behind them. Read more.

5 new scenario-based training examples to inspire you

By Cathy Moore

I’ve added several branching scenarios to this collection of scenario-based training examples, along with questions to help you evaluate the designers’ choices.

The new examples include five activities you might not have seen before:

  • Can you convince Carla to analyze the problem instead of throwing a course at it?
  • Your patient is HIV positive. Should you tell his wife?
  • Your student is stressed and might be cutting herself. Can you convince her to talk to the counselor?
  • Can you recognize gang activity and respond appropriately?
  • Something is bothering Hana. Can you persuade her to talk about it?

Screenshots of several branching scenarios

You’ll consider several design decisions, including:

  • What level of production is really necessary?
  • Should players have to choose every word they say in a conversation, or just some phrases?
  • How much information should we present, and how much can people easily figure out on their own?
  • How often, if ever, should we interrupt with hints or correction?

Try the example scenarios.

 


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