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

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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Design training that matters

My book Map It helps you turn training requests into projects that make a real difference. With humor and lots of examples, Map It walks you through action mapping, a visual approach to needs analysis and training design used by organizations around the world.

Create challenging scenarios

Want to help people change what they do, not just what they know? Give them realistic practice with scenarios. Learn how in my four-week scenario design online course. You'll have hands-on practice, lively online sessions, and my personal feedback.

  

  

Scenario design online workshop

Four-week course starts February 2020

Create challenging, realistic scenarios that learners love.

- Four lively online sessions
- Downloadable worksheets
- Personal feedback from Cathy

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