By Cathy Moore
Need to write a scenario question? Get ideas from these three classic blog posts that you might have missed.
Example: The same scenario question three ways
What's the difference between a quiz question, a mini-scenario with poor feedback, and a strong scenario question? Compare these versions of the same data-security question and discover an unusual use for a Chipmunks CD.
Example: A deeper look at "showing" feedback
I've just made a decision in your scenario. Should you now tell me what I did right or wrong, or just show me the consequence of my decision?
I vote for "show" because I want to use my brain. Here's an example of how it works, plus an early encounter with the Omniscient One, that faceless know-it-all who dominates elearning.
7 ways to make scenario dialog sound natural
These tips will make your scenario characters believable, relatable, and concise. (The most common mistake I see is too much small talk. See tip #2 for the solution.)
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