How to write a strong mini-scenario, why you want to use “showing” feedback, and how to make your characters sound like real people: Three classic scenario tips from my blog. Learn more.
Tag: mini scenarios
2 types of elearning scenarios: branching and mini
What type of scenario do you need? Will a one-scene mini-scenario be enough, or do you need a branching scenario? Learn more.
Mini-scenarios: How to help people recover from mistakes
Mini-scenarios are small but mighty. You can even use them to help people practice recognizing and recovering from mistakes. Learn more.
4-step process for writing scenarios for training
Want to write a scenario? Don’t just jump in. You’ll save time and create a stronger story if you follow this process. Learn more.
How to design software training, part 2: Practice activities
Here’s an alternative to traditional software training: Create self-contained activities that help people learn by doing, and make the activities available on demand. Learn more.
What’s the real cost of eye candy?
“We need eye candy!” But at what cost? If we spend too much time on images, we don’t have time to create challenging activities. Will people really reject a text-only activity? Learn more.
7 ways to make dialog sound natural in your training scenario
Do your scenario characters sound like robots? Try these 7 powerful tips to write natural dialog and give your characters some character. Learn more.
Scenario mistakes to avoid #2: “Eat! Eat! You need to eat!”
Do we really need to force-feed people information before they can try a scenario? Learn more.
Scenario mistakes to avoid #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.
3 quick tips for strong scenarios
Want to write realistic, subtle scenario questions? Here are some techniques that can help. Learn more.