“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.
Do your scenario characters sound like robots? Try these 7 powerful tips to write natural dialog and give your characters some character. Learn more.
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.
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.
Want to write realistic, subtle scenario questions? Here are some techniques that can help. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
Decision-making scenarios aren’t just for elearning. Here are 12 ideas for other ways you can use branching scenarios to help people practice solving problems. Learn more.
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.