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Choose your own eLearning adventure: How to create Branching Scenarios

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Tune into our Master Class on writing Branching Scenarios. We discuss what they are and how you can use it impactfully in your eLearning programs.

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Choose your own eLearning adventure: How to create Branching Scenarios

  1. 1. Story-Writing for Branching Scenarios
  2. 2. Story Writing for Branching Scenarios 2 The What, Why and When of Branching Scenarios How to Write a Branching Scenario
  3. 3. What are Branching Scenarios? ● Form of Adaptive Learning ● Adaptive Learning: delivery of custom learning experiences that address the unique needs of individuals through just-in-time feedback, pathways, resources ● Lesson Module: designed to be adaptive and to use a student’s choices to create a self directed lesson 3
  4. 4. What are Branching Scenarios? ● Interactive form of learning ● Present a situational challenge to the learner ● Learner makes a decision ● Results in a consequence ● Each consequence produces new challenges and more choices 4
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  6. 6. The Three C’s of Branching Scenarios 1. Challenge 2. Choice(s) 3. Consequence(s) 6 <<Repeat>>
  7. 7. Why Branching Scenarios? ● “Choose your own adventure” ● Interactive, engaging, fun ● Helps people practice skills in a safe way Scenarios are one of my favorite ways to immerse learners and give them a safe space to practice applying a new process, or to explore the nuances of performing their jobs. 7
  8. 8. Why Branching Scenarios? ● Recognizing and challenging their own assumptions ● Recovering from mistakes in a long or complex process ● Navigating extended, ambiguous situations ● Explore the nuances of performing their jobs ● Low risk failure; freedom to fail ● Learn to self-correct 8
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  10. 10. Is a Branching Scenario the Right Choice? Considerations: ● Shades of Gray ● Strategic ● Multiple Decisions ● Risky Situations 10
  11. 11. How to Write a Branching Scenario
  12. 12. How to Write a Branching Scenario 12 Getting Started Suggested Writing Process Writing Tips
  13. 13. Getting Started: Pre-Writing 1. Scenario concept 2. Summary 3. Identify the processes 4. List of mistakes 13
  14. 14. Scenario Concept ● List scenarios that you want to teach ● Situations must be relatable ● Use real-world examples ● Talk to SMEs ● Select scenarios that are suitable for branching 14
  15. 15. Summary ● Write a short summary of the situation ● Know the ideal outcome ● Use the 5 Ws 15
  16. 16. 16 ● Note the points of decision-making
  17. 17. 17 ● List all the potential ‘mistakes’
  18. 18. Writing Process: Structure
  19. 19. The Three C’s of Branching Scenarios 1. Challenge 2. Choice(s) 3. Consequence(s) 19 <<Repeat>>
  20. 20. The 3 Cs 20
  21. 21. Branching Scenarios 21
  22. 22. 22 draw.io
  23. 23. The Three C’s of Branching Scenarios 1. Challenge 2. Choice(s) 3. Consequence(s) 23 <<Repeat>>
  24. 24. Writing Process: Process
  25. 25. Writing Process 1. Start with the Ideal Path 2. Note decision points 3. Fill in the best choices 4. Create placeholders for problematic choices 5. Complete second alternative path to its conclusion 25
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  27. 27. 27 draw.io Ideal Path
  28. 28. 28 draw.io Alternate Path #1
  29. 29. 29 draw.io Alternate Path #2
  30. 30. One step forward, two steps back ● Decisions are in shades of gray: Good, Bad, OK ● You can have paths cross ● Create several ways to get to the same ending ● Reusing choices or endings helps to reduce the complexity ● Let learners go back a step or back to a milestone 30
  31. 31. Writing Process: Tools & Tips
  32. 32. Brainstorming: Mind Maps ● Paper, White Board ● MindMup 32
  33. 33. 33 ‘Exploding’
  34. 34. Exploding ● Exercise in idea excavation ● Free-writing: no editing, no filters, keep writing ● Start with a topic: (Great / Bad) Customer Support ● Write for 3-6 minutes, nonstop ● Pick three things that stand out ● Write on each of those for 3-6 minutes each ● <<Repeat>> 34
  35. 35. Tools ● White board ● Flip chart paper ● Flow-charts ○ draw.io ● MindMup ● Twine ● Post-it notes 35
  36. 36. In your LMS ● Lesson Activity ○ Why Your Learners Need Adaptive Learning ● H5P Branching Scenario ○ Creating Adaptive Learning Lessons with H5P Branching Scenarios 36
  37. 37. Resources ● Experiencing eLearning blog by Christy Tucker ○ Series of Blogs on writing Branching Scenarios ● H5P Branching Scenarios ○ Skills Practice: A Home Visit ● Deloitte: Gamified interactive recruitment experience ○ Will You Fit into Deloitte 37
  38. 38. Upcoming Webinars ● Analyzing Lesson Activity Data to Build Better eLearning ○ Tuesday August 20, 10am PT / 1pm ET ● Creating Adaptive Learning Lessons with H5P Branching Scenarios ○ Tuesday August 27, 10am PT / 1pm ET ● Keys for Ongoing LMS Success: Making LMS Administration Sexy ○ Tuesday September 10, 10am PT / 1pm ET 38

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