Scenario Based Learning (SBL) is used extensively as a learner strategy in online learning. Not only does it provide high learner engagement as scenarios depict real life situations making them relatable, it also provides a safe environment to practice and understand consequences of their action.
In this blog, I show you how to you can use Scenario Based Learning through 5 examples for both Formal and Informal learning.
Scenario Based Learning (SBL) in eLearning uses real-life situations to validate the learning comprehension and more significantly its eventual application.
It offers a highly interactive and immersive approach that can be used effectively by organisations to:
From a learner’s perspective, it provides:
You can use several design approaches to craft Scenario Based Learning. These could range from simple images and animations to videos and interactive videos and build up real-life situations. It can be used to check the comprehension as well as application across most of the corporate training needs.
You can craft scenarios at two levels:
It is a flexible instructional approach and you can use it:
You can use Scenario Based Learning to create both formal and informal training solutions. The key benefits you will see are:
At EI Design, we have successfully used this approach for corporate training needs including:
This course uses a standard scenario-based approach with relevant imagery as a backdrop overlaid with text and characters. In addition, it has intuitive layouts to make learning simple, effective, and scalable for rapid development.
An interactive exercise demonstrating a conflict scenario at workplace where the learners could relate him/herself in the situation and make decisions. This mobile-friendly engaging interaction was designed to ensure sticky learning. Learners get a chance to walk through and interact with a series of scenarios in this multi-device course to identify and mitigate conflict situations at work place.
This module introduces learners to the different types of audio strategy available for use. More importantly, the goal is to help learners identify the most relevant and suitable audio strategy in a course. A storyline that uses branched scenarios is able to involve learners and provide realistic context for them so that they can utilize their learning effectively in a real-world setting.
This nugget features a video that uses high impact, contextual imagery and recaps the basic aspects of an HSE compliance course. It reinforces the need for constant risk assessment of hazards at workplace. Specifically, it uses a scenario to help learners identify a potential hazard and prompts the right action through the feedback.
This microlearning nugget features a branching scenario with a visual indication of how learners fare with the choices they make. The learners are presented with a real life scenario (a project need). Basis the learning of the primary learning course, they need to apply their knowledge and determine the right audio strategy for this project.
I hope this blog showcases the learning experiences you can create with Scenario Based Learning. You can weave in trending techniques like Gamification, Interactive videos into your scenarios to further enhance its impact. If you have any queries, do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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