Branching Simulations

Branching Simulations challenge learners and help them understand the consequences of their choices. Take a look at how we use Branching Simulations to influence decision making and stimulate critical thinking.

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Branching scenarios not only help build real-world experiences but also have the power to gauge the employee’s progress and identify gaps.

What is the value that Branching Simulations brings to the learners?

Branching Simulations are a perfect example of qualitative assessments. They allow learners to explore various decision-making paths to accomplish the desired outcomes. In most cases, they help learners practice their skills and use all training resources available to them to avoid negative consequences. The approach unfolds the learning journey based on the learner’s choices, thereby making learning interactions experiential and engaging. Constant decision-making encourages participative learning and has maximum impact in driving behavioral change.

How can EI Design help you integrate Branching Simulations in your corporate training?

Our expertise in eLearning Branching Simulations delivers the learning mandate – through engaging Scenario questions and benchmarks to evaluate and help learners track their performance. We create Scenarios with realistic and immersive consequences, real-world situations, and deliver instant feedback and recommendations.

Our expertise in Branching Simulations helps deliver the learning mandate in the following 5 ways:

Focused Scenario questions: We create targeted questions to gauge a learner’s skill, task proficiency, or understanding of concepts rather than ambiguous questions. These help in producing accurate results to assess performance.

Benchmarks to evaluate performance: Our expertise lies in creating different decision-making paths that tie into various aspects of a skill set. This aids in grading employees based on specific indicators and then identify personal areas for improvement.

Scenarios using real-world situations with realistic and immersive consequences: We allow employees to immerse themselves in a situation through relatable challenges, realistic visuals, and audio elements. This helps in stepping up experiential learning a notch higher.

Instant feedback and recommendations: We focus on immediate diagnostic feedback followed by learning references for any decision-making instance. Our unique feedback styles have proven impactful in enhancing performance and driving the desired behavior change.

Intelligent technology interventions: We leverage our unique Interactive Video Framework as well as our Virtual Reality Framework to create highly immersive and engaging simulations. These help learners apply their learning, practice and hone their skills, take right decisions on the job, and trigger critical thinking.

Tips and Best Practices – How We Use Branching Simulations for Corporate Training

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Blend appropriate Instructional Design practices

We use the right combination of Instructional strategies to develop, map, and plot each branching path to help learners visualize and make accurate decisions.

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Well-crafted content

We ensure curating and creating the content basis research done during needs analysis so that Scenarios or situations are relatable and impactful.

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Amalgamating outcomes with desired behaviors

We add complete value to Branching Simulations by ensuring that branch paths and outcomes align to the behaviors the training has set out to achieve.

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Structured and timely feedback

We provide focused feedback in the moment of need adding unique cues such as visual meters that indicate how learners are faring with their decisions.

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Practicing in a controlled environment

We allow learners to practice their skills in a virtual environment to help them learn without any negative repercussions.

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Covers varied training requirements

We can help create Branching Simulations for varied training requirements ranging from Sales Training to Compliance to Professional Skills or even Change Management Trainings.

Want to learn how you can use Branching Simulations to influence decision making and stimulate critical thinking?

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