Many contemporary job roles require problem-solving and critical thinking skills to solve new and unanticipated workplace challenges. Traditional training that uses a directive approach, while useful for procedural learning, lacks what is needed to build problem-solving skills. In addition, some work skills either cannot be practiced at all on the job (due to safety or other high-risk adverse consequences) or can only be learned over a long period of time.
Scenario-based e-learning presents employees with job-realistic situations that use multimedia to solve them in a matter of minutes instead of days or weeks. This allows scenario-based e-learning to accelerate job competency.
Based on the facilitator’s new book, Scenario-Based E-Learning, this program will include the following knowledge and skills:
Session 1: Scenario-Based E-Learning: What, When, and Why
You’ll explore several examples of scenario-based e-learning lessons and their key design features. You’ll then review work situations that are likely to profit from scenario-based e-learning, consider cost-benefit tradeoffs, and learn what types of learners may benefit the most.
During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to identify situations in your own organization that would benefit from a scenario-based e-learning approach.
Session 2: Scenario-Based E-Learning: Evidence and Design
Using a new example of a scenario-based e-learning program, you’ll review the main features described in Session 1. You’ll then review several key research studies that compared scenario-based e-learning with other design approaches, and identify some of the key features of effective scenario-based e-learning lessons.
In part two of this session, you’ll practice using a basic design model for planning effective scenario-based e-learning lessons. For homework, you will apply the design model to your own content or to case study content.
Session 3: Design and Development of Scenario-Based E-Learning
During this session, you’ll review your designs with other attendees, and describe four navigational interfaces that characterize most scenario-based e-learning. You’ll also discuss authoring systems with the facilitator, drawing on your own experiences, and spend some time converting your design plan into storyboards by selecting one of the navigational systems.