Skills you will acquire
Complete this course and you’ll be able to:
- identify when a scenario is right for your subject
- select the right format – branching or non-branching – for your subject and audience
- develop a compelling idea and turn that into realistic and challenging situations for your learners
- create a design that keeps the focus on the important outcomes – both good and bad
- design and build a non-branching scenario using simple office tools
- design a branching scenario that can be built in a suitable authoring tool
To help you build your skills in creating interactive scenarios we have provided you with ten lessons, each of which includes a short video and sometimes an activity to complete. We have also provided you with a number of resources that you can use for on-going reference, including tips and links to useful tools.
In lessons one to six we’ll cover what interactive scenarios are, the formats, the characteristics of good scenarios, the design process, the tools and ways to distribute them. In lessons seven to ten we’ll see how that looks in practice as we go through the design and development process for both a non-branching and branching scenario.
Recognition for you
If you complete all elements of this course, you will receive a Skills Journey badge. Just make sure that you mark each element of the course as complete (and that includes providing us with feedback in the ‘How did we do?’ section).
You can go a step further and complete the optional assignment, designed to help you apply what you have learned to a real-world task. If you are just browsing this course, then this is likely to be a step too far, but if you are serious about building your skills, this will be an invaluable exercise.
Meet your tutor
Barry Sampson is one of the founders of Skills Journey. He has worked in learning and development for nearly two decades and for much of that time he has been helping people make sense of technology and what it can do to make learning easier and more accessible. His time is split between creating videos, screencasts, animated videos, interactive content and other media – and teaching other people how to do it themselves. In a past life he was Learning Technology Manager at a large UK corporate, where he worked on a number of award-winning elearning and blended learning programmes, and championed the use of emerging tools.