Using interactive video to simulate emergency training

The United Kingdom's Resuscitation Council created an e-Learning with four modules designed to teach learners how to do CPR, help someone who's choking, use a defibrillator, and more.  The designer used cinematic-quality video with actors to show each of the scenarios and  added interactions to help simulate things like the correct frequency of chest compressions.... Continue Reading →

Alternative authoring tool

Most of the branching scenario exercises I see are built using Storyline or Captivate. But Christy Tucker created one using Google Forms. You can check out the scenario here, and read about how she created it here.   This version of a branching scenario is fascinating because it is so uncommon. This could work as... Continue Reading →

Take scenarios one step farther with branching

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve talked about what learning scenarios are, as defined by Clark in Scenario-based e-Learning.  To recap, scenario-based learning is: A realistic scenario learners might face in the workplaceLearners participate in the action, not observe another character's actionsLearners see the consequences of their actions and learn from them. Once you... Continue Reading →

Applying concepts of scenario-based learning

Devlin Peck has been a source of inspiration for me going back almost to my first instructional design project. His portfolio is full of creative and effective learning solutions. Plus, he provides pretty detailed explanations of his how he created each one. For this week's inspiration, I'm looking back to Peck's eLearning simulation Climbing to... Continue Reading →

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