Creating interactive scenarios
Everything you need to design and build immersive learning activities
What have we got here?
Creating interactive scenarios is a self-paced, online course that you can start, finish or just dip into at any time. It's one of a growing catalogue of Skills Journey courses for learning professionals. You can buy this course on its own or subscribe to the whole catalogue.
Is this course right for me?
The course is aimed at digital content designers looking to create immersive interactive scenarios and for those who intend to work as part of a team of specialists undertaking this task. If you already have software suitable for creating interactive scenarios, that’s fine. If you don’t, you’ll find out on the course what’s needed to do a good job.
What will I learn?
This course will enable you 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
How long will it take?
Well, it all depends.
- If you’re curious about something or you need to know urgently how to carry out a task, you could get in, get what you want and get out again in less than 10 minutes.
- If what you need is a quick appreciation of the subject matter covered by the course, you could watch all the lesson videos in an hour, give or take. You’d be better off spreading this over a few days, but if an hour is all you’ve got, then go ahead and binge.
- Our courses are roughly equivalent in scope to a one or two day classroom event. If you were to spend a whole day on one of our courses, perhaps spread over a week or two, you’d be able to complete all the activities and begin applying your new skills to your work.
How does it all work?
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 optional activity to complete. We've 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.
This resource has been designed, developed and presented by the Skills Journey team, drawing upon decades of experience working with learning and development professionals across the world.
Lessons in this Course
StartGetting started (5:08)
StartFormats for scenarios (2:19)
StartWhat makes a good scenario? (2:33)
StartThe design and development process (2:43)
StartGetting your scenario out there (2:48)
StartDesigning a non-branching scenario (4:58)
StartProducing your scenario in PowerPoint (34:40)
StartDesigning a branching scenario (6:08)
StartProducing your scenario in Storyline (82:46)
StartPutting your learning into practice
StartBefore you go