What are branching scenarios in elearning?
Branching scenarios are an important part of an instructional design.
They set up the pace in an elearning design. The branching scenarios offer learners choices and then they have to wade through these choices to learn.
When an activity has scenarios the learners learn concepts which they can’t learn through theory. So, they are effectual.
Now, everyone is introducing branching scenarios in such designs, so how to make them with lesser time and more efficiency. Genially is the new tool in the market with which you can create such branching scenarios.
It has an easier learning curve due to which instructional designers prefer it. Therefore, you must also know how to use this tool.
Genially can offer you the possibility of creating 20 types of content which include a video presentation, interactive image, infographics and gamification. You can also include a lot of content in a branching scenario. These can be GIFs, videos, audio effects etc. All these can be added through the Insert option of the Genially software.
The Genially branching scenarios can be inserted in Storyline and you can use that to enhance your work portfolio.
How to create branching scenarios in Storyline
You can add triggers in the storyline. Triggers help you to move our slide to a next slide based on a certain outcome chosen in a quiz by the user. You can also make a slide go to another slid by including hyperlinks.
To create a branching scenario in captivate, you have to use variables. When the variable to visit a slide is set to 1, it implies that the user can choose the next scenario from the menu slide option. Then, he can click on the next scenario and it can begin. The user can set Advanced actions in Captivate which can guide the user to where he should go based on whether he has completed a certain scenario.
Benefits of branching scenarios in elearning
More interactive for the learner
The best part is that they add a ton of fun to the module. The users don’t have to go through the entire course if they don’t want to. They can move from one scenario to another. This teaches them that their decisions can have an impact. It allows learners to expand their skillsets easily. Through branching scenarios, the information in an elearning module is not scattered but it is controlled by the learner.
Compliance training becomes easier
With them, compliance training becomes easier because when they are shown the impact of their decisions, they learn. When the content is tough, the learners learn the decision-making process quite quickly. First, the information is served to them about the process and they learn the results of their decisions. Then they are taken to the branching scenario, and then they learn what effect their decisions will have in terms of safety. They don’t commit mistakes and learn how to deal with the real problem at the workplace. Since learners are given rewards when they take the correct decisions, they remember what is to be done in a certain situation.