Scenario Design Process

Process covered a while ago back at TK09.  I don’t remember what it al means.  This is taken from my notes

Lay out the optimal path.  Give people a way to get back on track if they stray.  It is possible to have a linear design with the illusion of complexity. 

5 Step Process

  1. Design Scorecard: Goals and Boundaries
  2. Establish Storyline and Events: Challenges
  3. Create Cast and Background: Context
  4. Enable Triggering: Consequences
  5. Apply Scoring: Outcomes

When meeting with the SME ask, ” Where do you see the most problems.  Can you describe the Best Practices. ”
OR
“Talk me through a typical day in the life.  Tell me some war stories.”

Lay out the optimal path as a linear timeline.  Write feedback for a choice when authoring the choice itself.

Part 2 Design Ideas from Cathy Moore Site Examples

Mouse on Drugs: I love this one.  It took a boring topic and made it interesting and interactive.  The theme and just a little itneraction and animation go such a long way.  Taking the subject and putting it into the contect of the mouse experiment, grab a mouse, drag it into the chair drops it into a machine and the machine shows you its brain.  I like the interface and the eject mouse button as well. 

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/drugs/mouse.html

Types of Print:  I like the look and feel and how the animations work to show you a process, but the content is too dense to pay attention. 
http://www.moma.org/interactives/projects/2001/whatisaprint/flash.html

Build A Buiness: This is interesting.  The fun flashy stuff I think could be built in smart builder.  I like how you start with a name.  Then there are categories along the bottom and for each one you need to choose one of three options on the right.  When you make your choice the picture in the middle changes.  Bar graphs on the upper right track the impact of your choices.  When you are done selecting you launch your business and see if it worked.  I like alot of the visual interactive concepts, this is definately one to go back and reference.  However, I was able to click throught it with out paying attention  and pass so need something else to draw in the passive learner.  I cas see having this set up to mimic a jchao survey and and the end finding out if you passed.  THe more I think about it the more I like it!
http://www.btplc.com/Societyandenvironment/Businessgame/BetterBusinessChoices/index.html

Diagnose a PT (SB):  This scenario example  was built in smartbuilder.  First slide sets the stage, second is how the simulation will work, 3rd presents case and user decides what questions to ask.  4th Gives answers and lets you ask follow up questions.  Need to reference this one because everything here is possible.  http://www.suddenlysmart.com/examples/Patient_Management/player.html

There are still more examples to check out.  Vendor Demos and below.  http://blog.cathy-moore.com/elearning-samples/

Design Ideas from Cathy Moore Examples

Weathiest Americans:  This has great rollover grapics.  I like how the recent people are in color, there are links within the rollover http://www.nytimes.com/ref/business/20070715_GILDED_GRAPHIC.html#

Minnesota: Uses a comic strip format to tell a person’s story.  Also has a skin that matches the theme of the course.  http://discovery.mnhs.org/connectingmn/

I got as far as the basic examples and them got tired of looking.  Need to go back and check out the more advanced group and simulations: http://blog.cathy-moore.com/elearning-samples/

Action Mapping

Process to guide course development.  Will be very helpful with SME’s to avoid presenting just what people need to know. 

  1. I dentify the buisness goals
  2. List the actions that people must take to meet the goal
  3. Design a practice activity for each action that the learners must take
  4. Identify the information that people must have to complete the practice activity. 

The post by Cathy Moore has the visual explanation of how to do this an actually create an action map.  I will try this with Annual Ed.  http://blog.cathy-moore.com/2008/05/be-an-elearning-action-hero/

It is also printed out on my shelf.