Make Virtual Classroom Learning Relevant with Scenario-Based Learning!

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2018 - March 27, 2018

Jennifer Hofmann

Founder and President
InSync Training

Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? Unfortunately, virtual classroom sessions tend to focus on getting as much content out there as possible, and leaving it up to the learners to figure out how to make it all work. 

One of the most effective ways to ensure learning sticks is by getting learners involved, and scenario-based learning design does just that. You only have so much time to dedicate to formal learning, so every moment needs to be impactful and relevant. This session will explore how to design three types of scenario-based activities in the virtual classroom: problem-based, predictive, and play-based. Discover ideas for producing appropriate scenarios that resonate with your learners in the virtual classroom. You’ll leave with detailed examples of each type of scenario, and a template to walk you through seven steps for constructing scenarios in your virtual classroom design.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the role of scenario-based learning in modern workplace learning
  • How scenario-based learning supports adult learning theory
  • Techniques for implementing three types of scenario-based learning in the virtual classroom
  • Seven steps for constructing scenarios


Intermediate to advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Virtual classrooms.



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