Using Twine for complex video scenario design

For a recent scenario-based course in health care, my client was very keen to work with video scenarios. After a deep needs analysis, we established that the scenarios would provide the learner with conversation simulations. The learner would make a choice of 'what to say' and a video of the patient's reaction would provide a consequence driven [...]

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Constructing complex scenarios from learning objectives

Scenario- and story based courses are a powerful medium to immerse learners in situations where they can practice their skills. Writing engaging stories, with learner choices [...]

How to run an action mapping meeting

Anyone who has run SME meetings using Cathy Moore's action mapping model or plans to to so after reading her blog, will have discovered that it is the clearest of models, [...]

Can the learner journey be the learning outcome?

I was listening to a Game design podcast in the car this morning, the Game Design Round Table, and something was said that challenged my thinking around learning outcomes. A [...]

A classification of game thinking in learning design

Reading Andrzej Marczewski's (@daverage) excellent and very engaging book "Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play" has made me analyse more deeply how we try (and succeed or [...]

Can we break free of slide thinking in e-learning modules?

Corporate e-learning is moving along on a changing path. We see instructional designers trying to avoid information dumps, write up scenarios, work with action based models [...]

Inner gamification techniques for elearning. Part 2: Telling a story

In a previous blog post I introduced the term 'Inner gamification' to indicate the use of game development features to enhance elearning that do not use 'outer features' like [...]

Inner gamification techniques for elearning. Part 1: onboarding the learner

'Inner' and 'outer' gamification? Just terms I came up with to describe my thoughts. Other people have probably invented better terminology, but it works for me. Let me [...]

Why Jane Austen would have been a brilliant instructional designer

The art of storytelling is so much part of good instructional design, that it makes a lot of sense to seek brilliant examples across media, even if they are over 2 [...]

Waitemata District Health Board elearning

Senior elearning designer and developer at Waitemata District Health Board (2013-2016). First, some bragging: Platinum LearnX Award 2015 for Rapid [...]

Boating modules and games for Boating Education NZ

Kayaking Safety module (2009) Scenario-based e-learning module for general public. Aim: Teaching and testing the ten most important safety points for people going on a [...]