Recommended reading and watching

A list of books, websites and videos that are highly helpful for scenario-based learning and stories in elearning in general. I have a preference for very practical, how-to sources.

FROM THE WORLD OF ELEARNING

Short Sims by Clark Aldrich (2020)
A highly practical approach to creating short, to the point scenario-based learning or “sims” with lots of playable examples.
www.shortsims.com

Experiencing elearning – website of Christy Tucker
Christy is a solid inspiration and guide for all thing scenario-based elearning. Her blog posts are very practical and useful for beginners and more advanced users.
https://www.christytuckerlearning.com/

Instructional Story Design by Rance Greene
A more general approach to designing stories for elearning, with helpful templates etc for the beginning story writer.
https://needastory.com/

FROM THE WORLD OF NARRATIVE DESIGN FOR GAMES

Emily Short’s Interactive Storytelling
Emily is the absolute authority on interactive fiction and storytelling. She done has deep research on conversation design and flow, review of writing in all types of games, and is an award-winning game writer and designer of interactive storytelling tools. Indispensable reading.
https://emshort.blog/

Jon Ingold – Writing sparking dialogue
A true master class in writing for interactive media. Subtext, choices, dialogue, writing models. Worth watching over and over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vRfNtvFVRo