Reflect upon the benefits to learners of Scenario-Based Learning and interactive Virtual Scenarios
Describe the importance of storytelling and decision-making in developing engaging learning experiences
Compare the features of available Virtual Scenario authoring software tools and their suitability
Design and plan your own Virtual Scenarios
Discuss examples of Scenario-Based Learning activities and their effectiveness
Virtual scenarios are online educational resources which help learners explore real world decisions, making both good judgements and errors in a safe environment. They are used to prepare professionals to deal with a range of workplace challenges.
On this course you will explore this technology, learning how to use virtual scenarios in your own teaching or training. You will learn from educators who are part of the WAVES network, and from experts across academia and business who provide training that spans disciplines such as medicine and health, legal and engineering.
Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) and how it works
The science of decision-making and cognition
The importance of storytelling in learning
Technologies available to support Virtual Scenarios
Planning and developing a Virtual Scenario
This course is for teachers and trainers in any discipline who wish to create their own virtual scenarios, or learn about this approach. The course will also be of value to those studying or interested in working in education disciplines or instructional design.