201 Scenario-based Learning in the Virtual Classroom

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 4

We only have so much time to dedicate to formal learning—every moment needs to be impactful and relevant. 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. Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? One of the most effective ways to ensure learning sticks is by getting learners involved, and scenario-based learning design does just that.

In this session you'll discover ideas for producing appropriate scenarios that resonate with your learners in the virtual classroom. We'll explore how to design three types of scenario-based activities in the virtual environment: problem-based learning, predictive learning, and play-based learning. You'll leave with detailed examples of each, and a template to walk you through seven steps for constructing scenarios in your virtual classroom design.

Jennifer Hofmann Dye

Founder and President

InSync Training

Jennifer Hofmann Dye is founder and president of InSync Training. She specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Jennifer has written and contributed to a number of well-received and highly-regarded books including The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live Online Courses, Meetings, and Events and Live and Online!: Tips, Techniques, and Ready to Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom. Her latest book, Blended Learning (ATD, 2018), introduces a new instructional design model that addresses the needs of the modern workplace and modern learners.

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