601 Choose Your Own Adventure: Reframe Scenario-based Learning with Good Storytelling

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday, September 29

Once there was an eLearning designer who was handed a course request and a pile of content from a SME. What happened next? S/he:

  1.  Dove right in, building slides as the ideas came
  2. Carefully crafted the outcomes, determined the assessment, content and activities, and started building
  3. Carefully crafted the outcomes, determined the assessment, crafted a story to present the content, mapped activities into it, then started building
  4. Adapted a fairy tale storyline, tacked pieces of content to it, tossed in activities and interactions, and ended with a final quiz to ensure mastery
  5. Imported the SME’s PPT slides into Storyline and called it done

In the end, which choice led to happily ever after for the designer, the SME, and the learners? Which made the content stick?

Find out in this interactive workshop and learn to make your courses sticky, too.

Jean Marrapodi

Chief Learning Architect

Applestar Productions

Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPLP, has been designing and developing eLearning for over 20 years in a variety of industries and higher education. Named a Guild Master in 2016 by the eLearning Guild, she is considered an industry thought leader. Over the last 10 years, Marrapodi has presented more than 75 workshops and webinars for industry organizations and has taught over 40 graduate and undergraduate courses at New England College of Business, where she served as director of eLearning. Her expertise lies in her ability to make the complex simple, and pinpoint client needs to drive to business outcomes. She is a soup-to-nuts eLearning designer, with the ability to single-handedly build a project from idea to rollout, as well as work in a specific role on a project team. She is the chief learning architect at Applestar Productions, providing targeted eLearning and custom workshops for her clients.

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