How do some people design engaging elearning almost effortlessly? When others struggle to make a single slide even mildly interesting?
I’ll tell you exactly what the secret is…
Years back, when I was just starting my work as an independent agency I got a gig converting a whole bunch of web pages (html text) into e-learning modules.
12 modules to be exact.
I knew we were doing the learner a disservice with the approach - these modules needed to be “rethought” not “converted”... PLUS we only had 3 months to get them launched.
I knew there was a better way to engage people. I had been working in tell and test e-learning for so long, but never saw it deliver good results, or engage. It was never a show piece, it was always an afterthought. I was tired of that. I wanted to prove you could do engaging e-learning even if you had limited resources.
So my partner Ryan and I developed Broken Co-worker.
The idea was to have learning that not only looked good, was unique and fun, but at the same time stuck to the principles of engaging learning - contextual scenarios, stories, limited resources, and learning through consequences.
If you are just starting your e-learning development journey or trying to successfully move away from “page turner” e-learning, then scenario design is your golden ticket.
But how do you build consistently engaging scenario based e-learning?
Introducing "Designing e-Learning Scenarios”
My name is Anna Sabramowicz. I am the founder of Elearner Engaged.
Over the past 4 years, I’ve been designing and deconstructing what makes an engaging scenario experience online.
I’ve uncovered and reverse-engineered the 10 strategies YOU need to implement to design award-winning scenario-based modules.
Over the past 4 years I’ve also worked with companies like adidas Group, Thomas & Betts, Michelin, Rubbermaid and Emerson to take their e-learning to the next level. My scenarios and videos have been featured in Articulate Roadshows, Learning Solutions, University of Charlotte, Southern New Hampshire University, and others…
The crazy part?
Broken Co-worker was built 4 years ago… and it's still being used as a prime example of scenario based learning.
Because the principles that made it a success still apply today.
You see the technology has changed… software has evolved. But the reasons why it was a hit in the first place have not.
Plus, I’ve applied the very same timeless principles to every development project since.
How Scenario Design Works
I’ve learned a time-tested and proven formula to design engaging e-learning:
Moral of the story: This course is grounded in proven principles and strategies that work. It’s broken down into simple, step-by-step modules that allow you to easily walk through each of the four phases of scenario design and development.
At the end of each module is an easy-to-execute action step so you can methodically implement what you’ve learned. No guesswork. Just follow the plan.
What Topics Does the Course Cover?
This course covers four main topics broken into seven key application areas.
1. What’s the problem your scenario is solving?
As I designed my scenarios, I documented every step of the process so I could teach you how to do the same thing.
We’ll start at the beginning and lay the foundation for developing a useful and engaging scenario.
✔ You’ll learn the formula to quickly connect your scenario to a big business problem.
✔ You’ll review 4 examples of how other industries have applied this formula to measure their impact.
✔ You’ll learn questions that will help you decide how your scenario will solve this problem.
✔ You’ll learn strategies that help you make your scenario compelling to your learners: by establishing the context and real-world consequences.
In the Designing e-Learning Scenarios Course I’m going to review several different strategies for building your own Broken Co-worker. Every strategy will be meticulously broken down so you can easily follow along and implement it in your e-learning project.
The course is complemented by a workbook - which helps you apply immediately. The workbook offers tips and tricks not included in the videos.
2. How are you going to assess for success?
Do you have the learner complete several simple scenarios, then give them a complicated "new" one at the end to test their knowledge? How do you set up assessments and metrics to measure beyond just what people "liked" and discover their actual "learning"?
In this module you will learn;
There are so many options and ideas to consider. It can be completely overwhelming. What a PAIN! You will not have to experience any of that.
I’m going to give you an easy-to-follow blueprint to set up your scenario development and delivery process. No guesswork. No spending months to gather the right info. You will see my exact setup and what I suggest you do (and ask) at each stage of your scenario design.
3. How to draft a good scenario?
This is the $1,000,000 question…
“How do I write a really engaging scenario?”
This is where it gets really fun.
In this module you will learn;
The tips and ideas you’ll learn here have helped me successfully design dozens of scenarios for a multitude of industries. They will walk you through exactly how to design your own scenario and work with team members to refine it to be engaging and contextual.
4. How will you build and test your scenario?
One of the biggest challenges is making sure that a scenario is true to life. That your learners find your options true to life and compelling.
Another conundrum I ran into early on was knowing what to put in the scenario vs. what to leave out.
In this module you will learn;
13 More Things You’ll Learn in this Course
Class Details: Here Is What You Will Get
Here is what your course package will include:
How will you watch it? Immediately after purchasing, you’ll be sent a private link where you can jump in and start the course immediately.
How Much Does it Cost?
The entire Create Engaging E-learning course--all strategies, checklists and planning tools -are broken into modules to ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed and can easily and methodically develop your own scenario based e-learning.
$489 one time purchase price.
30-day money back guarantee. NO questions asked.
Do the Strategies Work for Novice Designers?
Yes. This was designed as a step by step process that anyone, regardless of their experience or technical acumen, can follow.
After you have a good hold on the key elements presented in this course, you can then take these strategies and evolve them to make your scenarios as sophisticated as you want.
An instructional designer and strategist, Anna has solved training and elearning problems for the likes of Sony, ABB Group, Emerson, Rubbermaid, Michelin, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and countless others.
She’s been invited to talk to instructional systems design classes at UC Berkeley, Concordia University, University of Charlotte, Southern New Hampshire University, and dozens more.
The Chief Learning Architect of Articulate, Tom Kuhlmann often deconstructed Anna’s showcase course in his Storyline workshops, and invited Anna to be an expert speaker for his Articulate Roadshow. Articulate dubbed her work, “Scintillating.”
And when adidas - one of the best known brands on the planet - wanted to hire someone to optimize their global onboarding modules to increase skills of retail store associates, guess who they hired. Yup: Anna. She is the founder of Elearner Engaged, a boutique elearning design agency.