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Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-Learning and Other Educational Experiences by Clark Aldrich

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2.2. MODELS

2.2.1. A Perfect Tree

Then comes another multiple-choice decision point, and another result. Theoretically, a branching story (or a Choose Your Own Adventure® book, I suppose) could provide multiple distinct paths from each state, creating a very diverse experience. Here is a model of that "perfect" structure would look like (Figure 2.2).

Figure 2.2. A Pure Branching Story Model.

The problem is that either the simulation would be very short (only three or four decisions), or the tree would be very, very large. A second problem might be that any two users would have too different an experience. It is all nice and well to talk about ...

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