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Scenario-based e-Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Online Workforce Learning by Ruth Colvin Clark

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CHAPTER 7

PUTTING THE “L” IN SCENARIO-BASED e-LEARNING

In Chapter 6 I reviewed some design techniques to build in guidance (often referred to as scaffolding) for guided discovery learning environments. The main goal of guidance is to keep the learners on the right track as they work the scenario. One form of guidance I describe separately in this chapter involves instructional resources. There is a fine line between techniques for guidance and instruction. Regarding instructional resources, I emphasize techniques that are explicitly designed to teach knowledge and skills at the right time to help the learner make a decision or take an action. Since the ultimate goal of each scenario is to promote learning of specified knowledge and skills in ...

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