Branching Scenarios in eLearning – the Whats, Whys, and Hows

Are you looking for a better way to train your employees than well-worn, linear click-and-read courses? This is where branching scenarios can help. Place your learners into the role of decision makers, let them make their own choices and see the results they yield.

What Is a Branching Scenario?
Simply put, a branching scenario is a route through the learning content that depends on the actions made by a learner. It challenges a user to make decisions and then represents the consequences that arise based upon the action that is taken.

There may be different levels of branching. For example, let’s take a look at “Lifesaver”, an award-winning crisis simulator designed to teach CPR. This is a complete live-action film that immerses viewers right in the middle of a serious problem and gets them to make the choices they’d have to make in an actual emergency, with the clock ticking. If they make the wrong decision, someone dies! Read more