Remember our article on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) a while back? We discussed the benefits of SBL in ensuring that learners know how to apply the knowledge that they have learnt. Scenario-based learning is especially effective for training with 2 features- Interactivity and realism.
- Interactivity Helps Learners Own The Results Of Their Actions: When learners get to interact with different elements- Eg. Introducing new characters, going down different pathways as a result of their decisions, they end up with a very personalised experience where they are in charge of the situation and they are made to go through decision-making steps. When learners own the result of their decisions, they are more likely to remember these results/consequences.
- Realistic Scenarios Help Contextualise Learning To Their Own Situations At Work: The more realistic and contextualised the scenario is, the more learners are likely to take away lesson objectives from the course. For example, videos with realistic situations, real life actors and dialogue that are culturally similarly are more likely to engage learners as they will be able to see how these situations can apply in their everyday life and learn from them. Information that is given within a contextual setting allows learners to retain it in their working memory and also to commit it to their long-term memory.
So Scenario-based Learning is great. But what if it could be even more awesome? What if we could turn Scenario-based Learning into a more immersive experience? Taking some inspiration to the Choose-your-own-adventure books that many of us grew up with, we created Illuminate.
Illuminate is a corporate adventure game that immerses learners into real life scenarios. It is highly interactive and realistic as it brings learners through a series of scenarios where they are the main character and need to make decisions. Scenarios are made even more realistic by the use of actors in the production of videos and photos. Learners make a series of decisions that determine how well they have applied what they learn. Learners get to visualise the positive and negative results of their actions. This is especially effective and important for application-heavy type of courses like code of conduct, ethics, compliance, values training and sales training etc.
Here’s a short video we’ve put together showing how Illuminate works.
Illuminate comes as a custom e-learning solution and we’re in the process of putting together some off-the-shelf content as well. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free demo!