Unlike many traditional forms of learning, elearning allows you to create scenarios that immerse the learner in an authentic experience. Good scenarios also provide realistic feedback to help learners understand the content better. Ideally, the feedback is not “CORRECT” or “INCORRECT”. Instead, it should reflect subtle nuances of human behavior. This approach forces learners to consider their own reactions and to interpret the grey areas that exist between right and wrong. It helps to create realistic alternatives so learners can see how they will actually react in real situations.
Scenarios are a great tool to use in story telling, which is a form of training that can be very effective. Scenarios can help your learners identify with the character and identify with his/her actions or decisions. If the story is realistic and relatable, learners are more likely to engage in it, and learn from their own actions and reactions to the scenarios.