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

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CHAPTER 9

EVALUATION OF SCENARIO-BASED e-LEARNING

Outcomes from scenario-based e-learning can be dramatic. For example, Will Interactive designed and developed a suicide prevention scenario-based e-learning course for the U.S. Army called Beyond the Front. The learner can assume the role of a soldier facing personal problems while deployed and/or the role of an officer overseeing soldiers exhibiting symptoms of depression. For example, in Figure 9.1, we see the negative emotional effects of a soldier discovering that his girlfriend is pregnant (not his baby!). Beyond the Front was required training for all active duty Army personnel. The following year Army suicide rates dropped 58 percent! While your training may not have life-or-death consequences, ...

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