Scenario-based learning through Resimion immerses the student in an environment to test their knowledge, skills and understanding of a subject – but it’s not the only way to use the platform. In a new update to the Resimion platform, students can now create scenarios which course providers can use as the basis for assessments.
By creating their own scenarios, students can demonstrate their knowledge and develop a much richer understanding of a topic at hand. Learn more about what happens when scenario creation is the assessment.
The benefits of scenario creation
Scenario-based learning (SBL) is successful because the knowledge gained is embedded through experience. Students work through scenarios in context, applying critical thinking to decision making – which improves understanding, retention and recall.
It’s called experiential learning.
The concept of the Experiential Learning Cycle was coined by the influential educational theorist David Kolb, who defined four stages of learning:
- Concrete experience
- Reflective observation
- Abstract conceptualisation
- Active experimentation
Scenario-based learning through Resimion encourages learners to apply the knowledge they have gained to all four stages. It’s a safe and supportive space to gain concrete experience in a virtual world.
A Resimion scenario typically has three parts:
- The problem
- The journey
- The outcome
When following a scenario, the learner is given the problem, works through the journey and arrives at an outcome, and Resimion will facilitate the whole process.
But what happens if that concept is turned completely on its head?
By giving them the ability to create scenarios themselves, learners can effectively apply the knowledge they’ve gained in a non-linear, abstract way. This challenge helps learners to work through all levels of the experiential learning cycle, creating a much richer – and more effective learning process.
The power of non-linear learning
One of the crucial parts of designing a multi-stage scenario is considering the impact that individual decisions can have on outcomes.
During the scenario creation process, students think about a problem in a non-linear fashion. They’re encouraged to identify potential solutions – and pitfalls – along the way to create a successful pathway.
As well as tracing the quickest and safest path through a scenario, when designing a Resim, learners must consider what happens when a wrong decision is made. It provides a point of reflection that’s powerful in embedding learning.
How does scenario creation work?
Resimion makes scenario creation straightforward – for students and teachers. When using scenario creation for assessments, the learner creates a scenario in the same way as lecturers, using the same simple system.
The intuitive interface makes it easy to pick up, as learners work to create pathways. Once completed, the scenarios are moved into a scenario space, where an assessor can test it and grade it.
One of the reasons learners and teachers enjoy working with Resimion is how simple it makes the process of scenario creation. Learners can access the software online or offline, working whenever and from wherever they choose.
There are no limits to the number of times you can edit a scenario, and there are multiple scenario types that can be tailored to your service or speciality. Copying scenarios can be done with the click of a button and takes just seconds.
The focus is on learning about your subject, not our software.
Applying scenario creation to learning
A scenario-creation approach to learning is a valuable tool that can be applied to a variety of learning situations, such as healthcare, forensic science and policing.
The result is that more knowledge is retained and the learners are more capable of applying this in a variety of situations and scenarios. Alongside traditional learning methods and scenario-based learning, scenario-creation is an essential and effective learning tool for students, course leaders and course providers.
Resimion is the UK’s leading provider of scenario-based learning software. If you’re interested in the potential and power of scenario-based learning and scenario-creation for your organisation or institution, then get in touch.
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