Interactive Media-Rich Branching Scenarios
I work as an IT trainer and e-learning developer in an NHS Trust. I was recently in discussion with a consultant who is really (really!) keen to develop e-learning that demonstrates to newly qualified clinicians how they could approach clinical decision-making and that shows the consequences of poor or unfounded decisions, while not necessarily penalising inventiveness and resourcefulness. We are talking about branching scenarios that reach positive and not so positive outcomes based on patient presentation, history, diagnoses, the choice of tests requested and their results, conversations with patients and other healthcare professionals, etc.
I showed him this terrific branching scenario by Cathy Moore and the modelling behind it is exactly the design approach needed for his projects. However, he is hoping for more of a playable, acted out, television show interface with the junior doctor trainee as the protagonist, and his/her choices and actions deciding how the story unfolds (and the outcome for the patient). I.e. he wants a look that is more like Netflix Bandersnatch or Minecraft - Story Mode, rather than a static Fighting Fantasy gamebook, as this will truly hold the attention and interest of our young clinicians.
Do any of you have experience of developing such video-based scenario courseware using Articulate Storyline 360? It of course does not need to have a medical theme!
And (my predictable next question is) would you care to please share a demo or snippet of it?
Also, and I know this is a big ask, would you be happy to please share details of the problems, both expected and unexpected, that you had to overcome and, indeed, anything else (e.g. your course durations, development timescales, development team size & skillset, etc.) that would help my hospital start to gauge the work involved in a similar project.