Building a Branching Scenario or Adventure Game in the Authoring Tool of Your Choice!

  • The Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
    5418 Wayzata Boulevard
    Golden Valley, MN 55416

Program Detail

You'd think that the tool you use dictates a lot of what you can offer as part of your instructional design and you'd be right. However, some of the more engaging types of learning are based on the old-style choose-your-own-adventure games of yore. Trying to build such a branching scenario in Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or in Trivantis Lectora can be frustrating, however, and the same is true for most other authoring tools. Most people agree that these types of learning activities can be the most meaningful and help learners the most when on the job, so why aren't they used more?

While the concept of a branching scenario is simple, its application can seem daunting. Joe Ganci will cut through the confusion and help you to see the simple steps to take to ensure that you will be able to create your branching scenarios, and even adventure games, without breaking a sweat!

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About Joe Ganci

My name is Joe Ganci and I’ve been in the eLearning since 1983, and I still love what we do! I’ve done it all from analysis to evaluation but my favorite area has always been selecting and using authoring tools and hardware that will truly meet the needs of learners to learn the material that we hope will change their lives, both on the job and in other areas of life.

I’ve been privileged to work with many Fortune 500 companies and help them to meet their learning goals or help them remedy matters when they’ve not met those goals. I use innovative design approaches and selective use of tools to help establish the best methods for each client, and no two clients are exactly alike. I also teach groups at company sites how to use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline and other tools.

I’m tool-agnostic so people trust me that I’m not in anyone’s pocket and I write tool reviews for the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Magazine each month. You can see my reviews of the last several years there any time you like. I’ve also worked with tool vendors to recommend how they can introduce better instructional design methodologies into their tools.

By the way, my degree was in Computer Science and while I do love programming in general, I love applying the power it brings to make learning better. I’ve written a few books in the past and am now in the process of writing more. I love sharing ideas and learning from others. I speak at several conferences each year for the eLearning Guild, Training Magazine and Association for Talent Development, along with others.

This year I was elected to be a Director for the International Alliance for Blended Learning (IABL) and will be speaking at the IABL Conference in Warsaw, Poland, in April 2018.

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