Structure and scenario

We design e-learning content using a structure and a scenario. The structure is the stepping stone for the learning content later on. The scenario refers to the story, the way you present the learning content.

Structure = content divided into smaller units and structured into a tree diagram

Scenario = integrate various exercises (texts, images, animation, interaction, exercises)


Teaching methods with digital support … are built in.
For example, by initiating a chapter with a knowledge test, and by indicating in the feedback what follows, the student can have a look at the different parts in a structured way.


A didactically sound structure must ensure that each student is stimulated enough to bring the provided trajectory to a successful conclusion:

  • Preferably limit the number of levels in the content to three.
  • First explain basic concepts and structures and only then the further details. Avoid explaining everything in one go. You can go into depth easier on the Web than in a book (e.g. via hyperlinks, mouse-overs, pop-ups).
  • Global – analytical – synthetic:

    o Global: explain first what is to come.
    o Analytical: then explain one element at a time.
    o Synthetic: at the end, summarize everything.

Scenario: varied repetition

Create a thriving and friendly story. Introduce each part of the structure, so each piece of content, by using a variety of repetitions. Include multiple learning styles: (inter) active experience, observing, reflecting, conceptualizing, experimenting, applying.

In practice, apply these different learning styles through the use of texts, schedules, stories, images, sounds, videos, animations, simulations, series of tests, interactive animations, exercises, etc.

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