FS04 - Incorporating Storytelling into Your eLearning

Oct 20, 2020
Instructional Design , Virtual Pass

eLearning tends to be a content-focused experience that leaves people overwhelmed and wondering how it all applies to them. Your audience needs context to make content feel relevant and valuable to their lives. And using story is one strong way to make your eLearning come to life for them.

Incorporating storytelling into your design is a great way of making content easier to understand and feel relevant to the learner. But how well you design stories into your courses it what determines its success. In this session, you'll learn the three primary steps for using storytelling to enhance your eLearning courses. First, you'll learn strategies for interviewing subject matter experts to get the stories you'll need to tell. Next, you'll learn tips for using instructional design strategies to build stories into your courses. Finally, we'll discuss bringing stories to life using scriptwriting techniques.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Ways to interview subject matter experts to unearth the story the course needs to tell
  • Methodologies for designing stories into your courses
  • Strategies for telling your stories with scriptwriting techniques
  • Techniques for creating compelling characters


Designers, developers, managers

Technology discussed:

iSpring Branch Scenarios, Articulate Rise Scenario Builder

Hadiya Nuriddin, Learning Strategist - Duets Learning