The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning comes in, where learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios that lets them gather skills and information. In other words, scenario-based learning is a just another face of learning by doing.
Including scenarios in your e-learning materials could be your recipe for success. Learning scenarios immerse your students into your subject of teaching, making them experience real world challenges and deal with real life consequences of their choices, all without real life risks.
Scenario-based learning gives students a sort of immersion into what they learn and a hands-on approach to a subject. A good example is student internship programs. This kind of learning provides them with a realistic scenario and usually involves applying strategies they have learned throughout a course.