Scenario Based Learning

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Student orientation

Introducing Scenario-Based Learning (SBL)

The Experiential Learning Center has created presentations and sample scenarios to promote Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) in community college education.

The best way to learn about Scenario-Based learning is to work through a scenario to add a scenario to a class or lesson of your own.

  • start by reviewing and working through the scenario Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Adding Scenario-Based Learning to Your Classroom

    Note: This material was created to be offered to faculty as a hybrid course with a face-to-face meeting followed by weekly discussions and deliverables over a 5 week period. Feel free to work through the materials as a self-paced learning experience. If you are really in a hurry, just read through the information as there is considerable value in that, too.

Once you are convinced that Scenario-Based Learning could work for you and your students

Adding scenarios

In the Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Adding Scenario-Based Learning to Your Classroom you will

  • review a sample scenario based learning course
  • characterize the differences between traditional and scenario based learning - teaching, learning, instructional design, assessment
  • transform a current conventional/traditional unit into a scenario based learning format
  • revise learning outcomes and assessments for SBL
  • learn more... beyond basics of SBL


These scenarios were developed to demonstrate the applicability of Scenario-Based Learning to a range of technical courses

  • Programming with Ajax - students working for QuickSoft Associates write web applications for a virtual client in the Ajax language
  • Environmental Studies - as GreenHealth advocate, students research and develop promotional materials and plan events to promote this organization
  • Biotech - students participate in activities associated with their Bioinformatics Internship
  • Python Programming - the virtual company QuickSoft Associates are using the programming language Python to develop web applications for clients
  • Engineering - As engineering interns for the virtual company Innovo, students are involved in designing and building robots for custom search and rescue applications.
  • Computer Science - students work in software design group at EdSoft to create products for use in education.
  • Network Security - students are on duty as network support for the virtual company C-Bay, when a variety of routine and not-so-routine events are discovered and communicated to them

If you create scenarios that we can add to our library, please contact us.

Creating scenarios

In the Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Create a Scenario you will


Teaching with scenarios

Libraries of scenarios

  • NISOD Learning Scenarios - Learning Scenarios is a Valencia Community College business entity designed to provide learning innovations for today's rapidly changing educational ...

Other resources

  • The Whole Product - Geoffery Moore
  • Peopleware - DeMarco and Allister
  • James Gosling -
  • A Vision of K-12 Students Today - video - This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so. Category: Education