The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 2: Consequences

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The experience of cause and effect is a very powerful teacher, one our brain is already pre-wired to learn from. Experiencing consequences for our actions gives rise to emotion, which not only catches our attention, but also increases our ability to retain the learning. Despite these advantages, allowing the learner to experience an actual ‘consequence’ for their choice in a scenario is often missing from scenario design. As designers, we are too quick to just say ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and either move on or have…

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