Similar to a case study, a branching scenario places learners into situations or contexts where they are required to make decisions along the way. The aim is for the learner to learn by thinking about these decisions, making them, and then experiencing or seeing the consequences of those decisions. As the learner makes decisions, you can use a branching scenario to show your learner the consequences of different choices, sort of like a Choose Your Own Adventure Book. Branching scenario can make great Practice Activities.

You can create your own text-based branching scenarios using Twine which is free, and publishes scenarios in easily customized, accessible HTML such as the following language-learning activity. You can also create video-based branching scenarios using the Annotation Feature in YouTube such as the following Example.

For more information about how to design a branching scenario check out the following: