Scenario-Based Learning for Capability Development

Lindsay Germain Moderator
United Kingdom
Lindsay is a Biomedical Science graduate who, whilst studying at the University of Southampton UK, specialised in Alzheimer’s disease, immunology and oncology. She joined Bayer early this year as a researcher and developer supporting a variety of projects, including a European Commission Erasmus+ project called the WAVES project, where her main focus is in the design, delivery and implementation of a Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Lindsay is also a qualified Innovation Coach at Bayer and enjoys facilitating innovation sessions for employees across the business. Her learning interests include Virtual Scenarios, innovative approaches to e-learning, the power of storytelling, Systematic Inventive Thinking and prototyping.
Ms Sheetal Kavia Panelist
St George’s University of London
United Kingdom
Sheetal is a Medical biologist graduated from Brunel University. Since graduating she has worked at St George’s University of London for the Times Higher Award winning eLearning Unit. She started her career as a Learning Technologist and has worked to become the eProjects Manager within the unit. Sheetal’s main focus of work has been on the use of virtual scenarios for teaching and training. She worked on the developments of virtual scenarios in virtual worlds such as Second Life, delivering virtual scenarios on mobiles, implementing virtual scenarios within the medical curriculum for small and large group teaching sessions and for self-directed learning exercises. Sheetal has worked on a number of international projects, funded by The European Commission under the Erasmus+ program and is currently the project manager for the WAVES project.
Terry Poulton Panelist
St George’s University of London
London , -- SELECT -- 
United Kingdom
Terry Poulton is Professor of eLearning and Education Associate Dean eLearning and Head of the eLearning Unit (ELU) at St George’s University of London. Formerly a Reader in Immunology, he switched careers to medical education in 2004. His research and development interests are focused on the development and embedding of scenario-based learning (SBL) in medicine and healthcare, for education, training and assessment. He has been project director for 26 national and international grants obtained with the eLearning Unit, totalling over £6.5M, including 6 EC programmes focused particularly on curriculum transformation, using interactive SBL resources to support decision-making, and training against error in the workplace. He has worked, or is working, with more than more than 35 partners across Western and Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Central and SE Asia, USA, Canada and Australia’ with the eLU team, he has received several prestigious national and international awards.
Wednesday, 5/9: 8:15 AM  - 9:30 AM 
San Diego Convention Center 
Room: 5 


Session Description

As Learning and Development professionals we understand that education does not end after University; employees continue learn and develop throughout their career. To support employees we want to provide them with relevant training, enabling them to carry out their jobs effectively and efficiently. Many of the roles within a company are competency based, relying on the employee making decisions quickly and accurately in high pressure environments. A learning tool called Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) can be used to prepare employees for such roles. In this interactive breakout session, Bayer and St George's University of London (SGUL) have teamed up to show you how SBL can impact your organization and how you can apply it to suit the needs of your company.

The session will commence with a discussion about SBL and how Bayer and SGUL, two of the six key partners in the European Commission Erasmus+ Waves Project, are using SBL in business and academia. We will then guide you in creating your own scenario using an open source Virtual Scenario authoring tool called OpenLabyrinth. The session will close with a discussion about the different ways you can deliver SBL and develop more interactivity in your workplace.

Application on the Job

Gain insight into what SBL can do for your organization through observing examples in both business and academia.
Generate scenarios using an open source software called OpenLabyrinth.
Discover different ways to deliver SBL in your organization, and how SBL can be used to generate more interactivity for learners in your workplace, to customize it to your learners' needs and preferences. 
View Abstract 2276

Content Topic


Learning Approach

Experiential/Interactive Learning

Session Services

NOT Recorded

Target Audience

University Faculty/Deans/Education Leaders


Learning Technologies