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Workshop Tip #28: Plus more tips. See below.    

Create Memorable Story-based Test Questions      

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Are you forcing learners to memorize content with no meaning to them?

Are you training them to answer questions blindly and not apply content test to realize situations?

Can they relate the test questions with useful and meaningful knowledge?  




"I Choose C" is a funny illustration about what happens when we overly focus our elearning courses on memorization tests.

The learner has been trained to expect a selection, a drag and drop or a true or false test. In this case, it is a multiple choice question. This video shows that we fail as trainers when we are unable to help the learners THINK. Instead, we get them accustomed to memorization testing.

Learners learn best and find the lessons more engaging when they are about real-life applications. We can then build real-life application exercises, not memorization tests.

There is no guarantee learners will recall memorized FACT a few days after the test. However, they have better chances of recalling the lesson and the exercise when they relate to their actual work and life situations. 


      In this demo test lesson, you will see the following:
    • Lesson starts with a story about Burglary 
    • The test exercise is a continuation of the story.  







    1. Use stories to ensure that lessons are based on real-life events rather than pure facts.
    2. Interweaving events and stories with the facts, help learners learn the facts better.
    3. Avoid memorization testing of facts. Instead, focus on using the story as the basis of the tests.
    4. The story starts within the lesson and continues up until the test.   

Stories abound in all aspects of daily life. The challenge is to find those that help your lessons come to life and enable learners to relate to the facts within your stories.  


Join the Story-Based Technical and Compliance eLearning Design Workshop.
In this workshop you will learn... 

The Story-Based Technical and Compliance eLearning workshop will show you methods of using stories (cases, events, discoveries, problems, etc.) in creating engaging compliance and technical eLearning programs.



  • Become a lead in-house consultant and designer.
  • Be a consultant to your clients.
  • Be the innovative in-house trainer of  Story-based eLearning Design.    

eLearning Workshop Tip # 11: Minimalist Story-Based eLearning Lesson Grabs Learner

eLearning Workshop Tip # 12: How to use the story-based approach in software training

eLearning Workshop Tip # 14: How to Add Suspense to eLearning Stories

eLearning Workshop Tip # 18: Anti-Bullying - How to combine story with a compliance lesson?

eLearning Workshop Tip # 19: Incidents of errors as basis for technical learning design

eLearning Workshop Tip # 21: 11 Ways to Making HR Compliance Engaging - Live Demo

eLearning Workshop Tip # 23: How to Chunk Content into 3-Minutes - Part 1

eLearning Workshop Tip # 24: How to Chunk Content into 3-Minutes - Part 2

How to Chunk Content into 3 Minutes - Part 3: Workshop Tip #25 -free ebook

What You Must Know Before You Design Interactivity: Workshop Tip #26

Do you suck life out of your learners?: Workshop Tip #27

Dozens of methods will be presented in the workshop. Participants will have access to hundreds of stories and methods to help them produce more engaging technical and compliance eLearning.   


They will own copies of the examples for their own reuse.


Watch for more workshop tips to come!