Dig-and-decide activities let learners proceed toward a goal by making decisions that help or hinder their progress. These activities resemble the early computer adventure games in which the player sets out on a quest and must pick up objects and choose paths carefully. Such activities are often called social-interaction simulators when they are used to simulate the interaction between people.

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Dig and decide activityThis example lets learners practice their management skills by responding to an “employee’s” request to take a sabbatical. The adventure of arriving at a correct response requires checking personnel files, reading company policy, and calling other managers.

Dig and decide activityHere is another example of a dig-and-decide activity. Here, the learner must decide what to do with a turkey that has been left out to cool.


Both examples were built in Microsoft PowerPoint and converted to HTML5 using iSpring Presenter.

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