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"Public” problem scenarios in the findingQED cloud-based library are available to any registered user, and current customers are using these scenarios.  However, because it is so efficient to create new scenarios on the findingQED platform to address specific learning objectives, institutions and instructors will find it compelling to create and customize their own.

findingQED’s web-based scenario creation tool requires only that the scenario author understand the problem scenario they wish to create and know how to use an internet browser.  Each scenario author can modulate the scenario's level of difficulty as appropriate for the age and expertise of the intended users by the nature of the problem scenario and other parameters such as the quantity and nature of red herring distractors. 

Co-Create with findingQED

findingQED often jointly creates problem scenarios with institutions or partners where that is desired. Please contact findingQED to discuss the opportunities and advantages of co-creating custom problem scenarios.

Example Problem Scenarios

Existing problem scenarios in the findingQED library vary widely. Illustrative examples:

"General Knowledge" Problem Scenario:

  • Determining who was responsible for a boat floating adrift in the middle of a lake with no one on board.  Several possible culprits and a set of facts enabling the formation of hypotheses and conclusions about each potential culprit.  The situation includes red herring distractors.  Conclusions are supportable with well reasoned fact based arguments.  3 total scenes, including: 2 video scenes and 1 PDF with some relevant facts.

Biology / Health Sciences Problem Scenario:

  • Determining which diet is the most effective for reducing heart disease risk, given a robust set of facts and data generated by a systematic study (including red herring distractors).  Conclusions are supportable with well reasoned fact based arguments.  10 total scenes including: 1 video interview, 4 graphs and charts, 2 summaries of the diet study, 1 review on interpreting statistical results, 1 summary outlining the diets, and 1 summary of heart disease mechanics and symptoms.

Business Problem Scenario:

  • Determining the best location or locations for manufacturing electric motorcycles, given a broad set of facts pertaining to manufacturing costs, customer preferences, and geopolitical concerns, (including red herring distractors).  Conclusions are supportable with well reasoned fact based arguments.  19 total scenes including: 3 interview videos, 8 graphs and charts, 2 maps, 2 history notes, 1 product backgrounder, 1 audio interview, 1 ceo memo, and 1 PDF review on making certain financial calculations.

Standardized Test Questions:

These enable learners to not only practice discovering answers to math, reading, and science test questions, but also importantly, to explicitly develop and exercise the applicable critical thinking and problem solving skills by having the learner,

  • logically link each answer to its question,
  • with a fully explicit, well-reasoned sequence, that is deconstructed into incremental logical steps,
  • comprised of the necessary and sufficient facts & inferences,
  • where each individual logical step is apparent and achievable. 

While each PDF question is similar to what would appear on a standardized test, it is the argument construction on the Argue Pad™ that adds quite valuable learning and automated assessment.

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Public vs. Custom Problem Scenarios

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