There always needs to be something to drive the learner through a learning resource. A thematically relevant scenario or problem that ‘wraps’ the content and assessment is a good way to engage the learner cohort. This method is not without it’s own problems. Not every learner wants a narrative embedded in their learning. Some learners just want to ‘get on with it’.
This simple drawing describes two possible ways of driving the learner through a learning resource.