The anti-course: An instructional job aid — from Making Change by Cathy Moore

If you’re teaching a process or other practical action, consider creating an instructional job aid that helps learners apply the new process immediately to a real-world task. The mega job aid:

  • Provides the how-to information typical to a job aid
  • Includes the kind of thought-provoking questions and motivational messages often found in a course
  • Emphasizes immediate application of the new process to the real world
  • Takes as long as the real world task requires—it’s not a 30-minute insta-cure