Thiagi's Tweets: Rapid Instructional Design

Every day, Thiagi tweets ready-to-use pieces of practical advice on different topics such as facilitation, listening skills, communication, leadership, and management.

Here are some recent pieces of advice about rapid instructional design that were re-tweeted frequently:

  1. Design activities, not content. Create activities that incorporate existing content materials.
  2. Let the inmates run the asylum. Empower the participants to choose how they want to learn and how they want to demonstrate mastery.
  3. Align training objectives, activities, and content to each other — and to the business results.
  4. Don't spend too much time in designing training materials. Just deliver training, using currently available content resources.
  5. Let the participants generate their own questions. Embed these questions in quiz contests, board games, and final tests.
  6. Develop a packet of effective job aids. Then, create a training package that teaches the participants to use these job aids.