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Rapid Instructional Design: Learning ID Fast and Right, 3rd Edition by George M. Piskurich

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Chapter 8

Doing It Faster: More Rapid Design Shortcuts

This chapter will help you to:

  • Consider the usefulness of various types of instructional design software
  • Find out about the technique of rapid prototyping
  • Discover what learning objects are and what they can do
  • Determine the appropriateness of performance support-based training for your training needs
  • Consider other techniques of rapid instructional design

............Throughout this book we've tried to supply you with a variety of hints, shortcuts, and other ideas to make your instructional design process more efficient, as well as more effective. Most of these have been tied to the various aspects of instructional design and were mentioned as we discussed the area they were related to. However, there are a number of shortcuts that don't really fit one particular part of instructional design, but can be great time savers, and are certainly worth mentioning, if not exploring in detail. Many of these are pretty cutting-edge in nature, as they are based in the newer technologies or related to new advances in instructional design theory, but that doesn't make them any less useable, even for a new or occasional designer.

If you are an SME trying to keep your head above water as you create your training program, these shortcuts may not be your cup of tea. I hope you'll have a little time someday to explore them, but for now they may not be particularly relevant to your needs. For everyone else, they are worth at least a look ...

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