T&D: Random Thoughts About Performance Based Instruction

I am an Instructional Architect

I’ve been doing performance-based Curriculum Architecture Design since my first while I was at Motorola in 1981. As a consultant, since 1982, I have conducted 76 CAD efforts – the last finished in December 2018.

I see many wanting to call themselves Architects, Engineers in the Instructional/ Training/ Learning space. Yet I seldom see any “engineering” or “architecture” in their approaches/methods.


I’ve been sharing my approach to ISD – Instructional Systems Design – since 1983 – when I co-authored two articles that got published in 1984.

CAD – Training Mag – 1984 – 6 page PDF – the first publication about Curriculum Architecture Design via a Facilitated Group Process – published in Training Magazine in September 1984. Original manuscript (30 pages) – How to Build a Training Structure That Won’t Keep Burning Down.

Models and Matrices- NSPI PIJ -1984 – 5 page PDF – the first publication of the performance and enabler analysis methods for ISD using a Facilitated Group Process, from NSPI’s (ISPI’s) Performance & Instruction Journal, November 1984.


I’d Prefer Right Sized Rather Than Micro

But it always needs to be long enough as necessary – Otherwise Why Bother?


The GIF of Random Thoughts

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