The Guided Approach to Instructional Design Advising (GAIDA): A Case-based Approach to Developing Instructional Design Expertise

  • Dennis Gettman
  • Theresa McNelly
  • Daniel Muraida


The problem of developing instructional design expertise in Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) has persistently plagued training organizations. This chapter presents a description of the development of an electronic performance support system as one potential remedy. The Guided Approach to Instructional Design Advising (GAIDA) was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the Advanced Instructional Design Advisor (AIDA) project. GAIDA offers an on-line, case-based approach to developing instructional design expertise in novice instructional developers. The history, theory, and design of GAIDA are described. Past and on-going evaluation efforts are presented along with recommendations and future direction.

Key words

Instructional design Instructional development Automated instructional development Electronic performance support systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Gettman
    • 1
  • Theresa McNelly
    • 2
  • Daniel Muraida
    • 3
  1. 1.United States Air ForceUSA
  2. 2.Development Dimensions InternationalUSA
  3. 3.United States Air Force Research LaboratoryUSA

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