Instrux Manuals

Bridging the gap between a reference guide and instruction

Our journey into instruxional design began in 1993 when we developed our first training manual. During those early days reference material was created by software engineers and as a result, were sometimes difficult to follow. In our quest for training excellence we began developing our ow style, the Instrux Manual.

Since then we have received hundreds of compliments on how easy our materials are to follow. They were so good that companies like CompUSA, ElementK and others licensed them for their product offerings. Additionally we have also helped companies like Safeco Insurance develope customized manuals for specific class content.

Brining it to you now

We now take those years of design excellence and make it available to you in the Instrux Manual. Our brand of design combined with focused instruxional design give you a winning combination for creating effective course manuals.

Instrux Manual

This sample is taken from the custom designed Safeco Insurance accident reconstruction manual.

Each section is introduced with the main topics outlined. This way at a glance the learner can decide if they need to cover the material or if they already have an understanding and can go ahead to the next lesson.

Content is organized in logical groups and limited to small amounts of new material, while building on the main topics of the preceding lesson.

Instrux Manual

Each page contains an area for the learner to create their own lesson notes. In essence they participate in the instruxional design by creating their own content as they progress.

The steps are easy to follow. Within each step there may be italicized notes under each providing additional reenforcement and information about an expected outcome of the step. They are also provided in anticipation of a question the learner may have.





In Context

One of the most important concepts for our design methodology is to keep content in context. This includes creating ways for the learner to create their own content in context. This evolved to using ledger lines for taking notes within the lesson as opposed to using a place at the end of the lesson. This makes for a more effective review process and gives the learner an organized way to track their thoughts. That's just one of the items in our layout. Imagine the detail we bring to other items!