Instructional Strategies, Methods, & Technologies


This 4-page job aid helps trainers select effective instructional strategies and technologies during the instructional design process. Note that the referenced technologies are purely examples – inclusion does not indicate preferential policy towards any particular vendor or company. For technologies requiring installation on government systems, there may be additional security or IT support requirements.

Chart of various instructional strategies
Instructional strategies chart (4 page pdf)

What you’ll find

A quick reference chart on the following techniques:

  • Brainstorming
  • Case study
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Concept Mapping
  • Cooperative Learning Groups
  • Demonstration
  • Discussion
  • Field Trip/ Observation
  • Gaming
  • Inquiry
  • Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI)
  • Interviewing
  • Lecture
  • Panel
  • Peer Learning
  • Practical Exercise
  • Problem Solving
  • Role playing
  • Simulation
  • Tutorial
  • Writing


Do you want to know more about instructional training? Visit the Trainer Toolbox CLP Landing Page for information on this and other helpful developmental resources!

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