A Framework for Instructional Design

Rapid Instructional Design (RID)

Dave Meier’s (2000) Rapid Instructional Design (RID) model incorporates accelerated learning techniques that strives to design the learning environment with more practice, feedback, and experience rather than presentations. It is based on four phases, Preparation, Presentation, Practice, and Performance:

Preparation - Arouse the interest of the learners:

Presentation - Introduce the learners' initial encounter with the new knowledge and skills:

Practice Ensure the learners integrate their new knowledge and skills:

Performance Have the performers apply their new knowledge and skills to real work situations:


While the RID model may greatly enhance many learning programs, its author Dave Meier (2000), writes that it is a replacement for ISD. However, since the RID model lacks suitable replacements for analyzing, developing, and evaluating the learning processes it creates, it should be used as a model that plugs into ISD, rather than a replacement for it (van Merriënboer, 1997).

Next Steps

The major instructional design theories and/are models include:

Some other models for creating learning processes are:


Meier, D. (2000). The Accelerated Learning Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill.

van Merriënboer, J.J.G. (1997). Training Complex Cognitive Skills: A Four-Component Instructional Design Model for Technical Training. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Educational Technology Publications.