job aid

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job aid (plural job aids)

  1. A sign, worksheet or other object which includes diagrams or a brief summary of instructions, such as a checklist. Designed to reduce avoidable mistakes by helping a person remember what to do, or be sure that they have completed all steps required. Frequently used to support or replace training. Often developed and tested during instructional design.

See also[edit]


  • Piskurich, G. M. (2006). Rapid Instructional Design: Learning ID fast and right.
  • Gawande, A. (2009). The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things right.