Video Overview:

The following video provides an entertaining and, I hope, enlightening look at the humble job aid.


  • This is only the second video that I shot and edited. See how I did.
  • Allison Rossett, co-author of the book, Job Aids and Performance Support (with Lisa Schafer) is interviewed.
  • Worldwide public introduction to incredible new talent, the incomparable Alena.
  • Brewer the dog has cameo role.

Video Notes:

Because of YouTube size restrictions, it is divided into 2 parts.

Enjoy in HD (if your computer can handle it) by:

  1. Starting the Video
  2. Clicking on HD at Lower Right, AND
  3. Clicking on the full-screen display (the box in a box) at Lower Right
  4. IF the audio doesn't track, your computer can't handle HD.

Part 1

Part 2

Purchasing (or learning more about) Allison's Book:

The linked NYTimes article shows how a simple 10-minute video used in a 40-minute class is helping to prevent kids from engaging in unsafe sex in Africa.

Some interesting insights I draw from the article:

  1. Relatively inexpensive learning interventions can work.
  2. Sometimes new technologies are useful because they grab attention.
  3. Videos can facilitate learning. We don’t necessarily have to create some fancy e-learning program.
  4. Data matters. Even kids pay attention.
  5. Researchers can make a difference. As the reporter (CELIA W. DUGGER) wrote,

    "A year after the researchers intervened, girls who had been given information about the greater risk of sex with older men were 65 percent less likely to have gotten pregnant by an adult partner."