We will explore some general guidelines, but there are so many variations that it is generally impossible to link a particular element of the curriculum with a particular instructional strategy. (For a list of Instructional Strategies, see Appendix.)

Complicating the situation further, is the virtual explosion of instructional strategies. Some of this is due to the increased use of technology, but some of it is also due to the fact that people from disciplines other than education have come into the field of HRD. It is easy, therefore, to become embroiled in semantic confusion.