Abstract In 1989, the Instrument Society of America began developing instructional lessons in a new training medium—interactive videodisc. This medium was chosen because it offers abilities such as individualized learning, hands-on simulation, and computerized record keeping. The first series of interactive videodisc training courses produced is on the topic Instrument Calibration. These courses provide performance-based training for instrument technicians and engineers. This paper describes the aspects of interactive videodisc that make it particularly appropriate for training in instrumentation.