Instructional Design is a process that creates the framework for developing modules or lessons, a type of blueprint to follow to help ensure that the product is effective and efficient. There are several different instructional design models, the models we looked at usually divided the design process into different phases, the ADDIE model and the Dick and Carey model. The two models resemble each other in that they both look at the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. The two design models differ from one another in that the Dick and Carey model focus on the interrelationship between the teacher, the learner, the environment, and relationships between the contact, content, learning and instruction.
In ETEC 544, we focused on Instructional design using the ADDIE model of instructional design. At the start of the class, we were allowed to pick groups of four, who we would be working with for the quarter. Our group then picked a topic for our group project. We decided our project would be to create a “how to” course in setting up and using Google Classroom. We used the ADDIE model in designing and developing our product. We went through the first three phases of the ADDIE model, the analysis, design and development phases of the model 544 analysis report, 544 design document, 544 development document. It is important to note that in following ADDIE model we were constantly evaluating the ongoing process, a type of formative feedback during and after each phase of the project. One step building upon another, and a final overall evaluation as well. Please see our final project below: