Strengths with the ADDIE Instructional Design Model by Alberto Rodriguez Collaborative Project In partial fulfillment of EDTC 6321.63 Instructional DesignThe University of Texas at Brownsville, College of Education Department of Teaching Learning and Innovation Dr. Joseph Rene Corbeil July 1, 2012
A synthesis of this literature reveals the strengths of the analysis, design, development,implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design model. The problem is that theADDIE instructional design model, although argued by Hokanson, “ADDIE, as a processthrough which instructional designers design, develop, and implement instructional media andlearning environments, does little if anything to encourage further innovation when designing”,(Hokanson, Miller, and Hooper, 2008). He goes on to state that, “One can view the ADDIEmodel as a recipe for instructional design, a perfunctory and mechanical description or overviewof the design process”, (Hokanson, Miller, and Hooper, 2008). The purpose is to to discover thestrengths of the ADDIE instructional design model. The need is to understand the contributionsof the ADDIE instructional design model, thus pointing out its strengths. The ADDIE model’s strength is that it is linear in nature, which is the basis of some of itscriticism, and is the basis for almost every model that has come thereafter, or as Balturay statesin regards to all of its stages, “These are common characteristics found in almost all instructionaldesign models”, (Balturay, 2008). The ADDIE model provides a step-by-step sequence of events in teaching an individuallesson. It allows for the objectives or tasks to be defined clearly. It lends itself to neatorganization as well. Other advantages or strengths of the ADDIE model are that it is cost effective, and it savestime for both the learner and the instructor. The ADDIE model is so consistent that it makes foreffective training in its use, and as a result promotes effective learning. In conclusion the ADDIE model, although proposed for objectives common to the industrialera, is still used today and is the basis for many other model that have come after it. Althoughother models are different, they still incorporate the same basic layout of the ADDIE concept,which is analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
References CitedBalturay, M. H. (2008). Characteristics of basic instructional design models. Ekev Academic Review, 12(34), 471-482.Hokanson, B., Miller, C., & Hooper, S. (2008). Role-based design: a contemporary perspective for innovation in instructional design. Tech Trends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 54(6), 36-43.(n.d.). Retrieved from http://addiecpr.wikispaces.com/Strengths and Weaknesses(n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Instructional_Technology/Instructional_Design/ADDIE