Join Shea Hanson for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the best model for your project, part of Instructional Design Essentials: Models of ID.
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Instructional Design Models give you frameworks for outlining your training programs. Each model breaks down the training development into smaller segments, but all models have some sort of analysis, development and evaluation. They may have different methods for approaching those stages or breaking them down into more manageable pieces. As we walk through ADDIE, SAM, Rapid Prototyping, and Gradual Release, pay attention to the types of phases and how they're organized.
I'll also walk through some scenarios of how the models can be implemented in the workplace, and also go over some of the benefits and drawbacks of each model. When choosing between models, you should use the one that aligns the organization with your workflow, your team and your content. For example, if you're working with short deadlines, SAM may be the best model for you. If you have a highly flexible team, Rapid Prototyping may work best. And if you have training that focuses primarily on behavioral outcomes, you may want to choose Gradual Release.
These are just my suggestions. Every scenario requires its own assessment. So as we walk through the models in this course, think about your training, your team and your work flows to see what model will fit your needs best.