The Survey of Instructional Design Models, now in its 6th edition, is part literature review, part discussion. The literature review provides a broad foundation to understanding the diversity and use of instructional design models used in research and practice while reflecting on the many changes experienced in the field.
The updated taxonomy and assumptions provide guidance on how to consider instructional design models as conceptual and operational tools. From learning space to contextual factors and elements, the taxonomy benefits anyone of interest with practically any level of prior knowledge about the systematic design of instruction. However, the taxonomy is likely to be most useful to people at the ends of the instructional design knowledge continuum: novice instructional designers on one end and instructional design scholars on the other end.
The streamlined layout in the latest edition reviews 12 instructional design models currently encountered in a variety of contexts and should assist you in creating a personal mental model to aid in adopting or adapting existing models or when encountering a new model.
Tonia A. Dousay, Ph.D., is Professor of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Director of the School of Education. She focuses her teaching and research on designing engaging and effective K-20 learning environments and activities.
Robert Maribe Branch, Ed.D., is Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia. He edits the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook and published Instructional Design: The ADDIE Approach. His research focuses on diagramming complex conceptual relationships.
List of Figures
1 Background of Instructional Design
1 Instructional Design Defined
2 Reflecting on Instructional Design
1 A Brief History
2 Other Reviews
3 The Role of Instructional Design Models
4 Linear and Concurrent Aspects of Instructional Design
3 A Taxonomy for Instructional Design Models
1 Need for an Organizing Framework
2 The Taxonomy
4 The Models
1 The Four-Component Instructional Design (4C/ID) Model
2 Agile Development Model
3 The Culture Based Model
4 The Dick, Carey and Carey Model
5 The Gerlach and Ely Model
6 The Instructional Project Development and Management (IPDM) Model
7 The Interservices Procedures for Instructional Systems Development (IPISD) Model
8 The ISD Model 2
9 The Kemp Model
10 The Layers-of-Necessity Model
11 The Pebble in the Pond Model
12 The Understanding by Design (UbD) Model
Practicing instructional designers, instructional design scholars, academic/educational program managers, instructional design students (undergraduate and graduate)