ID Framework

Since my academic and work projects have spanned different design ID frameworks, I decided to include my reflections on ADDIE and IDLF, and have also included a few comments on the Agile SDLC model.

Dabbagh & Bannan-Ritland – Integrative Design Learning Framework (IDLF)

After completing Dr. Dabbagh’s EDIT 730 course, I am a strong proponent of constructivist learning environments.  I believe designing online learning is a complex process requiring a highly iterative, flexible framework where social and cultural contexts are an integral component for effective outcomes.

IDLFThis framework integrates the traditional ADDIE phases, but ensures a constant circular flow of information, including evaluating and updating of requirements.  IDLF also includes the three main ID principles of instructional strategies, learning technologies, and pedagogical models with the online learning developer central to the systematic process.  I think this framework complements the Agile method for systems development.

Dabbagh, N., & Bannan-Ritland, B. (2005). Online learning: Concepts, strategies, and application. Prentice Hall.

ADDIE Models

While there are many variations of the ADDIE model, the more traditional ID model consisted of systematic, step-by-step phases. Depending on how this model is followed, I view the ADDIE process as iterative, where “phases” are not complete until the entire project is finished. I refer to the “iterative” model, while also merging the social and cultural context elements of the IDLF model, when designing online learning environments.

Traditional Linear Model and Iterative Model



Agile SDLC Model

This systems development model supports an iterative process which focuses on rapid, timed system releases to enable frequent, responsive changes and requires close collaboration between developers and clients. For ID projects, both the ADDIE and IDLF models support these agile principles.


Aligning Coursework to ID Models

EDIT 732 & 752 Technology-Based Learning Environments

These consecutive IDT courses provide direct alignment to iterative ID frameworks, coupled with applied User Experience (UX) research and design methodologies and best practices.  In particular, the textbook by Hartson, emphasized the importance of detailed data collection, analysis and frequent revisions to design based on direct user interaction observations and feedback.  The rapid prototyping tools and techniques were instrumental to creating a design aligned with learner goals.  Examples of the process and versions of the technology-based learning environment designs will be posted to my Artifacts page.

Please see attached for additional examples of coursework linked to ID frameworks:



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