Design vs Procedure

I think that Alan has perfectly illustrated the difference between a “design formula” – ADDIE in this case – and real design. It is not that ADDIE is not good design, but if you A then D then D then I then E you have copied someone elses design.

We need to get better at teaching how to think through design so that there is no more need to rely on ADDIE or First Principles to produce our instruction. We can use them to help us understand how the learning process generally occurs and then think about the layers of design and the criteria for the specific project/product and create a design rather than finding the material and then following a rather rote procedure.

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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2 Responses to Design vs Procedure

  1. Situativity says:

    Don’t blame poor Aunt ADDIE

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