Reconciling ADDIE and Agile instructional design models—case study

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Małgorzata Gawlik-Kobylinska


Using the model of analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation (ADDIE) with regards to instructional design has become a prevalent practise among e-learning designers and developers. This model assumes assigning specific roles to project team members and their linear cooperation. However, in case of working in a dynamic and complex environment, the ADDIE model may evolve into more adaptive and people-oriented Agile instructional models. This article analyses a hybrid approach to the process of creating the e-learning course introduction to cultural awareness in specific situational context, which involves a small size of a project team and geographically dispersed project contributors. The case study reveals that a successful accomplishment of multinational projects, conducted in specific environments may require a hybrid approach; moreover, in such atypical projects good communication skills and personal qualities are crucial for goals’ achievement. The results of qualitative analysis may open further discussions on this topic.


Keywords: ADDIE model, Agile model, e-learning course, instructional design.




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Gawlik-Kobylinska, M. (2018). Reconciling ADDIE and Agile instructional design models—case study. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(3), 14–21.