Can a 45-year old ISD methodology keep up with the changes?
It’s true that FKA’s Instructional Systems Design (ISD) methodology is old. It was introduced by our founder, Paul A. Friesen, in 2 books he wrote and published:
- An Introduction to Instructional Programming. Published in 1970 by Friesen, Kaye & Associates, Ltd.
- Designing instruction: a systematic or “systems” approach using programmed instruction as a model. Published 1971 by Friesen, Kaye & Associates, Ltd. and in 1973 by Miller Pub. Co.
In the learning and development community, 45 years is definitely old. So I admit FKA’s ISD methodology is old, but it is now—and has always been—very agile; it definitely doesn’t look its age.
AGILE Instructional Design
The AGILE instructional design approach is a project-oriented approach introduced by Conrad Gottfredson, a performance-support practitioner. While describing an ‘agile’ process for developing e-learning, the acronym ‘AGILE’ was defined by Gottfredson to stand for: Align, Get set, Iterate and implement, Leverage and Evaluate.
We will compare FKA’s ISD methodology to SAM in a later blog.