Application of Agile Methodology in Instructional Design

Open Access
Zucker, Drew Michael
Area of Honors:
Information Sciences and Technology
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Frederico T Fonseca, Thesis Supervisor
  • Steven Raymond Haynes, Honors Advisor
  • Steven Raymond Haynes, Faculty Reader
  • Agile
  • Instructional Design
  • Course Design
This thesis explores the existing models that are being utilized by Instructional Designers and as well as some software development methodologies, with a strong focus on the Agile methodology. Following that, it makes recommendations on the possibility of a new and improved approach to instructional design for online courses by borrowing techniques from Agile. It concludes that a hybrid methodology that combines both the existing practices in the instructional design community with the currently leading programming methodology of Agile would improve online course design. It starts by exploring the existing models that are being utilized by Instructional Designers. Following this, it discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the Agile methodology. Finally, it proposes the new model, taking the best practices from methods old and new and forging them into one.