Reviewing the Models of Instructional Design - Exercise

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Reviewing the Models of Instructional Design - Exercise

Reviewing the Models of Instructional Design

Duration: 20 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will use your knowledge of the models of instructional design to answer the following questions.

  1. What are the three domains that make up Bloom's taxonomy and what do they involve?
  2. If a learner reads about how to create a bar chart in a certain software and uses that knowledge to instead make a pie chart, this would be what process in the cognitive domain, and why?
  3. In Gagne's hierarchy, what is meant by the term chaining?
  4. What does the acronym ADDIE stand for?
  5. You are working as an instructional designer, using the ADDIE model to create a beginner's course on using Microsoft Word for a department in your company. You have a meeting with the department's manager to go over what sort of background, if any, learners have in using Word. In which phase of ADDIE does this occur?
  6. Now you are conducting a training for the instructor that you have selected to deliver the beginning Word training course. In which phase of ADDIE does this occur?


  1. The cognitive domain deals in knowledge and understanding. The affective domain deals with emotions. The psychomotor domain deals with physical skills and abilities.
  2. This is an example of the synthesis process, because the learner is taking some knowledge and creating something new with it.
  3. According to Gagne, chaining is a more advanced form of learning that involves connecting two things together that are linked, thus creating a chain.
  4. ADDIE stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation. It is a popular instructional design model.
  5. This is the Analysis phase of ADDIE, in which the ID analyzes learners.
  6. This is the Implementation phase, in which the instructional designer may participate in training the instructor who will deliver the training.