Dick and Carey Instructional Design Model

The Dick and Carey model is still a very relevant model and can work in conjunction with the 6Ds as well as Jane Vella's 8 Steps of Learning Design.  This framework can simply be used as a roadmap to constructing a complete model based on the principles of the 6Ds.  However, keep in mind, each stage should also contribute positively to the ROI components.

  1. Identify Instructional Goals - Refer to the ROI process for Measurable Objectives.  Also, refer to the D1 of the 6Ds to determine how the objectives fit with the business objectives.  Are the instructional goals aligned with both the ROI and D1?

  2. Identify Entry Behaviors - Refer to Jane Vella's model for the 8 Steps of Learning Design.  Do these behaviors also support the instructional goals, objectives, business need and ROI?

  3. Conduct Instructional Analysis - This should coincide with the goals and objectives and then built to support both goals and objectives.

  4. Write Performance Objectives - Are these measurable?  Find a way to make sure they can be measured for financial impact and be reflected in the ROI?  If the objectives cannot be measured, do they add value to the overall instructional goal?

  5. Develop Criterion Referenced Tests - This should support the level 2 phase of ROI.

  6. Develop Instructional Strategy - Refer to D2 of the 6Ds as well as the 8 Steps of Learning Design.

  7. Develop and Select Instructional Material - Refer to D2 of the 6Ds as well as the 8 Steps of Learning Design.

  8. Develop and Informative Evaluation - Refer to D2 of the 6Ds as well as the 8 Steps of Learning Design.  The evaluation should also support the ROI process.

  9. Develop and Conduct Summative Evaluation - Do they support the desired behaviors?  Are they sustainable?  Can these be reflected in the ROI?