Presenter Names: Siobhan Ohmart, Patricia Nugent


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Mind Map - Rapid Prototyping Model


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Description:
The Rapid Prototyping Model involves developing a small-scale prototype early in the design process. This process is helpful to designers that need to test out a certain feature of the design, and it is also useful for those individuals that are developing large-scale projects. This model is based on the Constructivist learning theory.

Benefits:
Some benefits of the Rapid Prototyping Model include: helping designers understand the flow of a system, aiding in the testing the appetite or appeal for an instructional strategy, and allowing project sponsors to see a sample when adjustments can be made to the design.

Disadvantages:
This model does not define specific procedures or steps that a designer or a customer must take, and the steps run concurrently, so that can be a challenge for designers.

e-Learning Adaptability:
This model is especially helpful when ID professionals must complete several review cycles before creating the final design (or developing the final product). Because sponsors can see a sample early in the process, they can clarify the scope of the project and other details.


Sources:
Hoffman, Joe and Margerum-Leys, Jon. (1996). Rapid Prototyping as an instructional design. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jmargeru/prototyping/

Jones, Richey. (2000). A revised instructional systems design-rapid prototyping model. http://www.nathanfisher.com/RP/JR.pdf

Ryder, Martin. (2009). Modern models.
http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~bwilson/training.html

Strickland, Jeffrey. Rapid Prototyping Design Model.
http://www.dean.usma.edu/math/activities/cape/Instructional_Models/rp_design.html