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August 31, 2011 by  
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What is ADDIE?

ADDIE is the acronym used to describe the process steps of instructional design: Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate.

Why is ADDIE important?

Since instructional design’s main purpose is to determine the current state and needs of the learner, define the goal of instruction, and develop an action that assists with the change of performance, it is important to utilize ADDIE as the structural basis when creating training.

Analyze – Questions are asked and answers given to determine the objectives and scope of the training initiative. Current skills and needs of the learners must be researched to determine desired outcomes.

Design – Plans are made to determine the necessary course of action to achieve desired outcomes.

Develop – Information platforms are formed and course materials are created that support the transfer of learning.

Implement – The program is put into practice, usually by “piloting,” a trial training to test the proposed design to discover and solve problems before full implementation.

Evaluate – Assessments are made to determine effectiveness of the training initiative. Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation are the most often used training assessments to evaluate learning.

By using the five process steps of ADDIE, instructional designers can determine the most effective and efficient way to develop and communicate desired learner outcomes.

Do you want to solve a performance problem, or just turn information into a course? Death by PowerPoints anyone?

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