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Anyone who is actively involved with instructional design has at some point used the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) for their course development. This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today. As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. It’s actually quite interesting how passionate people are one way or another when it comes to this model. I suppose what I find missing from the method is a TESTING component – or, a dry-run after development. For those of you who are new to the field, or just want a reminder, the infographic below (provided by Nicole Legault) provides a nice overview. Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by the world's leading organizations, such as the University of Michigan, Digital Marketer, WPEngine, and Infusionsoft.

Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet Keeping up with all of the latest trends in technology can be quite exhausting. It seems as if every other week there is another new device, term, or concept that is sweeping through Twitter, Facebook, and industry publications. Heck, even on LearnDash’s Learning & Collaboration blog, we write about many of the ed-tech trends… gamification, blended learning, flipped classrooms, instructional technology, learning management systems… the list goes on and on. Given that it can become easy to get lost in the chatter, we wanted to take a moment and share this infographic by Boundless. One of the terms that I found most interesting was “Virtual Learning Environment”. Sure, there is a strong possibility that this will go out of date in six-months, but it will ensure that you have all the basics covered for quite some time!

Modern College Students {infographic} New technologies have changed the way we do things these days. That applies to education as well. The modern college student relies more on gadgets and the Internet to get things done. That also means, many students are too reliant on technology and can’t seem to study without it. This infographic by Presta Electronics shows how technology has affected students and the way they study: Submit your own infographics People who visited this article also visited: