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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. Related:  ADDIETraining Activity

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 Sure, there is a strong possibility that this will go out of date in six-months, but it will ensure that you have all the basics covered for quite some time!

Criteria for the Ideal Instructional Design Process Model Editor’s Note: The best model for any designer or developer is the one that works well for a particular organization—a model that consistently produces effective learning outcomes on time and on budget. Here,Michael Allen outlines four necessary criteria for the ideal process model, each of which are met byhis Successive Approximation Model (SAM) as an alternative to the ADDIE instructional design model. By Michael W. Allen Although for the inventive project manager there’s a temptation to start from scratch, it’s not necessary to bypass the considerable experience and wisdom gained from the millions of projects that have come before. Indeed, while it seems that intuition should lead toward an effective process, one wouldn’t consider such an approach for engineering a highway bridge. We can learn by making mistakes. Thankfully, we also can learn from the mistakes made and the successes achieved by others. Criterion #1—The Process Must Be Iterative Michael W.

ADDIE vs AGILE: How to set up a fast and effective eLearning production process | LearnUpon Steve Penfold | Posted on April 21, 2016 in Course Content, Success | No Comments This guest post is by Steve Penfold, Customer Success Director at Elucidat. The best production process isn’t the one that gets course content before an audience as quickly as possible. The best process is the one that can reliably deliver high quality learning content that’s fit for purpose to an audience within an appropriate timeframe. 1. ADDIE has been around since the 1950s. Analysis This initial fact-finding phase allows you to define your project and get buy-in and collaboration from all stakeholders. Who is the target audience? Design The information gained during analysis informs the design phase. Development During the development phase, the outlines determined during design are storyboarded, media assets are developed, and eLearning content is built. Implementation The implementation phase takes items created during development and makes them available to their audience. Evaluation Pros of ADDIE 2.

10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know! In this post we’ve put together short descriptions of the top 10 buzzwords in eLearning at the moment: Tin Can, Social Learning, Gamification, mLearning, Tablet learning, Rapid eLearning, Microlearning, Personalization, Blended learning, and Lifelong learning. The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). This API captures the activities that happen as part of learning experiences. For more on Tin Can check our previous posts listed on this page. Social learning is learning that takes place through social interaction between peers and it may or may not lead to a change in attitudes and/or behavior. For more on Social Learning check our previous posts on-topic listed on this page. Gamification for Learning – Interview with Karl Kapp For more on mLearning check out our previous posts listed here. Tablet leaning by definition is learning on tablet devices. (1.) About the author

Changing Challenges: My favourite coaching tools: Belbin's Team Roles Caveats: Before I get into the details of the free Belbin Test: all my favourite coaching tools - free, online, or other - need to be applied with sensible and cautionary advice from statistician George EP Box: "all models are wrong, some are useful". I discuss this principle with individual coachees, teams and team leaders this before giving them homework or some brief presentation on Belbin's Team Role theory. I also explain about the problems of labels, and how labels applied to people become truthes that get played out. (see Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (UK) (or US) for further information) There are a number of ways to apply the Belbin Team Roles theory, which all provide shades of correctness. The easiest, and only sanctioned way to apply the Belbin Team Roles Test, is to go online to and purchase the required number of tests for you and your team. Step 3: Have your coachee read the above links as well. Thank you!

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: 10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer Any professional eLearning designer would agree that users are always at the heart of what they do. The bulk of our articles last year focused on users. But what about designers themselves? Who are they? That’s why we’re going to start the year with this quick list of super powers every excellent instructional designer has: 1. Instructional designers share a passion for learning. They constantly seek new topics to learn and teach, no matter which area or industry. 2. Non-professionals might have an idea of how people learn. In sum, they design for how people learn. 3. The human brain, take note, is primarily visual. 4. The ability to write well, they say, reflects the ability to think well. That’s why people should seriously consider their writing abilities before they begin a career as an instructional designer. 5. Most of the time, super-powerful instructional designers are tasked to solve learning issues. 6. Exceptional IDs have an eye for detail. 7. 8. 9. 10.

A Framework for Developing Online Learning SumoMe When you develop an online course, your goal is to close a gap. This is the gap between your audience’s current knowledge and skills and what the audience needs to learn and do. Rapid Approach or Systematic Approach? There are rapid approaches to course development and steady and sure systematic approaches. Instructional Design Professionals in the field of eLearning typically use a framework known as Instructional Design (ID) for developing all types of instructional materials. A common development model you may come across for creating instructional products is ADDIE, which stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation. Another Development Model Instead of using ADDIE , I work with a model that is more aligned to developing self-paced eLearning. Design: During the Design Phase, you design and document a big-picture view of the course by writing learning objectives derived from the content. Development:Writing Storyboards. Formative Evaluation.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. For every sales pitch you hear about social learning, for every shiny social network logo you see out there on the web, you should be looking for real use cases and stories of social media being used in a real world setting… with tangible benefit to an organization. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. It’s become part of everyone’s work flow, widely accepted in our company culture, and a launchpad for each individual in our organization to find their own social media and informal learning sweet spot. We call it #TalkTech. Swaying the Skeptics Social Media Chats Jumpstart the Conversation Why Social media chats work for learning Results of #TalkTEch

Liberating Structures - Introduction Backward design The Death of ADDIE? | Tim Riecker In a recently received email solicitation for ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) membership, they are offering a free copy of Michael Allen’s new book Leaving ADDIE for SAM. Like many practicing trainers who also design and develop training material, I’ve used the ADDIE model my entire career to facilitate the process. ADDIE, if you aren’t familiar, is an acronym for the steps in this universally accepted instructional design process standing for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. So, being intrigued by this concept of replacing ADDIE with another model, I did some research on the new model – SAM – which stands for Successive Approximation Model. This article is from Allen Interactions, Mr. All this said, can the ADDIE model be enhanced? ADDIE Viewed as a Cycle The initial instructional design training that folks go through may actually be the root cause of the problem. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Like this: Like Loading...