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Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. It is the hot new alternative to the old, and some have argued outdated, ADDIE model that has been the ultimate instructional design model for years. The most welcome change is the fact that an Agile model has you sharing your mockups, prototypes, and early suggestions with the client—right off the bat!

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What Is Agile Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it. For almost 40 years the ADDIE model has reigned as king, the ultimate framework for instructional designers and training developers—but we have a feeling that’s about to change. So let’s dive in and learn about Agile Learning Design.

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Agile Development for eLearning

Infopro Learning

ADDIE is probably the most well-known method of this linear process. Agile, with cross-skilled teams and an iterative development methodology, allows for changes and creative ideas at all stages of the project. Widely used in product development and IT, in agile development teams produce smaller pieces of content and review and enhance their work in multiple iterations or sprints. The agile teams are self-organizing and hold full accountability for the product.

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Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. The difference between a classic waterfall approach and an agile one is way more than applying a different set of tools and techniques, it is a different state of mind. For me his theory describes the very essence of management but it also applies to an agile approach. But on an operational level manager should accept any solution that meets his criteria.

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Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

Though a variety of models guide our instructional design work, I’d argue that ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of the process. Just about every model, trend, and best practice in the field supports one of the phases of ADDIE. So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. A = Analysis (analyze the problem/opportunity and its causes).

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Agile eLearning development (3): Best practices, Demo’s, user stories and backlog

Challenge to Learn

In the previous post on agile eLearning development I wrote about culture. Agile development offers a range of best practices that are relatively easy to implement. Agile development works in short sprints (one or 2 weeks). The product owner will check during the demo if the solutions build match the requirements from the user stories and will accept them (or not). You don’t have to implement an agile process to do this.

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Agile eLearning development (5): Chatty Kidz

Challenge to Learn

One of the people who responded to my posts on agile development is Ken Taggert , He is developing an Ipad app (Chatty Kidz) which combines video conferencing with educational activities for kids. He shared his experiences on agile development with me and I thought that that would add to my story, so here it is. Someone will have a better idea, a problem changes things downstream, etc, etc; especially in the larger projects. Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

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Instructional Design Basics: What Is ADDIE?

Convergence Training

One of those, and in fact the most commonly known one, is ADDIE. ADDIE is an acronym that stands for each of the steps of the model–analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluation (or you might see it listed out as analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation).

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A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He has just released a new book, Leaving Addie for SAM: An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences in which he describes what he calls the Successive approximation Model (SAM). Apparently the book has stirred a little controversy around the topic of ADDIE. Karl Kapp: (KK) Congratulations on your new book, I found it fascinating and I knew it would raise some questions among the ADDIE diehards but I think that’s good for the field.

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If Not ADDIE, Then What with Michael Allen #astdtk13

Learning Visions

ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) – it just wasn’t good enough for him. He used to teach ADDIE with confidence. ADDIE’s origins – by the armed services when they needed a cookbook to create a lot of instruction fast by people without a lot of instructional knowledge. Over time, he has evolved ADDIE into Successive Approximation. But we can keep getting closer to the perfect solution. Extreme programming, Agile, etc. Kineo. Normal.

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#LSCon day 1, Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%

Challenge to Learn

Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%. Agile I kicked the day and the conference of with a morning buzz session. We talked about agile development under the guidance of Don Bolen. My best recap is: All the attendees do see the problems and limitations of the current working methodology (ADDIE or other waterfall models). They have heard of agile (thanks to Michael Allen). And they took their first sniff at agile.

SAM vs ADDIE- Which is better for Learning Design?

Stratbeans

Let us compare a commonly accepted; however, less efficient ID model called ADDIE and a more recently developed robust one called SAM or Agile. For those of you in the learning and development field, ADDIE must be a familiar model; it’s been used for close to 40 years as one of the main learning industry standards for instructional design. So what does the ADDIE model stand for? The idea behind the ADDIE model has worked for instructional designers over the years.

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CPTM Lesson 8 ? Develop & Deliver Solutions

AXIOM Learning Solutions

What works best here, is case studies or problems to solve. ADDIE. ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. It was created in these steps to allow designers to catch problems at any stage to avoid costly errors when the training is done. Agile. There are 2 types of Agile models, the SAM and the RCD. AXIOM Updates Blogs ADDIE Agile CPTM curriculum design Develop Learning program

Five Steps Introducing Agile into a Training and Development Environment

Training Industry

Adopting Agile methodology requires a culture change, and changing a culture is never easy; especially when there’s no template to follow. In August of 2012, the client learning organization (my team) at DTCC decided to change its culture switch from ADDIE and use Agile as our approach to developing learning solutions. Prior to adopting Agile, we were unable to find any case studies that documented how to go about it. Implementing Agile can be a daunting task.

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

What would be your advice for them to upskill themselves for designing effective learning solutions for today’s situations? Other times, we provide suggestions or examples, explain options, or fix problems. Learnnovators: It is a well-known fact that you cannot use yesterday’s tools to solve today’s problems. Most of us in the e-learning domain have been following ADDIE – a process that has been at the core of the instructional design discipline for years.

Help! My boss wants a mobile learning solution.

Edume

As much as you want to do a thorough needs analysis , develop a learner profile and produce a rocking instructional strategy , when faced with a tight deadline you might find yourself throwing the theory out the window and scrambling for a quick and dirty training solution. Good ol’ ADDIE. ADDIE is what most instructional designers are familiar with, and after almost 50 years it's still the most popular model to develop training programs.

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Designing for Agile Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Agile Learning Design: Post 1 - Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Post 3 - Orientation in Agile Learning Design. Agile Design captures the texture & nuance of learning. It is also contextual in that it facilitates specific performance problems under a specific set of circumstances — my solution may not work for a similar problem.

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Developing and Measuring Training the Agile Way The First Sprint

Training Industry

The first approach to starting an exercise program is akin to the ADDIE approach to developing training. ADDIE and other traditional ISD models are waterfall methods that encourage the practitioner to get all of the information required upfront, and to plan for every possibility before any development takes place. The second example is more similar to Agile, where after getting a basic understanding of what must be accomplished, the team immediately begins developing content.

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MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

What would be your advice for them to upskill themselves for designing effective learning solutions for today’s situations? Other times, we provide suggestions or examples, explain options, or fix problems. Learnnovators: It is a well-known fact that you cannot use yesterday’s tools to solve today’s problems. Most of us in the e-learning domain have been following ADDIE – a process that has been at the core of the instructional design discipline for years.

Iterating and evaluating

Clark Quinn

The 800 lb gorilla of ADDIE has shifted from a water flow model to a more iterative approach. Of late, more agile and iterative approaches have emerged, not least Michael Allen’s SAM and Megan Torrance’s LLAMA.

Developing and Measuring Training the Agile Way The Training Part 2

Training Industry

The Eisenhower quote was totally appropriate for the experience that the DTCC Learning team had with agile training. While the overall quality of the training left much to be desired, the team walked away with an understanding of some basic but important tenants of agile, an appreciation of how it could be used in a learning development environment, and a desire to start using agile. What is Agile? How Would Agile Work in Learning Organizations? Dwight D.

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Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms

Big Dog, Little Dog

For example, ADDIE, Dick and Carey, and Rapid Prototyping are heavily influenced by software development methodologies (Rawsthorne, 2005). Software design methodology is now going through another paradigm shift — Agile Design. And rather than being a methodology, it is more a philosophy or ethos that is best described by its manifesto (Agile Alliance, 2001): We are uncovering better ways of developing. Values and Principles of Agile Design. Agile_Matrix.xls.

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Learning solutions conference #LSCon Day 1 recap by Kasper Spiro

easygenerator

We talked about agile development under the guidance of Don Bolen. My best recap is: All the attendees do see the problems and limitations of the current working methodology (ADDIE or other waterfall models). They have heard of agile (thanks to Michael Allen). And they took their first sniff at agile. He gave a number of nice tips: Fall in love with problems not solutions. I did expect her to make the connection between agile and lean.

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Learning solutions conference #LSCon Day 1 recap by Kasper Spiro

easygenerator

We talked about agile development under the guidance of Don Bolen. My best recap is: All the attendees do see the problems and limitations of the current working methodology (ADDIE or other waterfall models). They have heard of agile (thanks to Michael Allen). And they took their first sniff at agile. He gave a number of nice tips: Fall in love with problems not solutions. I did expect her to make the connection between agile and lean.

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5 eLearning Trends Leading to the End of the Learning Management System

easygenerator

Learners need information to solve an immediate need or problem, or decide for themselves where, when and how to complete courses to gain new skills or knowledge. I also believe that we have to leave ADDIE (or ADDIE like methods) and move into agile eLearning development. I have been writing about this for a couple of years now, but this trend is becoming mainstream, thanks to the book “Leaving ADDIE for SAM” by Michael Allen.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Need to be more agile & change. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. ADDIE is content centric. No fixed alternative to ADDIE b/c depends on ecosystem/learnscape. Clark says ADDIE is a process, there will be a role for it (I think–I may be misrepresenting what he said). Problem is that we need a new process; ADDIE has been too much for formal learning.

How to support authors that have no experience?

Challenge to Learn

Corporations are moving to ‘sustainable e-Learning development’ They are looking for new, more agile ways of creating e-Learning to meet the on-demand requirements from the business side. User-generated content is a possible solution. What it comes down to, is that the old way of creating e-Learning (with instructional designers and through the ADDIE process) is way too slow. Therefore corporations are now looking for new ways to solve this problem.

Project Management of Instructional Design Projects

Convergence Training

It does not mean throwing training at all problems or mindlessly plugging content into virtual templates. infographic for you (“ Agile ” is one form of project management, in case you didn’t know). . Intro to Agile Project Management Infographic.

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

Although I have several of Michael Allen’s books, I haven’t read Leaving ADDIE for SAM yet. Several people recommended that (including some who said they wished their organizations would pay more attention to it and move to a more agile approach). Connie Malamed just published a new book, Visual Design Solutions. In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading.

Easygenerator Wins Excellence in e-learning Award

Challenge to Learn

The Problem and the Solution. But possibly an even bigger problem is that it is almost impossible to keep learning content up to date once it has been published. At first, I looked at a faster way of creating content and started writing about agile e-Learning development. I still believe that this is a huge improvement over the classic ADDIE model, but it is not the solution.

"Why Learning is the New Work" with Melissa Daimler @mdaimler - opening keynote @ATDCore4

Learning Visions

Design more iteratively We’re all familiar with ADDIE; part of our DNA. How can we take a more agile approach to design – to take more of a Design Thinking approach. Design Thinking – the 5 Steps: Empathize (with your stakeholders) Define the problem Ideate Prototype Testing There are critical differences and nuances between ADDIE and Design Thinking: Empathy – about connecting with our stakeholders, focusing on the person.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

The approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize content. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem solving conducted in small groups. ADDIE: An acronym made up of the words: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. The ADDIE process for developing learning solutions has gone through a number of iterations since it was first used in the 1950s.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

TalentLMS

ADDIE = Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. explains: “Using the ADDIE method for instructional design is like building a house. Analysis is where you decide if training is the solution – does the house need to be built? ADDIE is a tried and true method for making a training house a learning home.”. The two most common design models are ADDIE and SAM. An alternative to ADDIE. He’s an ADDIE, and I’m a SAM.”.

Design and Convergence

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the third post of a series on extending ADDIE in order to solve wicked or complex problems: Post 1: Innovating With ADDIE. In the last post I discussed using a mixture of Analysis and Immersion in order to gain insight and understand the shape of the problem. Now this is basically what you do with the Design phase of ADDIE, except with ADDIE, it implies a set of steps, such as developing learning objectives, identify the learning steps, developing tests, etc.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. This approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize course content. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). The ADDIE model is an acronym: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

Data & Analytics In L&D with Trish Uhl

looop

That’s somebody who is able to work with those who are innumerate and bring their domain knowledge in order to be able to help Data Scientists and Statisticians actually frame a particular hypothesis or problem and then using analytical output and numbers in order to solve it.

Data & Analytics In L&D with Trish Uhl

looop

That’s somebody who is able to work with those who are innumerate and bring their domain knowledge in order to be able to help Data Scientists and Statisticians actually frame a particular hypothesis or problem and then using analytical output and numbers in order to solve it.

Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your L&D Department

PulseLearning

But, there is a fundamental problem: employees are too busy in demanding multi-faceted roles these days to give training the time and attention it really needs – that goes for creating it and completing it. What you need is a smart solution. If it isn’t financially viable for you to have a designated L&D department within your business, outsourcing could be an ideal solution.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Connie, known online as the “eLearning Coach,” is the author of Visual Design Solutions , a top rated eLearning design book. Google first has become the mainstay of research for business pros and we’ll see a rise in solutions that support auditing, rating and sharing relevant professional resources within organizations that aligns with social and user generated content offerings. Which leads to understanding the real problem you are trying to solve.

Free L&D webinars for January 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, January 25, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Driving Agility (Free for ATD members) There are many times in our day-to-day work that we’re confronted with a challenge, but we miss the opportunity. If an individual can become aware of the moments of opportunity in their work, they can drive agility, be adaptive, remain relevant, and stay ahead of dynamic change. Driving agility will enable us to seize them. How to implement ADDEDD as a natural evolution of ADDIE.