Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

It is the hot new alternative to the old, and some have argued outdated, ADDIE model that has been the ultimate instructional design model for years. How we talk about Agile versus ADDIE. This difference (of early sharing and collaborating) is such a breath of fresh air that some people have even recommended leaving ADDIE in favor of a new, more agile system. The concept behind the ADDIE model has worked for instructional designers for years.

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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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The Great ADDIE Debate

Clark Quinn

At the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference this week, Jean Marripodi convinced Steve Acheson and myself to host a debate on the viability of ADDIE in her ID Zone. While both of us can see both sides of ADDIE, Steve uses it, so I was left to take the contrary (aligning well to my ‘genial malcontent’ nature). ADDIE includes a focus on implementation and evaluation. ADDIE serves as a valuable checklist to complement our idiosyncratic design habits.

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Instructional Design and Rapid Prototyping: Rising from the Ashes of ADDIE

Dashe & Thomson

Tom Gram, one of my favorite bloggers, a few years ago responded to the hue and cry about ADDIE’s demise in the field of instructional design. In ADDIE is DEAD! Long Live ADDIE! , he talked about the love/hate relationship that many instructional designers and eLearning developers have had with ADDIE as they tried to keep up with business demands for speed and quality and as they observe process innovations such as rapid application development and iterative prototyping.

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Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

On the other hand, processes like ADDIE make it easy to take a waterfall approach to elearning, mistakenly trusting that ‘if you include the elements, it is good’ without understanding the nuances of what makes the elements work. First, before I harp on the points of darkness, let me twist my head 360 and defend ADDIE. To me, ADDIE is just a project-management tool. Alternatively, we could add World-Series champions to the dugout and create something beautiful and effective.

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ADDIE: 5 Steps To Build Effective Training Programs

LearnUpon

The Addie model is an instructional design methodology used to help organize and streamline the production of your course content. Developed in the 1970’s, ADDIE is still the most commonly used model for instructional design. In this post, we take a look at the various stages involved and also how you can begin using ADDIE today. Addie Explained. The ADDIE model relies on each stage being done in the given order but with a focus on reflection and iteration.

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Adapting ADDIE into a Quicker and Sustainable Process

Trivantis

In recent and ongoing arguments in the eLearning industry, the question “Are models like ADDIE still up to the challenges of modern day development?” ADDIE is an instructional design model that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.). While parts of ADDIE are helpful, the model on its own lacks efficiency and sustainability. ADDIE is expected to be completed in a waterfall method, which means each step is dependent on the previous one.

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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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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Authorware and ZebraZapps are alike in this goal, and it’s certainly true that by using ZebraZapps you can build complex freeform interactions, simulations, and serious learning games faster and more easily than with any other tools I know of (and we use a wide range of tools in our studios, so we’re quite familiar with the alternatives). Other times, we provide suggestions or examples, explain options, or fix problems. How is the response to your book ‘ Leaving ADDIE for SAM ’?

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Authorware and ZebraZapps are alike in this goal, and it’s certainly true that by using ZebraZapps you can build complex freeform interactions, simulations, and serious learning games faster and more easily than with any other tools I know of (and we use a wide range of tools in our studios, so we’re quite familiar with the alternatives). Other times, we provide suggestions or examples, explain options, or fix problems. How is the response to your book ‘ Leaving ADDIE for SAM ’?

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems. HPT follows the framework of the ADDIE (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation) model, but it puts greater emphasis on the front-end analysis phase. Do we have a performance problem?

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect

Learnnovators

You might simplify the problems they face, or have some parts of the task performed (make it natural in how that happens, so the story is plausible). For instance in learning, to diagnose trouble in a system, you might have obvious things first, and then gradually build up to multiple interacting problems. Provide challenging alternative choices based on common misconceptions. This is the second post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning.

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 2 – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Learnnovators

You might simplify the problems they face, or have some parts of the task performed (make it natural in how that happens, so the story is plausible). For instance in learning, to diagnose trouble in a system, you might have obvious things first, and then gradually build up to multiple interacting problems. Provide challenging alternative choices based on common misconceptions. This is the second post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning.

Workflow Learning: Clarity in a Name

CLO Magazine

For many learners, the early days of e-learning were a disappointment, not because it wasn’t an incredible alternative to the classroom, but because it didn’t live up to consumers’ expectations. Our first effort was “informal learning,” which carried a host of problems. It’s an approach that the ADDIE model alone can’t solve. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Performance Management ADDIE just-in-time learning performance support-oriented

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

ADDIE: A conceptual and iterative application model for instructional systems design; the components include: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Analysis: First phase of ADDIE. Cognitive Strategies: Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge. In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?”

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

So, I wanted to pull together some reading and resources around Agile eLearning , Agile ADDIE , etc. Integrated Learnings The Agile Elearning Design Manual: Problems with existing approaches - The Learning Generalist The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Iterations huh? - The first couple of responses to this month's LCBQ Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ have come in and Kasper Spiro's caught my eye: On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. In the most basic view, when youre in a training group, your job is to help resolve problems related to lack of skill or knowledge insofar as they detract from the organizations ability to achieve its results. I think that if I mentioned ADDIE to some of them they would not be able to tell me what it means ;-) 3:53 PM Cathy Moore said.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

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. Jay: We need to think about ourselves as business problem solvers. ADDIE looks backwards, looks for old best method & replicates that.

Essential Criteria for Choosing the Right Video-Based Learning Model

Obsidian Learning

For example, if your team uses ADDIE to design and develop traditional learning programs, you’d apply that same process for video-based learning. Select the instructional design model – ADDIE, SAM, Bloom’s Taxonomy, etc. Tell a story – This can be a scenario, role play, or simply following along as an employee resolves a thorny problem; make your learner care about the outcome and be curious about how it’s all going to work out.

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How To Build a Serious Game: Part 1

TalentLMS

Instruction Design principles, for example like the ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) provide valuable inputs to a serious game. Using the basic features of game design and combining them with the ADDIE model, a learning-goal based game can be developed. This is where we marry game design rules with instruction design tools: merge together ADDIE and MDA. Alternately, provide a drop-down menu of FAQs.

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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. 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.”. Without these standards, a studio releasing a new movie on DVD would have a big problem.

Sneak Peak: My Book on Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Kapp Notes

The fifth chapter looks at how gamification can be used for learning and problem-solving. The chapter also explores how game interfaces and mechanics are being used to solve difficult scientific and geo-political problems. Chapter seven, presents a framework for developing games that teach higher order thinking skills from predicting outcomes, to synthesizing content to ultimately problem solving.

What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Obsidian Learning

ADDIE is a tried-and-true learning model, so a device along the lines of this ADDIE infographic can help get me unstuck. Now, there is a lot of information out there about ADDIE – books, research papers, entire websites. It’s also somewhat unlikely that they’re going to log in and parse through the entire course to find that little bit of information that’s going to help them solve a specific problem. What’s the alternative?

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Whether a training professional subscribes to the ADDIE model , the Successive Approximation Model , or a model of their own making, these are just frameworks that embed sound project management principles. If only designing an optimal solution for the workplace were as simple as knowing every possible alternative for a given knowledge need or performance gap and then choosing the best blend of approaches.

The 10 best Instructional design books: Resources for beginners and professionals

eFront

Leaving ADDIE for SAM: An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences (Michael Allen). If you are already an experienced Analysis , Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) practitioner, then this book by Michael Allen offers remarkable insight into alternate ISD concepts – Successive Approximation Model (SAM) and Savvy Start. The theory and practice of instructional design is constantly evolving.

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.

Not unique.just prophetic.(and a Fletch quote)

Mark Oehlert

Those folks are the ones finding alternative models. They feel the problems in the model. We keep pushing ADDIE like its some kind of magic charm. I don't know if ADDIE is right or wrong but I know its too rigid. Why are sites/services like Coursera , edX , Udacity , Academic Earth , TED-Ed and Khan Academy (feel free to comment and add all the ones that I've left out) really important? World-changing content? Maybe. Stunning new technology? Um, no. Then what is it?

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LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

that's a major problem here. jadekaz: Addie tells us past. Moderator (Harold Jarche): ADDIE cannot help develop emergent practices - they're in th efuture, not the past; no best practices to model. DGlow: Asked the question yesterday- traditional design has ADDIE and other models. Think ADDIE still applies, barebone methodology at least. And Jenna- Yes, ADDIE does apply in some context, certainly. dannymacc: Those are the most important parts of ADDIE.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Towards an alternative e-learning - Onlignment , December 13, 2010. The problem with E-learning games - Stoatly Different , February 5, 2010. Are you using ADDIE without realizing it? Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity.

In defence of jargon

Learning Rocks

The sales person who stands in front of a new client and starts talking about LMSs, Scorm, client-server, protocols, ADDIE, terminal learning objectives blah, blah, blah is doing so to gain a position of authority and strength in negotiations with the client. But Scorm or ADDIE? It's the trick that's being played in the coinage of "leaderment", but it's the problem that keeps "e-learning" in a box for some organisations.

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Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 5 Problems with Sharing Training Videos on YouTube You wouldn’t trust YouTube with a video that held your personal credit card information. In this webcast, we’ll examine five serious pitfalls that make YouTube a poor choice for hosting your company’s training videos, then look at the pros and cons of six alternatives to find smarter places for your business to keep its video safe. The dreaded “problem children” start to emerge.

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

The alternative approach: “Thought and Action are One” (learn and apply, learning by doing) gained popularity. Oftentimes, we find ourselves solving a problem with palliatives and failing at it rather than directly addressing the true issues. Without presenting an alternative way of writing content, SMEs will cling to these traditonal methods.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Nuts and Bolts: When Training Works by Jane Bozarth - Learning Solutions Magazine , April 6, 2010 One of the most-discussed sessions at Learning Solutions 2010 was “The Great ADDIE Debate,” a conversation about the 21st-century relevance of the ADDIE process model (Analyze-Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate), so often employed in instructional design. Rather than declare ADDIE dead, wouldn’t it make more sense to be sure that we are using it properly?

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. Related post: Noncommercial Isn’t the Problem, ShareAlike Is. ADDIE and the 5 Rules of Zen - Big Dog, Little Dog , March 8, 2010 While ADDIE or ISD might look like an overblown, time-wasting toolkit, we need to realize that we do not need every tool within that kit.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It works particularly well with different instructional design methodologies including ADDIE. At LearnUpon, customer support reps use Camtasia to help customers solve common problems. What it does: Many eLearning professionals use Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Office. Often viewed as an alternative to long email threads, Slack delivers real-time messaging across teams and devices.

Iterations in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

Note: ADDIE or ISD is NOT waterfall ( see post on topic ), unless the users decide to use the tool in this manner. Using agile methodologies or concepts allow the designers to test the learning platform up-front in order to ensure it is built upon a sound architecture by discovering the risks and alternatives involved during the planning stage, selecting valid learning objects , and then iterating them in a logical fashion.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

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. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE.