Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. As we know, Authorware became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ? As we know, Authorware became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard. How is the response to your book ‘ Leaving ADDIE for SAM ’?

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

Kapp Notes

He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems. 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. For those of you who may not know, Michael W.

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People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes

Challenge to Learn

Michael Allen is also someone who is around for a long time, but as with Jay he doesn’t stick to his old ideas, he is an innovator and a driver for change from the very first start of his carreer (he was the man behind the very first authoring tool ‘Authorware’ ) Michael is also one of the leading instructional designers in the world. He is also the one that made agile e-Learning development main stream with his book Leaving ADDIE for SAM.

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

Other technological improvements followed rapidly – Windows 95 was a game-changer, as was the introduction of the PC authoring system Toolbook along with cross-platform tools like Director and Authorware. Back then there were no instructional models to follow like ADDIE, Kemp, Gagne, Bloom, and Mager. My great aunt, who was a teacher in a one-room school, used to tell me about the evolution of technology she’d witnessed in her life.

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Three Takeaways Today

eLearning 24-7

They took a premise of strong course design that allows interactivity and engagement, with knowledge of ADDIE or at least some basic ID understanding, and flipped it into a PPT template so that you can create quickly your courses and get them online. Hodgepodge.

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Preference of E-Learning – Structured or not?

eLearning 24-7

And knowledge of any ADDIE or another modalities, not needed. . For the authorware supporters this was akin to blasting the planet with gamma rays. Trends are funny. People readily assume that a trend must be interpreted as a positive or that the person presenting what will become a trend as the gatekeeper to that trend, and thus, either the person who created whatever that trend is, or must have some level of scientific data to support it.

The King is Dead

eLearning 24-7

The weapons including Authorware, Macromedia Director, DazzlerMax, Toolbook were the ones that separated the knights from the common folk. While the knights scurried around their round table debating the merits of these dragons compared to the sages of Gagne, Bloom and ADDIE the magician, the common folk were making the jump onto these creatures with keyboards in their hands and helmets made of computer glass.

Straight talk - am I the only one enjoying myself?

Clive on Learning

I saw three of the interviews: Michael Allen (creator of Authorware and of ADDIE - the instructional design process): he told us that he's no longer so convinced about ADDIE - he's into rapid prototyping. By the way, I've just discovered Jay Cross's rant on ADDIE - even rapid prototyping is not enough for Jay.

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Creating successful e-learning

Clive on Learning

The creator of Authorware and long-time instructional design guru created something of a stir (at least with me) when he announced his dissatisfaction with the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) model for e-learning development and put his not inconsiderable weight behind a new process of 'successive approximation'. ADDIE, rapid? I saw Michael Allen speak for the first time at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering in Boston.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently. I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education.