Color Design, Training, ISD & ADDIE, & Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

In 2008 learning situations, unwitting trainers, sink training programs when they begin by announcing, "We're gonna' start with an ice breaker.". ADDIE is dead! Long live ADDIE! For these two purposes alone I am thankful for ADDIE as a framework.


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. In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?”

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. With that open-minded mentality, I confess to listening to the debate and wondering if the ADDIE model really is falling short, or if our application of it is worthy of re-examination. Insightful words to be sure, certainly not an overt indictment of ADDIE. Presence of the “96%&# does not mean ADDIE is obsolete.

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Creating Effective Training Design To Provide Impactful Learning Experience


A huge percentage of training still happens through an instructor-led but can we consider the question – How many Training Managers, Trainers, and Subject Matter Experts think of a training design when considering conducting a workshop, program, or even a session for a group of people?

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

Association eLearning

The ADDIE model is a standard and proven instructional design approach used across corporate training department. Develop: produce the learning program, using SMEs to vet the content and the approach.

Free L&D webinars for January 2019

Limestone Learning

Coaches are especially aware of the power of accountability in working with others, as holding clients accountable to their own agendas is one of the key ingredients in effective coaching engagements. Discover a new framework from which to coach individuals on your team.

Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Don Clark’s classic site has a great introduction to Instructional Systems Design (ISD) and ADDIE, the most common instructional design model. Online Courses and Graduate Programs. edX offers an instructional design “micromasters” program.

The 2017 ATD ICE Backchannel #ATD2017

David Kelly

Program Guide. Program. 7 Essential communication skills via Coaching Positive Performance. ADDIE’s Great, but Give Other Instructional Design Models a Look by Tim Youngman. Beyond Diversity Programs: Using Big Data to Address Bias via Knowledge@Whartoon.

Learning: Playing the Blame Game

Learning Rebels

In essence, the post was about breaking out of L&D silo’s and stop the creation of learning programs built for an audience of one (you), and start remembering we have an end-user. We failed somewhere along the ADDIE line. When did shaming the learner become okay?

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Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

In this webcast, you’ll learn: The truth behind what employers and employees each want and expect from a corporate learning program. How companies can implement programs that bring together the best of what employers and employees want and need from corporate learning.

The Six Deadly Sins of Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

Quadrant D (Training): If the employee desires to perform, but lacks the requisite job knowledge or skills, then learning needs to occur, such as performance aids, training, coaching, etc. In addition, it is important that the learners see the real worth of the learning program.

Drunk Tank Pink

Jay Cross

Some football coaches repainted visiting team dressing rooms pink. An ADDIE analysis won’t lead you to change the color or temperature of the room.). Don’t you want to join the CLOs who are paying less attention to learning programs and more to learning platforms? CLO magazine.

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Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

Many of these, such as the Kirkpatrick evaluation levels, carrot and stick motivational programs and the ADDIE model have been around since the 1960s. Consider the ADDIE model today. Rapid prototyping approaches to develop products and programs are reframing its sequential, time-intensive methodology of analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. The 70-20-10 model for professional development is a valuable but dated approach in need of a checkup.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions - The eLearning Coach , March 18, 2010 This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. The Great ADDIE Debate - Learnlets , March 27, 2010 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. Best of eLearning Learning.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


Highly engaging and, dare I say it, fun to read, Telling Ain’t Training will change the way you approach planning your next training program. Put you ADDIEs down. Connie Malamed aka The eLearning coach has been called “the trainer’s trainer”.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects - The E-Learning Curve , July 8, 2010 The case study design is useful when answering “how” and “why” questions, and in understanding the particulars, and diversity of a learning program. Are you using ADDIE without realizing it?

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Drunk Tank Pink

CLO Magazine

Some football coaches repainted the visiting team’s locker rooms pink. An ADDIE analysis won’t lead you to change the color or temperature of the room. Don’t you want to join the CLOs who are paying less attention to learning programs and more to learning platforms Environmental factors have a significant impact on how well people learn. Pay more attention to how workers feel about learning and what they say about it.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear? Post from: The eLearning Coach The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts. ADDIE Backwards Planning Model - Big Dog, Little Dog , November 22, 2010I have been working on this model for some time, so I wanted to present my latest version. The ADDIE Backwards Model is quite similar to most other ADDIE type models.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


Connie, known online as the “eLearning Coach,” is the author of Visual Design Solutions , a top rated eLearning design book. He was well known as the Program Director of the eLearning Guild before taking senior leadership roles in the corporate sector.

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Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

Like right now, I am launching a module on supporting civil rights, like how your USDA rights are established for purchasing food, a module on blood safety, a module on hand washing, and we’re working on a series of modules right now on supervisory skills to be better coaches and supervisors.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Expanding On The Nine Events Of Instruction - The eLearning Coach , April 19, 2010 The nine events of instruction are a compelling foundation for Instructional Design. Rather than declare ADDIE dead, wouldn’t it make more sense to be sure that we are using it properly? How To Create A Visual Hierarchy - The eLearning Coach , April 27, 2010 You can communicate a secondary message through a visual hierarchy of text, graphics and video on the screen. Best of eLearning Learning.