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It is the hot new alternative to the old, and some have argued outdated, ADDIE model that has been the ultimate instructional design model for years.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. The concept behind the ADDIE model has worked for instructional designers for years.


ADDIE Model of Instructional Design


Implementing the Addie Model. Although there are several instructional design models, one of the most common is the ADDIE Model of instructional design. ADDIE stands for analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate. Then, create learning objectives to meet each goal.


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Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. This provides an excellent opportunity to consult and partner with those types of clients to look at all of these environmental and motivational factors. By Dean Hawkinson.

SAM vs ADDIE- Which is better for Learning Design?


Let us compare a commonly accepted; however, less efficient ID model called ADDIE and a more recently developed robust one called SAM or Agile. So what does the ADDIE model stand for? The idea behind the ADDIE model has worked for instructional designers over the years. ADDIE.


The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? I believe that we will continue to create linear learning experiences (courses, courseware) but that this is going to be a smaller portion of learning.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives


Once we get the objective, we can start following a design process such as ADDIE or SAM, but to assume we’re ready to design a learning experience when we receive a request for a course is a mistake. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning.

The Learning Function Has Become Invisible

CLO Magazine

Skinner wrote some of the first books on training, promoting the idea of small learning steps, questions and answers, and the ADDIE model to build high-fidelity training programs. Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin, now known as Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP.

A Brave New World of Learning

CLO Magazine

Bob Mosher is a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm. Each evolution of the term was one step closer to the goal of creating a deliverable designed to the specific needs of the individual learner.

Is Learning a Real Profession?

CLO Magazine

Last, their profession has a host of practices taught at university like: how to define and use the measures, how to create and use the statements, how to use measures to analyze issues and solve problems — for example, ratio analysis, the DuPont model, the audit process.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

This is an attempt to create a broad breakup of the process, along with some references for helping with the creativity. Create a framework for effective learning using Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction. This series will focus on the ADDIE framework for designing learning solutions.

How to Do E-Learning and M-Learning Solutions Right

Innovative Learning Group

I recommend using a process similar to the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) model with the addition of project management tools. I’ve seen companies spend a lot of extra time trying to complete e-learning courses because every step through ADDIE involved all the team members reinventing the wheel. I’ve consulted with companies that are frustrated that video in e-learning courses doesn’t run well on their thin client computers.

What Instructional Design Theories Work Best With Online Training?

Clarity Consultants

1) The ADDIE Model. The ADDIE Model is an instructional design theory that we have mentioned before on this blog. ADDIE stands for Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. Online training offers a wealth of opportunity for learners and trainers alike.

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. Jeffrey’s review can be found at Creating Visuals for Training. Performance Consulting. Dana and Jim Robinson’s Performance Consulting was also recommended.

Finding Your (ELearning) Calling


You get to create engaging elearning programs, giving them a dynamic look and feel for your client. Perhaps you enjoy creating process maps and storyboards. Various development models like ADDIE provide a structured framework for a project’s life-cycle.

Proven Way to Structure Your Courses


Creating an online course is easy. Creating a good online course is a different story. Everyone wants people to like the courses they make, but not every course is created equal. Despite having models like ADDIE or SAMR to guide the course creation process it isn’t uncommon to still question the best way to present the content. This is a format that I have personally used when consulting Fortune 500 companies on their training program.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process.

We Must Lead the Charge for Change

CLO Magazine

Bob Mosher is a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm. The second thing I see creating this disparity is our constant defense of old and outdated models. I’m not blasting ADDIE or saying that it doesn’t have its place.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These things don’t just happen–you have to take responsibility for creating this kind of culture. 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. Deploy people as performance consultants & coaches.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. The traditional learning theories of Dick & Carey, Blooms Taxonomy and the ADDIE model fit into mobile eLearning. Create short quiz knowledge checks for review. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski.

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


ADDIE = Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. A popular multi-stage methodology aimed at instructional designers and training developers for creating effective training tools. explains: “Using the ADDIE method for instructional design is like building a house.

The Evolution of the e-Learning Development Guide: What Is It and Do You Need One?


Even after routes were found and roads laid, we still consulted maps, and later GPS, to make sure we were going the right way. Start by creating a course structure. In the first phase of the ADDIE model, you examine your audience.


Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

ADDIE (or some other instructional design approach) ruled. The lack of understanding and failure to use performance support approaches and tools has created a significant barrier for supporting the learning that is embedded in work.

When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

” The company pays an eLearning provider $30,000 to create the courses and organizes an all-day instructor-led training session for sales reps on best practices. We then created action plans for individual team members to follow the new principles. I want to tell you a story.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

Creating and producing formal courses and workshops using formal ISD/ADDIE methodologies. PERFORMANCE CONSULTING. Expert content-driven solutions (don’t trust learners to co-create content). Performance consulting = carrying out a Training Needs Analysis).

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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Leaving ADDIE for SAM is a favorite in the field. Patti Shank’s Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning is a summary of tactics you can use to create memorable, relevant practice opportunities and provide constructive, beneficial feedback for learners. Performance Consulting.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

Join me as I talk with DE Executive Director, Candee Chambers and VP of Membership Engagement, Jen Bernhardt about how they’ve created a modern learning portal that will grow with their organization’s needs. JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in.

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Who Should You Include In Your Planning For Your eLearning Course?

Adobe Captivate

So how do we ensure that the right materials go into each course that you spend time creating? Create a discussion group to research what needs to go into each course. Create an outline of the course(s). Identify the costs of creating the course.

What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

EI Design

Create a learner-centric design approach. Our Learning and Performance Ecosystem approach works at multiple levels to: Create motivation and interest for learners. Create a solid value for learners (skill enhancement or acquiring a new skill, or fixing an identified gap).

The 3-Legged Stool Is Balanced and Ready

CLO Magazine

Bob Mosher is a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm. Let sacred cows become burgers and begin creating truly blended, embedded and personalized learning and support solutions for our learners. I am a huge fan of ADDIE.


Free L&D webinars for January 2019

Limestone Learning

In this masterclass, you’ll learn how to create a PowerPoint template from scratch, teaching you how to set the template masters, the colour scheme, layout options, fonts, and animation effects. Get a copy of the “10 Tips on Creating Time-Sensitive and High Value Learning”.

The Innovation Award

CLO Magazine

Vice President and Global Head of Talent Development, Tata Consultancy Services. To do this, Gilliam’s team created a manufacturing model for course design and development.

Learning in the Now


It has created an environment where learning is removed from performance, and employees often take a negative view of their learning and development interactions. No more reliance on pure ADDIE or Waterfall models that require a lot of time to produce programs.

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Following Your Own Learning Programs

CLO Magazine

Similarly, learning professionals rely on a trusted and well-established framework, the ADDIE model. The five steps of the ADDIE model — analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation — find their roots in the learning theory and science that is the basis of instructional systems design. The five phases of the ADDIE can be applied as follows: Analysis: The performance and developmental objectives. Create an annual plan.


40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Although I have several of Michael Allen’s books, I haven’t read Leaving ADDIE for SAM yet. Richard Mayer’s Applying the Science of Learning was recommended by Clare Dygert , who says, “If you want to create e-learning that works the way a human brain wants it to work, read this book!”.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

All value is created by teams and networks. Capability 3 - performance consultancy All learning professionals need consulting and coaching acumen (as well as learning acumen).

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