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. How we talk about Agile versus ADDIE. The concept behind the ADDIE model has worked for instructional designers for years.


Point-of-Work & ADDIE? Say It Ain’t So…

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting Performance Assessments Performance Support Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability ADDIE Discovery intentional design Performance Assessment point of work xAPIMy recent post “70:20:10 – Myth or Legend?” roused a few readers to offer up some really solid comments, and there were a few that left me feeling like I was at a NASCAR race and just shouted “Ford Rules!”


Getting to know ADDIE. Part 2 - Design


In the previous instalment we took our first look at the ADDIE principles. We learned its general characteristics, considered its advantages and disadvantages, and also discussed at length the first stage of the ADDIE methodology - Analysis. elearning ADDIE develpment


Intentional Design Vs ADDIE

Living in Learning

The "intentional" aspect of this design model is focused on impacting performance at the point of work first. This methodology is at the core of a Learning & Performance paradigm, which, by the way, is inclusive of training.but only if and when it is necessary. Our objective is shrinking time-to-impact, not time-to-training. AGILE EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support embedded performance support EPS ISD




Anyone who is actively involved with instructional design has at some point used the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) for their course development. This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today.


ADDIE Cheat Sheet


When first starting out in elearning design and development, it can be easy to get lost in all of the theory and best practices. Nine times out of ten, I recommend going with ADDIE. If you aren’t familiar, ADDIE stands for Analyze-Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate.


Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 5 – Evaluation


Now, we are at the end of our journey, and all that is left to us is to examine the final stage of the ADDIE framework - Evaluation. Instructional Design is an iterative process, and evaluation should be carried out on a regular basis. ADDIE instructional design elearning methodology


Getting to know ADDIE. Part 3 - Development


Having scoped out the target audience, settled on what knowledge the course aims to impart, and composed a plan during the Design stage, we are prepared to move on to Development - a key stage of the ADDIE process, though not the last one. elearning ADDIE elearning methodology


Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 4 – Implementation


Keep in mind that implementation is a key stage of the ADDIE process, because it is during this stage the information contained in the course you created is transferred to the target audience. ADDIE instructional design elearning methodology


What is ADDIE?

Growth Engineering

Creating online learning from scratch can seem like a mammoth task, even for the most experienced instructional designers. Meet ADDIE! ADDIE is an Instructional System Design (ISD) framework and stands for the 5 phases of the learning design process: – Analysis.


Iterative Design Models: ADDIE vs SAM


Which iterative model – ADDIE or SAM – is best suited for your module or session and can ensure that your employees and learners retain all of the subject matter? The Iterative Process of Addie vs SAM. Here they are below: The ADDIE Model.


ADDIE isn't Dead; it's just more Agile

Integrated Learnings

Readers of this blog know that I've been a big defender of ADDIE ( Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future , ADDIE isn't Dead, how can it be? , As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. No ADDIE isn't dead.


Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. The five phases of ADDIE framework encompass the entire content development process, from discovery to delivery. ADDIE Framework. Design Phase. Graphic User Interface (GUI) design.


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? Design. ADDIE is a 5-stage process for designing and developing the training content.


Gaps in the ADDIE Instructional Design Model


I have often written in the past about the strengths of using an elearning model, such as ADDIE , for course design, development, and delivery. ADDIE is a strong basis for any training event. Poor designs aren’t recognized as such until too late.


ADDIE or Agile? A false dichotomy

Torrance Learning

There’s a lot of buzz these days about whether we should abandon the training industry’s go-to model, ADDIE, for an Agile approach. But that doesn’t mean we give up on what ADDIE has taught us. It’s a process of getting progressively closer to the finished product, not by planning and designing more, but by building something useful and seeing what happens. ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate. elearning Instructional Design LLAMA New


ADDIE Must Die!


Education Future of education instructional design Learning Social LearningNOTE (October, 2012): I first posted this piece in 2004. At the time I was looking at educational theories and methods that had been developed in the early 1970′s that rather mysteriously became the de facto standard for developing educational programs. I saw two major problems. The first is obvious. The way we learned back [.].


Learning Game Design Series, Part 8: Dump ADDIE; Iterate Instead

Knowledge Guru

Learning game design is a VERY iterative process. It’s not an approved design document, two drafts plus final—or design, alpha, beta, and gold master. This post describes (and shows) the iterative design process required to create an effective learning game.


Agile & ADDIE -Tango or Face Off 2

Learning Cafe

Over the years the systematic ADDIE process has proven successful in design and development of learning. However, is ADDIE too “organised” in today’s world of swift change. Clients are not only looking for compressed delivery schedules, but more flexibility and transparency in the learning design and development process. Also, the demands from learning designers are greater than ever, to show clearer linkages between their decisions with business outcomes.


An Instructional Design Toolkit

Torrance Learning

We’re sharing some of our favorite instructional design techniques here in this toolkit to support new instructional designers or “old” ones who want to sharpen their saw (pun completely intended). Shape scope and design with learner personas.


ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

There has been a lot of discussion, and an infamous article or two, in our field about the death of the ADDIE model. As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. And if the attacks are based on the long timelines typically associated with ADDIE, then they make some valid points. And models such as ADDIE help us do so. ADDIE is the basic backbone of our processes. Design. So what are your views on ADDIE?


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. So let’s dive in and learn about Agile Learning Design.


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. D = Design (design the solution, create a blueprint).


Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

Michael and Richard present us an agile alternative for ADDIE: SAM (Successive Approximation Model). It is followed by an analysis of ADDIE, looking at its original form and some new manifestations. Their conclusion is: ADDIE falls short, we need something else (and I agree).


Alternative to ADDIE –Scrum

Kapp Notes

For a long, long time the ADDIE model has been held up as the “holy grail&# of the process to design instruction. Check out the video and see if this compressed method would work for your design needs. DesignAn alternative, presented in only 7 minutes in the video below is to use the agile software development method known as Scrum. Image from Reaktor.


ADDIE Must Die!


The Premise ADDIE is the illegitimate child of the Industrial Age, and using it is an addiction that almost always leads to formal training programs that are, in these digital days of rapidly advancing Social Learning, close to worthless. Education instructional design Learning Social Learning


ADDIE should have been DADDIE all along

Integrated Learnings

Basically, his former group borrowed from Six Sigma and added the ‘Define’ step to the beginning of the learning industry-standard ADDIE model. (As As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate.). Truly, ADDIE should have been DADDIE all along. Tags: ADDIE Six Sigma eLearning Project Management DADDIE By Jay Lambert. Being in the realm of performance improvement, we are always searching for ways to improve our own processes.


The ADDIE Instructional Design Model

DigitalChalk eLearning

The ADDIE model is one of the most popular processes that instructional designers and training developers use. Design. Remember the ADDIE model is a continuous circle of steps, so this ties directly back into the first phase.


The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design


Design thinking is the new rage these days. Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? What benefits does it offer to learning designers?


Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

We’ve covered some of the basic concepts in Instructional Design and Terminology in our previous Back To Basics segments. This week we wanted to discuss one of the most common instructional design models, ADDIE. Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives.


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

Clark Quinn

We decided to continue, and here’s the second in the series, this time trying to look at what might be hindering the opportunity for design to get better. 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.


Should we add an “R” into ADDIE?

Spark Your Interest

I’m sure this is a common thing, but I hadn’t considered it as a deliberate step in the instructional design process before. . Analysis – know your audience and create a persona to focus your design, create instructional strategy. Design & Development - create a working rough draft of a course. Design & Development - complete the course development. Just Plain Learning ADDIE Model Instructional design Methods and Theories


Design, processes, and ADDIE

Clark Quinn

I was reminded of a story told many years ago on a listserve, where both new and experienced (10 years) graduates of several ID programs were asked to design projects. ADDIE is a guide to help ensure hitting all the important points. It’s no guarantee of a good design. Used appropriately, ADDIE reminds us to dot our i’s and cross our t’s. So, to my point: ADDIE’s not broken, but the way it’s used is.


Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. Enough has been written about ID and its various theories and models that define the various approaches or strategies to learning design. Introduction to ADDIE.


ADDIE: 5 Steps To Build Effective Training Programs


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. Addie Explained. Design.


Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

The eLearning Coach

People who create on demand need more than ADDIE. Post from: The eLearning Coach Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE? eLearning Design


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. Over time, he has evolved ADDIE into Successive Approximation. What we’ll cover today: Why not ADDIE – too costly and not enough fun.