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.


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. – It’s simple and effective!


Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 5 – Evaluation


We started our journey by studying the target audience, formulating the learning goals, and performing technical analysis. 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. Wow, we’ve come a long way!


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. – It’s simple and effective!


ADDIE Training Model: What Is It and How Can You Use It?


“‘ADDIE training model?’ insert whip sound effect here*. The ADDIE model of instructional design is used by instructional designers all over the world as part of their online, offline, or even blended learning sessions. What is the ADDIE training model?


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. So what are your views on ADDIE? By Jay Lambert.


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.

The ADDIE Instructional Design Model

DigitalChalk eLearning

The ADDIE model is one of the most popular processes that instructional designers and training developers use. It represents a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. The ADDIE model is an Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model.


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.


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. I once made a list—all the leverage points that prompt us to do what we do in the workplace learning-and-performance field. First, before I harp on the points of darkness, let me twist my head 360 and defend ADDIE.


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. Kineo.


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

Kapp Notes

He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. Apparently the book has stirred a little controversy around the topic of ADDIE.


ADDIE Does More Than Classrooms

Big Dog, Little Dog

It also notes that options 1, 2, or 3 should be used in lieu of classroom training if it can adequately perform the job. The five options are shown below with a few notes about them: Job Performance Aid (JPA) - this would include today's EPSS (Electronic Performance Support System).


How to Design Effective Training for Learning Evaluation & Analytics


We talk a lot about learning evaluation and measuring the effectiveness of training on the overall business. But how can we design effective training in the first place? And what do we even mean by effective training ?

Creating Effective Training Design To Provide Impactful Learning Experience


In the training field it is presumed that most people have heard of the ADDIE model and the variants or newer approaches in the market today (such as SAM).

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. What is the training effectiveness measure?

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


For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. 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.

The Parallels of Instructional Design & Ferrari

Coffee and Design

It can take a learner from a starting point to a point where they can perform some measurable objectives. Receiving feedback on all aspects of the design, constantly evaluating how effective and efficient an event is what we should be doing daily.

ADDIE and the 5 Rules of Zen

Big Dog, Little Dog

As I noted in my last post , we often go astray with our learning initiatives because we fail to properly orient ourselves to the learning/performance environment. To get to its natural roots, describe the business need in terms of the performance desired and where they are now.


Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect


If you’ve gotten the right objective, with a clear statement of what the learner needs to be able to do, in what context, and what performance measure you’ll use to evaluate them, you’ve got the basis for creating the practice that will develop the learner’s abilities. The goal is to develop learners to the point where you can have confidence that they’re prepared to perform in the workplace in the ways they need to have an impact on organizational outcomes.

Workflow Learning: Clarity in a Name

CLO Magazine

These need to be orchestrated with training deliverables so the learner finds what they want in a timely manner and in the most effective way possible, typically with support tools first and training tools if needed. It’s an approach that the ADDIE model alone can’t solve.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Boring instruction ranges in effectiveness, but resides in the area of a total waste of time to an unfortunate loss of opportunity. Learnnovators: You were part of many studies conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning to change behavior. What are the latest trends in organizational learning & development, and performance support? What would be your advice for them to upskill themselves for designing effective learning solutions for today’s situations?

The U.S. Army, Frog Design, & ADDIE: On Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the sixth post in a series on extending ADDIE in order to solve wicked or complex problems: Post 1: Innovating With ADDIE. However, like any good craftsperson, ADDIE should not be the ONLY tool within your toolkit.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: ADDIE: Its a Process

Learning Visions

Friday, June 15, 2007 ADDIE: Its a Process This is probably an argument made in any Instructional Design 101 class; I dont think Im saying anything new here. A common one is ADDIE - Analysis-Design-Development-Implementation-Evaluation.) I dont think ADDIE and Gagne are really in the same class. I disagree that ADDIE is an instructional design model. Theres nothing in ADDIE about learning objects or the presentation of information.


And ADDIE wasn't even there to see it.


There's been lot of talk in Twitterland lately about the usefulness of the ADDIE process model often used in instructional design (much on the theme of whether ADDIE is dead), and the validity/existence of "informal" learning. In this first instance, performance support could have supplemented, or likely replaced, training simply by programming help screens and prompts. ADDIE is one.


Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall

Learning Cafe

‘E’ is the most ignored in ADDIE. Together, these are measures of learning effectiveness: What happened and Why it happened. How should learning effectiveness measures be reported? Learning Cafe Webinar learning effectiveness online forum webinar

Weaving Design Thinking Into Project Work

Innovative Learning Group

This summer, Spine Crackers , the Innovative Learning Group (ILG) book club, decided to read the TD at Work publication, “ Design Thinking Meets ADDIE ,” by Kathy Glynn and Debra Tolsma. OK, maybe not exactly what you were thinking…but the topic did generate some lively lunch-hour discussions, as well as had a few unintended side effects on our staff and our project work.


#LSCon day 1, Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%

Challenge to Learn

Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%. My best recap is: All the attendees do see the problems and limitations of the current working methodology (ADDIE or other waterfall models). We need something that delivers Performance at the speed of need.

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Choose Your Words Carefully

CLO Magazine

Those who came up through the ranks of learning and development, who wax poetic about Malcolm Knowles and ADDIE and can break down the components of a properly written learning objective. To be clear, there’s nothing inherently wrong with learning KPIs, or key performance indicators.

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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Mapping the Performance

Big Dog, Little Dog

Part of the analysis phase is capturing the skills required for performance. While there are several methods for capturing these performance, ISD normally only lists Behavioral Task Analysis. Questions may also asked to ensure the analyst has fully captured the performance.

Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall

Learning Cafe

Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall – Webinar Recording from Jeevan Joshi on Vimeo. ‘E’ has become the most ignored in ADDIE. How should learning effectiveness measures be reported?

Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future

Integrated Learnings

For example, does your organization have a preferred model such as ADDIE, Kirkpatrick.? But while the conversation was supposed to discuss adapting training models to our industry's current environment, instead it strayed off into utilizing new eLearning delivery tools, getting a seat at the C-level table, and philosophies on learning effectiveness. We still use the ADDIE model. For proof, see the 2010 recap of this blog organized around ADDIE. By Jay Lambert.


A Brave New World of Learning

CLO Magazine

The responsibility you take for owning all that comes with developing and maintaining effective learning and development deliverables is herculean. Maybe traditional approaches such as ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) need to be replaced or overhauled in a significant way.

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. Behavior: Action that is an overt, observable, measurable performance.

Is Learning a Real Profession?

CLO Magazine

Ed Trolley and David van Adelsberg suggested two categories of measures, effectiveness and efficiency, in their ground breaking 1999 book “Running Training Like a Business,” but the profession did not fully embrace them. Tags: ADDIE , API , SAM , SCORM , TDRp.

The Effectiveness of Learning – deleting “instruction”

Learning Cafe

This post follows on from “The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect” and discusses some basic issues associated with design not always given the attention they deserve. There are a range of ISD models, most of which revolve around the basic Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation (ADDIE) components. Performance Objectives. Typically, performance objectives have a condition, a performance statement and a standard.