The ADDIE Model – An Effective Way To Develop Interactive And Engaging e-Learning Courses

Swift eLearning Services

The ADDIE model methodology is used for the creation of e-learning courses effectively and conveniently. This ADDIE methodology was developed in the Florida State University in 1970.


4 Important Differences Between Agile and ADDIE in L&D

Infopro Learning

The ADDIE and Agile frameworks are two development methodologies that are leveraged to guide L&D teams through a project. The philosophies of the ADDIE and Agile methodologies share many of the same practices. Both ADDIE and Agile have their place in L&D.


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What is ADDIE? Your Complete Guide to the ADDIE Model


Instructional Design: Applying the ADDIE Model. What is ADDIE? The ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) is an iterative process used by instructional designers to carefully consider all of the elements leading to the best result.


The ADDIE Model

Ed App

The ADDIE model is a five phase flexible guideline for creating effective training and support tools. When the ADDIE model was articulated as a framework for constant course development it gave a common language to Instructional Designers and educators. tutorials ADDIE theory


ADDIE vs AGILE: How to set up a fast and effective eLearning production process


The best process is the one that can reliably deliver high quality learning content that’s fit for purpose to an audience within an appropriate timeframe. The ADDIE model for eLearning. ADDIE has been around since the 1950s. ADDIE is an acronym made up of five words: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. In its purest form, each phase of ADDIE should be completed in turn with the outcomes fed into the next phase. Pros of ADDIE.


4 Important Differences Between Agile and ADDIE in L&D

Infopro Learning

The ADDIE and Agile frameworks are two development methodologies that are leveraged to guide L&D teams through a project. The philosophies of the ADDIE and Agile methodologies share many of the same practices. Both the Agile and ADDIE methodologies include analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation as part of their process, but the Agile methodology has distinct characteristics that set it apart from ADDIE.


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. Quality assurance. Quality assurance You will do well to make a habit of constantly testing the course as it is being developed. elearning ADDIE elearning methodology


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. Formative Evaluation Formative evaluation runs parallel to the learning process and is meant to evaluate the quality of the learning materials and their reception by the students. Summative evaluation helps in getting on the right track, even if the conducted training is found to have been of substandard quality. Wow, we’ve come a long way!


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. This way, the quality of the learning process is least likely to be impacted. ADDIE instructional design elearning methodologyOnce the Development stage (the one we spoke about in the previous installment ) is finished, it is time to proceed to the next one - namely, Implementation.


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.


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

Kapp Notes

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. Karl Kapp: (KK) Congratulations on your new book, I found it fascinating and I knew it would raise some questions among the ADDIE diehards but I think that’s good for the field.


ADDIE: A 5-Step Process for Effective Training & Learning Evaluation


In this post we’ll explore the five stages of the ADDIE model of instructional design—analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation—and how this process can help or hurt your learning evaluation methods. What is ADDIE? Five Steps of ADDIE Explained.


ADDIE, Beware of the Video!

Learning Developments

If they were following the ADDIE model, they would just be left with DIE! The battle for quality training has begun! Jing ADDIE LMS CamtasiaGetting other departments in my organization to get on board with e-learning is a goal of mine. It’s been a little over a month since my organization has been providing web based training through our new LMS.


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. ADDIE’s origins – by the armed services when they needed a cookbook to create a lot of instruction fast by people without a lot of instructional knowledge. Over time, he has evolved ADDIE into Successive Approximation. What we’ll cover today: Why not ADDIE – too costly and not enough fun. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US.




ADDIE, for instance, is oriented around a content mindset, not context. We agree with this thought since we, too, believe that online learning cannot be any different from other online experiences and in fact should reflect the great qualities of these experiences.

ADDIE Not Relevant?

Tony Karrer

Brent Schlenker wrote Waterfall model - ADDIE - "is risky and invites failure": The 37signals blog Signal vs. Noise pointed me to the Wikipedia entry for the waterfall model of software development. Sure sounds a lot like the ADDIE model to me. where I studied software development processes and now having built a services company based on building quality software and eLearning solutions, there's still a lot that is relevant in both the Waterfall model and in ADDIE.


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. For those of you in the learning and development field, ADDIE must be a familiar model; it’s been used for close to 40 years as one of the main learning industry standards for instructional design. So what does the ADDIE model stand for? The idea behind the ADDIE model has worked for instructional designers over the years.




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. Personally, I feel that ADDIE works just fine, and I have used a variation of it for years on my own projects. I think if you approach any training design and implementation with an understanding that it will have its own unique qualities, then you allow for a flexibility within the model road-map.


ADDIE is the Scavenger of Instructional Design, Not the Bitch Goddess (or Blooming Beyond Bloom)

Big Dog, Little Dog

When ADDIE was first handed over to the U.S. For some reason instructional designers love building ADDIE into a goddess that orders them to build crappy learning platforms. From its inception, ADDIE was designed to be a lean, mean, instructional design machine. ADDIE has specific steps that are strictly designed for learning. This has led others to believe that ADDIE is too lean, that it tells them what to do, but not how to to it.

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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 essentially follows a sequential process; however agile or iterative process is increasingly being used in ADDIE. ADDIE Framework. First Cut for internal quality check, followed by stakeholder check and feedback.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Most of us in the e-learning domain have been following ADDIE – a process that has been at the core of the instructional design discipline for years. However, ADDIE had its own limitations since it was made before we had today’s tools, challenges, and opportunities. How is the community and the industry looking at your call for leaving ADDIE behind? How is the response to your book ‘ Leaving ADDIE for SAM ’? ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.



Most of us in the e-learning domain have been following ADDIE – a process that has been at the core of the instructional design discipline for years. However, ADDIE had its own limitations since it was made before we had today’s tools, challenges, and opportunities. How is the community and the industry looking at your call for leaving ADDIE behind? How is the response to your book ‘ Leaving ADDIE for SAM ’? ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

Book Review: Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner

Experiencing eLearning

The book is organized to clearly follow the process of creating a training program from start to finish: Basics of Design (including ADDIE and adult learning principles). Quality Checks. e-Learning Instructional Design Workplace Learning ADDIE book review project management saul carliner trainingSaul Carliner’s second edition of Training Design Basics is written for people who are brand new to the field and are creating their first training program.

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SAM instructional design model

Ed App

SAM and ADDIE are called “models of instructional design” because they are most often used by instructional designers. [f/y/i In fact, for these people, SAM and ADDIE can be even more helpful. ADDIE Have you met SAM and ADDIE? SAM and ADDIE are methodologies.

Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

Requirements can be anything from time, costs to quality and everything in between, as long as they don’t dictate the solution. This is the third post in a series on agile eLearning development: Post 1: Review on Michael Allen’s book ‘Leaving ADDIE for SAM. ADDIE Agile e-Learning development agile software development e-Learning eLearning I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations.

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Good, Fast, Cheep… pick only two & Rapid Prototyping

Coffee and Design

I come across discussions frequently about the question, “Is ADDIE dead?” Is the acronym which stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) too slow for today’s fast moving world? I believe the more practical question to ponder as a practicing instructional designer—Do I go through all of the phases of the ADDIE process when I design instruction? Uncategorized ADDIE constraints Instructional Design Rapid Prototyping

Back to Basics: What is Instructional Design?

Obsidian Learning

The University of Michigan School of Education, Educational Studies, describes it as “the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional theory to ensure the quality of instruction. While there are many models of instructional design, the most common stages of the process are described in the ADDIE model (see, for example, Gustafson & Branch, 2002). The ADDIE model has five phases: Analysis.

eLearning Manifesto: Has eLearning advanced alongside technology? Or has technology passed it up?

Coffee and Design

Is that because technology has advanced and the culture of what good design looks like has advanced so much that learners are expecting high quality video, high quality interactions, etc. While I know what should be happening to fully produce an eLearning module and how much “evaluation” should be happening in terms of ADDIE… it isn’t. What if the learner saw higher quality designs?

Designers should have a “chess game” design perspective in mind…

Coffee and Design

It is like a form of gravity that draws designers toward an overly simplified view of their practice, blinding them to opportunities that might help them better reach the levels of instructional quality they aim to achieve. Uncategorized ADDIE constraints Creativity Educational Technology Effective/Efficient Instructional Design measurable objectives TechTrends This post discusses a recent article in TechTrends, by Jason McDonald— The Creative Spirit of Design.

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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. Design : The second phase of the ADDIE instructional systems design process; its purpose is to verify the learning tasks, performance objectives, and testing strategies. Implementation: The fourth phase of the ADDIE instructional systems design process.

CPTM Lesson 8 ? Develop & Deliver Solutions

AXIOM Learning Solutions

We learned so much that has made our job – delivering high-quality, customized learning programs to our clients – not only smoother but easier, faster and more tailored to your needs. ADDIE. ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate. AXIOM Updates Blogs ADDIE Agile CPTM curriculum design Develop Learning program

Embracing The AGILE Method For Great eLearning Results


They stand for Quality, Teamwork, Cost effectiveness, Employee and Customer inclusiveness and Professionalism, all wrapped around exceptional Customer satisfaction! Instructional designers familiar with the conventional ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation) methodology will know that it is a serial way of developing eLearning content. ADDIE has been around since 1975 and has successfully served the eLearning industry since then.

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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. Create a standard quality assurance testing plan to use across projects. An online review tool simplifies quality assurance testing immensely.

What Have We Learned about Training in over 70 years? [VIDEO]

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I was blown away by the quality of the video and how confident I felt in understanding the complex system of a differential. video e-learning creativity corporate training ADDIE instructional design corporate eLearningMy favorite design thinker Dan Roam posted a YouTube video on how a Differential System works on cars. After watching the video I noticed other videos in that right hand column of YouTube and so I watched another training video.

“Ninja” Trick For Better ELearning Plans


The most popular of which being the ADDIE model , but there are other ones as well. One danger in adhering to an ADDIE only road-map is that you lose site of the qualities that make your project unique. ADDIE is still used because it works. Taking your plan to the next level will involve applying a framework like ADDIE, and now that you have done this exercise, you are much better prepared to apply this framework.

Learning Game Design: a Blog Series by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Dump ADDIE. Playing games for enjoyment is different than playing games to evaluate the quality and efficacy of the game design. Learning Game Design Series, Part 8: Dump ADDIE; Iterate Instead. If you’ve been using the ADDIE model your entire career, then you’re going to need to get familiar with Agile. ADDIE and Agile each have their benefits, but for game design you need to go with the latter; there is too much evolving in the game design process.

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Addressing the Gap Between Instructional Design and Project Management


The many different development methodologies – like ADDIE, waterfall, agile, et cetera – mean there is a high likelihood that departments that don’t specifically work together but are dependent on each other could be on a different cycle. How can we get the two departments on the same page, to truly maximize efficiency and the quality of the product? What is the ADDIE Model? True ADDIE development, though, is not so strict.


Getting Started with ELearning


Learn E-Learning provides online tutorials on how you can get started as an instructional designer, tips for creating quality content, and even a community to further network and ask questions. The curriculum at Learn E-Learning is broken-up into six segments, and it follows the ADDIE methodology. Every now and then I receive a message from someone on LinkedIn asking me for suggestions on the best way to get involved in the elearning industry and instructional design.

What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

Adobe Captivate

Built on the core of the popular ADDIE model, we have a unique development model that we call CRAFT (Consult>Refine>Aggregate>Form>Test). eBridge – our proprietary Project Management platform designed to meet corporate quality standards (we are a CMMI Level 3 certified organization) for communication and review. Significant achievements always trigger introspection for me.

What Opportunities are there for Instructional Designers  &  Developers?

Adobe Captivate

Training is now recognised as not only needed in all industries but in some countries, it is mandatory to provide quality training to your employees. The ADDIE Model. What Opportunities are Available? In the context of writing this article, I am focusing on the Irish & UK employment market. It is also vital that you provide training that can be accessed by all employees, including employees that may have accessibility impairments such as vision, hearing or motor skills.