Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

In the last article , we discussed ID, ISD and the various models and frameworks associated with both. 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. In a typical waterfall model of design, all phases are sequential and a phase is dependent on the preceding phase and is the precursor to the following phase. Design Phase.

ADDIE Model of Instructional Design


The simple answer is you use an instructional design model. An instructional design model is a tool or a framework to develop your training materials. With an instructional design model, employees can better understand why there is a training need and breaks down the process of designing training material into steps. Implementing the Addie Model. ADDIE stands for analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate. Design.


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Time Tracking Template for Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

As an instructional designer, I often need to estimate the time it will take to complete a project. I’ve been using versions of this spreadsheet for at least 10 years. Pivot table by ADDIE phase. By default, the template is set up with ADDIE phases plus administrative, project management, professional development, and business development tasks. The numbers in front of the ADDIE phases make them sort properly in the pivot table.).

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Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?” we talked about the concept and definition of instructional design. This week, we wanted to cover some common terms that you are bound to hear in almost instructional design setting. For the experienced Instructional Designers out there, what terminology did you wish you had known first? Analysis: First phase of ADDIE. Such instruction is usually self-paced.

Instructional Design Basics: What Is ADDIE?

Convergence Training

Many people who wind up having training creation as part of their job roles have never had a full opportunity to learn about the basics of instructional design, how people learn, and how to develop training. One of those, and in fact the most commonly known one, is ADDIE. Design.


Instructional Design is Not Dead!

Learning Rebels

Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer. I even saw this tweet the other day (in part)…”When will instructional designers get their heads out of their asses and understand that their roles are dying out.”

Instructional Design Survival Tips

Association eLearning

A while back, my colleague Mary and I were asked to give some “real world” instructional design survival tips. Mary’s tips incorporate aspects of project management (which often goes hand-in-hand with instructional design), while mine are focused on the design and production side. Don’t design by yourself – Two heads are better than one. Fail early and often – One and done design doesn’t work in this day and age.

A Few Good Resources on Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

The other day I was asked if I knew any good resources on instructional design and so here is a short list. Not specifically about the ADDIE process but two great research-based design books. Quickie Version of Instructional Design. Look for a chapter on gamification in the next version of “Theories and Models.” ” Other Views on Designing Instruction. Instructional Design site with lots of good information.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What is your hourly rate as an instructional designer? ZipRecruiter lists the average salary for instructional designers at $78,699. puts the hourly rate for instructional designers at $32-39, with an average of $35/hour. Don Clark has collected highlights from several sources on how to estimate instructional design cost and time. He lists the rate for an e-learning designer as $37/hour, based on a salary of $78,000.

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. 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.


Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology. This is part 4 in a series about how to become an instructional designer. These have been my reference manuals while learning new versions of Captivate. If you’re looking for an instructional design job in higher education, experience with a Learning Management System (LMS) is very helpful.

Watershed’s BALDDIE Method for Instructional Design


In our introduction to this blog series , we promised to unveil a new learning design model, which we’ve designated as BALDDIE. And so, without further ado, we give you the BALDDIE model for instructional design. What's the BALDDIE instructional design model? The BALDDIE instructional design model is a modified version of ADDIE that puts more emphasis on the analysis stage and draws in concepts from the Action Mapping and Chain of Evidence methods.

The Evolution of Instructional Design

CommLab India

In my previous blog, I introduced you to instructional design and its role in the development of e-learning modules. This blog will tell you about the evolution of instructional design over the last century, till date. Instructional design has an interesting history; this blog covers significant phases of the evolution process. The idea of using instructional design for training first emerged during World War II.

The 5 steps of Instructional Design Thinking


With e-learning becoming pretty much the norm these days, when a new learning intervention is necessary, designers most often take a look at the material they already have and build on that. As far as the design process is concerned, Herbert Simon’s article from 1969 is still very influential today. In The Sciences of the Artificial , the American psychologist described the word ‘design’ as the ‘changing existing circumstances into preferred ones’. Instructional Designers

Rapid eLearning Design And Development: A Watered Down Version Of ADDIE?

Dan Keckan

This article clarifies some of the myths surrounding rapid eLearning Design and Development. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design Tips Instructional Design Best Practices Rapid eLearningYou can also find out what rapid eLearning can offer to organizations. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.


The Importance of Being an Instructional Designer

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine how the role of Instructional Designers has evolved and the qualities that are needed to succeed as an instructional designer in a highly competitive industry. Here’s an infographic that we created way back in 2015 that examines the history of Instructional Design. The ability to translate thoughts and ideas into words is the key quality that Instructional Designers need.

TalentLMS WordPress plugin version 4.0


We have just released a simplified and amplified version of the WordPress plugin for TalentLMS. Manual installation To manually add the TalentLMS WordPress plugin follow these instructions: Download the TalentLMS WordPress Plugin to your desktop. Overview The new version of the TalentLMS WordPress plugin, introduces a plugin dashboard, where users can navigate themselves around the functionalities of the plugin. Synch Content Since version 1.2,

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I was a SME turned instructional designer.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) may be the single most important thing for teachers to know, but it was not necessarily designed with teachers in mind. Start with Who: the Golden Circle for Learning Design.

Essentials of Instructional Design

Ashley Chiasson

As many of you already know, my passion is Instructional Design, but it’s an enigma of a field for many. I decided long ago that I wanted to spread the gospel of Instructional Design and E-Learning with as many people as possible, and now I finally have the ability to do so! Enter: Essentials of Instructional Design. If you’ve ever been interested in Instructional Design or are new to the field, I encourage you to check this course out.

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). There is a simple version (SAM1), for small projects”. And a more extended version (SAM2) for larger projects”. A concept that will help you to become more agile in your design process.


4 Reasons Tin Can API (xAPI) Is NOT Just a New Version of SCORM

Infopro Learning

SCORM ( S harable C ontent O bject R eference Model) is a set of technical specifications and guidelines designed to create a standard for which course creators and learning management systems can communicate. SCORM was designed to communicate only metadata about if the course was opened, if it was finished, and a single test score. The post 4 Reasons Tin Can API (xAPI) Is NOT Just a New Version of SCORM appeared first on. Instructional Design

6 LMS best practices for instructional designers


Here are exactly 6 best practices that instructional designers follow when it comes to getting used to a new LMS and figuring out how to use it at its full potential: 6 LMS best practices for instructional designers. Your learners lose time while figuring out what version of the multiple learning material is the one they need, which creates frustration. The post 6 LMS best practices for instructional designers appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

Social learning – tips for instructional designers


Since this is obviously the natural process of learning, instructional designers should use this information whenever they set on creating content, even if it is meant for an adult audience. This raises quite the challenge for instructional designers. It takes effort on the instructional designer’s part but the results are well worth it. The bottom line is that social learning is the most natural version of the process. Instructional Designers

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. ADDIE is a Scavenger, not a Hoarder. Armed Forces it was a linear model.

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Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design


Business today moves fast, and it’s become critical for instructional designers to ramp up their own processes just to keep pace. Many training designers probably think they can’t move any faster than they already to; they don’t have the resources, or the quality of their work will suffer if they try to crank up their production any higher. Or it’d take two designers almost half a year. Simple: Re-consider how we design learning.

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Ashley Chiasson

As many of you already know, my passion is Instructional Design, but it’s an enigma of a field for many. I decided long ago that I wanted to spread the gospel of Instructional Design and E-Learning with as many people as possible, and now I finally have the ability to do so! Enter: Essentials of Instructional Design. If you’ve ever been interested in Instructional Design or are new to the field, I encourage you to check this course out.

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. Version 1. It’s the first version beyond the initial paper prototype.) In its first programmed version, it was called “Story Shuffle.” Note that even this early version includes content.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, August 20, 2007 Getting Started in Instructional Design Many readers find their way to this blog because they are interested in learning more about instructional design. Ive been working as an instructional designer in the corporate training and e-learning field since the mid-1990s. Online Chat with Charles Reigeluth (Instructional.

Four Ways to Speed Up the Instructional Design Process


If we had two more instructional designers we could give them what they want.”. Things are speeding up, and you cannot go back to the VP of Customer Service and tell her that, “based on our development process (ADDIE), we can have that new product training ready in 4 months.” There are four things you can do to speed up the instructional design process without decreasing effectiveness. Have instructional designers do the job. Yes, I know.

The Waterfall Model for Instructional Design


The Waterfall Model is an age old instructional design strategy. This is especially true for iterative design, where in-depth analysis and detailed planning is required. In this article, we will list the six steps of the Waterfall Model, and share its relevance to the instructional design process. This is similar to the linear instruction design strategy that most eLearning developers prefer. The Waterfall Model Steps for Instructional Design.

How to get the most from your Instructional Designer


In my role as an instructional designer, I’ve taken a lot of steps to really understand the content I am working on. When starting to work with your Instructional Designer, there are several things you can do to hit the ground running. Have you provided us with all the documents we need, and are they the most current versions? Instructional Designers are there to help you make the most of your content and most importantly, to engage your learners.

What Happened to E-Learning Instructional Design?

ATD Learning Technologies

While technology, content, and project management are still essential pieces in building e-learning, they add up to nothing if the instructional design is absent. Click here to read full version

What Happened to E-Learning Instructional Design?

ATD Learning Technologies

While technology, content, and project management are still essential pieces in building e-learning, they add up to nothing if the instructional design is absent. Click here to read full version

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. Boring instruction ranges in effectiveness, but resides in the area of a total waste of time to an unfortunate loss of opportunity. What would be your advice for them to upskill themselves for designing effective learning solutions for today’s situations?

Problem Statements – The much shinier version

Usable Learning

The last blog post I wrote was about starting design with a problem rather than a solution, and it came from a conversation with Stephen Anderson about a presentation he was putting together for the IA Summit. Here’s his presentation, and (of course) it’s great stuff: Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Defining the problem IA Summit Solutioneering Stephen Anderson Why why why

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Dr. John Curry was kind enough to post a really detailed reading list in his post How to Get an Instructional Design Education Without Paying Tuition (gotta love that title!)

Tools for Freelance Instructional Designers


Six months ago I posted “Tools for Freelance Instructional Designers”, with a compilation of various tools recommended by freelance instructional designers in LinkedIn. Some limitations of making this kind of list - many applications have a free version, in addition to a paid, premium version, with additional features, capabilities, etc.

Six Instructional Design Tacticts for Mobile Learning

Designing Digitally

As an instructional designer, you need to plan ahead if you are designing mobile learning. It is not practical to design the same learning for different devices – for example, one version for the tablet, one for the smartphone, and one for laptops. More than likely, your employees all have different types of phones and tablets. This means their screen sizes, operating systems, features, and even user interfaces vary.

7 Instructional design principles for professors and teachers looking to create effective eLearning modules


As teachers and professors, was today begin incorporating eLearning as a key part of their curriculum, what are the instructional design principles they must keep in mind to make learning most effective? It is important to note that instructional design principles for these new-age teaching techniques may be slightly different from what is conventionally used. Use strategies to present and cue lesson content to provide more effective, efficient instruction.