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Exploring the I and E Phases of ADDIE

Posted by Karin Rex on Aug 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What do the I and E in ADDIE mean? After you’ve done your due diligence in the Analysis Phase, plotted your targeted training approach in the Design Phase, and transformed your plan of attack into reality in the Development Phase, it’s time to Implement (the I in ADDIE) and Evaluate (the E in ADDIE).

Unfortunately, these two phases often go the same way the last few of lines of the “30 Days Hath September” poem – they are forgotten.

(I can hear you trying to recite the poem right now in your head. Go ahead, I’ll wait.)

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Topics: Evaluation Strategy, ADDIE

Exploring the Dsquared in ADDIE

Posted by Karin Rex on Aug 22, 2019 10:15:00 AM

What do the Ds in ADDIE mean? I enjoy asking my fellow instructional designers whether they consider themselves designers or developers. Why?

Because most of the time, they answer with a question: “What’s the difference?”

And then I get to wax poetic about the differences in my two favorite phases in ADDIE: Design and Develop.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Blended Learning Instructional Design, ADDIE

What Does the A in ADDIE Stand For?

Posted by Karin Rex on Aug 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

A in ADDIE Design ModelThe A in ADDIE stands for assessment, right? Or is it analysis? I can never remember.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an “analysis” is defined as, “the careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do and how they are related to each other.” To analyze something is to separate a whole into its component parts, which allows a person to break something complex down into simpler and more basic elements.

On the other hand, an “assessment” is defined as, “the act of making a judgment about something. To assess something, you are estimating the value or character of the object.”

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Topics: Blended Learning Instructional Design, ADDIE