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.)
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.