- Learners achieve the overall goal of each course
- Evaluation of what the learner wants
- Development and design of education materials
- Analysis of the overall effectiveness of the training course
So what about instructional systems design, and how does it relate to the ADDIE model? Instructional systems design is a group of instructional design models just like the ADDIE model. However most instructional design models are a variation of the ADDIE model. Therefore the ADDIE model is still the most widely used model today in training programs.
Whether the content is delivered by a person or as online content via tools like LMS (learning management system). It’s important to evaluate how engaging the content actually was. You can have great content that covers all the facts, but if the presenter or how the course is presented isn’t “lively” enough it may lose engagement. It’s important to remember this is a hard KPI to measure through regular reporting, and that’s why it's one of the most important open ended questions to ask.
A - First, an analysis of needs and objectives are put together.
D - Second is the design phase, where session structure, resources and learning objectives are identified.
D - Third is the development phase, when content is produced and completed.
I - Fourth is the implementation phase, training content is prepared and delivered (typically through an LMS).
E - Fifth stage of the ADDIE is the evaluation phase, which can be a continually ongoing element. This is to make sure all stated goals are being met. If you’re using an LMS you can utilize the LMS reports to greatly assist with this. Most instructional designers use some form of educational technology to deliver their content.
Now that we understand from a high level what each part in the ADDIE model is, let’s look at the model more granularly.
In instructional design, the analysis phase is used to gather relevant data. In order to accomplish their learning objectives- it's important that the instructional designers have all required data before moving to the next step. Typically you’ll want to do a subject matter analysis complete with lesson planning and media.
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This is the blueprinting phase where the instructional designers create the blueprint for the project with all necessary components. Instructional designers will identify: objectives, construct course content, and finalize the design plan.
In this phase a non-designer would be able to see results, everything from design will now be visible as a deliverable. Each element of the course is developed in this phase as per the specification of design including style guide, colors, fonts, graphics etc. Creating a prototype helps in demonstrating the concept well. This allows securing the customer feedback and approval before moving forward with a full development cycle. Development phase also includes running a periodic quality assurance (QA) testing to make sure development meets the design specification and a quality course is being developed to avoid corrections down the road.
This phase is about preparing or setting-up an environment where a course developed as a result of the first four stages can be delivered to learners. This phase also includes conducting necessary training to instructors if they are integral part of the delivery or user experience. In this phase learners begin to see the content in their learning environment. Evaluation and detailed tracking is done to analyze if learning objectives are being met by both the instructor and learner. Typically this is done through educational technology such as an LMS with robust reporting.
There are two parts to the evaluation phase: Formative and summative. Formative is in all steps of the ADDIE model but the summative phase is at the very end. The purpose of the summative test is to determine if the training reaches the desired outcome and to identify any points that need to be fixed. This is constantly an ongoing improvement to ensure that the learners receive the knowledge and skills they need to reach a desired outcome in a course.
Now that we have discussed the ADDIE model you might be wondering if there are some great tools to help with this. EduBrite is a great delivery platform for your learners, EduBrite is an LMS for both customer training and employee training. EduBrite platform can assist with 3 phases of the ADDIE model: Development phase, implementation phase, and evaluation phase. You can learn more about EduBrite here: www.edubrite.com thanks for reading!