What is ADDIE?

Creating online learning from scratch can seem like a mammoth task, even for the most experienced instructional designers. Where do you start? What do your learners need? How can you hit those core learning objectives? Fortunately, you have a secret weapon to guide your way to eLearning glory. Meet ADDIE!

ADDIE is an Instructional System Design (ISD) framework and stands for the 5 phases of the learning design process:

– Analysis
– Design
– Development
– Implementation
– Evaluation

ADDIE is a handy design tool to have in your eLearning arsenal. In fact, ADDIE led the way for most ISD models you see today!

Back in the 1970s, when pogo sticks roamed the earth and Post-Its first got stuck, ADDIE was born. The US Army invented ADDIE to guide their own specific learning programmes (top secret stuff, so we’ll move swiftly on!). Today the modern ADDIE framework, and many other ISD models (such as KEMP), are based on this original model.

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