ADDIE Development Process

Online Course Development Process

This instructional design process is a systems approach that results in the development of targeted training and education programs to meet the needs of learners. The ADDIE model for instructional systems design (ISD) is a generic model that serves as the foundation for many  ISD models in use today.  The word "ADDIE" represents each phase of the ISD process: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. 

This design model is one many versions of  ISD models that have been developed for education and training. I've decided to focus on this model for the discussion of practical approaches because it is one of the most commonly used models and because it provides a great deal of flexibility.

This ADDIE model  includes five major phases:

  1. Analysis: Overall goals and scope.
  2. Design: User characteristics, specific objectives, learning & media strategies
  3. Development: Production of instruction
  4. Implementation: Conducting the course
  5. Evaluation: Evaluating success and collecting data

Each function is divided into a set of specific activities and tools, as well as a list of the project team members  likely to be involved and a list of the products likely to come out of that phase.

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This model is only meant to suggest the activities at each phase--It's a guide, not a blue-print. Any given project will include some activities and not others, and additional activities may be needed, depending on your project needs. The team members at any given phase may also vary, depending on the scope of the project and the skills and capabilities of your staff.


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Copyright 2002 Joanne Tzanis