Morgan Watson

Summary of ADDIE:
ADDIE stands for analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation the five stages or phases in the model.

Breakdown of the Components:
1. Analysis
  • This is the time ask yourself (the designer) some questions
  • What will be solved as a result? (Objectives and content)
  • Who will be participating?
  • What is the learning environment (Room, Resources, Tools, Accommodations, etc)
  • What is the timeline.
  • What is the end product?

2. Design
  • What needs to be done?
  • Make the skeleton of your class/unit
  • Contemplate dates, strategies for teaching, resources and assessments

3. Development
  • Creation of the content and learning materials

4. Implementation
  • The project is rolling!
  • Students have access to materials needed.

5. Evaluation
  • Made of two parts: formative and summative


Charts, Graphs, Videos that help explain the ADDIE Model:

How ADDIE can best be used:
This would be used best be used for training situations where things do not typically change in the process. This model allows for “perfection” of a system.

Who would use ADDIE?:
  • would work well for long term, open ended projects
  • would work well for a company training an employee
  • Teachers who want to develop a ‘unit of study”



Helps show weaknesses in concepts
or processes.
Not really a model, but a framework
Provides feedback from the learner to
allow for revisions
Not flexible; Doesn't allow you to add in lessons
or ideas as they present themselves.
Effective for training type situations
You have to know ALL of the steps and items you want to cover before implementing the project or wait until the next
time it is implemented.
Encourages a "perfected" system
Could take a lot of time to create and implement
Similarities to other models:
Kemp's Instructional design method is similar in the way they both focus on planning and analyzing the content and learners. The creator is focusing on the learner and how they will learn. They also both encourage developing assessments for the assigned objectives. While they are not stated exactly the same, it seems that the Kemp model has a place for each of the five elements from ADDIE as well.

The Dick and Carey Systems is similar to the ADDIE model, but much more complex and detailed. The five elements from the ADDIE model are easily aligned to the Dick and Carey System. For example, it encourages the analysis of goals and learners behaviors. It also has a more detailed development plan but covers the same content from development in ADDIE.

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