Development of Learning Software

This post is provided by guest blogger, Angelica Sanchez, graduate student at the University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program.

In this article, the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design and Feature Driven Development Process (FDDP) were chosen as the instructional design and agile method to guide the design process in consideration of educational needs. This integrated model was very effective after testing it in designing the Interactive Multimedia Content for Life Skills Education (IMCLSE) in Tanzania, especially the analysis and design phases. Ten software developers and ten teachers were used to evaluate this integrated instructional design model. The integrated FDDP-ADDIE model was found useful in developing learning software. Researchers and software developers can use it for producing effective learning software. The purpose of this study was to add instructional design features to agile methods to take care of learning needs during the development process of learning software. One important finding was that the instructional design from the integrated ADDIE-FDDP model was successful in identifying learning objectives and outcomes, creating learning instructions to achieve learning objectives, and creating subject content.

I recommend this article to learn about more findings in instructional design features that improve quality of designing and developing learning software.


Budoya, C., Kissaka, M., & Mtebe, J. (2019). Instructional design enabled Agile method using ADDIE model and Feature Driven Development method. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT15(1).

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