I Can See It! There’s an eLearning Course in Here Somewhere!

This post is provided by guest blogger, Sue Dumford, graduate student at the University of St Francis in Joliet, MS in Training and Development program.

In the article, What is the ADDIE Model of Instructional Design? Andrew DeBell (2020), provides us with a quick starter guide to the ADDIE process of instructional design and development. The ADDIE model is a flexible process that may be used to create any type of learning experience for any audience including the development of eLearning courses. ADDIE is an acronym for the step-by-step development process:

  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

The author very simply lays out the ADDIE development model in easy to read and understand language that makes it seem oh-so-easy to design and manage an effective eLearning course within a blink of an eye. Having gone through the development and management of online courses several times now, I can testify that it takes at least two blinks of an eye. So while this article provides a very basic perusal of the ADDIE model, don’t go into the design of eLearning courses with blinders on, this is a very detailed process which requires a lot of time and analysis to implement effectively, and then data collection and evaluation to ensure continuous improvement of your course. This article is a good starting point, but 20/20 vision with an eye to detail and organization will be required to successfully design your eLearning course.

DeBell, A. (June 9, 2020). What is the ADDIE model of instructional design? Retrieved from  https://waterbearlearning.com/addie-model-instructional-design/

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