There are many different methodologies that instructional designers can use when building online courses. The most well-known and battle-tested of these is the ADDIE model.
The ADDIE model provides a robust framework for developing training by dividing a project into discrete phases. Each is completed and signed off before the next one begins, which helps to reduce errors and reworks.
This article will look at each phase of the ADDIE model in turn and describe how they can be applied to the development of an eLearning course.
ADDIE is an acronym for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. It is the ideal methodology for designing traditional online courses with a defined scope and deliverables. It can seem a bit daunting to less experienced IDs, but it’s actually a very simple step-by-step process. The five phases of ADDIE are: