How the ADDIE Model Fits into Effective Online Education
Training is a crucial component of a business’s growth strategy. Whether team members require ongoing education or you want to teach new safety practices to employees, cloud-based learning can help.
The ADDIE model of E-Learning is a widely used instructional design model; utilizing the ADDIE model, it’s possible to streamline course content to meet the goals of HR teams and owners.
What is the ADDIE Model?
ADDIE stands for the five steps in the development cycle, which include:
The ADDIE model is a comprehensive approach to creating quality online learning experiences. It can be used for a wide variety of training needs and is appropriate for developing any type of formal or informal learning experience. With this system, it’s possible to create a system of training that is highly efficient and benefits from continuous improvement. As training needs change, the model allows you to make adjustments quickly, and it’s a useful tool for understanding how to approach digital training and e-learning content.
How does this model help with creating a training course?
Steps in the ADDIE Model
- In the ADDIE model of E-Learning, analysis is the first step in instructional design. Analysis starts with reviewing current training and content, finding what works and doesn’t, and gaps in training. Additionally, you’ll analyze the goal of the course, such as teaching employees soft skills. The first step is to analyze your content and make sure that there’s a need for it. This can be anything from old manual training documents, to online videos and webinars.
- Design entails strategies for training, how to deliver content, assessment, feedback and more information. Within the Design step, you’re going to create an instructional objective, define the learning resources and media, and then create a design prototype. Multiple stakeholders, often called SME’s (Subject Matter Experts) can assist in the design process.
- Development will use prototypes and storyboards and add in everything, from elements, such as colors and fonts, to create content-specific features. Navigation and testing will play a major role in this step.
- Once tested and refined, courses can be shared through your management system to keep employees well-trained and educated.
- Evaluation is the final piece of the puzzle and asks for the learner’s feedback to detect ways to improve the learning experience.
I like this model because it covers all aspects of the design process. ADDIE is the process of creating learning content and I’ve found it works really well when you’re looking to create content that can fit into something like a learning management system (LMS).
Cloud-based solutions empower businesses to help train employees, teach soft skills and meet HR mandates. Employees also benefit from a self-paced learning environment that fits into their schedule and has been streamlined using the ADDIE model to be as effective as possible.