ADDIE Method

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ADDIE Method by Mind Map: ADDIE Method

1. Analyze

1.1. Clearly define what the goal of the instruction is.

1.2. Instructional Analysis

1.2.1. Make a list of major steps that are required to complete the task. Break those major steps into more specific steps to complete the major step.

1.3. Know your audience.

1.3.1. Whether its interviewing or doing a survey you need to know what your audience already knows and what they don't know to make the instruction catered to them.

1.4. Determine what resources are needed and/or available for you to use.

1.5. Clearly define what your audience should be able to demonstrate and explain at the end of the instruction.

2. Design

2.1. Determine how the instruction will happen i.e. face to face, online, book, or presentation.

2.1.1. You should take into consideration what you are teaching them when determining this step. If you are teaching them how to drive a car it would be important to make sure that their is a car.

2.2. Figure out how you will test your students on the information that you have taught them.

2.2.1. Keep in mind what you found out about your audience and what you think they should be able to do from the analyze phase.

2.3. Pick out key learning objectives that you want to teach your students and design your course around that.

2.4. Design your course. Make a rough copy or a sketch of how you plan to teach the information to help guide you through the rest of the phases.

2.4.1. Make sure you include something to motivate your students to learn this information. Make them interested or make them understand that it is important to learn it. Layout out for your students how the information will be presented so they have an understanding of what to expect. Make sure it is laid out in a logical way. Design the course to have the student be able to practice whatever the skill is they are learning whether it's with another student or with you the teacher or by themselves,

3. Development

3.1. Take the rough draft from the design phase and make a more polished copy of how you plan to teach the class.

3.1.1. Create a lesson plan for you to follow or for whoever is teaching the class to follow. This way everyone knows how the course should be taught and how it will flow. Layout how key learning objectives will be organized and taught in a clear logical way. Create the content that will be used to teach this course that you determine is the best way to transfer knowledge to your students whether it is a power point a mind map or regular lecture with a white board. Create a test or set of practice assignments that should be included to give feedback to the students on their progress.

3.1.2. After you make a more polished copy of how you will teach the information get feedback from someone whether its the person who wanted the course designed or someone who is familiar with the course material that is to be taught. Its important to always get feedback especially if you are not knowledgeable or an expert of the subject matter. If the person you went to for feedback thinks it is good and you feel comfortable with what you have laid out then start to finalize your polished copy.

3.2. Now that you have a finalized copy of the course it is time to do a soft roll out of the course.

3.2.1. Teach your material to a colleague or someone who doesn't know anything about the course material that way you can get their feedback and see how well you did on teaching them. At the end of the soft roll out make sure you have some type of feedback system for them to tell you how they think the course was. Whether its just an honest discussion or a survey. Look at their feedback and how well they did on the final test and take that information and go back and make minor tweaks to your lesson. If the feedback and their performance wasn't what you were expecting you will have to go back to the design phase or redo the development of the course. Repeat this until you're satisfied with the results.

4. Implementation

4.1. Train the trainer.

4.1.1. If you are teaching the course then you do not need to do this.

4.1.2. After you create the course it is important to teach the course to whoever the teacher is. This not only means having them sit through the course it also means showing them the lesson plan and what the goal of the instruction is and to make sure that the feel comfortable the information that they will be teaching. It is important to make sure that you get feedback from the trainers that you have taught the course to. If minor changes are need make them and retrain the trainers. If major changes are needed go back to the design or development phase.

4.2. Prepare the learners to learn.

4.2.1. If the course is being taught through some type of learning program such as MOODLE make sure that you students are comfortable with the program before the class. Make sure the students have the proper material to learn the course whether its a book or pamphlet or a computer without it the students wont learn. Make sure they understand where the training is taking place and at what time so they be there to learn.

4.3. TEACH

4.3.1. Now it is time to actually teach the course to the students. Monitor how the students are taking the information in and make sure none of them are having problems understanding you or the material. IF they are try to correct it so everyone is learning. Lastly have fun and enjoy teaching the course to make it more enjoyable for the students as well.

5. Evaluate

5.1. Review

5.1.1. After teaching the course you or the instructor should have an overall feeling of how the course went. With that said you still need to have the feedback of the students who took the class. The feedback from the students can be a simple survey that asks them how interesting the course was, did they feel it was useful to learn the information and so on. Take how you the instructor felt the course went with what the students said and how they scored on the final evaluation and make tweaks to the presentation to improve upon it. If the feedback and final scores weren't what you were expecting then you will need to go back to whatever phase and restart the the process again

5.2. Follow up

5.2.1. After a certain amount of time has passed that you determine based on the information that you are teaching, you should do a follow up evaluation to see if the course material was really understood by your students. This may be something as simple as another test or something more difficult as actually demonstrating the skills that they learned. It is important to do this follow up as it shows you whether the information was merely regurgitated or if the students actually learned it.

5.3. No course or instruction is ever perfect and not all students are the same so it is always important to be reviewing the course information to make sure its up to date and that your students are actually learning the information after each class.