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ADDIE is a process that has been in use for several decades to help systematically create products or instruction. Many models are based on or borrow from the basic phases of ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation). The ADDIE model was first developed by Florida State University for the U.S. Military. The phases are: 

Analyze: Figure out what's needed. Identify what students already know and what they should know. 

Design: Come up with a plan for meeting these needs. These include but not limited to determining all the learning objectives, evaluation criteria and the tools to be used, lesson planning, content and media selection. 

Development: Create designed learning materials and activities based on the plan. During this phase the content is written, and audio and graphical materials are also produced. 

Implementation: Incorporate designed learning materials and activities into the learning environment. 

Evaluation: Perform a formative and summative evaluation of content to determine overall effectiveness. 

The Model


ADDIE Instructional Design Model

Knowing ADDIE is foundational to instructional design, but while it is important to understand the historical importance of ADDIE, the instructional design community has made variations over the years to depict the necessity of a less linear and more iterative process.

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