From ADDIE to AGILE (Part I of II) From ADDIE to AGILE (Part I of II)

The ADDIE framework of Instructional Design and Curriculum Development continuously changes based upon the scope of the learning project as well as its identified learning audience. Custom learning solutions can be developed using the action steps listed in the ADDIE model. The ADDIE model includes the following phases: Analyze Design Development Implementation Evaluation These phases […]

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Understanding by Design: Backward Planning in Instructional Design Understanding by Design: Backward Planning in Instructional Design

The Understanding by Design framework for Instructional Design and Curriculum Development offers a planning process and structure to help guide curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Sometimes referred to as “backward planning” or “backward design” the two key ideas of Understanding by Design (UbD) are contained in the title: 1) focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and learning transfer, and 2) design curriculum “backward” from those ends. 

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Podcast: The Dick and Carey Model Podcast: The Dick and Carey Model

I created a podcast about the Dick and Carey Model of Instructional Design. The Dick and Carey Model is a systemic, linear approach to the Instructional Design process. Like the ADDIE model, Dick and Carey is one of the most popular Instructional Design models. It starts by clearly identifying your goals and objectives prior to […]

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My Approach to Applying Learning Theories to Instructional Design My Approach to Applying Learning Theories to Instructional Design

Throughout the course of my career I have learned, in great detail, about the following learning theories: Behaviorism Constructivism Connectivism Cognitivism Andragogy (Adult Learning Theory) Since I create course curriculum and facilitate classes for both children and adults, I definitely see these theories and approaches fitting into the courses I design. I also have a […]

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Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to teach children as well as adults. Although there are many similarities, there are also many differences between designing curriculum and facilitating a class for adults rather that for children. One of the biggest differences is that children are clean slates, while adults bring a lifetime of past […]

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