Friday, February 10, 2012

ADDIE Process - Development Phase

This post is part 3 in a 5-part series on the Phases of the ADDIE Process of Instructional Design
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After analyzing the instructional needs and designing a plan based on those needs, it is time to develop your instructional materials. This means creating all of the materials you planned for in the design phase. Depending on the situation, this can be (and probably will be) a lot of materials, and could include:
  • Paper-based handouts
  • Web-based content
  • Instructional multimedia
  • Interactive materials
  • Faculty or facilitator guides
  • Student guides
  • Job aids
  • activity guides
The creation of the materials is often done by more than one individual. In some organizations, instructional developers or programmers take the content created in the design phase and develop the materials. In other organizations, the instructional designer develops the materials. In my own work as an instructional designer, I have done the majority of the development work, though I usually receive support from others on several aspects of the course development including heavier programming, content editing, and multimedia production.

This is the phase in which the instructional designer uses physical tools to create instructional materials. As you develop, be sure that you are considering your analysis and that you are basing your materials on the plans you created in the design phase. To learn more about the development phase, watch this video:

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