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Instructional Design Service

DLD draws on the ADDIE model of Instructional Design when delivering its instructional design service.

ADDIE describes five phases:

  1. Analyse
  2. Design
  3. Develop
  4. Implement
  5. Evaluate.

1. Analyse
In the Analyse phase, we investigate the learning needs and business objectives. We think about the learning environment and identify the learners’ existing knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Some key questions addressed during the analysis phase include:

  • Who is the audience? What are their current capabilities?
  • What are the required skills, knowledge and behavioral outcomes?
  • What are the business benefits of designing a learning program?
  • What types of learning constraints exist?
  • What are the delivery options?
  • What is the timeline for project completion?
  • Who are the key stakeholders?

2. Design
Design phase draws on information gathered during the Analyse phase and storyboards an engaging learning program. It’s where we get creative – in a logical and structured way.

This phase considers learning objectives, assessment instruments, activities, content and media selection.

The key output of the Design phase is a High Level Design ‘content map’, which describes content, learning objectives, activities and resources.

3. Develop
In the Develop phase, we create materials templates and ‘join the dots’ created by the Analyse and Design phases to develop learning program materials.

Draft versions of all materials are reviewed by stakeholders (we always involve the business!), and edits are made to produce a ‘pilot-ready’ program.

4. Implement
The Implement phase is where we dive in!

We road-test the pilot program, materials and delivery logistics.

We also create facilitator up-skill workshops and engage the business line managers to support the learning program.

5. Evaluate
The Evaluate phase reviews the effectiveness of the learning program and materials. It asks: ‘did we hit the mark?’ and consists of two parts: formative and summative evaluation.

Formative evaluation is present in each stage of the ADDIE process. It helps to identify any barriers or unexpected opportunities that may emerge throughout the process. The feedback gathered during formative evaluation is used to fine-tune the design, development and implementation of the program, gather reaction and identify what is not working.

Summative evaluation is the process of collecting data following implementation of the project in order to determine its effectiveness. It may measure knowledge transfer, learner outcomes, cost factors, and changes in learner behaviour.

By following the ADDIE model of instructional design DLD delivers an exceptional instructional design service.

For instructional design services in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra contact Michael on 0434 075 231 for an obligation free discussion on your needs.