Applying the ADDIE Model to Online Instruction

Applying the ADDIE Model to Online Instruction

Kaye Shelton (Dallas Baptist University, USA) and George Saltsman (Abilene Christian University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-503-2.ch305


This paper assembles best ideas and practices from successful online instructors and recent literature. Suggestions include strategies for online class design, syllabus development, and online class facilitation, which provide successful tips for both new and experienced online instructors. This article incorporates additional ideas, tips, and tricks gathered since the paper was originally published in the October 2004 issues of the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning as Tips and Tricks for Teaching Online: How to Teach Like a Pro!
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The analysis phase, though one of the most essential in the ADDIE model, is often overlooked. Like any significant project, excitement to get started often overtakes methodical planning, and the eagerness to see the finished results can put relevancy and quality at risk. Undertaking something as involved as developing an online course demands careful analysis. For the purpose of this book, we divided the phase into three segments: analysis of the learners, analysis of the course (including its goals and learning objectives), and analysis of the online delivery medium.

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The ADDIE model

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