The ADDIE Model

Developing Learning Sessions From the Ground Up

The ADDIE Model

Learn how to train your team more effectively.

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Imagine that you've just been asked to develop your organization's orientation program for new hires.

This involves a lot of work, and there's an enormous amount of information that you need to cover. To put it mildly, you're feeling overwhelmed by everything that you need to do!

So, what should you focus on? How can you ensure that your training is engaging and interesting? And, with all the work that goes into designing a learning experience, how can you make sure that you don't forget an important step?

In this article, we'll look at how you can use the ADDIE Model to design effective learning experiences for your team.

About the Model

Although its origins are unknown, training designers and instructors have used the ADDIE Model for several decades as a guide for building effective, relevant training sessions.

ADDIE is an acronym that stands for the steps needed to prepare an effective learning session. You can see these steps in Figure 1, below.

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