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Training is one of the most important investments made by an organisation. If you are looking for a system to ensure that the training provided to your employees is done in an effective manner, it might be time to implement the ADDIE Model. It is one of the oldest and most effective tools used by instructional designers and trainers worldwide to create a holistic, structured and systematic development course.
ADDIE is the acronym for the Model’s five steps: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation. It is designed to ensure that the trainees’ needs are understood and the appropriate training is provided through especially developed materials. Each step has its own significance and the outcome of each step affects the next one.
Here is an in-depth look at the five steps of the ADDIE Model:
1. Analysis. The training designer gathers data by identifying the organisation’s requirements, objectives, learning gaps and employees’ needs. The designer takes into consideration other factors including the learning environment and the project’s timeline.
2. Design. Specific learning objectives are identified. Training content, methodology, materials and assessment criteria are outlined to meet the objectives.
3. Development. This stage involves the actual production of training materials, such as presentations and manuals.
4. Implementation. As the name implies, this is the deployment of training to the employees. It includes conducting training sessions, making relevant training materials available and maintaining the flow of training sessions to ensure maximum audience retention.
5. Evaluation. This last step gauges the effectiveness of the training programme in order to determine whether or not the objectives were met. The best gauge of success is increased productivity and efficiency in executing tasks after the training. The evaluation also reviews the effectiveness of each individual phase and modifies them if needed in subsequent executions.
– Sahr Nadeem Tariq
The writer is a project coordinator at a multinational company. firstname.lastname@example.org