Assessment 2; Theory of Design
ADDIE Design Model
ADDIE, an acronym for design stages that are Analysing; Designing; Developing; Implementing; and Evaluating. ADDIE is a useful design model for developing flexible learning course. Analysing, designing and evaluation phases are particularly helpful to design a course that supports flexible learning.
Analysing needs of learners is an important first step to developing a course. Mapping out the characteristics, needs and interests of students can help develop various teaching strategies that are well suited for the particular group of students. Identifying specific needs of the students helps to list various flexible learning strategies that can be utilised in the design of the course.
Designing phase of ADDIE model is a process to define learning objectives and outline course content. Having this phase in the process is useful to consolidate and map out how and where flexible learning can be embedded in the course before developing the course content.
Evaluation is an important aspect of developing courses for both students and lecturer. It is our objective that this course can be to develop into a well organised and resourced course, so that any lecturer who is an expert in the communication design field will be able to teach this course. The iteration processes outlined in ADDIE model will be useful for ongoing improvement of this course.