My approach centres around ‘ADDIE’, an internationally recognised method for developing professional course content.
The ADDIE process consist of 5 steps which are intuitive to follow and lead to a comprehensive course blueprint.
In this phase we’ll define the knowledge or skills gaps, what you try to achieve with the course, how the training relates to your business goals, and what your target group is.
At this stage, we’ll make decisions about course structure, duration, lesson planning and assessment. We’ll discuss the content, design, select the media types and find out what we can use from available resources. This will all be part of a storyboard.
The storyboard including the content overview will guide us through this development phase where we fill in the details and polish up the design. After creating the course materials we’ll start testing to ensure that the course delivers what it was intended for.
It’s time to share the course with the learners. At this stage we’ll learn from the feedback and might need to tweak the content or navigation to get the best result.
Finally, we’ll evaluate both the project and the course. Have we met all learning objectives that were set in the analysis phase and what could we have done better or differently during this project? From here we move forward and discuss what other training needs to be developed or changed.