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Instructional Design - ADDIE

1. Pretend you work for a huge organization as an instructional designer. This organization is so big it has separate departments for each step of ADDIE. What department would you prefer to work in, Analysis, Design, Development, or Evaluation? Why? What would some of the advantages be in having separate departments for each phase of ADDIE? What would be some disadvantages?

2. You are the instructional designer for a nonprofit organization with a number of volunteer workers. The volunteers are often unfamiliar with the telephone system of the organization, which makes transferring calls difficult for them. What might you do to address this problem?

3. A professor of American history would like her students to develop a better understanding of what life was like in Chicago during the Roaring 20s. What instructional activities might you recommend her?

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1. Pretend you work for a huge organization as an instructional designer. This organization is so big it has separate departments for each step of ADDIE. What department would you prefer to work in, Analysis, Design, Development, or Evaluation? Why? What would some of the advantages be in having separate departments for each phase of ADDIE? What would be some disadvantage?

This is a matter of opinion, of course, but I would probably prefer to work in the Analysis Department simply because it is the starting point of the project. In this department, I would be responsible for the planning and analysis of the course material and it would be my responsibility to determine the goals of the course, the material that must be taught, and the current level that the students are learning at. This is an important step in the implementation of a new course because it serves as a major role in the success of the course. Without the analysis phase, the course may focus on the wrong content, be too easy or too hard for learners, and provide inaccurate content. No one will learn from this! I also like to communicate with people, and being in the Analysis Department of this company, I would have plenty of chances to speak to many people in order to learn more about ...

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