Week 3 Activity 4
This course is very exciting to me. I am new to the education field, but feel that I was doing some type of instructional design as a computer consultant and training computer users. The Analysis phase of the ADDIE model is so important, and I was not performing this step properly when approaching a training project. This phase can be very complicated depending on the project. Instructional design is like a road map. Step by step, each phase builds upon the next. I now see how it is a science, but also an art. It takes time and experience, like many things, to get through each phase and see success in the end.
The textbook is right on for me. I feel like it is walking me through the steps and I am understanding what I am accomplishing. I can’t wait the begin developing, but now understand why it must wait and how the analysis and design will change time and time again to properly prepare for the next phase.