Understanding ADDIE Methodology

  • Responsibilities: Instructional Design and eLearning Development
  • Target Audience: New Instructional Designers
  • Tools Used: Articulate Storyline 360, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Year: 2022

Project Origins

Convert existing online training content into a more interactive, engaging, and effective learning tool. Using Articulate Storyline 360 to complete an updated version learning module for new Instructional Designers.

Design Approach

  1. Analyze the content. After reviewing mountains of content I realized that the content needed more visuals and the streamline the content and make the visuals more appealing.
  2. Design the concept. I know I wanted to use an infographic style with one central wheel to convey the Acronym. Using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create and fine-tune the graphics.
  3. Develop the creation. Using Articulate Storyline 360 to create the program with animation, sound and interactive navigation.
  4. Implement the module: This module was published and zipped in Articulate Storyline 360 and then uploaded to a WordPress website.
  5. Redundancy Quizs. Two quizzes were created: drag and drop and a select multiple. The module gives them two tries and if incorrect shows the learner the correct answer to reinforce the lesson. A score at the end encourages the user to try again to get 100%.


This project was an exercise in streamlining content and updating outdated designs and graphics. Now, new Instructional Designers have a place to come to learn the basics of ADDIE methodology in a fun and pleasing way.

The use of Articulate Storyline 360 is an easy way to upload courseware to a webpage for the masses to learn interactive lessons. 

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