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Flowchart (Wildberger et al. 2024)

The development phase of your instructional design will be greatly influenced by how much work you put into your design phase (Gardner, 2011). Starting off, you'll need to create a sample based on information you gathered from your client. There are a few different ways to create a sample. Some include storyboards and flowcharts (Wildberger et al. 2024). Both options allow you to be creative. They aren't bound by any certain structure but they do usually include some standard items. For a storyboard these include project title, graphics and text, audio or sound, navigation, and a place for comments. A flowchart can be a stand alone sample or it can be included in a storyboard. The flow chart shows your client how a learner will progress through the material. There are other ways to showcase to your client what you plan to develop. They can be as simple as writing out the process or showing photos. Most importantly, you should communicate with your client in a way that works best for them. You will want to receive the "green light" from them before you can move forward. 

You can then start to develop the course material. If you are creating online content, using a variety of authoring tools will be useful to create a teaching environment that workers for your learner and your client. It will need to accessible and affordable for both parities.  You client may already be using an LMS (learning management system) platform they want to continue to utilize. There are also online tools, mobile learning tools, and social learning tools that could be useful if you want to make it more widely accessible. Making sure you have high quality audio and video tools will help make sure your instructional design is able to stay relevant as long as possible and not become obsolete. 

Once the material is drafted, your client will need to do a run through of the material followed by a prepared feedback assessment (Gardner, 2011). The feedback assessment is vitally important to make sure your client is not only happy with the material but also that it is running smoothly and that the instructions are easy to follow. Allowing the client to run through the material in a real time demo independently if possible is best. This allows them to note any difficulties in moving through the course work. 

At this point we do what we do best, and revise! This heart and soul of the ADDIE Model is that we always make time and save energy to revise based on the feedback you've received from the client. 

Wildberger, William and Lee, Brenda R. (2024). ADDIE explained: Development. Addie Explained – An Open Educational Resource for the Educational Technology Community.

"The ADDIE Development Phase." YouTube, uploaded by J. Clark Gardner, 25 Sept 2011,

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