Instructional Design

There are various approaches to instructional design, such as ADDIE and SAM. We have found it to be beneficial to adhere to these well-known standards, but also employ practical rapid instructional design techniques. These approaches must outline the background, purpose, objectives and audience of the training program. Where training becomes operationally re-defined as a presentation, meeting or communication, capturing the aforementioned items are core, common and critical to development of any training-related content. For example, training programs which have compliance implications may require higher levels of instructional design (as dictated by regulatory authorities) than programs being used for professional development. Change control becomes an important consideration during instructional design. New ideas and approaches can be integrated at this time if your organization is comfortable with the Agile philosophy of training development.