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Design links I love – Issue 3

Could Robots be Marking Your Homework? : New things to ponder about in terms of how artificial intelligence can affect education: creative robots, digital teachers. At Georgia Tech, there was already a robot teaching assistant in action. Students didn’t recognise she was a robot! The question is “Can the role of teacher be replicated by a robot?”

Infographic: Accessibility in E-Learning: what to know, what to avoid : Practical tips for design for accessibility.

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Design links I love – Issue 2

Buzzword Decoder: User-Center Design and Universal Design : To create valuable learning experiences for learners.

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained : We could use the Swiss architect’s colour concepts when designing for learning, e.g. when creating background graphics for a scenario-based eLearning course –  “using natural colors to create atmosphere, applying synthetic pigments for contrast, and deploying transparent synthetic pigments to alter surfaces without affecting how the eye perceives space”

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ADDIE is flexible


Most instructional designers and learning professionals are familiar with the classic ADDIE model. ADDIE is short for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation. Despite having been used as a process to create instructional products for many years, ADDIE has been criticised by many as a rigid, linear model. However, this is not the case.

Have you ever listened to the same musical piece played by different artists and felt differently? Just like there are many ways to perform a musical piece, there are many ways the ADDIE model can be used. Just like when a soulless expression of a song may not touch people’s hearts, rigid use of the ADDIE model will unlikely bring good results.

When used correctly, ADDIE can be a very flexible model.  In this article I share how ADDIE is flexible and some tips for using ADDIE flexibly to meet your needs.

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