ADDIE vs SAM
In this blog I’m going to explore two instructional design frameworks that instructional designers and e-learning developers use to create e-learning courses from start to finish.
The first, ADDIE, is what I’ve been using for a number of years and remains the primary go-to framework in the industry. The second is the relative newcomer SAM, which while still less popularly utilised is gaining proponents all across the technology enhanced learning space.
Let’s first explore what these two framworks are before we discuss where they differ and overlap and determine how their relative strengths and weaknesses might affect the design choices we make in order to create the training interventions that are the most effective in achieving our instructional goals.
ADDIE stands for the following:
In order to not only better understand the ADDIE model but to also get a good idea of how it has proven so effective at creating usable products over the decades and why it’s such a popular framework as a result, let’s take a deeper dive into what each of the elements involves.
I’ve embedded below an excellent infographic from https://elearninginfographics.com