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  • What students will know– declarative knowledge, Be able to do – procedural knowledge, What attitudes--Disposition- affective


  • 1. ADDIE & Understanding by Design
    EDU 643
    Dr. Kathryn Dirkin
  • 2. Goals & Objectives
    Identify the key elements in each phase of the ADDIE model.
    Identify the purpose of each phase of the ADDIE model.
    Identify each stage of the Backwards Design process and the necessary actions.
  • 3. Analysis
    Needs Analysis
    Content Analysis
    Task Analysis
  • 4. Needs Analysis
    Purpose: to determine if there is a gap between desired outcomes and actual outcomes.
    The solution for addressing this gap would be instructional.
    Sources of Data for the Analysis
    Evaluations of student work
    Test scores
  • 5. Content Analysis
    Purpose: To determine the instructional content and prerequisite knowledge necessary to support learning outcomes. It is also in this phase that learning goals are established based on the needs analysis.
    Questions to Ponder:
    What is it I want my students to know and be able to do
    What is the topic?
    What are the big ideas?
  • 6. Task Analysis
    Purpose: To determine the instructional tasks necessary to achieve the desired outcomes
    Questions to Ponder:
    What are the prerequisite skills necessary?
    What is the difficulty level of the task?
    How should instruction be sequenced?
    How much time should be spent on each task and how much time is available?
    What limitations exist?
  • 7. Design
    Design: The purpose is create a “blueprint” to guide the creation of your design project. You will identify specific objectives as well as the units of instruction.
    Within each unit of instruction learning outcomes are identified as well as the instructional strategies, learning activities and general sequence of instruction.
    Multiple forms of assessment are also identified and planned for.
    In the Rapid Prototyping model this is the phase in which a prototype is developed.
    The three domains for objectives are cognitive, affective, and psychomotor
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/way2go/3489966856/
  • 8. Develop
    Purpose: To prepare the materials or create the actual product. This also involves any preparation of the environment.
    Research Phase complete, production phase begins
    Formative evaluations occur
    Focus on design and functionality
    Focus on determining if students will learn from the product
    If the rapid prototyping model is used then formative evaluations would have begun in the design phase.
    Existing content or learning objects are repurposed to fit instruction.
  • 9. Implementation
    Purpose: The delivery of instruction.
    Implementation can involve field testing
    Evaluations support the continual refinement of the product during this phase as well as earlier phases.
    Student feedback and evidence of learning also contribute to evaluation
  • 10. Evaluation
    Purpose: To determine if students have met the desired learning outcomes and to determine what adjustments and/or changes need to be made to the design to better support the desired results.
    Sources of Evidence: Both formative (on-going) and summative evaluations are used. The process occurs throughout all phases.
    Types of Evaluation (Gagne et. al., 2005)
    Materials: Did the student understand the materials? Did the student learn from the materials? Did the student enjoy the materials?
    Process: Evaluation of all phases of the ADDIE process
    Learner Reactions: What are the students’ perceptions of the instruction?
    Learner Achievement: How well did students achieve objectives?
    Instructional Consequence: Can students apply what they have learned? (Did transfer occur?)
  • 11. Understanding by Design (UBD) / Backwards Design
    Framework designed by McTighe&Wiggins (1998). Built on the work of others like Ralph Taylor (1949).
    Curriculum design model.
    Focuses on K-12 education rather than education and business training.
  • 12. Backwards Design (UBD)
    Stage 1: Identify desired results
    Guiding Question: What should students know and or be able to do?
    Sources for analysis: Content standards & Curriculum expectations
    Actions: Unpack standards to determine key content and essential questions.
    Example: Using historical thinking to understand the past. Michigan GLCE H3.0.8 Describe past and current threats to Michigan’s natural resources, describe how Michigan worked in the past and continues to work today to protect its natural resources.
    Essential Questions: Why is it important to protect our natural resources? What are some current and past examples of threats to Michigan’s natural resources? How has Michigan worked to protect its natural resources against these threats?
    (Tomlinson, & McTighe, 2006)
  • 13. Backwards Design (UBD)
    Stage 2: Determine acceptable evidence
    Guiding Questions: How will we know students have learned the necessary knowledge and skills? (*Note: in UBD there is an emphasis on learning for transfer). What is acceptable evidence for this determination?
    Action: Determine methods of assessment that will produce the acceptable evidence that learning has occurred and the desired results have been achieved.
    When determining what students know (declarative knowledge) you might use traditional test items such as multiple choice or fill in the blank
    When determining what students can do, whether it is a thinking skill, writing skill, or performance skill then you might want to use some sort of performance assessment.
    (Tomlinson, & McTighe, 2006)
  • 14. Backwards Design (UBD)
    Stage 3: Plan learning experiences and instruction
    Guiding Questions:What “enabling knowledge and skills” will students need to help them achieve the desired results? What activities, instructional sequence, and resources will best help them achieve the desired results?
    Action: Determine the instructional plan using the WHERETO framework. By following this framework you will help students by...
    W--- Letting students know Where the unit is going and What is expected (As well as Where students are coming from/their prior knowledge)
    H---Hooking and holding their interest
    E---Equipping students so that they can Explore and Experience key ideas and issues
    R---Providing chances to Revise and Rethink
    E---Let students Evaluate their own work and thinking
    T--- Tailoring instruction to student needs
    O---Being Organized
    (Tomlinson, & McTighe, 2006)
  • 15. Conclusion
    Questions to guide your knowledge building activity
    How are these two processes similar?
    Think about the underlying assumptions
    Think about the process itself.
    Think about their general audience
    How are they different?
  • 16. References
    Peterson, C. (2003). Bringing ADDIE to Life: Instructional Design at Its Best. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. 12 (3), pp. 227-241. Norfolk, VA: AACE.
    Gagne, R., Wager, W., Golas, K., & Keller, J.(2005). Principles of Instructional Design (5th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
    Tomlinson, C. A., & McTighe, J. (2006). Integrating Differentiated Instruction  and Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD