When figuring out how your clients will best be served by your instruction, the learning effectiveness will be thought out, delivered and assessed through a cycle, much like Deming (Plan, Do, Check, Act) except in instructional design, it is more specialized.

ADDIE stands for Analyses, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation.

PADIS stands for Planning, Analysis, Design, Implementation and Support.

Not a tremendous amount of difference between the two in terminology and actions taken. PADIS is actually used more for information systems and technology platforms but here is a neat consideration. The planning aspect is stronger in PADIS as well as the mention of support. These two differentiate PADIS from ADDIE and bring a better sense of consideration at the front end and a greater workability with the client at the back end.

The priority is the learning outcomes. What are the impacts and the value added by delivering the instruction? If we employ the planning and support that is reinforced by PADIS I believe we will increase our value with the instructional delivery and thus meet our learning outcomes more completely.

Students must also be able to monitor the quality of their own work throughout the process. Too many times is there delivery and assessment without the reflection piece needed to elevate the student’s critical thinking and creativity – where the learning happens.  By planning with and supporting the students and clients through out the delivery, we create a more engaged and cohesive process overall.

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