Yes, ADDIE is indeed a process model. The ADDIE model is a systematic framework used in instructional design to guide the development of effective learning experiences. It provides a structured approach with sequential stages that instructional designers follow to create, deliver, and evaluate instructional materials and programs.

The five stages of the ADDIE model—Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—outline the steps involved in the instructional design process. Each stage represents a distinct phase of the process, and the model emphasizes the importance of iteration and feedback throughout.

Instructional designers use the ADDIE model to ensure that their instructional materials and programs are well-designed, align with learning objectives, cater to the needs of learners, and are effectively implemented and evaluated. The iterative nature of the model allows for ongoing refinement and improvement based on feedback and evaluation data.


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