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There are five stages to the ADDIE model – analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate. To a gearhead such as myself, these stages represent forward gears on a manual transmission. First gear is only intended to get the vehicle moving. If you don’t stop, you don’t need first gear. This was the thought behind the “dog leg first” manual gearboxes. Gearbox Magazine has been operating for the better part of a year, now, but as this is my first structured attempt at applying the ADDIE model to the project, I’m starting things off in first gear. Over and down.
In my current position as a Training Administrator for a larger, private university, I do more curriculum development than actual training administration. Along the way, I’ve learned quite a bit about instructional design. I’m by no means an expert, but I find this subject extremely stimulating and I hope to apply some of what I’m learning on the job to the Gearbox project.
Two months ago, I wrote about getting help when building a new community. Today, I return to the idea an even bigger believer in that idea. When I started Mitsubishi Gearbox Magazine back in October, all I wanted to do was create a community wherein the average Mitsubishi owner could get a little time in the spotlight and maybe meet another Mitsubishi owner he’d never have met otherwise. It’s working, and let me tell you, when you base the success of your new community on the amount of good it does its members, it really feels good when that fire gets to burning nice and hot.