ADDIE the Acronym - 1995
While the ADDIE model has been around since at least 1975, it was generally known as SAT (System Approach to Training) and later, ISD (Instructional System Design). The use of the ADDIE acronym did not come about until much later. Now there are probably earlier uses, but these are the earliest references that I have been able to locate that actually use the acronym of ADDIE.
1. Schlegel, M. J. (1995) A Handbook of Instructional and Training Program Design. ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED383281
I have not read the handbook, but rather an abstract that I found in my library's database (Sno-Isle Libraries). It reads in part:
The generic Design Model of Analyze, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) is utilized, and detailed job aids are provided in the form of rating sheets and checklists.
2. Molenda, M., Pershing, J. A., and Reigeluth, C.. M. (1996). Designing Instructional Systems. In Robert L. Craig (Ed.), The ASTD Training and Development Handbook 4th ed. (pp. 266-293). New York: McGraw-Hill.
On page 272, there is a chart showing the five phases of ISD. The caption reads: “Figure13-2. Breakdown of phases and steps in the ADDIE ISD Model.”
3. Gayeski, D. M. (1998). OUT-OF-THE-BOX INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN. Training & Development, Apr 98, Vol. 52, Issue 4
The article refers to Rossett's (1987) writings on Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation model, or ADDIE. However, Michael Molenda writes in The ADDIE Model (submitted to Encyclopedia of Educational Technology, 2/5/03, to be published by ABC-CLIO) that Rossett's book does not contain the acronym ADDIE.
1995, 1996, 1998
Thus, it seems as if the term “ADDIE” did not make its way into the popular literature until the mid 1990s, while the model itself has been in use since 1975.
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Rossett, (1987). Training Needs Assessment. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications, Inc.