Phase 5 - Evaluate Your Online Class



Well done! You have reached the final phase of the ADDIE model. This is all around the evaluation of your course. Your online course now undergoes a final review of the achieved (or not) goals. Ask yourself questions (why, what, who, when, ...) to make sure you have covered everything. You have two options for testing: A formative or a summative evaluation. The formative phase happens in the course during the teaching itself, while the summative part takes place at the end of the course. The primary aim of the evaluation phase is to determine if the objectives have been achieved as well as which materials will be needed in the future to achieve the objectives. In our section tools for evaluation you will discover useful evaluation and assessment tools for your online class.

For a detailed insight into formative and summative assessment, please read the article The differences between formative and summative assessment.


How you evaluate your class with fun


Consider incorporating fun and playful elements into your online classroom. There is no student who can concentrate for hours in front of a screen. You can use playful elements for tests and assessments, which works well in this last phase of the ADDIE model.

We like to show you an interesting link which shows how you can use games for review and formative assessment to make learning fun and engaging your students. Discover some great quizzes made by other teachers or create your own quiz and share it with your class! Let students play together, but each at their own speed. Gamified elements such as avatars and contests could be added for even more excitement. Review your assignments at the end. You will get benefits from the detailed student level reports to understand where your students need any further help. Do you want more inspiration to create educational games now? To build your own games in an easy form, try this completely free online game builder.

Why not bake your online course following your own recipe? Another erasmus+ project follows the objectives of digital pedagogy. With the use of a cooking metaphor the authors intend to ensure a better understanding of virtual teaching by providing a practical step-by-step guide to achieve the desired result. You can choose a delicious buffet of relevant tools to activate and motivate your students with the digital cookbook for educators. This book is based on the European Framework for the Digital Competence for Educators.


How to keep your students health

Finally: Consider your and your students’ health and well-being. Teaching online has its advantages, such as being independent of time and space. On the other hand, the excessive sitting in front of the screen can lead to unhealthy routines of too little exercise or irregular breaks and working hours. Here you read how to stay healthy in online classes. We like this article Digital Wellness 101: Taking Control of Your Life Online on digital wellbeing. Make sure that your well-being and health are not affected during your online lessons.

At least watch How to Create a Healthy Home Office on Youtube with tips for a wholesome home office.


The ADDIE Model in a nutshell

Finally, we have reached the end of the design process. We have enjoyed trying out the various tools. And we hope it was fun for you, too. We would be happy to read about your experiences. Feel free to tell us about your course if you like. The video 5 cool steps to Understanding Instructional Design using the ADDIE Model shows you a condensed summary of all the steps of the ADDIE model that we have introduced in our toolkit.


Below we like to present you a very unusually prepared video about the ADDIE model, in which a new instructional designer meets her first subject matter expert. This vido from Susie Watt is made with Xtranormal Movie Maker.

Let us welcome ...Addie Modell meets Mister Smee



By now you have already achieved so much and this course of yours is shaping up nicely. To really make an impact on your learners we need to focus on how to facilitate your online class, because this is where sustainable learning happens. Let's decide which of the didactical options and methodological approaches you can use to drive your message home.

The creation of these resources has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2020-1-DE01-KA226-HE-005809. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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