Leaving ADDIE for SAM

An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences

Leaving ADDIE for SAM

It was developed long before Agile and other iterative processes that have introduced greater efficiencies in design and development, fostered more creativity, and addressed effective stakeholder involvement. Leaving ADDIE for SAM introduces two new concepts—SAM, the Successive Approximation Model, and the Savvy Start. Together, they incorporate contemporary design and development processes that simplify instructional design and development, yielding more energetic and effective learning experiences.
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This book is a must-read for all learning professionals who have a desire to let go of outdated methodologies and start creating better, faster training products today.

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About the Author

Dr. Michael Allen | CEO and Chairman

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Dr. Michael Allen is the founder and CEO of Allen Interactions and a pioneer of the e-learning industry. With over 45 years of professional, academic, and corporate experience in teaching, developing, and marketing interactive learning and performance support systems, Dr. Allen has led teams of doctorate-level specialists in learning research, instructional design, computer-based training, and human engineering. He developed the advanced design and development approaches used at Allen Interactions, including CCAF-Based Design and the SAM Process for iterative, collaborative development. He is a prolific writer with nine published books on designing effective e-learning solutions and is a sought-after conference speaker and recognized industry leader in the learning and training industry. Dr. Allen holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in educational psychology from The Ohio State University.