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The ACCME Essential Elements and Criteria dictate what has to be accomplished by a CME activity or program; your Instructional System Design (ISD) details how you will achieve these results.
ISD is the method that your organization uses to create content. To assist with planning and documentation, the Academy has provided several templates and timelines, listed below.
ADDIE / ADDIE Model: The foundation of instructional system design. ADDIE stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implement, Evaluate
Assessment: A comparative evaluation of, gaps, needs, barriers and resources.
Educational Mission: A document required for each joint sponsor, detailing the educational goals of their organization.
Gap analysis (GA): The methods used to collect a Gap and an interpretation of the information. See the Academy's CME Resource Page: Gap Analysis (GA).
Instructional Design (ID): The practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of a learning opportunity. – Typically occurs at the course level.
Instructional System Design (ISD) The planning and steps to design and implement an activity.
Learning Objectives: Measurable outcomes that the audience/learner will be able to demonstrate as a result of the education.
Needs: 1) contributing factors to the formation of a Gap. 2) The knowledge or skills that must be remedied to help close a practice gap.
Target Audience: The intended recipients of an educational activity.
Template:Timeline for Joint Sponsored Activities - The Academy's standard joint sponsorship timeline. This document acts as a guideline for activity planning milestones.
A brief Introduction to ISD models
Systems Approach Model for Designing Instruction
Dick and Carey's Model - Information about the genesis of the Systems Approach Model
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