There are a number of ISD models named after individuals and institutions, but we are going to use the generic, or ADDIE, model as our point of reference (see sidebar). ADDIE represents the first letter contained in each of the five separate elements of this model:
Most instructional designers use the ADDIE model or some variation of it as a basis for their work. Eventually, most experienced designers adopt their own unique models—customized to fit their work styles and the demands of their clients or organizations.
Below is a short profile of each component. A more detailed and in-depth explanation then follows.
Analysis is the who, what, where, ...