There are a lot of models and tools out there and one may wonder which is the best. The truth is that there are individual pieces in all the models that teach us valuable lessons. Here are a few models and tools to get you started. I will also address limitations of certain models, which have resulted in newer, and enhanced models.
ADDIE Model: This model is a generic and common process used by training creators. “ADDIE” is an acronym that represents the five phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation. The outputs from one phase feed into the next. Some critics have described the linear approach described in the ADDIE model as a weakness because it may require an unrealistic up-front analysis.
Dick & Carey: This model is a 10- step approach that is more iterative in nature than the ADDIE Model that recognizes that each of the steps interact with each other. The ten steps are connected and may indirectly and/or directly influence other steps. This can be applied in faster-changing environments than compared to the ADDIE Model.