Like all disciplines, instructional design is based on research, practice, and application. That means that there are many models that an instructional design specialist can follow. Many of these processes are adaptations of a standard model known as ADDIE, which stands for:
When you work with an instructional design specialist, they will walk you through each step of this process and ask you questions about how you want to approach them. To help you get the most out of your instructional design, you may want to prepare by reflecting on some basic questions about your course, your learners, and your teaching.