eLearning designers and developers MUST RELY on Subject Matter Experts (SME) for expert content knowledge. However, these experts often have NO TIME and little interest in eLearning development. Here is a WISH LIST of what an Ideal SME and an Ideal Developer should be like.
|AN IDEAL SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME)||AN IDEAL ELEARNING DEVELOPER|
|1. Full time availability on the project||1. Makes no demands on time|
|2. Understands learners||2. Understands the subject|
|3. Conversant with traditional training||3. Replicates PowerPoint as-is|
|4. Knowledge of Instructional Design||4. Does not change the content|
|5. Knows eLearning Development Process||5. Delivers on time|
|6. Knows about eLearning tools||6. Develops intricate animations|
|7. Understands costs for media used||7. Works within budgets|
|8. Can write engagingly||8. Provides detailed information in courses|
|9. Empowered to approve deliverables||9. Understands what’s there in SMEs’ minds|
|10. Listens to eLearning developer!!!||10. Appreciates SMEs’ time and effort|
What would you add to this list?