In my previous post “The Anatomy of eLearning“, we discussed the elements of an eLearning course. It isn’t difficult to arrive at a conclusion that one person can’t create all the elements. In the last two decades, I haven’t come across anyone who could do all the things and create even a passable imitation of an eLearning course. Though I don’t deny the possibility that there might be an exceptionally talented man or woman who could whip up a complete eLearning module on his or her own, I must say that in almost all cases barring the improbable exception, eLearning is developed through team work.
So the question is – who are the people that engage in eLearning content creation?
Well…a quick count tells me that generally the following eight people are the essential members of a content design and development team if they were to complete an eLearning project successfully.
- Project Manager
- Instructional Designer
- Subject Matter Expert
- ID Reviewer
- Graphic Designer
We will look at the role played by each of these indispensables, in a series of posts that will follow.
And yes… before you begin to wonder why the Audience, the Client, and the Marketing people aren’t in this list – I should reiterate that I speak only of the Design and Development phases of ADDIE 🙂