A silly question about Instructional Designer & Subject Matter Expert
Jun 11, 2022
I have read a couple of articles about the job responsibility and role of an ID and have got a few questions that would like to hear everyone's opinions on. And I am aware that the question may sound silly.
Let's say the context here is working as an ID at a university where you require to work with Subject Expert Matters who have in-depth knowledge in the topic that they are teaching and strong pedagogical skills. These pedagogical skills can include knowing how to teach, how people learn, how to design and manage a course and doing assessments.
My question is why do we need IDs in this case? Wouldn't it be just easier if the faculty/instructor works directly with the project director to work out the budget for a project, then this faculty/instructor will work with a media specialist and quality review specialist to create and launch the course?