Working With SMEs
May 11, 2021
I'm quite new to ID (about 18 months in, at moment mainly working in e-Learning space, have built 3 courses of ~20 modules). My question is this: what are the parameters and correct expectations when working with SME's?
For example, I've just received scenarios back from my SME and I've spent 2.5 hours revising, rewriting, fixing (and I provided clear instructions and coached on how to write them). So is this normal amount of time an ID should/would spend on making scenarios work? Is it too much time given we are paying them AUD$125 per hour? I'm also trying to factor in that I am a professional writer and qualified trainer and assessor, and they aren't. Also, who generally writes the assessments? So far I've found quality of assessment questions from SME's below par, but perhaps this is reflective of my point above (ie this is not their expertise). It's tricky because I am a solo ID, not in a team. Appreciate any input, even book or blog recommendations that might help with this kind of non-technical stuff.