Pam Vreeland, my manager, posted a question in a LinkedIn group that has prompted some great discussion there. She graciously agreed to let me republish her question here, as I’m curious what others think about these two models for course design.
A colleague of mine challenged my thinking recently on course design.
I have always preferred having an instructional designer and a SME work collaboratively to develop online course work. Her position is that a course writer can do the job of both as long as he/she is good at researching the topic. I am not convinced.
So what do you think? Do both models work? Are there certain situations where you would choose one model over the other?