In a perfect world (or one where we all receive large amounts of Government bail-out funding), we could assemble a crack dream-team of experts, where each person compliments each other covering all the skills we need to create well-rounded, innovative eLearning.
But alas, the world isn’t perfect so we need people who have multiple skill-sets and can think on different levels — people who can step in and take over a portion of a project not necessarily in the sweet spot of their competency and still make it work.
Far too often, when hiring, organizations focus on the wrong qualifications (Instructional Design) or competencies (Does he or she know Tool Book?) not realizing that these things are secondary to a person’s thought process and approach to information.
What should they look for? Glad you asked cause I’ve listed 5 qualities that I look for when hiring for my elearning team. There is actually more than 5 stuffed in here but I’ve been sneaky and combined some simply because I wanted to keep to 5 headings.
Check back again soon for the first quality.