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Instructional design: How to convert the toughest SME

Instructional design: How to convert the toughest SME | Dealing with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) | Scoop.it
You want to create an action-packed online experience that revolutionizes learners' behavior. Your subject matter expert wants you to faithfully reproduce every lovingly polished bullet of their 217-slide PowerPoint presentation. Is there any hope for your relationship?
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Involve SMEs from the very beginning of the project design.

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Do Instructional Designers Need to be Subject Matter Experts? - Technology and Education Today

Hosts Richard A. Smith and Caroline M. Crawford of the Instructional Design & Technology Program of School of Education at the University of Houston - Clear ...
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An Instructional Designer's role is to gather all of the information provided by the SME and sift through it to identify what information is required and how it should be delivered based on the needs of the  targeted  audience.  

SMEs can write  the content but they don't necessarily understand how adults learn. The Instructional Designer's job is to make the learning experience engaging and interactive,  and 

base it on instructional design theory and best practices.

 
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What Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) Need to Know and Do

During her webinar with KRM, "Webinars: Moving from Presentation to Participation," Kathi Edwards summarizes much of what SMEs should know about learning obj...
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SMEs need to learn that '... it's all about the learner and not about them and what they know'.

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Trainer Blog Post: Partner With Your Subject Matter Expert

Partnering with your subject matter experts (SME) is critical to the success of a training program. They may be experts on content but they don't likely know...
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