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Before The Build: Working With Subject Matter Experts and Asking the Right Questions

Before The Build: Working With Subject Matter Experts and Asking the Right Questions

Want your eLearning course to be successful? Henry Ford once said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Unless you live in the middle of the ocean or on a space station, you’ve probably driven past at least a few Ford vehicles today, so I’d say Henry Ford knows a little something about success! However, sometimes working together is easier said than done. From difficult Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to cranky coworkers, there can be challenges when you’re working with a group. That’s why it’s important to set a good foundation for collaboration and review before you even begin building your course.

Manage Subject Matter Expert Time Like an E-Learning Pro

E-Learning Secrets: Managing Subject Matter Expert Time, Part One

From an Instructional Designer’s perspective, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are the e-learning team MVPs. They bring the valuable expertise and insights, those raw materials that can be transformed into thought-provoking scenarios and engaging activities. Yet they are also often highly respected players with demanding jobs in the business, with little experience developing e-learning. How can you manage and maximize your SME’s time like an e-learning pro? In this two-part series, we’ll show you how.