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Learning about brain syncing with SMEs from Instructional Design

Three-part process for brain syncing with SMEs

Interviewing SMEs for course design has several parallels with interviewing SMEs for proposal content. Course designers and proposal writers are usually content neutral, and both designers and writers need enough expert information about a topic to clearly describe how a task will be/should be performed. Further, designers and writers often have limited access to experts, resulting in condensed and intense interactions. Given these similarities, it may come as no surprise that a course designer’s process and artifacts for interviewing SMEs align with proposal writing best practices. Information designer Connie Malamed’s three-part process for brain syncing with SMEs is a solid approach for anyone interviewing a SME for a proposal. Malamed’s three phases and key takeaways from each phase include: Phase 1: Prep Work Read ahead on background materials; gain a general understanding of the subject matter. Write out specific questions in advance and create a plan for the interview. Provide the SME … Continue reading Learning about brain syncing with SMEs from Instructional Design

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