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January 2021

Working with SMEs
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A Guide for Working with Subject Matter Experts

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

– Albert Einstein


This article is a guide on establishing and maintaining a productive working relationship with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

One of the joys of being a learning designer is the opportunity to learn new things, including things that we’ve known little or none about. A big part of this awesome learning comes from our experiences working with SMEs. Working with SMEs is an important task of our job as learning designers. But is this process always smooth, fun, and exciting?

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