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Michele Medved

Articles by Michele Medved

Five Tips for Gathering Content-rich Information in SME Interviews  July 27, 2016

Interviewing a subject matter expert (SME) requires technique on the part of the interviewer. By using probing questions, you elicit the focused, relevant, engaging, and deep content-rich information that will support your instructional design. Here are five best practices to get the job done.

Seven Tips for SME Interviews: Overcoming the Lack-of-curiosity Blues  October 15, 2015

Interviewing subject matter experts (SMEs) can be a chore, especially when you don’t have any real interest in the subject matter itself or when it’s hard to establish rapport with the expert. But here are seven simple tips that will save the day!

What Makes Great eLearning Content? On-target Questions!  June 9, 2014

Knowing the right type of questions to ask subject matter experts (SMEs) during instructional design—whether the goals of the questions are strategic, descriptive, performance, or data-driven—will help you create relevant, accurate content more quickly. The pointers in this article will keep you on target during SME interviews!

Make the Most of SME Interview Time!  February 18, 2014

Instructional designers interview subject matter experts as part of the front-end analysis stage of design and while planning and creating instruction and performance support materials. The quality of these interviews can determine the quality of the results, so here are some valuable tips for planning, conducting, and following up on your time with the experts!

Designing Learning for “When Things Change”  December 10, 2012

People sometimes have to unlearn an old way of doing things and relearn a new way. This is one of the “Five Moments of Learning Need” for learning, but learning strategies often do not consider it. The result of this omission can be resistance to change. Here is a method that will help you succeed in the relearning situation.

Designing Learning for “When Things Go Wrong”  February 8, 2012

When things go wrong, there may not be time for employees to fire up an eLearning module, attend a class, or get some coaching. The problem has to be fixed now. This is a key moment of need that formal and informal learning strategies often fail to address. There is a strategy that works, though – leveraging social media and job aids. This week’s tip shows you how.