Join Jolie Miller for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring three outlining approaches, part of Instructional Design Essentials: Working with SMEs.
- Outlining the content is the part…of the instructional design I enjoy the most.…It's where the content become moldable clay you…and your SME fashion into meaningful education.…The creative challenge of it is addicting.…There are three ways I work with SMEs to outline content.…First, the SME outlines the content from their material.…Then we edit it together.…Second, I outline the content from background material…and the SME gives that material to me.…Then we edit that together.…Third, I interview the SME to develop…an outline on the fly as we're talking.…
Then we edit together at the end.…Let's unpack each.…In the first approach, the SME does the first pass outline…of the content and then I take a look…to check if it's instructionally sound,…whether it makes sense for the audience,…and if I see any glaring holes or issues.…This approach works well with seasoned SMEs…who can practically outline content in their sleep,…SMEs who also have natural teaching ability,…those who have a lot of time for the project,…and those who like to be intimately involved…
The course also shows you how to set up project schedules, overcome common obstacles, and use a variety of approaches to ensure that the content you build together will be stronger than the content either of you would build alone. The lessons are framed by a fictional ID/SME relationship that models how the two partners work together to create a customer-service training session.
- What is an SME?
- Understanding how designers and SMEs interact
- Getting to know the SME
- Building a schedule
- Outlining the content
- Managing deliverables
- Retaining the SME's voice
- Incorporating feedback
- Launching the content