Expertise

Clark Quinn

Expertise is an elusive thing. And the more expertise one has, the better you are able to apply it to situations. Expertise is valuable. The properties of expertise include that it’s compiled away to be essentially automatic. Which is why experts quite literally cannot tell you what they do!) On the other hand, their responses to situations in their area of expertise are likely to be as good as you can get.

Applying Expertise

Clark Quinn

I’m trying to get my mind around how the information we’re finding out about expertise matches to the types of problems people face. If you look across the literature on expertise, and the recent writing on how our brains work (c.f. Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow ), you see an emerging picture of expertise. When you look at the Cynefin model, which characterizes the types of problems we face, we see what types of expertise are helpful.

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Could Your Expertise Earn You Extra Money as a Subject Matter Expert?

LightSpeed VT

Could Your Expertise Earn You Extra Money as a Subject Matter Expert? Everyone’s an expert in something, but can your expertise earn you extra income? Subject Matter Experts — sometimes called Consultants or Coaches — are sought after for their advanced understanding, and can be found across industries, including: [ ] The post Could Your Expertise Earn You Extra Money as a Subject Matter Expert?

Help! This Subject Matter Expert Needs to Build E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

And because of this, subject matter experts build a lot of e-learning courses. Subject matter experts have experience and depth of knowledge. However, subject matter experts can often be too close to the content. Also, to a subject matter expert, everything is important.

From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance: Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter

Speaker: Mike Kunkle, Founder & Sales Transformation Architect, Transforming Sales Results LLC

What’s missing is a clear focus on driving measurable improvement in sales performance and the expertise required to truly move the needle on the metrics that matter. Then join sales transformation expert Mike Kunkle for this webinar (where your questions are welcomed and expected) and learn: How sales enablement is being defined today (and how it should be).

How to Become an Expert or What I Learned from Reading “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise”

Pract.us

Anders Ericsson is an expert on expertise. Over the last year, I’ve seen some of Ericsson’s research and learned about his concept of “deliberate practice,” so I was excited to read his new book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise , which summarizes much of his work over the years, explains the concept of deliberate practice, and suggests ways that we can use the secrets of experts worldwide to improve our own performance at work or at home.

How To Convince Your Subject Matter Expert That Less Is More

Dashe & Thomson

Working with subject matter experts is not a straight-forward, one-size-fits-all affair. Figuring that out involves determining their priorities and the biases they hold regarding teaching others about their area of expertise. The “Include-It-All” SME is a true expert in their chosen field. Subject Matter Expertsby Andrea May. There’s no rulebook with a single set of rules that works for every SME you’ll encounter.

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How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

In their much-publicized book, The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed , the pair depicts a future of work that is more about diverse and unique skill sets —transforming their employees into experts and ultimately, creating their biggest competitive advantage — than about knowledge, roles, and job hierarchies. In the “expertise economy,” how are companies getting the skills they need? Hiring Experts and New College Grads.

Helping Subject Matter Experts be more effective

Matrix

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have become a very valued commodity today. As with every participant in a learning program, the need to know from the beginning “what’s in it for me” is important to your experts when they set on the journey to teach others in the organization.

How To Extract Knowledge From Experts Before It’s Lost

Dashe & Thomson

Even if the company appreciated his expertise and commitment, they likely wouldn’t let him leave with a computer. Now, what would happen if that same employee walked out on his last day without sharing any of his expertise? Business as usual… The post How To Extract Knowledge From Experts Before It’s Lost appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Learning institutional knowledge subject matter experts

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Gift horses

E-Learning Provocateur

Sometimes it takes an expert to show them. In an era in which the very existence of the L&D department is attracting evermore scrutiny, the role of the “expert” in our context is becoming increasingly pertinent. Under this paradigm, we are the experts in the science and practice of learning and development, and we consult the business accordingly. In this way, the promise of expertise is tempered by an agile approach.

Subject Matter Experts vs Learning Experts: What’s the Difference?

Bottom-Line Performance

Meet the Subject Matter Expert. Our clients are usually experts in their field or have easy access to others on their team who are considered expert. These individuals are subject matter experts. They know their content, but they are not experts at teaching this content to others. It might seem counterintuitive, but the expert is not always the best teacher. Meet the Learning and Performance Experts. What is a Performance Expert?

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7 Tips To Market Your e-Learning Expertise

Adobe Captivate

It is one thing to be an expert in your field, but it’s an entirely different challenge getting clients to pick you among other potential candidates. Here are 7 helpful and actionable tips to get the word out about your e-Learning expertise. Do your research and find online discussions , clubs, and organizations that revolve around your area of expertise. If you want to distinguish yourself and really market your e-Learning expertise , then you need a professional website.

Access to Experts: Seven Steps to Leveraging the Expertise in Your Organization by Steve Foreman

Learning Solutions Magazine

Can people in your organization get critical expert advice with ease and confidence? improve your expert network. Here are seven steps to create or. Design Strategies Performance Support Professional Development Training Strategies

Teaching Expert Learners

Kapp Notes

Here are some tips for teaching expert learners. For example, in a previous blog entry I noted that expert chess players have access to over 50,000 configurations of Chess pieces on a board and can easily remember where chess pieces are mid-game because of these patterns. This is what is known as “Expertise Reversal Effect.” [2]. So the question becomes, what is the best method for teaching experts in a certain domain of knowledge?

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Novice Versus Expert Design Strategies

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Novice Versus Expert Design Strategies. Tags: DESIGN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN expert learners expertise reversal effect novice learners novice to expert Instructional designers might be interfering with the learning process. Here's how.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

Call me old fashioned, but I do still see the value in a thoughtfully constructed book curated by a trusted source and filled with vetted content from a wide variety of industry experts. The second edition ASTD Handbook is filled with great insights from industry experts. Reading up on a topic in a handbook article written by an expert can only better prepare you to hunt down (and properly digest) whatever granular information you ultimately need to find.

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Interfacing with Subject Matter Experts

ID Mentors

The effectiveness of Technology-Based Training is dependent on two roles- the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Instructional Designer. Ford (1992) in their article Getting Inside the Expert’s Brain. To quote from the article Business Experts and College Faculty Collaborate to Design Instruction by Gloria Palumbo Holland (1998), “Corporate America is demanding that education programs ‘achieve specific, real-world goals’. Introduction.

Expert Advice

CLO Magazine

Many people mistakenly think that learning group advisers need to be the extreme experts in their field. Too much cognitive distance between learners and advisers creates an environment where the extreme expert focuses on “telling” the learners what they need to know, rather than creating an environment that is open to exploring the topic and other possible solutions or ideas. Learners and experts fall on an experience continuum that spans beginners, practitioners and experts.

Putting Members’ Needs First: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Association eLearning

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) may be from Mars, and Instructional Designers may be from Venus … but at the end of the day, your members are the actual center of the universe! The working relationship between Subject Matter Experts and Instructional Designers (IDs) is often portrayed as antagonistic, challenging, and “like pioneering a new frontier in the universe.” I’m talking about the very frightening concept of each party accepting that both are experts in their own right.

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Everyone is an SME

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the recurring themes on my blog is a call for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to share their knowledge with the wider organisation. Of course the level of expertise in a particular domain will vary across a population, and the label of “expert” will naturally be assigned to those who have the most. You see, everyone is an expert in something. So while they might not be experts in the entire domain, they will be experts in parts thereof.

Coaching subject-matter experts to facilitate learning

Matrix

Subject-matter experts (SMEs) are individuals with a deep understanding of a process, a technology or a part of the business. Innovation and creativity are closely linked to expertise in a field. Technical and business experts don’t always possess the necessary skills for training or coaching, it’s not a package deal. Coaching subject-matter experts to facilitate learning. The post Coaching subject-matter experts to facilitate learning appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Do I need an expert? You might not expect a subject matter expert to have a grasp of the intricacies of instructional design. While making all members of the team experts on all facets of accessibility is a heavy lift, bringing in an accessibility expert at the end to verify your course has its own difficulties. So, do I need an accessibility expert on my team? Do you bring in an accessibility expert?

Getting the SME to Share Expertise for eLearning: Understanding “Type”

Web Courseworks

" My blog post on handling subject matter experts back in January also seemed to stimulate discussion. dissertation proposal on contributing factors to expertise-sharing between the SME and the design team. The development team member bonding with the SME starts with a better understanding of the types of expertise. In the book Expertise in Context , edited by Paul J. Labeled an Expert: an expert by virtue of being labeled as such.

See the wood for the SMEs

E-Learning Provocateur

Li’s an expert in socratic selling and knows your product specs off by heart, but did you know she’s halfway through a Master of International Business degree? My point is, when we seek subject matter expertise for a project, a forum, a working group, an advisory board, or merely to answer a question, we might not see the wood for the trees are in the way. Does your organisation have a searchable personnel directory that captures everyone’s expertise?

How to Identify Subject Matter Experts

Growth Engineering

However, every piece of learning content you create needs the input of a subject matter expert. These people have grown their expertise to become the chief authority on a particular topic. Often, you’ll find that you don’t know who these experts are. Furthermore, even the expert might not realise that they are the expert! Today, we’re going to show you how the social features on our Academy LMS help you identify subject matter experts. Identify experts.

Some Differences Between Experts and Novices

Kapp Notes

As learning professionals, it is important that we understand that novice learners and expert learners demand/require and need a different approach to instruction. In fact, Ruth Clark points to reach that indicates that”many of the instructional methods that are effective for novices either have no effect or, in some cases, depress the learning of learners with more expertise.” The expert has solved many similar problems and recalls schemas easily.

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Everyone is an SME

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the recurring themes on my blog is a call for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to share their knowledge with the wider organisation. Of course the level of expertise in a particular domain will vary across a population, and the label of “expert” will naturally be assigned to those who have the most. You see, everyone is an expert in something. So while they might not be experts in the entire domain, they will be experts in parts thereof.

See the wood for the SMEs

E-Learning Provocateur

Li’s an expert in socratic selling and knows your product specs off by heart, but did you know she’s halfway through a Master of International Business degree? My point is, when we seek subject matter expertise for a project, a forum, a working group, an advisory board, or merely to answer a question, we might not see the wood for the trees are in the way. Does your organisation have a searchable personnel directory that captures everyone’s expertise?

Why L&D Teams Should Develop In-House SMEs and How to Do It

TOPYX LMS

Subject matter experts (SMEs) are critical for the proper development of both in-person and online employee training programs as they have the knowledge to help L&D teams shape training and ensure it is accurate, understandable, and comprehensive.

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Want To Share Your Expertise? You’re Cursed. Here’s How To Fix It.

OpenSesame

You are an expert. But have you ever stopped to think about how your expertise could be making it harder for you to create effective online courses? In fact, research tells us that when it comes to predicting the time it will take a beginner to master a new skill, experts are cursed. Experts are downright awful at predicting how long it will take beginners to do "simple" tasks. Hinds called this the Curse of Expertise. This is the Curse of Expertise.

Subject Matter Experts, Get Agile!

Allego

As a subject matter expert (SME), you have knowledge that the sales force needs to access, but the challenge is sharing information with the sales force that’s both timely and relevant. Your content should be highlighted in a “recommendation feed” for sales reps that count on your expertise or others who are generally interested in the subject matter. The post Subject Matter Experts, Get Agile!

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Developing Training Material for Hi-Tech IT Products – Our Expertise, Your Advantage

Origin Learning

Expertise in instructional design combined with the knowledge of subject matter experts has led us to a stage where we can rapidly understand your needs and develop high quality training content – be it from scratch or otherwise. Initial engagement involves creation of a shared platform to enable experts from both,your organization and Origin Learning to work together. If you are an organization in the hi-tech industry, we truly know how always you have to be on your toes.

More on SMEs – A Compilation of Blogs about Subject Matter Experts

Web Courseworks

With my session on micro-collaboration coming up this week at the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo , I thought I would rewind a bit and highlight some of my past posts on subject matter experts. Communicating with Subject Matter Experts (09/13/2010). Subject Matter Experts: How to Engage and Influence SMEs (05/29/2010). Getting the SME to Share Expertise for eLearning: Understanding “Type” (05/26/2009). Tips on Handling Subject Matter Experts (01/08/2009).

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What is a Subject Matter Expert?

Growth Engineering

It’s for this reason that L&D professionals have to spend so much time hunting down the various experts within their organisations, so that they can take their expertise and package it up for others to learn from! Subject Matter Expert. A subject matter expert, or SME, is someone who is the master of their own specific area of expertise. If you need to know about that particular topic, then this expert is the person you absolutely need to speak with!

Help Your Sales Reps Become Experts with Cloud-Based Content

Inkling

It’s not enough to be an expert on your company’s product: your reps need to be experts on the customer’s needs and the solutions to those needs. It’s time to train your sales force to demonstrate that they’re trustworthy advisors, armed with valuable expertise to supplement their budding partnership with each prospect. A sales enablement solution that builds on your team’s expertise should include such features as: Optimized content.

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Using E-Learning to Developing Expertise in Pharma

ATD Learning Technologies

Personnel need to have the cognitive skills and develop expertise so they can flexibly and critically evaluate various options, including identifying potential risks and ways to control and mitigate them,” writes James L. Vesper in his dissertation, “Developing Expertise of Those Handling Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products Using E-Learning.”