When developing a educational opportunity for the masses, there is a continual balance that must be struck between seemingly opposing forces. One one hand, we have the subject matter expert's vast pool of expertise and wisdom to share with everyone. In the other corner, the "best practices" for the instructional designer; that set of rules and regulations that keep the learners engaged, informed, and excited. Let's take a look at how we instructional designers can leverage these to our tactical advantage!

In this path, you'll learn about the driving force behind your course development. It's the "E" in SME" The expert of the subject matter you are attempting to deliver to the learners. You will also learn that we have rules, regulations, constraints, and opportunities for building an educational experience for the learner.