RE: Acronyms

Subject: RE: Acronyms
From: "Tracy Boyington" <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 13:35:07 -0600

I think the post you replied to had a good explanation of why it might matter:

>I first encountered SME on a training project where some Experts were
>experts in educational theories and methods while other Experts (SMEs)
>experts in the Subject Matter being taught (and heaven help you if you
>them confused with one another).

You could have several different types of experts working on any one project. If someone working with you said "this chapter has been approved by our expert," wouldn't you like to be sure they meant subject matter expert and not editing expert? :-)

Hey, what's a little jargon between friends anyway? :-)

Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK

>>> "Roy Jacobsen" <roy -dot- jacobsen -at- greatplains -dot- com> 03/13/01 12:46PM >>>
I think the point is why do we find it necessary to make the distinction
between a plain expert and a subject-matter expert? Can't we assume that
the expertise of the expert we're working with is in the appropriate
subject? If I'm working on a document on calibrating potrzebies, I'm
going to work with an expert potrzebie calibrator, not an expert
veeblefetzer designer.


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