Let’s face it. Just about every educational technology job advert has stakeholder skills as a key selection criteria. Why? Also, what is it exactly? It’s far more than making clients happy.
To the outside observer, it may not be clear where the line is drawn between what an instructional designer does versus what a subject matter expert does. The instructional designer is someone who enables effective learning. The Subject Matter Expert brings their authority on a topic based on knowledge, experience..