How would you describe the role of an Instructional Designer? 
Is this distinct from that of a Subject Matter Expert?

Glad you asked - as this was the subject of a LInkedIn query to which I replied. Also under discussion, was the pivotal process of Needs Analysis and Subject Matter Experts. Intriguing? Zoom in on the graphic below for more:

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