My colleague Dan Surry shared this job posting on Twitter, and I thought I’d repost it here. A positive outcome of the booming interest in online education and educational technology are the jobs that will become available in the industry. I am happy to see this job posting because the lack of educators and learning/instructional designers in these initiatives is unfortunate. At the very least, input from instructional designers can help these initiatives avoid the pitfalls of the past and assist educational technology innovators think beyond efficiency and consider effectiveness, engagement, and social justice.
Title: Learning Designer
Req Number: mit-00009144
Department: edX
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Administrative

LEARNING DESIGNER, edX, to plan, develop, and deliver highly-engaging and media rich online courses as part of the content and development team. Will determine and apply sound pedagogical strategies to unique situations and a diverse set of academic disciplines. Responsibilities include working with producers, product developers, and course staff on implementing instructional design approaches in the development of media and other course materials; articulating learning objectives and aligning them to content design strategy and assessments; writing effective instructional text and audio and video scripts; coordinating workflows with video and content development team; identifying and sharing best practices; creating course communication style guides; developing use case guides; serving as liaison to instructional design teams located at X universities; designing peer review processes; applying game-based learning theory and design to selected courses; using learning analytics and metrics to inform course design and revision process; working closely with the content research director on articulating best practices for MOOC teaching and learning and course design; and assisting in the development of pilot courses.

REQUIREMENTS: a master’s in educational technology, instructional design, or related field; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, project management, problem solving, and time management skills; flexibility; ability to work on multiple projects/courses, meet deadlines, and manage expectations; capacity to develop new and relevant technology skills; experience using game theory design and learning analytics to inform instructional design decisions and strategy; and experience with video and screencasting, LMS platform, XML, HTML, CSS, Adobe Design Suite, Camtasia or Captivate, and web 2.0 collaboration tools. Experience in higher education and in a start-up or research environment desirable. MIT-00009144-P

Application Information

Contact: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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