The Instructional Designer will work in a collaborative team to design distance learning courses that are under revision or newly developed for online or CD-ROM delivery. In partnership with College faculty and staff, the Instructional Designer will use learning methodologies appropriate to adult learner needs, select learning-oriented technologies and media, and facilitate the course development and revision process. Additional responsibilities include conducting faculty-developer orientations and leading or collaborating on special projects and initiatives that require learning design expertise. |
- Provide advice and expertise in the development and revision of distance learning courses and in the planning and implementation of special projects.
- Facilitate the process of developing and revising courses by maintaining close coordination among instructional development specialists (course builders), instructional technologists, academic stakeholders, and information technology staff.
- Demonstrate and promote the alignment of learning outcomes with learning activities and assessments/feedback that meet learners' needs.
- Recommend active learning strategies for adult learners which address diverse learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds.
- Select and use a variety of techniques to define and sequence the instructional activities and strategies.
- Apply current research and theory to the practice of instructional design.
- Update and improve knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertaining to instructional design and related fields.
- Evaluate and ensure the quality, accuracy, and effectiveness of each course within the context of Quality Matters and College policies.
- Work with units to locate, select, or develop technologies and media that enrich the learning experiences of adult learners.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate training materials for faculty and staff use.
- Recommend policies and procedures that improve the course development and revision process and promote collaboration, partnerships, and relationships among departments.
- Identify and help resolve ethical and legal implications of instructional design.
- Attend and present at professional conferences as required.
- A Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field is required.
- At least 3 years experience in distance learning at the college/university level is also required.
- College teaching experience is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of learning theories and instructional design in an online environment.
- Work independently as well as in a team environment and possess project management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Prior experience with course management systems (specifically Blackboard) and a variety of presentation and authoring software, including Adobe ® Presenter, Captivate ® , Dreamweaver ® , Flash Builder, Adobe Suite, Articulate ® Engage, Acrobat Connect Pro, and Photoshop ® needed.
- Excellent oral, aural, visual, and written communication skills also required.
- Familiarity with emerging technologies and their use in an instructional environment is essential.
- Experience supporting faculty instructional excellence (teaching institutes, training, consulting, workshops, online resources, etc.).
- Demonstrated understanding of backward and integrated course design as they relate to the Quality Matters rubric.
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Founded as Regents College in 1971 and chartered as a private, nonprofit institution in 1998, the College was renamed Excelsior College in...