Instructional Design and Technology Specialist - Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
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Instructional Design and Technology Specialist - Gerontology University School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
The Instructional Design & Technology Specialist position is instrumental in supporting SCS's growing programs - online, on-campus, and hybrid. This position will assist not only with the instructional design of online, and hybrid courses and programs, but will also be focused on advancing the quality of course design, development, and implementation across the non-degree programs.
Duties include, but limited to:
Lead internal and external stakeholders in the research, design, and implementation of high-quality and pedagogically effective online, on-campus, and hybrid, and other technology-enhanced programs and courses based on robust pedagogical design principles and best practices.
Ensure alignment of learning objectives, activities, and assessments for programs and courses.
Work with program staff and faculty to integrate pedagogically appropriate technologies into their classes.
Assist faculty in the development of course materials for online, on-campus, and hybrid courses.
Create a monitoring and evaluation plan for programs and courses.
Collaborate with the schools' leadership team to support the design of new programs
Support cross-functional committees within SCS (i.e. Assessment, Launch, etc.)
Support efforts to globalize online offerings using various LMS and global platforms.
Instructional Technology Development
Establish consistent quality standards, look and feel template design, and user experience across programs and courses.
Create the LMS course templates with graphics/banners and build the course structure and upload course content.
Create, and/or work with content developers to co-create, course content, activities, assessments, and multimedia for modules (lecture videos and other multi-media content, interactives, etc.).
Evaluate new instructional software and technologies for their possible application to programs and courses.
Support the design, development, and implementation of a uniquely-SCS quality framework for online courses
Coordinate the online course revision process
Conduct experiments to evaluate new pedagogical strategies and instructional software and technologies for online courses
Collaborate with programs and vendors to develop training, workshops, and courses for instructors to disseminate best practices and methods for achieving learning goals in online environments
Collaborate with academic program coordinators to address specific teaching and learning ideas and concerns in their online and on-campus course offerings
Contribute to a research agenda
Keep up-to-date with the latest in pedagogical practices, cognitive / learning science, and design tools and methods.
Maintain program and course development milestones and timeline.
Organize regular and ad-hoc meetings as needed through the life of the program/course design project.
Communicate progress and milestone achievement to all stakeholders.
Be available to the faculty during the course to assist with any questions or problems.
Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum, and Instruction, or related academic discipline
5 - 7 years' experience working at higher education institutions as an instructional designer, designing and developing online courses and programs.
3+ years' experience evaluating course quality using an established rubric (e.g. Quality Matters, OLC Scorecard).
Excellent understanding of instructional design principles, online pedagogy, learning theory, emerging brain / cognitive / learning science, the arts, and technologies that influence learning design and learning environments, coupled with experience applying this knowledge to real-world projects.
Excellent learning design abilities and visual design sense. Must have the ability to design and develop engaging and interactive online courses by drawing on a strong working knowledge of instructional design theories, methodologies, and best practices.
Ability to produce design documents, develop storyboards for learning experiences and environments, and rework content from faculty, SMEs, and outside content providers according to University design standards.
Demonstrated learning and continual professional development in emerging technologies in educational technology, pedagogy, and teaching and learning methodologies.
Ability to research and recommend emerging technologies and instructional strategies to advance course development, faculty teaching, and student learning.
Face-to-face or online teaching/training experience a plus.
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of and experience/skill in the use of modern course management systems and platforms (Canvas, EdX Platform, Moodle, and others). Strong Canvas experience a plus.
Demonstrated experience and thorough knowledge in creating media-based learning content (video, animations, images, interactives)
Strong working knowledge of video, interactive video, multimedia, and course authoring software including Photoshop, Presenter, Articulate, Captivate, Audacity, Camtasia, etc.
Demonstrated experience/skill working with using web conferencing, screen-casting, and/or other multimedia applications.
Project Management certification (PMP) a plus.
Quality Matters (QM) Certified Peer Reviewer/Master Reviewer a plus.
Thorough knowledge of project management methods and procedures.
Demonstrates and utilizes effective needs analysis and evaluation skills.
Excellent time management skills: must be able to manage multiple projects, meet project deadlines, communicate well with all constituents, and work well in a team environment, as well as independently on projects.
Experience working in diverse teams and managing expectations.
Must be able to communicate effectively, provide intelligent and persuasive guidance, and manage each development project to meet both deadlines and quality standards.
Strong analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; including those needed to create and maintain positive interactions.
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