Junior Course Developer - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Senior Instructional Designer, this position applies instructional design experience and knowledge to support the mission of MSU Denver. The scope of responsibilities for this position includes development of courses, modules, and course curriculum for all delivery modalities, under the supervision of Senior Instructional Designer to accomplish assigned projects.


70% Instructional Design and Course Development.
This position performs course development, testing and maintenance for eLearning course content. Identifies learning-related issues such as content sequencing, flow of information and relevancy of media and other technologies. This, position:
• Augments instruction through the development and implementation of electronic course materials in Blackboard Learn (including conversion from various other Learning Management Systems).
• Implements appropriate design, navigation, and appearance to ensure a high quality learning experience for both the faculty and the student.
• Utilizes HTML, XML, CSS, scripting languages, Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia Studio, SCORM, SafeAssign, OCR, Blackboard Learn course design skills to develop electronic content.
• Applies instructional design methodologies, pedagogy, adult learning theory, eLearning education best practices, accessibility (ADA 504 and 508) knowledge to develop courses.
• Recommends processes improvements and documents them.
• Develops, manages, and adheres to course development schedules and timelines while effectively communicating with stakeholders about expectations through AIDNet, Course Constellation, Assist and Select cohorts.

20% Instructional Design Training Development and Delivery.
• Plans, strategizes and develops online training materials, which may include technical writing, in alignment with established guidelines and needs of the department, faculty, staff and students, under the direction of a senior instructional designer.
• Delivers instructional design and course development related training to faculty as assigned.

10% Other duties as assigned.
• Assists ITS Educational Technology Center staff with ongoing initiatives (e.g., LMS implementations and migrations, software implementations, classroom technology upgrades).
• Duties may include participating in meetings and committees, performing research, providing opinions, concerns and suggestions.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in educational technology, instructional design, teaching, information systems, information technology, technical communications, or instructional technology. (Two years of work experience may be substituted for each year of education)
• At least one year of experience implementing instruction using learning and instructional design theories and course improvement models.
• At least one year of professional experience working as an instructional designer or course developer.
• At least one year of development experience including HTML, CSS, and developing and implementing ADA 508 and 504 compliant learning materials.
• Course development and support experience using Blackboard Learn in the roles of faculty, staff, administration and students.
• Experience presenting to groups, developing and conducting workshops.
• Experience working with subject matter experts and other stakeholders in developing instructional materials.
• Experience developing multimedia components using at a minimum Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia Studio.
• Experience with technical writing.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience communicating technical concepts.
• More than one year of experience implementing instruction using learning and instructional design theories and course improvement models.
• Experience working on multiple concurrent projects.
• Experience using the following software and tools: SafeAssign, OCR scanning, Blackboard Mobile Central, HTML5, Kaltura.
• Experience with contemporary classroom technologies.
• Experience using Web Content Management Systems (WCMSs.)
• Experience using various Learning Management Systems.
• Ability to articulate educational policies and laws (e.g., Section 508) as it applies to faculty and their courses.
• Experience creating computer-mediated training.
• Experience with software development, interactive applications development and scripting experience (e.g., XML, Java, JavaScript, ActionScript,Visual Basic, Databases, etc.)
• Experience applying course quality improvement using national standards (e.g., Quality Matters.)

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

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Keyword Phrases

  • ITS - Educ Tech Ctr
  • Junior Course Developer
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Curriculum & Instructional Technology and Design
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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