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Quinnipiac University is accepting applications for a full time, talented instructional designer to work closely with faculty and programs to design, develop and produce online and hybrid courses. Candidates must be able to collaborate as part of a diverse team of instructional designers, technology specialists and administrators who are responsible for supporting all aspects of online teaching and learning across the disciplines.
Quinnipiac University is a private, non-profit institution which is accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2011, the University celebrated 10 years of online learning. The online unit is now in the process of adding to our staff and is looking for an innovative colleague to help us to scale services and support quality, online education.
1. Provide guidance and support for online program and course development:
a. Project manage the course design, development and production process
b. Troubleshoot challenges encountered in the delivery of online learning environments
c. Advise on instructional design methods for achieving desired learning outcomes
2. Provide faculty development to foster best practices for online course development and teaching:
a. Coach faculty in the use of our course management system and other supported tools
b. Provide feedback to faculty on newly developed courses and also for course redesigns
c. Design and facilitate innovative workshops (on ground and virtually) e.g. social media, mobile learning, cloud computing.
3. Contribute creative ideas and solutions for enhancing teaching and learning:
a. Write for our blog Digital Pedagog
b. Create learning resources and activities for a diverse population of online students
c. Research emerging educational technologies for online teaching and learning
d. Create guides, templates and documentation for faculty and for our team
e. Develop an active research approach to making sense of methods that positively affect student learning
To become part of our team, you will need to demonstrate a passion for online learning, interface design and educational technology.
You must be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate composure under pressure in a fast-moving work setting.
You must be able to work within a highly collaborative team environment. Other requirements:
a. Master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology or related field
b. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment
c. Ability to manage work with limited direct supervision
d. Knowledge of instructional methods, course facilitation and assessment
e. Knowledge of high impact practices and learner centered pedagogy
f. Experience with project management
g. Excellent speaking, writing and problem solving skills
h. Demonstrated ability to write or blog about teaching and learning
i. Experience with course management systems
j. Experience with PC and MAC operating systems
k. Experience with collaborative tools, social networking and open resources
l. Knowledge of intellectual property, the Teach Act, universal design and Section 508 compliance
a. Knowledge of Flash, HTML, graphic design, Photoshop, multimedia and screen capture
b. Experience with creating audio and video learning resources
c. Experience with Webcasting
d. Experience with mobile media, and tablet computing
e. Familiarity with game-based learning/badging
f. Experience with blogging tools
g. Experience with the Quality Matters course review process
h. Understanding of learning analytics
i. Three or more years instructional design experience
j. Teaching experience
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