Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
SENIOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST , Office of Digital Learning , to support faculty in multiple disciplines and serve as the technical/platform expert for MOOC development teams and other online learning initiatives across the institute. The primary responsibility will be to obtain and maintain technical expertise in using and extending the edX platform. This expertise will be needed for the training of MIT faculty/staff/students to best utilize edX to meet their pedagogical needs. Other responsibilities include identifying, reporting, and resolving technical issues; staying abreast of changes between edX platform releases; and then communicating these changes to stakeholders as a feature expert. Will also be responsible for producing documentation, managing cross-team projects, and piloting/evaluating MOOC tools. Will work with a range of technologies as required for course development and be prepared to learn new skills quickly. The ideal candidate enjoys tinkering with and hacking existing technologies to develop creative tools that support instructional design best practices and research. MITx works on multiple projects concurrently and adjusts to changing priorities swiftly, so the ideal candidate should also be adaptable and willing to shift tasks as necessary.
This is a temporary, one-year position renewable on an annual basis.
Internal Number: 16173
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