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Learning Experience Designer
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Job Description Summary
Penn Engineering is looking for talented learning experience designers who can collaborate with our accomplished faculty to create unique and powerful learning experiences that leverage the latest in learning science and advances in technology to foster engagement and rigorous learning.
Penn Engineering is looking for talented learning experience designers who can collaborate with our accomplished faculty to create unique and powerful learning experiences that leverage the latest in learning science and advances in technology to foster engagement and rigorous learning.The Learning Experience Designer will work with faculty to plan highly engaging, scalable online courses, driving the learning design process by guiding faculty through key decisions about how to transform their courses for online students. They will then collaborate with faculty to execute the planned approach, assisting with various types of content development, and provide project management to ensure work adheres to timelines and budgets. In partnership with other Penn Engineering Online Learning staff, they will build each course in the platform and run comprehensive QA on them to prepare for successful launches. Post launch, this individual will coordinate key aspects of live course facilitation, supplements/corrections to course materials, and revisions for future iterations of courses.
Additionally, this individual will provide key strategic support to the Penn Engineering Online office as a whole, helping create processes, policies, and support structures to ensure our online students feel supported through their educational journeys.
Work with faculty to design highly engaging, scalable online courses that meet Penn Engineering Online course standards. Manage the development of an average of 2-3 courses at a time, from initial design through launch. Drive the learning design process by guiding faculty through key decisions about how to transform their courses for online students and manage timelines and deliverables.
Lead development of learning design deliverables including learning objectives, assessments, content plans, activity types, and student interactions.
Work with faculty and teaching assistants as subject matter experts and content producers to generate rigorous and engaging learning assets that highlight Penn and our faculty.
Using an iterative design and feedback approach to validate and refine learning design choices, evaluate the effectiveness of a design in improving learning outcomes prior to and following release.
Execute project-related research tasks as needed to inform or support learning design, student support, and other key decisions.
Other duties as assigned.
Prior Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of experience designing full online courses or equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree in a related field and a background in Computer Science or STEM is strongly preferred.
Strong collaborator and communicator capable of working closely with colleagues to achieve project objectives in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and deliver on precise deadlines
Passion for learning and remaining on the cutting edge of current thinking in the field and an ability to articulate a perspective on these topics
Also pluses, but not required:
Experience working in a higher ed institution, collaborating directly with faculty to diplomatically guide them toward effective outcomes
Familiarity with a variety of web and interactive technologies and how they support effective learning
Basic understanding of front-end design and development (UX principles, HTML, etc.)
Knowledge of best practices, processes, and current developments in online education and learning science
Experience with UX/learner testing, familiarity with principles and processes of human centered design and universal design, experience using analytics to make data driven learning design decisions
Office, Library, Computer Room
Typically sitting at a desk or table
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00007317
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.