Learning Designer - Georgetown University Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship
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The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) is the center for teaching excellence and innovation at Georgetown University. CNDLS staff members, in addition to faculty and graduate affiliates, are engaged in advanced research on teaching practices, assessment techniques, instructional and learning design, media development, and technologies to enhance student learning. Whether rethinking course design, assessing curricula, or creating a dynamic digital archive, CNDLS works to align teaching practices with student engagement and learning. CNDLS is an integral part of Georgetown's efforts to rethink theFuture(s) of Higher Education and the Center has recently developed Georgetown's newProgram in Learning, Design and Technology, a program at the cutting edge of the future of innovations in teaching and learning in higher education. Our mission to support teaching and learning at Georgetown means intentionally and explicitly supporting inclusivity in education, and we are similarly committed to an inclusive workplace.
The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship is at the heart of Georgetown's effort to combine the best of its educational traditions with the tools, resources and opportunities of the new learning environments of the 21st century. Our programs promote active reflection and the development of learning experiences that effectively use technology to achieve defined teaching goals. CNDLS is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employment.
The Learning Designer supports faculty across Georgetown schools and campuses via a range of CNDLS programs and services. The Learning Designer primarily focuses on online learning efforts and engages with a growing portfolio of educational technologies, including WordPress, Domain of One's Own, Lecture Capture, Personal Response Devices, and Canvas. The Learning Designer also researches and promotes emerging teaching and learning technologies and works to further the CNDLS mission to support innovations in pedagogy within the context of online learning.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Use backward design to support faculty in the creation of new online courses or in redesigning existing courses.
Ensure alignment of the course design (goals, objectives, content, assessment) and document the course design
Identify the most suitable technologies to support learner engagement online Determine, in consultation with faculty, the integration of the tools, use, and support within courses to ensure that technologies will not be a barrier to learner engagement
Research emerging technologies for teaching and learning with the intention of contributing to organizational knowledge of the instructional technology landscape.
Communicate about approaches to using new and emerging technologies in relation to learning design for online teaching and learning (e.g., blog posts, articles, help with documentation) for both internal to CNDLS and external audiences.
Collaborate on projects related to CNDLS programs and assist in researching, implementing, and supporting technologies across all of CNDLS digital learning efforts.
The Learning Designer reports to the Director of Learning Design and Research. S/he works closely with the other members of the CNDLS course development team, including managers, faculty development staff, web developers, video production specialists, as well as with members of UIS and the Library.
Master's degree in instructional design, educational/instructional technology, or a related field.
3-5 years relevant work experience, preferably in higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory, instructional design, and teaching methods applicable to a variety of disciplines, particular to instructional design/technology.
Experience with designing and developing multimedia learning experiences.
Deep working knowledge of Canvas.
Working knowledge of Panopto, VoiceThread, and other educational technology Platforms.
Experience with a variety of instructional technologies, as well as a working knowledge of HTML/CSS.
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact
effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community.
Team player who is able to manage multiple competing priorities and complete projects according to schedule.
Teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy, preferred.
The successful candidate will have: a demonstrated commitment to excellence in education and to faculty development; excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, research and organizational skills; ability to work well in a team as well as independently while managing multiple concurrent projects; ability to interact effectively and appropriately with a wide range of colleagues in the academic community; attention to detail and enthusiastic approach to a broad range of tasks and duties to contribute to project and department goals; familiarity with assessment necessary.
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