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Instructional Designer

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:27 -- MKaufman

Instructional Designer
UW Madison, Madison, WI
On Site, Full Time Position

Degree and area of specialization: Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree preferred.

 Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • One to five years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and instructional materials
  • development (a thorough understanding of curriculum development, instructional design, and test
  • development).
  • Experience managing processes needed to deploy resources on a complex and demanding
  • development schedule.
  • Experience with courseware production for distance education purposes using the Internet/web in
  • an academic setting.
  • Experience managing multiple projects at different stages with a record of managing projects to
  • successful completion on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital delivery methods for instruction
  • Project management, needs assessment, and risk management experience
  • Technical writing and editing skills
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration, support, and obtain approval from a variety of stakeholders

Principal duties:
Provide instructional design (70%):

  1. Work collaboratively with faculty and course development teams to design and produce course
  2. components for digital delivery formats; specialize in designing active learning sessions for courses;
  3. help to develop supporting course materials.
  4. Manages the course development process for new courses, revision courses, and conversion
  5. courses.
  6. Ensures academic and quality standards as well as Educational Innovation Professional
  7. Development's vision and mission are reflected in all aspects of the student experience
  8. Consults with program managers and faculty during the program review and development process
  9. Identifies learning resources and maps learning resources to course or program objectives in
  10. collaboration with program managers and faculty
  11. Assists in the development of contextually rich, engaging, and objective-driven courses that
  12. focus on applicable real-world/workplace skills
  13. Reviews learning resources and assessments to ensure proper alignment to the intended
  14. objectives and facilitates agreement for necessary changes
  15. Ensures course development is completed on time and within budget and meets standards of
  16. quality
  17. Conducts quality assurance reviews on courses and implements revisions

Development of online learning products (20%):

  1. Develop instructional web and media-based interactive learning objects.
  2. Lead the building and updating of eLearning solutions.
  3. Analyze and create course content, and assess effectiveness of learning interaction.
  4. Create documentation, job aides, reference guides, user guides in support of the program or
  5. course technologies.
  6. Evaluate and employ emerging technologies, instructional design concepts and best practices.

Professional Development and Research (10%):

  1. Keep apprised of instructional technology standards and approaches at UW-Madison and regional,
  2. national and international best practices.
  3. Keep apprised of FERPA, ADA/Section 508 and other related laws as it relates to accessible
  4. course content and website development.
  5. Keep apprised of instructional design, instructional technology best practices, learning
  6. methodologies, and course quality standards (such as Quality Matters).

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