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Instructional Designer « Position Deleted on 12/07/2012 »

Institution:   University of Wisconsin Colleges
Location: Madison, WI
Category:
  • Admin - Instructional Technology and Design
Posted: 11/21/2012
Type: Full Time
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ATTENTION:

The University of Wisconsin Colleges Online is seeking candidates for the position of Instructional Designer to support its growing program. Areas of responsibility for this position include new course design and development, course revision, instructor training, and innovative technology application. The Instructional Designer works in the Instructional Design Unit and reports to the Instructional Design Program Manager. This position is located at the University of Wisconsin Colleges Online office in Madison, Wisconsin and requires presence at that location. Occasional travel may be required.

JOB DETAILS:

1. New Course Design and Development 40%
a) Work collaboratively with subject matter experts in order to design new online courses.
b) Use available technologies including; but not limited to: communication applications; Web production software; image, audio, video and text editing software; course management systems; and web-based applications in order to develop high quality, effective, and engaging online courses.
c) Evaluate the effectiveness of UW College Online courses.
d) Ensure that all new courses and course components are based on valid applicable learning theories and best practices for online instruction.
e) Ensure that all new UW Colleges Online courses comply with applicable laws (FERPA, ADA, Copyright) and UW College Online policy.
f) Ensure that all new UW Colleges Online courses are accessible to individuals who have disabilities.
2. Course Revision 40%
a) Work collaboratively with subject matter experts in order to redesign and/ or update existing online courses.
b) Use available technologies including; but not limited to: communication applications; Web production software; image, audio, video and text editing software; course management systems; and web-based applications in order to develop high quality, effective, and engaging online courses.
c) Evaluate the effectiveness of UW College Online courses.
d) Collect and evaluate data from course evaluations, student performance data, and other relevant data and use to inform revisions.
e) Ensure that all courses and course components are based on valid applicable learning theories and best practices for online instruction.
f) Ensure that all UW Colleges Online courses comply with applicable laws (FERPA, ADA, Copyright) and UW College Online policy.
g) Ensure that all UW Colleges Online courses are accessible to individuals who have disabilities.
3. Instructor Training 10%
a) Provide new and continuing instructor training as needed to launch new and/or newly revised courses.
b) Assist in the development of innovative forms of new and continuing instructor training.
c) Occasionally travel to UW Colleges' campuses to deliver Instructor training.
4. Innovative Instructional Design/Technology Application 5%
a) Keep current with new and existing learning and instructional design theories.
b) Keep current with best practices for adult and online learning and instruction.
c) Keep current of new technologies being used to enhance student engagement in online environments.
d) Pilot promising technologies in online courses, collect student and instructor feedback and evaluate the results and make recommendations regarding adoption or discontinuation.
e) Research and present promising instructional design developments and technologies to UW Colleges Online staff and instructors.
f) Prepare reports on instructional design activities for the UW Colleges Online team.
g) Attend UW Colleges Online team meetings and strategic planning sessions.
h) Participate in professional development activities within and outside of UW Colleges.
5. Other Duties 5%
a) Participate in meetings with the UW Colleges, Central IT, D2L groups, University of Wisconsin Extension Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning and with other organizations and groups as appropriate to advance the quality of instructional design.
b) Other duties as assigned.
Total: 100%

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Educational/Instructional Technology, or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Instructional Design, Educational/Instructional Technology, or closely related field.
- Two years of experience designing/developing online courses.
- Experience teaching and/or training online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position will be expected to carry out all of the duties associated with the position including designing and developing new courses, revising and maintaining existing courses, training new instructors, and working collaboratively with all members of the instructional design team. The position must consistently produce work that meets or exceeds the quality standards of the instructional design unit and complete work in an efficient, timely manner.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:

The instructional design unit for UW Colleges Online consists of a program manager, several instructional designers, and support staff. The instructional design unit is responsible for developing new online courses, maintaining and revising existing courses, training instructors, providing live support to instructors, and introducing innovative technologies into courses.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:

UW Colleges Online is the virtual campus for the 13 University of Wisconsin Colleges Campuses. Students who take UW Colleges Online classes can earn an Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree entirely online from anywhere with Internet access including home, school, work, or abroad. UW Colleges professors teach all UW Colleges Online courses. These are the same courses developed and taught by the same professors who teach in the UW Colleges classrooms. They use the same learning materials and have adapted and enhanced their courses to the interactive online environment with assistance of professional instructional designers. The University of Wisconsin's high academic standards and quality reputation back up every online course offered. UW Colleges Online has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 2001. Its administrative headquarters are currently located in Madison. Visit the UW Colleges Online Website at http://online.uwc.edu.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

The University of Wisconsin Colleges, an institution of the University of Wisconsin System, has thirteen campuses and a central administrative office in Madison, Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide freshman-sophomore liberal arts instruction and prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Each campus is also a cultural center for its community and provides a wide variety of non-credit outreach courses for people of all ages. Visit the UW College's web page at http://www.uwc.edu.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and programs and actively seeks and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.
If requested, confidentiality of application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.
A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

All applicants are required to submit via the online process by submitting a (1) resume and (2) cover letter that SPECIFICALLY addresses how your education and experience meet each of the MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position by December 5, 2012; It is recommended that you take the time to gather all your documents for the online application, as all materials must be attached at the time of application. If you have any questions about the position please contact David Brigham (David.Brigham@uwc.edu).

TO APPLY:

To apply please click the link below or visit www.uwc.edu/jobs
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.