Learning Technologist

Job Details

Job Ref:
10015282
Location:
Remote
Category:
Learning Solutions
Type:
Full time

Learning Technologist, Integrative Learning Design  

Office of Integrative Learning Design 

Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Pay Grade 1.3 

Location: Remote  

University of Maryland Global Campus is seeking three Learning Technologists to be part of a new, agile and scalable production process that enables both more rapid creation of new learning products as well as making updates and upgrades to existing courses and programs. The Learning Technologist (LT) is responsible for assisting in the development of contextually rich, engaging, and objective-driven courses that focus on applicable real-world/workplace skills. Working in under the direction of the Directors of Learning Solutions and Learning Architects, and in collaboration with subject matter experts, writers, and graphic designers, the ITs will build superior online courses that are supported by research-based best practices in online learning using a variety of technologies to develop innovative learning experiences that effectively reach a diverse audience of UMGC learners. Responsibilities include evaluating blueprints and storyboards to develop on-screen solutions that optimize each lesson's organizational flow, user experience, engagement, and visual representation. A strong background in learning design, user experience, visual design, accessibility, and technical expertise in various course authoring tools is required.  

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

  • Manage the build process for new courses and learning experiences and attend to continuous improvement and technology innovations of assigned projects.  

  • Follow guidance and ensure consistent application of UMGC's new learning model as well as sound instructional and interface design to the development of projects.  

  • Implement required course updates and upgrades based on quality assurance and continuous improvement reviews.  

  • Ensure the quality of the visual and functional design of courses and assessments.  

  • Maintain a complete understanding of all UMGC learning and assessment tools and resources. Stay informed about updates, changes, retiring assets, innovations, and opportunities related to selected platforms and delivery tools and processes.  

  • Work with project managers and other team members to ensure all deadline dates for assigned projects are met throughout the design and development process.  

  • Assist with identifying and resolving technology-related challenges to online delivery of content and assessments.  

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in instructional technology, instructional design, educational technology, or related field required. Master's Degree in one of these fields highly preferred.  

  • At least 2 years of experience in course development, educational technology, instructional technology, or similar field in a higher education environment.  

  • Current, solid knowledge of instructional design and learning theory, including adult learning theory.  

  • Current, solid knowledge of instructional technologies or learning platforms as well as multimedia design principles.  

  • Thorough knowledge of learning management systems and teaching tools, and an excellent understanding of processes and standards for planning and implementing instructional design in an LMS.  

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at different stages while meeting deadlines and quality standards.  

  • Experience with UDL, ADA, and copyright compliance.  

  • Experience with existing quality standards for course design.  

  • Knowledge of major third-party content libraries and how to incorporate existing content for rapid learning solution deployment.  

  • Experience designing courses within an LMS (D2L preferred).  

  • Certification in Quality Matters, OLC or other similar online course quality standards.   

  • Basic video production and post-production using software such as Camtasia, iMovie.  

  • Knowledge of best practices for supporting and/or integrating Universal Design for Learning, accessibility and Open Educational Resources.  

  • Experience managing projects in a remote/distributed environment.  

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a high-quality, results-driven, team-oriented environment.  

 
POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE  

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umgc.edu/benefits.html.

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19-all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and current with the recommended boosters. As always, operations at our military locations in Europe, Asia, and stateside will follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Defense and local commands, and may require proof of full vaccination, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion. If so, a copy of their Approved Exception Letter must be provided before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

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