|Associate Instructional Designer|
Company: The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, OH
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/31/2020
Expire Date: 10/31/2020
Job Categories: Education
Associate Instructional Designer|
The goal of this position is to contribute to creating high-quality, meaningful online learning experiences for Ohio State students and to support instructors in making a transition to online teaching as part of broader University goal of advancing teaching excellence across modes of delivery. In the context of emergency remote teaching, many instructors have found themselves rapidly preparing classes, including high-enrollment, high-impact undergraduate classes, for online offering. This position will be part of a support effort to provide consultation, professional learning, technology tools, and other aid to those instructors during the 2020-2021 school year.
The position will primarily work with instructional designers and Ohio State faculty members--with support and supervision from senior team members--to brainstorm, plan, and create, and maintain high-quality, accessible instructional multimedia objects, including interactive branching activities, simulated experiences, and games or activities that allow for authentic practice of knowledge and skills. The planning and execution of these interactive media projects will be based on evidence-based principles of multimedia learning, instructional design, online pedagogy, and effective college teaching. This individual will demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration with faculty in planning and brainstorm sessions and will use agile project management principles to co-facilitate collaborative development projects. This role will involve management of numerous projects in collaboration with individual instructional designer teammates under the supervision of the instructional media lead and in coordination with other educational technology and multimedia teammates.
The individual in this role will also help to develop templates for storyboards and re-usable learning assets, creating and incorporating high standards of web accessibility as well as graphic design and ODEE or program-specific branding. This person will also assist in the research and testing of new technology tools and techniques to continually add to the team’s possibilities and options for both in-house produced and faculty-created multimedia learning objects. This role also participates in the creation of resources, tutorials, and trainings for faculty and staff in the use of video, multimedia, and other interactive tools in instruction.
This role will contribute to other educational-technology work and initiatives, including those related to video, audio, virtual reality, new LMS capabilities, and other online platforms and technologies, as well as other duties as assigned. This individual will engage in professional development and networking at the university and externally to learn and share ideas related to instructional multimedia.
This is a one-year term position as part of a grant dedicated to supporting large undergraduate courses in their transition to online instruction this 2020-21 school year, in collaboration with the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning, which is posting its own positions related to this initiative. At the end of the term, there is a potential for future roles in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning as part of its core work of supporting the development of online courses and programs.
The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other ‘hidden’ benefits from day one. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit https://hr.osu.edu/benefits/ for detailed information.
Our goal is to foster a community of professionals with diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds who actively collaborate to support the mission of the Ohio State University. We are committed to personal and professional growth of individuals as they achieve their highest potential and support others along the way. In an ever-changing technology landscape our employees are flexible, innovative, and adept problem-solvers.
For consideration, please apply online at www.jobsatosu.com and search under job number 461096 or 461093. Direct link: https://osujoblinks.com/x8uy
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Required: Bachelor’s degree with 1 or more years’ experience teaching, or in a role directly supporting instruction, at a higher-education institution
• Familiarity with evidence-based principles of college teaching and the backward-design approach to planning instruction: ability to describe basics and formulate appropriate questions related to those topics;
• Experience with the setup and facilitation of courses or learning activities through a learning management system (e.g., Carmen/Canvas)
Desired: Master’s degree with one or more years’ experience in a higher-education institution or high school (grades 9-12) setting in a role related to instructional design, curriculum development, or direct engagement with faculty in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced courses
• Experience evaluating or remediating instructional materials based on digital accessibility considerations in the context of college teaching;
• Experience with formal academic program assessment of student learning based on curricular outcomes as well as other techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction (e.g., peer review of teaching, pre- and post-program student assessments, student capstones or degree-long portfolios)
• One or more years’ experience teaching or directly supporting instruction in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subject area at the college level
• Experience with social science research
Company Name: The Ohio State University
For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born. The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.