The Instructional Designer works collaboratively with faculty and other CTLE staff, as necessary, to design, develop, and implement high quality learning experiences for traditional (face-to-face), online, and blended/hybrid courses. The Instructional Designer provides training for faculty on a variety of topics, including course design, use of instructional technologies in online and hybrid course content development and delivery, and use of the campus learning management system (Canvas LMS). This role is responsible for providing support to OSU-OKC faculty and staff in the adoption and application of instructional technologies, designing new courses, assistance with revising existing courses (and course materials), and training and development related to instructional design principles and quality standards for online and hybrid/blended courses. This role will also be responsible for successfully managing multiple simultaneous projects, assessing and working to mitigate risk, reporting progress, and communicating effectively with stakeholders to promote collaboration and accountability.
Essential Job Functions:
- Analyzes learner and faculty needs, designs and develops interventions in response to assessed needs, and recommends instructional strategies and technologies to facilitate achievement of desired learning outcomes.
- Designs and develops learning content, eLearning objects, and complete courses for fully online and/or hybrid/blended delivery using eLearning authorware such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, iSpring Suite, etc.).
- Works collaboratively with faculty and other CETL staff, as appropriate, to promote effective teaching strategies, determine appropriate applications of learning technologies in courses, and provide assistance with planning, designing and/or coordinating course materials.
- Designs, plans, develops, and facilitates professional development sessions (virtual and in-person) on topics related to instructional design, use of the Canvas LMS and other instructional technologies, and learning theories, including active learning, adult learning/andragogy, student engagement, etc. Creates training materials and support materials for faculty, as necessary.
- Collaborates with the OSU-OKC accessibility team and other CETL staff, as appropriate, to facilitate workshops for faculty on best practices for the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.
- Analyzes and evaluates OSU-OKC courses/curricular offerings, reports findings, and works with faculty and other CETL staff to ensure all online courses meet established quality standards, including Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Quality MattersTM standards.
- Articulates the scope, risks, progress, and milestones of all assigned instructional design projects through the use of project plans, scope documents, and reports.
- Participate in the development of policies and procedures for online course quality design and delivery.
- Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.
- Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be required to be performed in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or included as a logical assignment related to the position.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. This is not a remote position.
Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Learning Technologies, Educational Psychology, Education, or related field is required.
- Three (3) years or more of experience performing instructional design services in an academic environment, including designing and developing learning content, courses, and resources focused on active learning and effective teaching and learning practices
- Two (2) or more years of experience with online learning technologies, including moderate to advanced levels of proficiency working with learning management systems (LMSs) such as Canvas, Desire2Learn/Brightspace, Blackboard, etc.
- Experience providing training workshops or sessions for higher education faculty and/or staff on a variety of topics, including instructional design principles, learning theories, active learning techniques, and the features and/or functionality of instructional technologies and tools.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and approaches, such as the ADDIE model, systematic ID, iterative design (rapid prototyping), Backward Design, Successive Approximation Model (SAM), etc.
- In-depth knowledge of principles of adult education and learning, especially learning theories, andragogical principles, active learning approaches, and student engagement strategies.
- Moderate to advanced knowledge of the features and functionality of learning management systems (LMS) such as Canvas (or Desire2Learn/Brightspace, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) and media tools and platforms (e.g., YuJa, Panopto, Zoom, YouTube, Camtasia, etc.).
- In-depth knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, accessibility and ADA-compliance, WCAG 2.0 guidelines, and other accessibility standards.
- Actively and continuously maintain up-to-date knowledge of current teaching, learning, and educational technology issues, trends, and best practices.
- Strong eLearning authoring skills using applications such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Trivantis Lectora Inspire, iSpring Suite, etc.
- Strong creativity and skills in web design, especially HTML5 and CSS.
- Proficiency in creating multimedia assets for online learning using technologies such as Adobe Creative Cloud titles, Camtasia, SnagIt, Microsoft Office 365 titles, etc.
- Strong communication, oral presentation, and interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively to achieve positive results.
- Strong problem solving skills; ability to multi-task and meet expected deadlines.
- Advanced skills in planning, organizing, and self-management.
- Ability to work with faculty (subject matter experts) on the design, development, and maintenance of online and hybrid courses.
- Ability to integrate current educational technologies to promote effective teaching strategies that improve the learning experiences of students.
- Demonstrated ability to relate well individually and in group settings to college faculty, adjuncts, and staff.
- Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU-OKC and OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.
- Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.
- Quality Matters-certified Peer Reviewer, Master Reviewer, or other QM certification
- At least one semester of experience teaching fully online and/or blended/hybrid course(s) in a higher education environment
- Familiarity with web-based academic integrity services (TurnItIn) and online remote proctoring solutions (e.g., Proctor U, Examity, etc.)
- Significant experience with online learning tools and management systems, new media applications, and content development tools
- Familiar with instructional applications of various technologies, such as video conferencing (e.g., Zoom, Skype, etc.), interactive video, podcasting, vlogging, etc.
- Must be able to work flexible hours to include some nights and weekends.
- Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone, via email, and various communication platforms and though workshop sessions that may range from small group to very large group
- Occasional travel may be required.
- Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.
- Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
- Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift).
The work environment and physical demands described herein are representative of those required of an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
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