Are you a tech-savvy learning enthusiast looking for a highly collaborative work environment that is ever-changing and geared towards growth? Does the idea of serving a higher education mission while reaching a broad audience across the globe appeal to you? Consider joining Kellogg Executive Education’s growing Online Learning team as a Learning Engineer. An ideal candidate is passionate about high-caliber online learning, an excellent communicator that can work confidently with tenured professors, valued partners, and senior executives, and has a up to date knowledge on the leading learning technologies.
The Learning Engineer provides curriculum design and course development services to Executive Education online programs at the Kellogg School of Management. The Learning Engineer works in close coordination with instructors who are teaching in the Executive Education Online Programs.
The Learning Engineer uses instructional design and technology expertise to help the executive education online team and leadership to assess, design, and co-develop blended and online digital learning experiences with instructors on Northwestern University and third party Learning Management Systems.
Please Note: Must be open to working the occasional evening and weekends
Pedagogy and Instructional Design for Online Delivery
Draw out the faculty member's instructional goals and objectives, and offer analysis, design, and development options for achieving best outcomes with the intended student learning communities and subject matter. When appropriate, draft storyboards and prototypes with the faculty member for new online learning activities.
Collaborate with faculty on the adoption of appropriate instructional technologies that can help advance their educational goals. Inform faculty of new delivery strategies and pedagogy options.
Discuss assessment practices and testing strategies that can provide maximum benefit to the student and can provide credible evidence of achieving learning outcomes
Exercise superior project management and workflow coordination services, in effectively leading a coordinated effort of Kellogg production teams in the development of new online courses
Other Duties as assigned
Constantly and consistently communicate with project stakeholders, and support with additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
Maintain Knowledge of Learning Sciences Research
Maintain currency in current learning sciences and instructional design principles for effective support of online education, peer learning and active learning practices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, learning sciences or a related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with certification in instructional design; or related, higher education experience and training that is equivalent to the skills and knowledge of these degree credentials.
Two years of experience working on faculty-driven educational initiatives, bringing instructional design and analysis to the cooperative development work of instructors, educational technology support staff, and teaching assistants.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment;
Superior skills in oral communication, interviewing, listening and building relationships with instructors, as well as across work groups and departments;
Proven skills in writing for the web, as well as for reports, proposals and traditional publishing platforms;
Strong proficiency in collaborative use of networked file storage systems (Box or Google docs);
Familiarity with the culture and mission of a major research university;
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and flawlessly;
A confident, professional and positive attitude.
A Master's degree in Instructional Design, Learning Sciences, Education Technology, or a similar field.
A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience as an Instructional Designer in higher education or in a similar organization serving adult learners.
Expertise in developing instructional design strategies, policies, and deployment procedures for online delivery
Expertise in educational learning management platforms (e.g. Canvas, Coursera, D2L)
Expertise in web conferencing software (e.g., WebEx, Blue Jeans).
Expertise with one or more digital education (content) authoring tools (e.g., Camtasia, Captivate, Lectora, Softchalk, Articulate).
Ability to review competing technologies and products and identify the best solution
Understanding of and application of social networking and mobile applications in environments for teaching and learning.
Teaching or training experience in higher ed.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Knowledge of current and emerging learning technologies, a broad perspective of online higher education efforts, active learning practices and blended learning;
Experience leading work groups to productive outcomes and critical deadlines;
Ability to lead and mentor other members of the Online team in aspects of learning technology and innovation
Ability to adapt to and communicate successfully with different people and situations; and incorporate honesty, respect, humor and fairness in daily actions.
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