This position provides course development services to assist faculty in creating innovative, engaging online courses. This individual works with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to evaluate and determine the most appropriate technology applications for each course developed. This individual is involved in reviewing existing online courses and adapting the content using adaptive learning tools. The Course Builder will also make recommendations for enhancement, including increasing the use of multimedia and collaborative activities, and developing strategies to increase student engagement. The Course Builder also assists in the incorporation of the new technologies into the University’s LMS (Canvas).
In collaboration with faculty this individual ensures course structure meets the guidelines outlined in the University’s Online Learning Academic Policies and Procedures document. This individual works collaboratively with other online learning support staff to achieve course development and faculty support goals. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Instructional Design under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Academic Technology. This is a full-time, twelve-month staff position funded by a US Department of Education First In The World FIPSE grant.
Experience building online course content within learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc.).
Demonstrated experience with educational technology and content development tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Google Apps, Snagit, Captivate, Camtasia, and e-learning authoring tools.
Web development experience, and multimedia recording and editing skills preferred.
Experience and demonstrated competence with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Experience in a higher education environment, preferably in an instructional design role.
Online teaching experience, preferably within the higher education environment a plus.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully complete tasks according to established deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and teamwork skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to follow University policies and procedures.
Commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
The American Women's College is the first, fully-online degree program in the country designed just for women.