Course 503: Instructional Design
E3 is a nonprofit with the mission of making exceptional learning opportunities available to K-12 students across the globe. We are looking for individuals with a blend of pedagogical wisdom and knowledge of development technologies that to bring online content to life. The ideal candidate is experienced with k-12 curriculum, best practices, technology in school environments, design principles, and has a creative vision toward the future of e-learning. This instructional designer will set innovative standards for a blended approach to delivery, including classroom learning, on-line learning, podcasts, interactive video, just-in-time learning and assessment tools.
What you’ll do:
- Work with our team to develop age appropriate learning materials sequenced to build on learners’ prior skills.
- Story-board new courses and review key design components including lesson designs, scripts, and final builds.
- Design the documentation that service as the knowledge structures for lessons level design document for
- Instructional writers, and specifications and core pieces of teacher supported materials
- Serve as a member of a product/project core team, providing leadership and support to the team to ensure instructional integrity and to meet business needs
What you’ll need:
- Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design or closely related field (Advanced degree highly preferred)
- Three to five years of experience in the field of instructional design
- Portfolio link demonstrating engaging e-learning courses
- Excellent communication skills with strong presentation skills
- Experience in K-12 market
- Knowledge of and experience with educational technology in the school environment
- Experience with technology tools that aid design such as Articulate, Camtasia, Adobe Creative Suite, Captivate, Microsoft Office Suite and others
To be successful you should:
- Be enthusiastic to learn.
- Understand how people learn.
- Know how to make an emotional connection with an audience.
- Brainstorm innovative instructional strategies.
- Plan and communicate ideas about user interface, interactions, graphics and finished product.
- Write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts and video scripts.
- Collaborate with subject matter experts and team members.
- Know the capabilities of e-Learning development tools and software.
- Understand related fields—usability and experience design, information design, communications and new technologies.
- Have a “Can Do” attitude.
Links for inspiration
- Sr. Instructional Designer (T-Mobile)
- Instructional Designer (Arizona State University)
- Instructional Design (Relay Graduate School of Education)