The Instructional Production Services (IPS) team is a group of professionals that enable the Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) office at Boston University (BU) to support campus-based projects in the online/hybrid instructional space. The team provides professional services to the university in the area of instructional strategy and design that specializes in the online/hybrid modalities, project management for instructional projects, digital media creation, and course production. IPS also provides consultation services to educate faculty and staff to undertake the creation process on their own. The IPS team works on college, department, or faculty-initiated projects, as well as grant-funded initiatives and special projects.
Digital Learning Designer Position
The Digital Learning Designer is a new position for IPS. The ideal candidate has experience working collaboratively and creatively to produce digital learning courses and experiences across multiple platforms. This position is expected to evolve with the needs and overall demand for services that the IPS team offers to the BU community. As a member of the IPS team, the Digital Learning Designer will support development and production of digital learning projects across multiple learning platforms. The Digital Learning Designer will design and project manage all aspects of course building that inform the pre-production and post-production processes in creating digital media assets. A fundamental part of the team, the Digital Learning Designer focuses on the end product for each project by ensuring the digital learning experience is built for all learners, and meets the agreed upon specifications. The IPS team will lean on the Digital Learning Designer for knowledge and experience in helping BU partners teach with technology.
Work as part of the IPS team to support members of the BU teaching community (faculty and project stakeholders) on the development of synchronous and asynchronous digital learning content including:
guiding stakeholders in the course design process,
translating course design documents into digital learning experiences on various online platforms (e.g. edX and Blackboard),
developing an inventory of features to support learning goals across various learning management systems, and
informing stakeholders of choices related to course delivery (e.g. effective platform strategies for facilitation and community building) and recommending opportunities for future enhancements.
Project manage the deliverables and timelines related to pre-production and post-production phases of active digital learning projects, and support stakeholders and IPS team members in collaboration efforts.
Support IPS team in defining and refining a unified processes (e.g. project intake and debriefs), and develop collateral materials to guide project stakeholders through the decision-making process related to selecting and using various digital learning systems.
Support continuous improvement for IPS, and across all digital projects, by defining and measuring efficacy of IPS-developed learning assets and applications and proposing recommendations for revisions based on desired learning outcomes and learner interaction data.
Please include a cover letter to be considered.
Experience working with state of the art digital content creation tools, other educational technology tools, and multiple learning management systems (LMS).
At least one year of hands-on experience creating, editing, and launching instructional content in multiple platforms (from Blackboard to edX and beyond).
Working knowledge of standard web markup languages and best practices (HTML/CSS).
Bachelor's Degree in a related field with three to five years of related experience
Desirable Qualities and Knowledge
A willingness to work with others and an appetite for learning by doing.
Familiarity with instructional design models and media production cycles.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Experience collaborating with others to scope, develop, and deliver online learning experiences with faculty and instructors.
Knowledge of the online/hybrid instructional space, including online teaching and learning, MOOCs, and mixed modalities.
An adaptable mindset to work as part of growing team in the shifting landscape of the institution and higher education in general.
Flexibility, imagination, and creative problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of online education related frameworks such as Quality Matters and OLC Quality Scorecard.
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