QualificationsBachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field. Master's degree can substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. A Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or other related discipline is preferred.
Related work experience
Three years of progressively responsible higher education experience in online course design and development, faculty training, and program/course assessment/evaluation. Preferred experience level is 3-5 years' experience in higher education at a professional level in the areas of instructional design, instructional technology, or a closely related field. It is helpful to have experience in online teaching and certification in professional course evaluation.
Special skills and knowledge
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of best practices and andragogical issues related to online teaching and learning.
- Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability to apply, Instructional Design models/principles (ADDIE; Dick and Carey; etc) to an online environment.
- Knowledge of various online assessment techniques and methods.
- Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, Section 508, UDL, and accessibility standards for online learning environments, as well as familiarity with assistive technologies used with online course production and delivery.
- Familiarity with copyright laws and Creative Commons and how they pertain to online courses.
- Experience with Quality Matters, Applying the QM Rubric certificate preferred.
- Knowledge of cognitive theories of learning and motivation, (e.g. ARCS) Technical
- Up-to-date knowledge of, and interest in evaluating and suggesting, current and emerging technologies in order to enhance course design and delivery.
- Demonstrated ability to train one-on-one and in group settings, in a collaborative and professional manner, using multiple modalities.
- Proficiency with multimedia and word processing skills on both PC and Mac platforms.
- Familiarity with graphic design, audio, and video elements and software as they pertain to online course design and delivery are necessary.
- Experience with and demonstrates skilled use of course management tools such as Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle, etc. Knowledge of Blackboard preferred.
- Familiarity with file compression methods, file types, and formats.
- Skilled in use of conferencing software (Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, etc.). Adobe Connect preferred.
- Working knowledge of, and a high skill level in use of, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, basic HTML editing software, and basic image manipulation software.
- Knowledge of database software or relational database theory. FileMaker Pro preferred.
- Familiarity with social media tools and their relevance in online teaching.
- Demonstrated project management and effort tracking skills.
- Ability to monitor and report out on course development process.
- Ability to analyze data and communicate trends and issues.
- Must be service-oriented and possess the ability to build collaborative relationships.
- Ability to work independently to solve problems in enterprising and proactive ways
- Self-motivated and organized work attitude necessary.
- Excellent Communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal). All communication must be at a professional level.
- Able to work effectively with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment