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E-Learning Instructional Designer

Company: Wilson Language Training
Location: Oxford
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Instructional Designer supports the Program Development Department's work in the creation of dynamic, innovative and highly interactive learning experiences for the instructors and trainers of Wilson - programs. The Instructional Designer will be responsible for translating storyboards, creative designs and conceptualizations into interactive e-learning opportunities to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.
Essential Job Functions

  • Design a variety of instructional materials for traditional instructor-led courses, online programs, e-learning products, and other programs as needed.
  • Create engaging and interactive learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer of professional learning.
  • Develop materials for courses based on information provided by Wilson's subject matter experts, professional learning team, and instructors to maximize learning outcomes.
  • Create realistic objectives for learning or performance for educators and trainers.
  • Determine the criteria to evaluate the learner's performance and develop assessment instruments.
  • Redesign courses for online presentation that are conducive to distance learning programs while still adhering to academic goals of Wilson.
  • Recommend changes to existing courses, including technology, or instructional methods, to better adhere to delivery options.
  • Analyze courses to ensure they meet or exceed Wilson standards and provide reports for leadership review.
  • Adapt coursework to assist learners with disabilities so that they are able to experience the same learning opportunities as others.
  • Collaborate with other Wilson teams to launch new and updated courses and trainings.
  • Maintain project documentation and course resources.
  • Troubleshoot, problem solve, and edit coursework as needed.
  • Remain aware of all emerging trends in instructional technologies and make recommendations about when to adopt certain systems to continue to offer the best learning experience possible.
  • Understand and display WLT's values.
  • Other duties as assigned
    Minimum Requirements:Skills:
    • Proven work experience in instructional design and e-learning development
    • Strong knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
    • Lesson and curriculum planning skills.
    • Solid knowledge of course development software (Articulate, Captivate) and learning management systems (LMS).
    • Visual design skills (Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to storyboard.
    • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
    • Must be able to work with multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Must be collaborative and be able to work independently.
    • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Exceptional project management and problem-solving skills.
    • Should have a background in accessibility, usability, and experience design, information design and communications, as well as knowledge of instructional design models, strategies, and best practices.
    • Experience building SCORM 1.2 and 2004 courses, with Articulate course development tools preferred.
      Special Competency Requirements:
      • The ability to conceptually and intuitively understand how people learn.
      • Know how to connect with an audience on an emotional level.
      • Be capable of imagining oneself as the learner/audience member.
      • Brainstorm creative treatments and innovative instructional strategies.
      • The ability to convert a classroom lecture to a creative, innovative, interactive online course that helps students learn more efficiently and retain their newly acquired knowledge over time.
      • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface, interactions and the finished product.
      • Meld minds with Subject Matter Experts and team members.
      • The ability to work collaboratively to problem solve challenges encountered throughout the design process.
      • Know the capabilities of eLearning development tools and software.
      • Understand related fields-usability and experience design, information design, communications and new technologies.
        Education or Certification:
        • Bachelor's degree in instructional design, education, educational technology or an equivalent field
        • Master's Degree preferred.
          Experience
          • 2-4 years minimum (5+ years preferred) experience in instructional design and e-learning development
          • Expert Level - skills using Articulate 360 (Storyline and Rise), Adobe (Captivate) or similar technologies
          • Video/Audio editing
          • K-12 teaching experience preferred
          • Background/skillset in graphic design preferred
            Wilson Language Training is an Equal Opportunity, Drug-Free Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace.

Keywords: Wilson Language Training, Worcester , E-Learning Instructional Designer, Other , Oxford, Massachusetts

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