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York University Educational Designer & Developer Full Time in Toronto, ON

York University

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Educational Designer & Developer
Location:
Toronto, ON

In-depth knowledge in interactive instructional design and technologies, interface design, web-based resources, multimedia technologies and learning management…

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this posting will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Monday August 17, 2015.

The Educational Designer & Developer (EDD) is key to meeting the Faculty of Educations re-accreditation requirements in October 2017. The EDD will be at the forefront of innovative teacher education by: providing leadership to teaching faculty in redesigning existing (or developing new) online courses, being responsible for the online strategy for the continuing education unit, working closely with faculty members in online curriculum design and renewal and assisting them in implementing strategies and approaches that enhance teaching practice. Working with the continuing education program development team, the EDD provides leadership in the strategic planning, development and redesign of the Faculty of Educations online instructional presence and researches and evaluates new and emerging learning technologies and approaches. Provides leadership, mentorship and instruction to course writers and instructional leaders in the continuing education unit and ensures that all continuing education online courses meet the needs of student audiences and adhere to academic quality and integrity standards. The individual provides guidance and mentoring to faculty members (tenured, seconded, contract) in the provision of excellent online teaching and learning experiences at the Faculty of Education. Combining pedagogic knowledge with in-depth expertise in interactive instructional design, technology and instructional systems, the incumbent enhances distance teaching and learning at the Faculty of Education. The EDD designs, develops, implements and evaluates online courses that utilize interactive instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multi-media technologies and instructional systems.

Education:
Masters degree in educational technology, curriculum development, instructional design, education or a related field. Standing OCT certification an asset. In-depth knowledge in interactive instructional design and technologies, interface design, web-based resources, multimedia technologies and learning management systems. Demonstrated knowledge of best pedagogical practices in online course development methods and research and their application to teaching and learning. Knowledge of theory and principles of effective teaching and learning strategies, activities and assessments.

Experience:
Minimum of 5 years experience in post-secondary education. Teaching experience in face-to-face, blended, and online in a post-secondary environment. 3 years experience in educational development with online teaching and course development with expertise in instructional design techniques, outcome based curriculum design, knowledge of adult learning theories and their application, and skills in developing instructional resources and activities, an asset.

Skills:
Ability to apply instructional design theories, models and strategies to an online learning environment. Demonstrated experience in conducting training, program development and one-on-one consultations. Ability to research, evaluate and recommend the viability of new technologies and innovations for online learning. Ability to relate to faculty academically and bridge understanding of disciplinary pedagogy to online delivery formats. Ability to work with a variety of faculty members, subjects and teaching styles while establishing proactive, positive consulting relationships. Decision making skills to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of online courses based on best practices and evaluations from students and instructors.

Cover Letter Required: Yes

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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