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UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
The Learning Designer role works closely with course developers and faculty members to envision, design, develop, and implement courses in online, hybrid, and face-to-face modalities across the Continuum College portfolio.
The qualified candidate
is a creative, detail-oriented individual with a desire to improve learning for all students; and
has a passion for our values: diversity and respect for all, equity and inclusivity, a never-ending pursuit of excellence, integrity, and trust & openness.
Responsibilities Work directly with course designers, faculty members, and other team members to co-create courses
Define learning outcomes
Co-design assessments that map to course learning outcomes
Analyze curricular and technological means through which to meet instructional goals
Design and author learning activities, including creating simple graphics and tables for instruction
Work with media producers to create storyboards and scripts for media elements
Author courses in the learning management system (currently Canvas)
Collaborate with assigned project manager to meet production deadlines
Serve on committees, task forces, or other Continuum-wide or UW-wide initiatives
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, or related field, AND 3 years of experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience to include:
Developing instructional content
Excellent oral and written communication
Master’s degree in education, communication, or related field
Experience developing online courses
Experience working in an academic environment
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