The Instructional Designer builds module-based courses for TIP's eInvestigators program. The instructional designer will build modules in the Canvas learning management system based on lesson activities designed by by a content expert and curriculum case developer. Using provided materials, the designer will create four weeks of online learning activities (four hours of student work per week) that will lead students to unravel parts of a mystery and teach basic concepts, content, and skills in the area of study. The modules will flow as four stages of an unfolding story, empowering students to make decisions each week. The designer will harness Web 2.0 tools such as Voki, ThingLink, Padlet, and other tools to present these activities.
A master’s in instructional technology or other area of education, instructional design, or similar. Consideration will be given to candidates pursuing this degree. Experience creating interactive, rigorous curriculum for high school, middle school, and/or elementary level students. Experience designing courses in a learning management system (such as Canvas, Moodle, or Blackboard). Experience creating design elements, such as icons, clipart, etc. Experience integrating cloudbased collaboration tools, such as Google Apps and Web 2.0 tools, into curriculum plans and activities. Excellent writing and editing skills. Understanding of copyright laws and skills in assessing creative commons media. Excellent collaboration and communication skills. Excellent knowledge of word processing programs, presentation software, and other software applications relevant to online instruction; facility with adjusting to new instructional technology and implementing it
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