Learning Designer, Technical Courses

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Learning Designers dedicated to technical courses are responsible for curriculum design of online short courses in subject matter relating to data science and coding, as well as writing, collating, and revising course material to ensure that it aligns with sound pedagogy and learning design principles.

Key Role and Responsibilities:

Work with the Learning Design Portfolio Lead, Technical Courses and University Partner contacts to design the curriculum for online courses in data science and coding-related subjects.

Conceptualise, research, write and develop course content and activities that align with 2U’s learning design methodology and quality standards, and faculty’s direction, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Review and revise the content and design of existing courses to ensure that they remain up to date and aligned with pedagogical good practice and 2U and the university’s quality standards, to improve customer and teaching team experience as well as alignment between the marketing and delivery of courses.

Address design and content-related queries that arise during the marketing and presentation of assigned technical courses.

Research and test new approaches to content development, specifically relating to technical courses, and contribute to general innovation within the department. 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years’ work experience.
  • University degree in Statistics, Engineering, Business Science or similar. Any education-related qualifications (such as a teaching certificate) would be beneficial.
  • Teaching experience, curriculum design or content development experience preferred.
  • Experience in technical writing, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good lateral thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle ambiguity.
  • A high level of confidence, professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Good work ethic and time management skills.
  • Competency in information retrieval, analysis and collation (essential research skills).

 

Working Conditions

  • International travel may be required.
  • 2U is a fast-paced, high-pressured environment and you will be expected to keep up (while getting the necessary level of support). You are expected to be proactive, self directing and to speak up when you need additional support.
  • Teamwork is critical to achieving success in this role. You will need to establish strong relationships with peers and leaders in production teams.
  • We don’t micromanage. So, you have to diagnose problems and brainstorm solutions without any prompts and manage up appropriately.
  • Things change all the time. 2U is a very dynamic environment which means that you will need the ability to adapt to change quickly.
  • Feedback forms part of the daily rhythms in Learning Design and you will need to be receptive to providing and receiving continuous feedback.