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UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies
MADISON, Wisconsin
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Instructional Designer works in the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies and is part of the Educational Innovation team working to increase online professional master's degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates and non-credit. They will work collaboratively with faculty and course development teams to provide instructional design and they will also have responsibilities for developing online learning products. The candidate in this position must be able to work independently, facilitate collaboration across a variety of stakeholders, and have thorough understanding of curriculum development, Instructional design, and test development. Educational Innovation is a coordinated effort to create a sustained campus environment that maintains and enhances student learning while improving capacities and generating new resources.

Principal duties:
Provide instructional design (70%):

  1. Work collaboratively with faculty and course development teams to design and produce course components for digital delivery formats; specialize in designing active learning sessions for courses; help to develop supporting course materials.
  2. Manages the course development process for new courses, revision courses, and conversion courses.
  3. Ensures academic and quality standards as well as Educational Innovation Professional Development's vision and mission are reflected in all aspects of the student experience
  4. Consults with program managers and faculty during the program review and development process
  5. Identifies learning resources and maps learning resources to course or program objectives in collaboration with program managers and faculty
  6. Assists in the development of contextually rich, engaging, and objective-driven courses that focus on applicable real-world/workplace skills
  7. Reviews learning resources and assessments to ensure proper alignment to the intended objectives and facilitates agreement for necessary changes
  8. Ensures course development is completed on time and within budget and meets standards of quality
  9. Conducts quality assurance reviews on courses and implements revisions

Development of online learning products (20%):

  1. Develop instructional web and media-based interactive learning objects.
  2. Lead the building and updating of eLearning solutions.
  3. Analyze and create course content, and assess effectiveness of learning interaction.
  4. Create documentation, job aides, reference guides, user guides in support of the program or course technologies.
  5. Evaluate and employ emerging technologies, instructional design concepts and best practices.

Professional Development and Research (10%):

  1. Keep apprised of instructional technology standards and approaches at UW-Madison and regional, national and international best practices.
  2. Keep apprised of FERPA, ADA/Section 508 and other related laws as it relates to accessible course content and website development.
  3. Keep apprised of instructional design, instructional technology best practices, learning methodologies, and course quality standards (such as Quality Matters).


Degree and Area of Specialization:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • One to five years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and instructional materials development (a thorough understanding of curriculum development, instructional design, and test development).
  • Experience managing processes needed to deploy resources on a complex and demanding development schedule.
  • Experience with courseware production for distance education purposes using the Internet/web in an academic setting.
  • Experience managing multiple projects at different stages with a record of managing projects to successful completion on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital delivery methods for instruction
  • Project management, needs assessment, and risk management experience
  • Technical writing and editing skills
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration, support, and obtain approval from a variety of stakeholders

Additional Information:

  • The Division of Continuing Studies is committed to building a diverse workforce. Members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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