Digital Learning - Learning Innovation Designer (Austin, TX)

University of St. Augustine

Austin, TX

ID: 7066161
Posted: May 8, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Learning Innovation Designer is responsible for the creation and delivery of university-level course content for all graduate-level degree programs. The Learning Innovation Designer models leadership, collegiality, professionalism and works within a highly collaborative digital learning and design team. S/he is involved in all aspects of teaching and learning innovation, including instructional design for blended and online environments, media production, simulation design, interprofessional educational experiences and integration of innovative health science technologies across all programs. The position has an overarching responsibility of ensuring both the integrity and excellence of the final product. The position partners and collaborates closely with Faculty, providing thought leadership, mentoring, and support. The Learning Innovation Designer ensures that quality standards, brand promise, and the USAHS’s vision and mission are reflected in all aspects of the student experience.

Provides exemplary customer service to faculty and stakeholders, to support the efficient use of teaching and learning technology tools.
Leads faculty, collaborating with academic leadership to develop course level outcomes, objectives and curriculum for all course modalities, and assists faculty to generate an understanding of program level objectives, instructional models, and positioning for target audience/market.
Collaborates with subject matter experts and other stakeholders in editing, writing, and designing instructional content for courses, in voice and style suited to the target audience, and in accordance with institutionally determined learning models and best practices.
Manages the creation of course blueprints, course scope & sequence, and media planner documents that outline the overall objectives of courses, and allows for the development of digital content.
Builds and maintains master courses, ensuring that learning materials, activities and assessments are all consistent with the learning outcomes and commensurate with the learning needs of diverse students for which the course is designed.
Plans, designs and develops a variety of instructional media elements. Coordinates media production: obtains necessary approvals; plans budget; sets schedule and production timelines; arranges vendor relationships; assembles final elements of media; integrates media into online courses to ensure all accessibility and quality standards are met.
Creates/builds all course components in LMS and assures courses meet or exceed QA standards, including navigation, technical functionality, meticulous proofreading and editing.
Facilitates decision making with budget, time, and resources in mind and is proactive in identifying potential problems and solutions to ensure course development is completed on time and within budget and QA standards.
Provides oversight of the quality of work performed by external vendors, including Contract Instructional Designers.
Helps develop standard processes across the domain team of course developers.
Oversees special projects as assigned.
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
May require periodic travel.


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