Job Opening

Black Hawk College has a job opening for Instructional Designer.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supports faculty in the design of engaging and effective learning environments.  Promotes quality course design emphasizing interactive learning across all delivery modalities and media.  Assists faculty with the creation, design and support of courses and programs.  Promotes the effective use of teaching and learning technologies and strategies throughout the college.  Builds effective relationships with faculty and staff to promote growth and success for all academic programs.

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Job Opening

Vol State is seeking an Instructional Design Specialist.

The role of Instructional Design Specialist is to a) provide instructional design expertise in the development, support, and evaluation of online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses and b) assist faculty, staff, and students with use of software and identified IT operational systems of Distance Learning and other college technologies. This involves working with faculty to design, develop, create, and evaluate high quality courses that incorporate best practices in andragogy, heutagogy, and the use of digital content. The Instructional Designer primarily serves as a consultant to help faculty with course design, teaching/learning strategies, assessment, technology, and instructional development projects.

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Job Opening

A job opening as Instructional Designer III at FedEx Freight is available. They are specifically looking for someone with the capability to build/execute strategy around learning technologies. This is a senior role in ID and would be a great fit for someone with experience. The location is listed as “open.”

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Job Opening

The Leadership Institute at International Paper is looking to engage a free-lance instructional designer to convert 10-12 instructional segments from ILT to eLearning. Storyboards will be provided along with essential proprietary images, graphics, and audio files. The eLearning lessons should be short, crisp digital nuggets that employ engaging, visually-rich learning strategies. These new eLearning lessons are expected to have intuitive navigation, interactive elements, visual cues, minimal text, and a modern design.

International Paper’s LMS is a SumTotal product. The eLearning lessons should be SCORM compatible and packaged for upload to this LMS. In addition, all components of the learning program will be smart device compatible and responsive, Windows 8 desktop, laptop, and smart device (6” inches and above) compatible, and able to play on Windows, Android, and iOS operating systems, and be browser agnostic. 

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Dr. Andrew Tawfik and UofM Team Receive NSF Grant

Dr. Andrew Tawfik

The National Science Foundation awarded a team from the UofM a $3.4 million grant to train individuals in the field of data science and fund research into programs that make data science easy for the public to use. Andrew Tawfik (ICL) worked on the grant as well as Dale Bowman (Math Sciences) and Vasile Rus and Scott Fleming (both from Computer Science). Andrew Olney (Psychology) serves as PI. Data science combines computer science, software design and statistics to analyze and increase access to data. The grant will allow the UofM to develop a data science program that will be accessible to those with and without computer science knowledge. To learn more about this project, read about in the (opens in a new tab)”>Daily Helmsman here> and also read about Congressman Steve Cohen’s . (opens in a new tab)”>support of the project here>.

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