Senior eLearning Architect

American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Requisition Number 17-0074 Post Date 5/19/2017 Title Senior eLearning Architect Location Charles Town, WV Company APUS Description Please scroll all the way down and click "Apply On-Line" to apply for this posting. * Reports To: Manager, Academic & Instructional Technology* Department: Academic Administration* Office Location: Charles Town, WV* FLSA Status: Exempt* Date Posted: May 19, 2017* Date Closing: Open Until Filled Synopsis of Role:The Senior eLearning Architect creates award winning student centered courses in a fast paced environment for the newly created doctoral programs. This role creates pedagogically sound courses that are part of a cohort model. Courses are delivered both at a distance and face-to-face, and are compatible with both the current and future Learning Management Systems (LMSs). The incumbent develops new courses based on the specifications developed in collaboration with subject matter experts (SME). The senior eLearning architect is a thought leader and subject matter expert in a variety of digital learning infrastructures and pedagogical structures and themes, specifically for doctoral courses and programs. This role works with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and vendors to ensure adherence to learning infrastructure design decisions, business requirements, and manages stakeholder expectations, ensuring standards are consistently met and delivered. Additionally, the incumbent ensures that developed content meets Section 508 accessibility standards, and performs quality assurance peer reviews on completed modules. Essential Functions:* Designs and develops creative learner-centered courses, modules, and materials in multiple modalities including synchronous and asynchronous learning methodologies, blended learning, e-learning modules, videos, device learning labs, and other resource materials.* Uses online learning principals and adult learning pedagogy.* Works with a SME to transform the expert written outlines into usable content.* Uses the expert content to architect an engaging learning experience for the student.* Prepares scripts, wireframes, and storyboards as needed to articulate the experience to the SMEs, program directors, and deans.* Works with media developers to design and produce any digital learning content that may be needed.* Reviews the content with the SME and program directors.* Makes any necessary changes to the material and the learning content as needed.* Ensures that the course objectives, institutional objectives, and industry objectives are mapped to the content, assignments, and assessments.* Produces the final course in the LMS and other authoring tools as needed.* Reviews the course in the LMS to ensure the student experience meets the original goals and objectives for online learning and pedagogy.* Performs other duties as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands:* Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV.* Remote work possible with management approval. Requirements Required Skills:* Ability to produce results by leveraging resources, building relationships, and by being adaptable and flexible to change.* Ability to envision the learning experience needed for the content and the student.* Ability to think creatively and use knowledge of adult learning pedagogy and section 508 compliance to deliver an engaging student experience.* Ability to establish working relationships with SMEs, program directors, deans, multimedia developers, course builders, and classroom support personnel.* Ability to multi-task effectively, and take on additional responsibilities quickly.* Ability to effectively communicate at all levels and articulate ideas to other team members both orally and in writing.* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.* Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.* Working knowledge of the latest technology to develop courses. Required Experience:* Master's degree in a related field, preferably in education, instructional design, eLearning development; or equivalent combination of education and experience.* Minimum of five years of experience building online and instructor led doctoral courses using various technology required.* Minimum of four years of experience working in higher-education required.* Experience building synchronous, asynchronous, blended, instructor led and self-paced courses required.* Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud Education products, Adobe Captivate, Articulate required.* Experience working with Sakai preferred.