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Instructional Designer (UAE Nationals Only)

Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Academic Support

Company: Ajman University

*******************This job is only for UAE NATIONALS********************


SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:

  • Support the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in e-content development and management of complex e-learning projects.
  • Collaborate with the in-house graphic designer, faculty, and other personnel to develop teaching materials, educational podcasts, videos, and content.
  • Evaluate and define design methodologies, pedagogical approaches, and innovative technologies to produce e-learning content.
  • Develop syllabi, manuals, guides, accreditation, rubrics, and assurance of learning materials.
  • Advance the University’s online education mission and strategy.
  • Possess, and continue to develop, professional-level skills in instructional design, including, but not limited to, deep understanding of learning models, assessment, students’ engagement, pedagogy, visual and artistic appeal, learning technology, and curriculum mapping.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to the production of high-quality videos, multimedia, and graphic materials to support the delivery of knowledge.
  • Support the work of the TLC in developing e-content and contribute to strategic decisions.
  • Contribute to the formulation and execution of the education technology strategy.
  • Draft and curate policies and procedures related to e-learning, blended learning, and e-content.
  • Collaborate with the concerned stakeholders to understand the requirements of AU’s various functions and their pedagogical needs.
  • Devise, design, and build innovative and effective learning solutions that cater to AU's needs and solve possible emerging issues.
  • Coordinate with Deans, HoDs, Program Directors, and Faculty to evaluate the needs for learning technologies (e.g., virtual classrooms, online courses).
  • Develop and execute faculty training programs related to best practices in instructional design and online teaching.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of existing learning technologies and suggest solutions to TLC manager.
  • Conduct relevant research and pursue networking opportunities to stay abreast of the emerging technologies, educational theories, and other learning aspects relevant to teaching and learning.
  • Develop, manage, and store learning objects, images, video clips, and other content.
  • Coordinate and plan events, presentations, and other activities to promote modern instructional design techniques and online education.
  • Attend TLC meetings, and other AU meetings as needed, and contribute positively.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the TLC manager.

SUPERVISION:

  • Reports to: TLC Manager
  • Subordinates: N/A 

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Education, Instructional Design, Education Technology, … etc. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 5 years of experience in instructional design. Experience in a higher education environment is a plus.
  • Full English proficiency is required. Arabic is a plus.
  • Advanced computer skills is required.
  • Ability to present a reasonable portfolio of prior work and evidence of experiences (please bring your laptop with you to interview if selected).

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

A- Technical Skills:

  • Ability to write effective instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
  • Proven experience in instructional design and instructional design technology.
  • Deep understanding of learning theories and applications and instructional design models.
  • Ability to develop curriculum planning and mapping.
  • Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
  • Solid knowledge of course development software.
  • Experience with at least one Learning Management System (e.g. Moodle).
  • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator).

B- Personal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Enthusiasm, teamwork, and attention to details
  • Ability to work under stress and tight deadlines when needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Working remotely is not permissible.