Designers for Learning call for volunteers- Jan 31 deadline

From Jennifer Maddrell

Just a quick reminder that we are winding down the Call for Volunteers for the first three pilot service-learning projects facilitated by Designers for Learning … see call for volunteers | oerforccr. The deadline to complete the online application is midnight CST on Friday, January 31st. The final project teams will be announced on the February 15th kick-off. The focus of the pilot is the design of open educational resources and instruction for college and career readiness. Information about the projects and the application process is described at the collaborative design space for this project … see 
oerforccr

These projects are targeted to college faculty and currently enrolled instructional design students in need of course, internship, or practicum projects for this semester. Please note that this is a 100% virtual volunteer opportunity that does not require any volunteer to be physically present at any location. These pilots are the only service-learning projects we will be facilitating this semester. Therefore, if you are interested in applying as either a student volunteer or a faculty sponsor / advisor, please respond to this Call for Volunteers on or before the January 31, 2014 deadline. 

Questions or Comments?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time, skills, and knowledge to this important need! Please forward this Call for Volunteers to other students or faculty, and contact me atjmaddrell@designersforlearning.org with any questions or comments.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Maddrell
email: jmaddrell@designersforlearning.org
twitter: http://twitter.com/JenM

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Instructional Design position in Swift Current, SK

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

  • Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Posted On: Jan. 20, 2014
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Category: Institutional Research

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Great Plains College is looking for a contractor to work with curriculum development teams, instructional staff and subject matter experts to develop college level programming for Great Plains College and our partners.

 The Instructional Designer will use current instructional designing principles to develop and deploy curriculum intended for face-to-face, distance, online and blended delivery.  This will include initiatives such as researching and assessing curriculum materials, determining the current state and needs of the learners, developing new instructional media and liaising with various internal and external groups.

 Great Plains College intends to design high quality, state-of-the-art curriculum in a number of selected program areas.  Other design opportunities will be assessed as this project work progresses.

Timelines will be outlined for each program development initiative.  Great Plains College is planning for completed projects in May and September 2014.  These dates are tentative based on available resources.

 Contracts will begin as soon as possible and will likely progress to the end of October 2014, with the possibility of extension.

 Experience required

 The Instructional Designer will have: 

  • A sound understanding of the legislation applied to each aspect of an instructional project including copyright and privacy legislation

  • The ability to draft effective and valid instructions, guides and directives with an advanced level of language competency in all forms of written communication

  • The ability to create learning documents (course descriptions, curriculum, instructors guides, reports) clearly and completely

  • The ability to develop instructional materials that demonstrate expert knowledge of a variety of learners and learning environments

  • The ability to design and deploy learning materials, courses and programs that take advantage of both synchronous and asynchronous communication modes

 A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the following are also required: 

  • Making recommendations to clients on designing and implementing learning solutions

  • Developing and Designing online learning activities and assessments

  • Using instructional development tools and systems such as Articulate, Publisher, Creative Suite, HTML, online survey tools, open source community based tools and social media

  • Developing content for learning content management systems (LCMS) such as Moodle, Blackboards, Angel, etc.

 Education

 The Instructional Designer will have a Master’s degree in instructional design, education technology, learning design, or curriculum development.  Equivalent experience coupled with a relevant four-year undergraduate degree may be considered.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 For additional information

 For more information related to the project, please contact:

       Pat Stoddart, Director of Programs 

      patricks@greatplainscollege.ca 

      or (306) 778-5495

 Contract Submissions 

Contracts are encouraged to submit a proposal which includes the following: 

  • Summary of relevant education and experience

  • Detailed outline of process, templates, milestones and timelines used for curriculum design

  • Two client references for curriculum design work completed

  • Cost breakdown for project work completed up until October 31, 2014.  Including relevant business expenses for this section

  • Preference for working at a Great Plains College location or from a remote location 

Submissions shall be sent to: 

            Great Plains College 

            Attention:  Leanne Clayton, Program Liaison 

            P.O. Box 610, 1005 Main Street 

            Rosetown, SK  S0L 2V0 

            leannec@greatplainscollege.ca 

 

Submissions will be reviewed on February 10, 2014.

Designers for Learning webcast with Brent Wilson

Via Jennifer Maddrell:

Please join us at http://designersforlearning.org/live for our next Designers for Learners webcast on Thursday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. CST. Here is the start time in your area: http://bitly.com/d4lwebcastJan23. Jennifer Maddrell will be joined by Dr. Brent Wilson, Professor at the University of Colorado – Denver in the School of Education and Human Development … see:http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SchoolOfEducation/FacultyandResearch/Pages/BrentGWilson.aspx

The webcast will focus on Brent’s perspective on the practice of instructional design, as well as incorporating service-learning as a means of offering applied learning experiences to instructional design students. We look forward to seeing you on January 23rd! If you can’t make the live session, the recording will be available athttp://designersforlearning.org/category/webcast and http://edtechtalk.com.

Reminder – Call for Volunteers – deadline Friday, January 31st!

Also, as a reminder, the Call for Volunteers is underway for our three pilot service-learning projects – read more about the projects and how to apply at http://designersforlearning.org/pilot-projects-call-for-volunteers. The pilot projects are targeted to college faculty and currently enrolled instructional design students in need of course, internship, or practicum projects for the upcoming semester. Please note that this is a 100% virtual volunteer opportunity that does not require any volunteer to be physically present at any location. If you are interested in applying as either a faculty sponsor and advisor, or a student volunteer, please respond to this Call for Volunteers on or before the January 31, 2014 deadline. 

Questions or comments? Please connect with us at:

Website Contact: http://designersforlearning.org/contact
Facebook: http://facebook.com/designersforlearning
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DesignersforlearningOrg
Twitter: http://twitter.com/design4learn 

Sincerely,
Jennifer Maddrell
email: jmaddrell@designersforlearning.org
twitter: http://twitter.com/JenM
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/jmaddrell