Login for faster access to the best deals. Click here if you don't have an account.

Senior Learning Experience Designer (WGU Labs) Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

4 weeks ago Other categories New York City   70 views
Job Details

WGU Labs (Labs) mission is to accelerate the pace of innovation in education to serve a changing global economy and population. Labs invents, builds, and enables innovative education products and offerings that multiply the effects of WGU's mission to have a transformative impact on higher education: to expand access, improve quality, and optimize student outcomes.

WGU Labs operates a business accelerator for social impact-driven education startups. Labs provides company-specific services and capital to early-stage education companies whose products are both impactful and scalable. Labs services include research, business development, and product development. Leveraging a full-time team of expert learning experience designers, engineers, data scientists, artists, and writers WGU Labs develops learning applications leading to students' educational attainment and life-long success. Through its partnership with Western Governors University, WGU Labs has access to thousands of students to engage in the development process to create solutions that solve real learner problems at WGU and beyond. "

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Leads projects for cross-functional, agile teams by developing engaging and effective learning experiences that significantly impacts the student experience
  • Designs learning experiences achieving robust student outcomes in both academic courses and the affective/non-cognitive domain
  • Understands adult learners, under-served populations, and student body and designs experiences accordingly
  • Wireframes actionable learning interactions and iterates designs based on efficacy and usability studies
  • Applies best-practice UX and UI design skills to create proof-of-concepts, mockups, and prototypes
  • Rapidly produces multiple possible approaches for usability testing, AB testing and stakeholder presentations
  • Works with other developers to ensure technical feasibility of designs
  • Ensures learning design and content development are completed on time and within budget and meets standards of quality
  • Acts as a technical advisor by mentoring peers to apply experience and subject matter knowledge to drive best-practice learning experience design and resolution of challenging issues
  • Provides leadership to business development efforts such as assumption testing, product promotion, and partnership formation
  • Applies experience and subject matter expertise to the highest level of projects or assignments
  • Actively promotes the business through professional conferences, product demos, and other outreach activities
  • Models leadership and professionalism
  • Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with all appropriate internal and external stakeholders
  • Stays current with trends, leading science and innovations, and research in learning science, instructional media, UI/UX and learner behavior
  • Successfully influences organizational level decisions with team and stakeholders to ensure designs are aligned with desired outcomes
  • Reviews student feedback and provides recommendations for learning experience improvements
  • Participates in research projects to advance learning science and quality improvement for student learning experience
  • Ensures developed curriculum meets or exceeds expected student outcome metrics and improves the student experience
  • Fulfills other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Experience applying design strategies informed by learning and behavioral sciences, instructional design, and interaction/web/eLearning design principles
  • Experience in developing and implementing learning experiences / eLearning from ideation through implementation and analysis
  • Advanced project management skills and "hands on" tactical management of learning experience / product development, agile experience preferred
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative primary research methods
  • High-level ability to analyze and interpret datas to drive future design improvements, direction, and to quantify and validate design effectiveness
  • High-level proficiency in design tools, such as Invision and Photoshop, to rapidly create both low- and high-fidelity mockups and wireframes
  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Conceptual knowledge of web/software development
  • Strong attention to detail and a feeling of pride and ownership over the quality of our learning experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in product design content following a user-centered design process OR,Master's degree and 4 years of experience in product design content following a user-centered design process
  • Strong portfolio of learning product/app design

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in relevant field

Working Conditions

5-10% travel

WGU Labs, Inc is an affiliated non-profit entity of 501c(3) Corporation of Western Governors University

This Job Description has been designed to indicate the general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications that are required of the employee to do this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

apply nowapply now
Company Description
If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.
Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.