Instructional/Learning Designer

first_imgMinimum Qualifications Job Summary/Basic Function Maryville University is accepting applications for a LearningDesigner or an Associate Learning Designer within the School ofAdult and Online Education. The successful candidate will becomepart of an established learning design team responsible forpartnering with faculty and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) todesign and develop online course materials centered in studentengagement and instructionally sound learning practices. Theposition will have a strong focus on enhancing existing materialsthrough textbook, styling, and accessibility updates. Verifiableexperience with Canvas is a plus. The successful candidate must becommitted to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty,staff and students.Learning Designer Responsibilities :• Work closely with internal and external partners to design anddevelop learning experiences for varied audiences through writing,editing, creating, and updating content, imagery, and interactivelearning components)• At the direction of design team leaders, updating content,imagery, and interactive learning components, relative to courseneeds, styling, textbook refresh, and accessibility• Consult with University personnel and partners to determinelearning needs; support the departmental SalesForce queue• Research, recommend, and test appropriate media and methods forlearning• Participate in the review/evaluation/assessment process todetermine course effectiveness• Other relevant duties as assignedAssociate Learning Designer Responsibilities :• At the direction of design team leaders, updating content,imagery, and interactive learning components, relative to courseneeds, styling, textbook refresh, and accessibility• At the direction of design team leaders, work closely withinternal and external partners to design build learning activitiesfor varied audiences• Consult with University personnel and partners to determinelearning needs, support the departmental SalesForce queue• Research, recommend, and test appropriate media and methods forlearning• Participate in the review/evaluation/assessment process withrespect to course styling and accessibility• Other relevant duties as assigned Open Until Filled Applicants must include link to personal learning design portfolioin your resume or within the application.Unofficial graduate transcripts are required to complete theapplication process.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Special Instructions to Applicants Posting Details Learning Designer• Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or related area• 2 or more years in an instructional design role with progressiveresponsibility• Knowledge of current techniques, tools and procedures used in thedesign, development, and evaluation of technology-enhanced andonline courses and programs• Understanding of various operating systems, file structures, fileformats, and protocols.• Familiarity with graphic design elements appropriate for onlineinstruction, including tools such as Office 365, SnagIt, Canva,Adobe Spark, etc.• Working knowledge of HTML.• Experience working with Learning Management Systems (Blackboard,Desire2Learn, Moodle, Canvas)• Ability to use web conferencing tools (for example, Skype forBusiness, Adobe Connect, WebEx)• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and meet andmanage deadlines• Understanding of competency and/or adaptive learningmethods• Strong research, content analysis, and content preparationskills• Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively withSubject Matter Experts, peers, users and media developers• Excellent writing, editing, and course development skills• Solid foundation in adult learning theory and universaldesign• Must be able to make effective oral and writtenpresentations• Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be diplomatic andproactive while solving problems• Must have the proven ability to continually adapt and learn newprocedures and software programsAssociate Learning Designer• Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or related area• 0-2 years in an instructional design role, preferably in anacademic setting• Highly experienced with the teaching and development tools ofCanvas• Proven understanding of educational technology tools,applications, and techniques• Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of graphic designelements and tools appropriate for online instruction• Working knowledge of HTML and CSS and current online developmenttools• Experience working with Learning Management Systems (Blackboard,Desire2Learn, Moodle, Canvas)• Prior experience and understanding of third party and publishertools within the learning environment• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and meet andmanage deadlines• Understanding of competency and/or adaptive learningmethods• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment withdeadlines• Ability to work with design team leaders to understand projectgoals and implement design strategies as defined for a givenproject• Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively withSubject Matter Experts, peers, users and media developers• Excellent writing, editing, and course development skills• Solid foundation in adult learning theory and universaldesign• Strong, effective written and oral communication skills with ademonstrated ability to produce clearly written learning materialsand articulate key concepts in a clear, succinct manner• Must be enterprising, diplomatic, and take the initiative toproactively solve problems or identify solutions and processes thatmeet unmet needs• Must have the proven ability to continually adapt and learn newprocedures and software programs Learning Designer• Master’s degree in instructional design or related area• Experience developing e-learning solutions using common authoringtools (for example, Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate)• Experience using Photoshop, Presenter, Dreamweaver• Teaching experience• Highly experienced with the teaching and development tools ofCanvas• Working knowledge of HTML and CSS and current online developmenttools• Experience working with diverse content and populationsAssociate Learning Designer• Master’s degree in instructional design or related area Yes Preferred Qualifications Physical Demands Advertised: March 26, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

OUBC attacked by Spanish gang

first_imgTwo Oxford University Boat Club oarsmen were left wounded in a Seville hospital on Sunday 18 September after a group of the rowers were attacked by a gang of Spanish youths.OUBC were participating in a regatta to mark the centenary of Seville Football Club.The incident happened at 2am in a suburban street shortly after the rowers involved left a nightclub. They were surrounded by the youths and attacked with bottles, motorcycle helmets and motorcycle ’D’ locks. The hospitalised rowers were able to leave the Medical Centre the next morning. A preliminary statement from the Boat Club says that the pair have “recovered well and are back in full training”.Spanish police have now confirmed to the victims that the group of youths are “well known” to them for similar offences, and that ten people have been charged with the attack.The reason for the attack is said by the Boat Club to be “unknown”, although the police have speculated that it “may have been a recurrence of the violence that plagued the Liverpool-Betis football match earlier in the week”.OUBC came fourth in the regatta after Betis, Cambridge and Seville.Barney Williams, President of OUBC, said “The OUBC in conjunction with the University is reviewing the format of the event to ensure that this was an isolated event. The health and safety of its athletes is a priority of the OUBC and the club is currently conducting a review of all events in which it participates to ensure that the respective organisers share this sentiment.”ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005last_img read more

Real Bread Campaign launches ’I Love Gluten’ t-shirts and aprons

first_imgTo coincide with Real Bread Week (6-14 May), Balcony Shirts is producing limited-edition ‘I Love Gluten’ aprons and t-shirts.For each limited-edition apron and fair trade, organic cotton t-shirt sold, a donation is made to the Campaign.The t-shirts and aprons are available exclusively from Balcony Shirts, in two designs by Ritchie Xavier, and will be available only during May 2017.Full details and updates will be published on the Real Bread Week page of the Campaign’s website, which also includes the Real Bread Finder map of places to buy additive-free loaves from more than 750 bakeries.last_img read more

ABST cancels conference due to coronavirus

first_imgThe Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) has cancelled its annual conference, which was due to take place on 19-21 June 2020.However, it has announced a date for next year’s event, which will be hosted at the Alton Towers Hotel in Staffordshire on 11-13 June 2021.“The ABST committee has been monitoring the Covid-19 situation continuously over the past weeks, and we have decided to cancel our 2020 conference. Government guidelines currently stipulate the rulings on gatherings, but more importantly, our students will not be able to attend,” stated ABST.“Colleges are practising accelerated learning, which will end their educational year by Easter, and term will not resume until September. We are extremely disappointed by this, but we have to ensure that the safety and wellness of our members is protected.”It added that it was “first and foremost an organisation dedicated to supporting students” and still intended to do this. As such, it has asked for those in the industry who can offer advice, mentorship or work experience to get in touch.“Your support during this turbulent time will be appreciated more than ever by students who are heading into industry.”Several bakery-related events have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including Britain’s Best Loaf and Cake International.last_img read more

Jerry Garcia’s Widow And Family Locked In Legal Battle Over His Master Tapes

first_imgWhen Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, he left behind an extraordinary legacy of music. That music has conceptually inspired countless musicians, but it has also, physically, caused some inheritance issues among Garcia’s many heirs.Upon Garcia’s passing, a group including Annabelle Garcia-McLean, Clifford Garcia, Heather Garcia Katz, Sunshine May Walker Kesey, Theresa Adams Garcia, the Keelin Garcia Testamentary Trust, and Deborah Koons Garcia, formed the Jerry Garcia Estate LLC. The ties between those Garcia family members became strained over the years and, under judicial supervision, the company was dissolved in 2008. Some of those members then formed a new company, the Jerry Garcia Family LLC, which excluded Jerry’s widow Deborah Koons Garcia.The legal battle comes from a 2005 agreement with Hollywood Vaults, a storage company that is currently holding the master tapes. They entered a distribution agreement with Garcia Estate LLC years before it dissolved, and now multiple parties are making legitimate claims for the tapes. Jerry Garcia Family LLC is threatening litigation against Hollywood Vaults, but the storage company realizes that, if it hands the tapes over to that group, then they are liable to be sued by Deborah Koons Garcia.This interesting legal battle mostly harms us, the fans, who won’t get access to these tapes until these debates are settled. We can only hope that the members of Jerry Garcia’s family can resolve this dispute, gratefully.[H/T Entertainment Law Digest]last_img read more

Rock With The Revivalists This Weekend At The Home Of Lockn’, On Us!

first_imgThis Saturday, April 22nd, NOLA rockers The Revivalists will take the stage at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, VA – otherwise known as the home of Lockn’ Festival. They’ll be joined by People’s Blues of Richmond and Moogatu for one rockin’ evening.We’re giving away a pair of tickets to a few lucky winners to attend the show for free! Just enter below, then follow the instructions for sharing to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!last_img

The Grateful Dead Doc, ‘Long Strange Trip’, Will Be Returning To Select Theaters This Fall

first_imgOver the summer, Long Strange Trip was formally released, with a number of iconic music venues, such as Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Capitol Theatre, and more, and movie theaters around the country hosting theatrical screenings of the extended Grateful Dead documentary’s release via Amazon Prime Video on June 2nd. Those who missed out on seeing the documentary when it hit the big screen need not fret, as today, an announcement let fans know that Long Strange Trip will be re-released and returning to theaters this fall.‘Long Strange Trip’ Red Rocks’ Screening Offers Light And Dark Moments From The Grateful Dead’s Past [Review]Long Strange Trip was directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and the film widely received critical acclaim after its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including two Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations (Best Director and Best Music Documentary). The film examines both the rise of the Grateful Dead and its role in United States counterculture as well as diving deeper into the beloved and frequently idolized guitarist, Jerry Garcia.Ex-Grateful Dead Tour Manager, Sam Cutler, Gets Emotional About ‘Long Strange Trip’ DocThus far, the Grateful Dead documentary has been scheduled to make two limited screening runs. From October 13th through 19th, Long Strange Trip will be shown in Los Angeles, California, at the Fine Arts. A few weeks later, Long Strange Trip will have a limited screening from November 3rd through 9th at New York City at Village East.Listen To The Full Soundtrack For ‘Long Strange Trip,’ Featuring Remastered And Unreleased Grateful Deadlast_img read more

Whither Iran

first_imgAs negotiators pushed past a March 31 deadline to hammer out the framework of an agreement limiting Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, a panel of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) faculty and fellows assessed the likely contours of a possible deal, including the strategic benefits and the dangers such a pact would pose and the ramifications it could have on U.S. politics.Moderated by Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics at HKS and former undersecretary of state for political affairs, the panel Tuesday evening included Graham Allison, the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and director of the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan from North Carolina; Gary Samore, executive director for research at the Belfer Center; and William H. Tobey, a senior fellow at the Belfer Center and deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.Although Allison and Burns thought it likely that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would soon announce the outline for a preliminary accord, some in attendance criticized the deadline imposed on the talks by President Barack Obama, saying it was designed to head off congressional legislation that calls for additional sanctions, but instead put the United States back on its heels strategically.“Now that has really put the U.S. at a disadvantage in this round of negotiations because Washington needs a positive outcome more than anybody else. And naturally, the Iranians have taken advantage of that by sticking to very tough positions on a number of the outstanding issues, like sanctions relief, research and development of their nuclear activities, and [they] even reopened some old issues that everyone thought they had agreed to earlier,” said Samore, a former adviser to Obama and the White House on nuclear weapons.“My guess is that if they do produce an announcement, it’s likely to be pretty vague, it’s likely not to have a lot of details, and many of the issues will be deferred to the next three months of negotiations for a comprehensive agreement by the end of June. And the administration, of course, will portray this as sufficient progress to justify Congress holding off additional legislation. We’ll see whether or not that works,” he said. The negotiations continued past the earlier deadline.Congress is highly unlikely to repeal existing sanctions against Iran no matter what kind of agreement is drafted, and it appears to be getting close to having a veto-proof majority for new legislation that would expand and extend sanctions, panelists said.“The reason we are where we are today is because of the sanctions,” said Hagan, who sat on the Senate Armed Services Committee and on the Banking Committee, which oversees sanctions. She is now a spring fellow at the Institute of Politics at HKS. “I really think strong sanctions have brought Iran to the table. … That’s why I think Congress, in particular the Senate, is so entrenched in being sure that these sanctions stay in place for this period of time,” she said, citing the Corker-Menendez bill in the Senate, which has strong bipartisan support and is expected to come up for a vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 14.The essential framework of an agreement, Samore said, would include placing physical limits on Iran’s ability to produce highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium for use in nuclear weapons that incorporate a one-year breakout period to give the United States and other parties time to stop Iran should it decide not to abide by a deal; monitoring and verification that goes beyond normal International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections to make sure no secret buildup takes place; and, most importantly, the schedule of sanctions relief. With a damaged economy, Iran wants immediate relief and relief without conditions, while the United States prefers gradual relief, conditional on Iran’s compliance with any deal.“I think that disagreement is likely to continue up until the very last minute, until June 30, and it wouldn’t terribly surprise me if the negotiators can’t close the gap and decide to seek a third extension of the status quo, which I think would be OK because I think the status quo has been effective” in freezing Iran’s progress, Samore said.Tobey expressed concern about two aspects of a potential deal, questioning the still-incomplete American understanding of the “military dimensions” of Iran’s nuclear activity over the past several years. Iran’s failure to report its actions fully to the IAEA remains “a huge problem,” he said. “I think it’s an indicator of Iran’s willingness to comply with a deal once it’s signed.”last_img read more

Wasp warning

first_imgBy April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaNow is the time to knock down wasp nests around your home before babies hatch and become a problem later this summer, says a University of Georgia entomologist. “This time of year, the mother wasps are just starting their colonies with a single wasp forming the paper nest and beginning to lay her eggs,” said Nancy Hinkle, an entomologist with UGA Cooperative Extension. “If we wait until the end of May, the nests will have a dozen wasps and many more cells, making them more dangerous to deal with.”Knock down the nest with a broom while the mother wasp is out foraging, she said. When she returns, she won’t find the nest. “Sometimes she will start over at the same site, but generally she will move elsewhere, which is what we want,” she said. While wasp stings are painful, the insects are actually beneficial and prey on pest insects. To avoid encounters:• Keep wasps outside by checking for unsealed vents, torn screens or cracks around window and door frames. Daily sightings inside could mean an inside nest. • Remove outdoor food sources like pet food, food scraps, open garbage containers or uncovered compost piles. Wasps remember food locations and will continue to search an area for a while after the food is gone. • Don’t swat or squash wasps. A squashed wasp attracts and incites others, so it is best to walk away. • Limit perfumes in late summer. Wasps are attracted to the sweet smell. To keep your birdhouse from becoming a wasp house, line the ceiling with aluminum foil using a staple gun. Another option is to rub the area under the roof with a bar soap like Ivory. One application should last through wasp season. (April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

This Year, Snowshoe Is Determined to Help You Mountain Better

first_imgPresenting our latest film in our Mountain Films series: Mountain Rule #11:This year, Snowshoe is letting us in on a few of their tried and true mountain rules that help us get the most out of our winter. Here are a just a few of them. Mountain Rules No. 7: Always Finish Your Day on Top of the Mountainsn_win_16_bro_sponsored_post2_v3Few decisions after a day on the mountain are as easy as deciding where to head next. Our buzzing mountaintop village has everything you need. Relax by an outdoor fire. Hit an apres spot that perfectly fits your mood. Shop for all of your Mountain-ing needs. Unwind at our luxurious Spa. Or catch an early dinner at sunset. Visit the Village. To check out some other rules that may help you this winter, head here. Mountain Rule No. 15: Practice Makes Rodeo 720SWe believe the safest, most fun way to learn freestyle is gradually. That’s why our six terrain parks come in progressively larger sizes. From the smallest with mini rolls and rails to get your feet wet, to our largest with huge kickers and table tops to help you earn loads of frequent flyer miles. Shred On.sn_win_16_bro_sponsored_post2_v4Mountain Rule No. 12: Never Mountain on an Empty Stomach.The Mountain understands the importance of proper nourishment. You’ll find great restaurants spread around the Mountain with enough variety to satisfy everyone’s tastes. For something truly unique, venture out in a Polaris RZR to our Sunrise Backcountry Hut for a special chef-prepared meal. Tour our Kitchen & Taps last_img read more