Pearson Learning Designer in Boston, Massachusetts
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
TheLearning Designerwill be part of an elite team dedicated to innovating on research-based approaches to content design in order to optimize learning within Pearson’s next generation of evidence-based, global technology products. The Learning Designer will collaborate with product managers, portfolio managers, product model managers, user-experience designers, and researchers on a portfolio of technology products that includes platforms, underlying systems, learning applications, courseware, content collections, mobile solutions, and adaptive learning environments.
Learning Design Core Values:We use evidence to drive designs that make more impactful and enjoyable learning experiences.
We are fiercely learner-centric.
We insist on evidence.
We build using Learning Design Principles, not fads.
We change how people learn.
TheLearning Designerwill be responsible for six key functions:
Participate in product ideation, innovation, and iteration
Synthesize and apply academic learning theory to the design of content within digital next gen learning experiences, learning patterns, including assessments, and to the systems that support that content and assessment design process
Create design concepts in conjunction with UX designers, product managers and content developers
Participate in the learner validation, and subsequent iteration, of concepts to support the optimization of product components and learning capabilities through content design within titles
Build learning design capacity within the organization through training and initiatives involving educative design.
Contribute to other design, development, research, and evaluation tasks, as needed.
TheLearning Designermust be an independent and technically-adept problem-solver, who can juggle multiple high-volume responsibilities with great autonomy and initiative in a remote environment, while always demonstrating exceptional communication skills and a solution-oriented attitude amidst a dynamic climate of rapid change. This position requires strong project management expertise, exceptional virtual office skills, and outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Pearson Learning & Experience Design utilizes a dynamic model of flexible capacity in which this position may be requested to lead or contribute to other development efforts depending upon product release schedules. Thus, preference will be given to candidates with complementary skills in diversified areas related to online learning, visual design, innovation, and assessment.
Formal education or equivalent experience:
Master’s degree or higher in Learning Science, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, Human Factors, Instructional Design, Assessment, Learning Design, or related field required
Minimum of four years contributing to initiatives in assessment, measurement, efficacy, educational research, learning technology, digital learning environments
Significant experience gathering and applying peer-reviewed scholarly research and user research
Previous instructional design, assessment design, and user-centered design testing experience preferred
Previous experience in psychometrics preferred
Previous online and/or classroom teaching experience preferred but not sufficient
Deep and demonstrated knowledge of learning design principles from cognitive psychology and allied fields
Demonstrated experience synthesizing and applying research from the learning sciences to product design in clear, tangible, documented ways
Demonstrated understanding of various learning tools and their impact on learning
Demonstrated understanding of evidence-based, learner-centered design processes, techniques, and tools
Demonstrated experience participating in the design of learner interfaces and learner experiences
Demonstrated experience designing assessment within digital learning experiences
Demonstrated experience creating design concepts and light-weight prototypes
Demonstrated experience collaborating effectively in highly matrixed, dispersed, cross-functional teams
Demonstrated experience contributing to complex technology systems with numerous stakeholders and requirements
Demonstrated experience applying design thinking to learning experience designs preferred.
Ability to work remotely.
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial
Other Locations US-RE-Remote, US-NJ-Hoboken, US-CA-San Francisco, US-MA-Boston
Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122
Job: Professional Development
Organization: Global Product
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 17, 2017
Req ID: 1711478