Pearson Instructional Designer in Toronto, Ontario

Instructional Designer


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.

The Instructional Designer is responsible for the development and revision of curricular products for Embanet Partners. This position works directly with subject matter experts, school personnel, and Multimedia Developers. The Instructional Designer will work as an integral part of a collaborative instructional development team responsible for the assessment, design, development, and evaluation of 100% online courses. This individual is will conceptualize and storyboards instructionally sound, interactive, engaging web-based course components and input these components into learning management systems.


Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages the course development process for new, revision, and revamp courses and assures that courses adhere to academic partners’ standards.

  • Develops and supports partner-chosen online learning environments.

  • Provides instructional design consultation to faculty of academic partners; assists faculty in the development of contextually-rich, engaging, and objective-driven courses that focus on applicable real-world/workplace skills.

  • Works within project management application to document course development process data including time tracking, project comments, and task completion.

  • Designs content for delivery in online environments and completes instructional design documentation to ensure quality and consistency.

  • Conducts photo research for images to supplement learning activities.

  • Uses WYSIWYG multimedia tools to develop multimedia pieces.

  • Communicates regularly with partner faculty during course development process.

  • Inputs course content/components into Learning Management System portals.

  • Conceptualizes and storyboards instructionally sound, interactive, engaging web-based course components.

  • Conducts quality assurance reviews on courses and implements revisions.

  • Reviews existing courses for quality, currency, and consistency and works with faculty to enhance courses.

  • Participates in university team meetings.

  • Helps to test and implement agreed-upon emerging technologies in courses.

  • Prepares course hand-off documentation and attends hand-off meetings with the Student Support Services and Help Desk teams.

  • Serves as a resource to business units and partner faculty during course delivery.

  • Attends course revision calls and creates scope documents outlining confirmed revisions from post-course discussions.

  • Prepares course facilitators’ guides.


  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, constructivism, facilitation, and learner-centered activities

  • Ability to provide instructional design consulting services to subject matter experts

  • Minimum of a bachelor degree in education or a related degree; master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in instructional design with experience in designing authentic assessments and generative learning experiences.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience in learning management systems and html

  • Ability to be creative, flexible, and innovative in course design

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, adhere to budgets, and meet deadlines

  • Exceptionally strong attention to detail.

  • Comfort in working within project management applications

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Other Locations US-IL-Elk Grove Village, CA-ON-Toronto, US-AZ-Chandler

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Professional Development

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 18, 2017