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Consultant, Solv[ED] E-learning Designer - MIT Solve

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Location: Remote/Cambridge, MA

Position Overview:

Contract Position - Estimated 10hrs/wk from January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022  for course design, production and pilot

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact. Join Solve on this journey at solve.mit.edu.

Solve is seeking a temporary contractor to manage the development and production of a new online course, to be hosted on the edX platform. The E-learning Designer will create and manage all course content, assessments and supporting materials. The E-Learning Designer will be expected to manage video production, editing and upload onto the edX platform and oversee the course pilot in Summer 2022. 

This is an opportunity to work with young (high school and college-aged), early-stage innovators around the world, and a collaborative team focused on solving big global challenges. The role is remote, but travel to Cambridge, MA may be required for video production. 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and a work sample to MIT Solve’s Eliza Berg, (Lead, Learning & Solv[ED] Communities), at eliza.berg@solve.mit.edu. Only successful applicants will be contacted.


Major Responsibilities:                                                           

  • Work closely with Solv[ED] team and other MOOC contributors to develop course content, write transcripts, and create assessments, ensuring all activities and assessment tasks are at the appropriate level for the target audience.
  • Ensure alignment between the learning objectives, vision, learning activities, multimedia, assessments, transcripts, and any applicable slides needed for animation.
  • Support the whole content recording process including the lectures provided by faculty and entrepreneurs.
  • Create a functional and user-friendly design for the course.
  • Engage with the EdX platform to upload content and build-out the course platform.
  • Ensure course content, format and assignments are in compliance with edX’s accessibility and best-practices guidelines.
  • Ensure that all MOOC content is stylistically consistent, properly attributed and does not violate copyright.
  • Monitor progress and evaluation of MOOC delivery throughout the course pilot. 
  • Work with the Solve team to edit and update course content based on feedback.

Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

  • A fully accessible MOOC on the edX platform including videos, links to readings, assessments, rubrics and additional learning resources. 
  • All video lectures are recorded, edited, catalogued and uploaded to the MOOC platform in high quality to ensure a smooth online learning experience for learners. 
  • The MOOC is planned to include 7 modules, each taking between 5-10 hours for learners to complete. 
  • A user-friendly and functional design to enable easy navigation for learners.
  • Maintenance and any troubleshooting efforts as deemed necessary during and immediately following the course pilot.

Minimum Required Skills

  • Experience in designing and creating content for massively open online courses (MOOCs).
  • Strong track record in web design, e-learning video producing, e-learning content design, programming, and content management;
  • Practical experience in creating user-friendly and well-designed interfaces;
  • Proven ability in video recording, editing and streaming;
  • Familiarity with social entrepreneurship concepts
  • Must be able to work independently, take initiative, and anticipate needs
  • Excellent written English; writes and presents clearly and convincingly

Beneficial Skills & Background

  • Experience with the edX platform

MIT Solve is committed to inclusion and diversity to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more diverse our team is, the better we can achieve our mission of solving world challenges.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. 

To apply: Please email your resume, cover letter and two work samples to Eliza Berg at Eliza.Berg@solve.mit.edu

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