Learning Designer

Strategic Education Inc. - Remote, DC

Learning Designer

Remote, Full-Time Contract

Immediate Start

About Our Client

SEI Studios is a creative, story-driven online course design and development department that serves Strayer and Capella University. They work holistically to understand student needs and create relevant, actionable, and compelling online courses and programs.

Role Overview

We are seeking a talented learning designer to create high-quality online courses. In this role, you will collaborate with the learning design manager, SMEs, faculty, product managers, academic technologists, producers, media developers, and stakeholders across the university. You will be responsible for designing well-aligned, relevant learning experiences that apply teaching and learning best practices. Our ideal candidate is creative, has strong writing skills, an ability to synthesize various inputs, and works well in an agile course design and development process.


  • Conduct thorough analyses of student needs, common challenges, instructor/sme recommendations, course and program goals, and competitor analysis
  • Guide the course creation process according to the established processes and standards
  • Synthesize research and collaborator inputs to make informed, strategic recommendations
  • Define clear, measurable learning outcomes at an appropriate Bloom’s taxonomy level
  • Create high-quality and valid assessment plans and artifacts to assess learning formatively and summatively
  • Partner with curation specialists, copyeditors, and scriptwriters to acquire and create effective content
  • Partner with multimedia developers to create graphics and engaging media assets
  • Participate in quality assurance reviews, instructor training, and ongoing analysis of course performance
  • Track project milestones and communicate at regular intervals with stakeholders
  • Maintain currency in learning sciences, instructional design principles, and emerging technologies and trends related to higher education


  • In-depth knowledge of learning theories, instructional practices, and instructional design models
  • Experience creating measurable learning outcomes and aligned formative and summative assessments
  • Effective project management and communication skills including skill in creating project tracking documentation and communicating progress to relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with a multifunctional and geographically dispersed team as well as independently
  • Proficiency with LMS systems, project management software, various communication tools, and Microsoft Office software
  • Passionate about digitally-enabled learning and eager to grow and learn
  • Masters degree in relevant field
  • 5+ yrs of relevant experience
  • Must submit samples of work including a writing sample and design document

Posted On: Monday, June 15, 2020

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