Learning Engineer, Human-Computer Interaction Institute-2014345

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Job posting number: #7062347

Posted: November 14, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Human-Computer Interaction Institute has an opening for a Learning Engineer. In this role, you will assist faculty in developing and incorporating technology enhanced learning (TEL) in their course design and online/hybrid teaching. You will also support the METALS program in creating online version of the METALS curriculum initially for the first semester as well as popular METALS electives.

Core responsibilities include:

Aligning instructional assets with program goals and course learning objectives;

Staying abreast of emerging technology developments, potential pedagogical applications, and associated educational research;

Understanding and implementing existing evidence-based methods to:

facilitate group projects with remote participants;

replicate the on-campus experience online to create a coherent cohort.

Developing resources, supporting and educating instructors about relevant technology options and relevant instructional principles to enhance learning; then employing effective strategies for efficiently integrating these into courses;

Developing online instructional assets that align with teaching goals and learner needs, and that apply evidence‐based learning principles.

Projects will range from developing smaller scale prototypes to course modules to fully online courses; the production of which will require experience with online course authoring and analysis technologies such as but not limited to Open Learning Initiative (OLI), Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tool (CTAT), Canvas, DataShop, LearnSphere among others. It will also involve creation of and support for instructional video design, production, and editing using tools such as but not limited to Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, among others.


A Masters or Ph.D. in learning engineering, learning experience design, instructional design, or a related area preferred;

2+ years of experience implementing fully online courses, blended courses, and/or instructional components/assets (an online portfolio demonstrating related work/past projects) preferably with close the loop experience.

Proficiency in online course authoring and analysis technologies such as but not limited to Open Learning Initiative (OLI), Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tool (CTAT), Canvas, DataShop, and LearnSphere.

Experience promoting the effective use of educational technology;

Ability to consult with instructors across disciplines and teaching contexts;

Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; strong oral and written communication skills; and sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a research university.

Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office.

Desirable qualifications:

Experience embedding data hooks to analyze instructional effectiveness and/or developing educational technology tools;

Familiarity with the latest research in learning science and faculty development;

Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative research methods or learning analytics.

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