**Posted by:** University of California, Berkeley-Human Resources-Employment Services Office
Berkeley, CA, US
Online Course Developers
UC Berkeley - Extensions
We are seeking to hire the following positions:
• Online Course Developer (Job No. 14929) - Contract Position
• Online Course Developer (Job No. 14916) - 2 Career Positions
Extension's Online Learning program is an ideal match for students unable to
attend traditional classes, Extension's online program features professional
certificates, specialized programs of study, and more than 150 courses in a
wide range of subjects that are approved by the University of California,
Berkeley, and offered for college credit. The program offers both fixed date
and self-pace courses.
The Online Learning department develops and supports courses for programs both
within University Extension and for the larger campus community. Presently,
our clients include Extension academic departments, UC Summer Sessions, and
the School of Public Health.
When developing courses and programs, we work with administration, faculty and
instructors to design, move through the campus approval process and eventually
craft the course for online distribution. We guide the instructors through the
creation process, produce the materials, and host the classroom.
Additionally, we offer full support services to our students, orienting them
to the online learning environment, assisting them in meeting their course
requirements and helping them find the services they need both at the
university and beyond. We support a wide variety of students ranging from
undergraduates to graduates, from post-graduates preparing for new careers to
seasoned professional seeking additional continuing education credits.
In consultation with the subject matter expert, creates design and layout for
online courses. Includes production of digital text, graphics, animation,
audio and video.
Meets and consults with clients on a variety of online learning projects
including moderately complex assignments, and develops, presents, recommends,
and provides training for the appropriate web technologies and applications.
As the Online Course Developer, works with the subject matter expert to
understand the requirements, goals and needs of the online course content and
its pedagogical value.
Assists the subject matter expert with highly complex online course
development projects. Consults with the subject matter expert and provides
online instructional design assistance for complex online course development
projects involving content management and learning management systems, digital
media management, assessment and tracking systems, and a variety of web
Maintains currency with emerging and state-of-the-art technologies,
requirements, developments, and standards (for example, accessibility issues)
and recommends and as directed, takes action to ensure compliance.
Keeps current with accessibility issues, compatibility issues, and emerging
technologies as appropriate for online learning materials and management
• Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax,
editorial style, and punctuation, including skill to write in a clear and
• Thorough understanding of technical language and requirements of the
• Thorough knowledge of learning management systems and/or relevant web
applications used for web site production, and campus-specific computer
• Thorough skills to create clear, east-to-navigate, informative, accurate,
well-designed, and functional web sites that provide web content consistent
with the campus message and in keeping with management directives and client
• Thorough understanding of institutional processes, procedures, and
applicable rules and regulations for web communications.
• Thorough technical skills in computer applications for web production, image
handling, publishing and design, illustration, presentation preparation,
animation, web interaction, and/or other state-of-the-art web communication
• Thorough interpersonal communication skills.
• Thorough skills to develop and implement original ideas and correctly
identify and effectively solve problems.
• Thorough knowledge of online course development process
• Thorough project management skills.
• Knowledge of the principles of adult learning theory
• Knowledge and use of eLearning tools
• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
First Review Date: December 5, 2012
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment
when applying through [http://apptrkr.com/303011](http://apptrkr.com/303011)
click on 'Job Listings' followed by 'External Applicants', and then search for
job numbers 14929 and 14916.
Additional Information: This position has been designated as sensitive and may
require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment
contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world's leading
universities in research, teaching, and public service. The campus employs
2,028 faculty and over 14,000 staff in more than 130 academic departments and
interdepartmental groups, libraries, museums and more than 65
interdisciplinary research units contribute to this dynamic and vital research
and teaching environment.
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We
offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive
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