Katy Auchter works as an instructional designer at NYU after previously creating multimedia language learning materials at Pearson. She moved to New York from Milwaukee to pursue the M.A. in Educational Technology, where she also worked as an instructional design intern at Adelphi's FCPE. Katy received the Dean's award for outstanding graduate in Educational Technology in 2014. In this video she reflects on the program and her current work with professor Matt Curinga. Continue reading →
In this week's job report, there are some great opportunities in the NYC area. Macmillan Learning is searching for a Senior Educational Researcher. While NYU is in need of an Academic Technologist for their Steinhardt Faculty Department. Riverdale County School is searching for a School Technology Integrator to join their Middle School team. Columbia University's Teacher's College is seeking a new Innovation Fellow. While the Fashion Institute of Technology is looking for someone for their Faculty of Entrepreneurship role. The local charter school Robert Lewis Stevenson School is seeking a Curriculum Coordinator to join their team. We also have a posting from the New York Public Library, They are looking to expand their Map department by hiring a Geospatial Librarian and Map Curator. Symbiosis Educational Consultants is looking for an Instructional Design Coordinator as well as the Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School. Last but not lease a local EdTech startup is seeking a Bridge to College Learning Specialist.
In this week's job report, you will find several positions at McGraw-Hill Education. They are looking to hire several Academic Designers as well as a Vice President in their Formative Assistant Department. A local EdTech company, Newsela has several openings as well. They are currently for: Senior Product Manager; Editorial Assistant, and an Educator Specialist. Schoology which is another great EdTech company is seeking a Learning and Innovation Specialist. Also The NYC Department of Education wants to hire a Senior Policy Director for their office of Strategy and Support. While NYU is seeking to hire an Academic Technologist (Level 2). Another local startup, New York Code and Design Academy is seeking an Instructional Designer. Finally the Harlem Children Zone is looking to hire an Education Assistant to join their team.
I hope your a great long weekend! This week's job report has some great positions throughout the tristate area. For instance, Knewton is looking to hire a Senior Director for their Content Division. While Schoology is searching for a new Learning and Innovation Specialist. In the non for profit company The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, they are interested in hiring a new Community Manager for their Open Hardware Division. The Education Partners in NY, is looking for a Professional Development Specialist to join their team in Mexico. Turnaround for Children is also looking for a Professional Development Specialist for their local NYC charter school. While UnboundEd is seeking a Product Manger to join their Digital Products division.
In Higher Education, both Princeton University and Seton Hall University are looking for Instructional Designers. While Columbia is looking to hire both a Senior Technical specialist and an Executive Director for their Center for Teaching and Learning.
Along with our regular 10 job posts in Instructional Design, this week, I've included 3 internships. Two are with the United Nations that deal with Website Design and Development and Information Systems and Technology. The last internship post is with Ascend Charter Schools in NYC. They have several different internships for the summer, so check them out.
In this week's job report, the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence at Adelphi is looking for an Interactive Learning Designer. While the Teachers College at Columbia University is looking for a Media Developer and an Education Technology Specialist. Also the NYC Department of Education, is searching for an Academic Integration Manage for their Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs.Furthermore, Socratic an EdTech startup in NYC is looking to grow their design and engineering team. They are currently looking to hire a new Head of Design and an Android Lead. Flocabulary is seeking a Product Manager for their ever growing product team. While IBM is looking to hire an Instructional Designer for their Think Academy. The Charter Schools, Success Academy is looking to hire a new Computer Science Teacher for their local High School. While New Visions is searching for a part time Systems development Coordinator.
I hope everyone is doing well! This is the first job report of the semester and I wanted to welcome you all back to our weekly job reports section. There are some changes like for instance, our job reports will be uploaded on Mondays instead of Friday mornings. We might also post other jobs within the STEM fields later on.
However without further ado, here is the first job report.
Our job report this week has positions in higher ed, the private sector and local charter schools. For instance Mercy College is looking for an Online Instructional Designer, while Columbia University is looking for a Director of Instructional Design for their Professional Studies Department. The following local charter schools have some EdTech openings. The Lavelle School in the Bronx is looking for a Curriculum Developer. While the Lycee Français de New York is seeking a Senior Web Applications Software Developer to add to their ranks. We also have several Instructional Design and Content Developer openings at Google, the National Football League (NFL), Benchmark Education Company and Confidential Education. Last but not least the Global Nomads Group is looking for a Senior Curriculum Developer.
TL;DR: We now offer our “campus” classes as hybrid flexible online classes with live video and screencasts. This means that students can complete the MA in Ed Tech as a fully online degree; and that it’s more flexible for our local students, too.
We are very pleased to announce that the University and New York State have approved our plan to offer the MA in Educational Technology through our innovative Flex Ed format. This will open up our program to more great students nationally and internationally. It will also make it easier for our New York based students to coordinate their studies with the other demands of their busy lives.
What is FlexEd? FlexEd is the Adelphi Ed Tech version of hybrid flexible online learning, or “hyflex”. Hyflex has been around for several years, but hasn’t been widely adopted yet. We soft launched FlexEd with our current students in Spring ’16 to great success and are confident that it will work very well at Adelphi. Beginning in Spring 2017, all of our campus classes will convert to "flex" classes (some classes will continue as asynchronous online courses). Instructors will lead flex classes from our mulitimedia classrooms in Manhattan and Garden City, with some students attending in person. Our faculty and students love to meet in person when we can, but we realize that, for a myriad of reasons, students can’t make every (or any) class in person. Accordingly, with FlexEd, all campus meetings will have a synchronous online component which includes high quality video conferencing, screencasts of instructional materials, and small group video chat. For remote students, these meetings will look like synchronous online learning. Because we have these live video and screencasts, after each session we can post lectures and discussions to the course website. In case students miss the class, or have chosen to take the course as an asynchronous online class, they will be able to complete the week's assignments at their own pace by reviewing the videos, doing course readings, completing a set of online assignments, and interacting with the whole class via online discussions, etc. In the best spirit of universal design for learning, FlexEd will make it possible for some students to complete the degree who otherwise wouldn’t be able to. All students will benefit from the flexibility, especially those with unpredictable schedules, or who need extra time to review the materials.
Flex courses require additional work for our instructors to set up and ensure smooth operation, but we are confident that this investment in students will pay off with deeper student engagement, fewer students falling behind, and our ability to attract outstanding students from all over the world. Additionally, FlexEd has already enabled some of our fantastic alums to sit in on classes (remotely), forging greater connections between our current students and the growing alumni network, and creating more opportunities for peer mentoring and support.
What’s next with FlexEd? As we said, FlexEd officially launches in Spring 2017. We are now accepting applications for all students, but especially encourage remote students, who previously could not attend Adelphi in New York, to apply. Special topics short courses and summer classes also make the program appealing as a low residency option. If your curious about FlexEd at Adelphi, we invite you to join us this Fall to sit in on a session of Introduction to Computer Programming. Please contact Matt at email@example.com for an invite.
Please join us at Columbia University on Monday October 24 for a panel discussion and book talk about mobile learning. I will be talking about the ways mobile first instructional design offers opportunities to break down the walls of formal learning, without losing the efficiency of structured support.
Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, book talk and panel discussion with Dominic Mentor, Matt Curinga, & Contributors, Monday, 10/24, 4-5:30pm at The Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College, Columbia University.