Now Hiring - Online Course Developers

Now Hiring - Online Course Developers

The National Council for History Education (NCHE) is seeking Online Course Developers to work collaboratively with staff to develop online courses using educational technology and multimedia production for use on our new professional learning site. The contractors selected for this opportunity will propose and design a ten hour course for our learning site on a topic in history or history teaching. See the attached posting, and email me at matt@nche.net if you have questions. Adjuncts, graduate students, and others who are affected by COVID are strongly encouraged to apply.

Online Course Developer Job Description

The National Council for History Education (NCHE) is seeking Online Course Developers to work collaboratively with staff to develop online courses using educational technology and multimedia production for use on our new professional learning site. The primary duties for these positions include instructional design, course development, and technology implementation. The contractors selected for this opportunity will propose and design a course for our learning site on a topic in history or history teaching. All courses will be created according to the parameters listed here and in consultation with NCHE staff.

Application

Submit a single .pdf file to matt@nche.net that includes:

  • A one page cover page that includes: a) a one paragraph statement of qualifications and, b) an abstract of a proposed course, including title and overview of content to be included.

  • A résumé/curriculum vitae.

    We ask that proposed courses address concepts in a typical K-12 History curriculum and include the concept of technology, broadly construed. While the topic that you propose is ultimately up to each candidate, we expect that the course will a) be on a topic of history OR history education and, b) include 10 hours of instruction and activity, inclusive of a robust, asynchronous, auto-graded assessment. Additionally, each course should include the use of Library of Congress documents (Library of Congress affiliated websites include the World Digital Library, National Public Broadcasting Archive, StoryCorp Archive, National Folk Life Center, The Veterans History Project, and more) and how to analyze them with respect to the K-12 curriculum. Further specifications will be given to the successful candidates.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in History, History Education, Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Teaching/Instruction with emphasis in History or Social Studies, or related field

  • 5+ years teaching in a K-12 setting

  • 2+ years of online course teaching, including course development using a widely-used LMS

  • 2+ years of experience implementing best practices in instructional design

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in History, History Education, Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Teaching/Instruction with emphasis in History or Social Studies, or related field. Individuals currently in an accredited program to meet this qualification will be strongly considered

  • Experience developing and managing online courses using Moodle

  • Experience with educational technology and online learning tools including video production and editing

  • Experience working in higher education

Key Cultural Competencies

  • Ability to create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences

  • Effective and respectful communication within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds

  • Continuously seeking opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings

Conditions and Salary

  • This is a temporary, at-will, contracted position. The position has potential for renewal and/or multiple course contracts. We expect quick turnaround for both the hiring and course completion process.

  • Course designers will be paid a contracted fee of $2000 per course that meets the parameters of the course design and deadlines assigned.

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