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Pearson Instructional Designer in Denver, Colorado

Instructional Designer


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Instructional Designer is responsible for the development and revision of curricular products for Pearson partners/clients. This position works directly with subject matter experts, partner/client personnel, quality assurance staff, and multimedia developers. The Instructional Designer will work as an integral part of a collaborative instructional design team responsible for the assessment, design, development, and evaluation of online, hybrid, and/or traditional courses and learning experiences. This individual will conceptualize and storyboard instructionally sound, interactive, engaging web-based course components and input these components into learning management systems.


Manages the curriculum development process for new and revision courses and learning experiences and assures that courses adhere to partner/client standards.

Develops and supports partner/client-chosen online learning environments.

Provides instructional design consultation to faculty of partners/clients and/or subject matter experts; assists faculty of partners/clients and/or subject matter experts in the development of contextually-rich, engaging, and objective-driven courses and learning experiences that focus on applicable real-world/workplace skills.

Works within a project management application to document course development process data including time tracking, project comments, and task completion.

Designs content for delivery in online environments and completes instructional design documentation to ensure quality and consistency.

Conducts photo research for images to supplement learning activities.

Uses WYSIWYG multimedia tools to develop multimedia pieces.

Communicates regularly with partner/client faculty and/or subject matter experts during curriculum development process.

Builds course content/components into the learning management system.

Conceptualizes and storyboards instructionally sound, interactive, engaging web-based course components.

Conducts quality assurance reviews on courses and implements revisions. Collaborates with quality assurance staff.

Reviews existing courses for quality, currency, and consistency and works with faculty to enhance curriculum design as needed.

Participates in university ID team meetings.

Helps to test and implement agreed-upon emerging technologies in courses and learning experiences.

Prepares course hand-off documentation, facilitators’ guides, etc., and attends hand-off meetings with the Student Support Services and Help Desk teams.

Attends course revision calls and creates scope documents outlining confirmed revisions from post-course discussions.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, curriculum, educational technology, or a related degree is required; master’s degree is preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in instructional design with experience in designing authentic assessments and generative learning experiences. Experience in higher education is preferred. Knowledge of adult learning principles, Understanding by Design, constructivism, facilitation, and learner-centered activities. Ability to provide instructional design consulting services to subject matter experts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience in learning management systems with knowledge of accessibility standards. Experience in html or css preferred. Ability to be creative, flexible, and innovative in course design. Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, adhere to budgets, and meet deadlines. Exceptionally strong attention to detail. Comfort in working within project management applications.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-Remote

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 15, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1905255

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.