Coursera was founded by two computer science professors at Stanford with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education. 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower over 48 million learners around the world to achieve their career goals. Over 2,200 companies use the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.
The Teaching and Learning team at Coursera is a group of learning design researchers and experts. Our team works closely with instructors and instructional design teams from top universities and industry partners around the globe, providing best practices, training, consulting, and support in content development and creating transformational learning experiences. We aim to understand the factors that make online courses successful for learners, optimize for a range of metrics - including enrollment, progression, completion, and learning outcomes - and ultimately distill these into actionable insights to guide partners in their course design and production. We continuously drive and improve online pedagogy through research, feedback, and on-platform experimentation.
As a T&L Specialist you are a pedagogy and instructional design expert working closely with our partners to transform traditional on-campus courses into engaging and effective online learning experiences. As their pedagogical consultant, you aid partner content creation teams in solving instructional design challenges with learning science knowledge and innovative technology. Providing feedback and guidance before and after a course launches, you’ll ensure a high-quality learning experience to achieve transformative outcomes for students in for-credit courses on Coursera. Specifically as we grow our degrees business, you’ll be working with partners over multiple years to develop fully accredited online degrees.
Outside of individual learning experiences, you will be on the cutting edge of online education research and practice, identifying and developing new online pedagogy, presenting at conferences, and sharing them with the extended Coursera community. Together, we will help create universal access to high-quality higher education, and make a profound difference to lives and societies around the world.
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Collaborate with instructors and content creation teams to map out and develop high quality degree learning experiences - identifying, reviewing, and providing actionable feedback on all course components; designing solutions for high stakes assessments and scaled synchronous activities; and helping to build capacity for internal partner teams in the process
Review learner success metrics and assess course quality through learner ratings, reviews, and behavior, developing actionable recommendations to aid partners in iterating on content
Provide actionable course improvement plans in the form of clear summaries and categorized recommendations
Develop new online teaching best practices and design strategies and materials for partners to implement these through their content creation process
Present on work in the form of internal presentations and partner- and public-facing articles
2-4 years of relevant professional experience in teaching, online education, instructional design, or learning science; experience designing and developing full degree curriculums a plus
Experience working with, and presenting to, external partners or clients; experience with higher ed institutions a plus
Content expertise (work or education) in computer science, analytics/data, engineering, or other technical fields required
Good analytical skills; the ability to synthesize information from various sources and conduct experimental research
Creative problem-solving abilities, excellent written and verbal communication, and strong interpersonal and operational skills
Strong bias for action and ability to initiate, coordinate and manage numerous projects and schedules simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic, and cross-functional environment
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