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Pearson Principal Learning Designer, Assessment in Centennial, Colorado

Principal Learning Designer, Assessment

Description

The Principal Learning Designer, Assessment will be part of an elite team dedicated to innovating on research-based assessment approaches to learning design in order to optimize learning within Pearson’s next generation of evidence-based, global technology products. The Principal Learning Designer, Assessment will collaborate with product managers, experience designers, and learning science researchers on a portfolio of technology products that includes platforms, learning applications, courseware, content collections, mobile solutions, and adaptive learning environments.

Learning Design Core Values: We use evidence to drive designs that make more impactful and enjoyable learning experiences.

  1. We are fiercely learner-centric.

  2. We design for outcomes for learners, always.

  3. We insist on using evidence about what works to improve learning, not fads.

The Principal Learning Designer, Assessment will be responsible for five key functions:

  • Lead efficacy-driven research-based assessment design innovations (30%)

  • Synthesize and apply principled design practices and other academic research, in conjunction with analytics, to design assessments, assessment strategies, and learning patterns focused primarily on formative and summative assessments embedded in digital next gen courseware and to the systems that support them (60%)

  • Contribute to other design, development, research, and evaluation tasks, as needed (10%)

The Principal Learning Designer, Assessment must be an independent and technically-adept problem-solver, who can juggle multiple high-volume responsibilities with great autonomy and initiative in a remote environment, while always demonstrating exceptional communication skills and a solution-oriented attitude amidst a climate of rapid change. This position requires strong project management expertise, exceptional virtual office skills, and outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

Pearson Learning Research & Design utilizes a dynamic model of flexible capacity in which this position may be requested to lead or contribute to other development efforts depending upon product release schedules. Thus, preference will be given to candidates with complementary skills in diversified areas related to online teaching and learning, innovation, and design thinking.

Ability to work remotely.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Formal education or equivalent experience:

  • Doctorate degree in Learning Science, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Technology,, Assessment and Measurement, Learning Design, or related field preferred. Masters required.

  • Minimum of 3 years leading initiatives in assessment research or design.

  • Significant experience gathering and applying peer-reviewed scholarly research

  • Experience in psychometrics preferred

  • Previous online and/or classroom teaching experience preferred

Skills/knowledge/abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience using principled assessment design practices (e.g., Evidence-Centered Design) in new forms of assessment

  • Consults and trains others on design of traditional and new forms of assessment

  • Deep and demonstrated knowledge of research methodology, measurement science, and /or psychometrics

  • Demonstrated experience designing assessment within digital learning experiences

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating effectively

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-CO-Centennial

Other Locations US-MA-Boston, US-NJ-Hoboken, US-CA-San Francisco, US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 25, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1912866

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.

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