Instructional Designer - Bilingual - Toronto, Mid-town, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line) | TVO | | 01/09/16
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Instructional Designer - Bilingual Contract

Location: Toronto, Mid-town, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)
Salary: $70,343.00 - $82,756.44
Company Name: TVO ()
Category: Account/Project Mgmt, Interactive Web / Video

(One year contract with the possibility of an extension)

As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning.TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreakingdocumentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province ofOntario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors.


The Bilingual Instructional Designer will use Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines to identify instructional strategies using a systematic approach to the design and content for distance learners enrolled in secondary school courses.

In collaboration with certified teachers and a broader TVO team including new media specialists, the Instructional Designers will articulate design requirements and/or identify existing digital resources for independent online learning, and participate in the evaluation of the entire course when completed, to ensure students’ success.

Courses are delivered through the Independent Learning Centre (ILC).

Key  Responsibilities:

  • Input course content into Adobe Captivate, creating a rich interactive learning experience
  • Work with teacher writers to align course pedagogy with active learning and to plan for course interactivity
  • Provide assistance with the hiring of teacher-writers and take responsibility for teacher-writer training
  • Develop the course matrix
  • Ensure course compliance and documentation of Ministry expectations
  • Ensure that EDU priorities such as assessments for and of learning are meaningful appropriate and where possible authentic
  • Contribute to the creation of requirements documents, Use Cases, digital elements including the initial page appearance
  • Ensure the principles of inclusivity and the legal requirements for accessibility are upheld
  • Work with teacher writer and ILC copyright acquisition staff to ensure copyright compliance occurs within existing budgets.

Instructional designers work actively throughout the course development process with other key TVO roles including but not limited to:

  • Teacher-Writers and Subject Matter Experts to create excellent course materials that are well organized and clearly presented, and that foster a sense of community online
  • New Media Specialists, Editors and Education Production Specialists to help realize the vision of the online course or digital asset
  • Copyright Acquisition staff to ensure legal compliance and cost effectiveness (within budget)

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Participate actively and collaboratively in the management of projects to specified and clearly communicated deliverable dates
  • Provide clear instructions to teacher-writers so that the margin for misunderstanding, ineffectual lessons, teacher rework, excessive or expensive copyright challenges, are minimized if not eliminated, while ensuring timely delivery of lessons and assessment pieces
  • Review, provide feedback on, and in some cases co-author all course content and related documentation, in keeping with TVO's quality and time requirements
  • Responsible and accountable for course quality ensuring that the final products are error-free
  • Present engaging, interactive, rigorous and relevant courses that support learners of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Accountable for course quality in order to contribute to rates of course completion and student success
  • Ensure course consistency with our guiding principles and processes
  • Accountable for course documentation including but not limited to course plan, expectation matrix, outline and digital requirements
  • Support management in achieving the ILC's educational mission and mandate
  • Assume other job related responsibilities as assigned by the Director including providing first round feedback to other instructional designers on their lessons as requested by the Director of Curriculum

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 2 years of proven experience creating learning using Adobe Captivate

  • University degree, preferably a Masters in Educational Technology or Instructional Design, or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 yrs. related work experience in Instructional Design for active, online learning
  • Proven ability to design appropriate, accessible and engaging educational content for the independent online learner
  • Practical, applied knowledge of pedagogy for active learning,and bilingual, French and English written and oral communication
  • Information technology skills at a level that facilitates the rapid design and development of web-base, widget-driven online learning
  • Understanding of how to build effective and authentic assessment of learning and assessment for learning activities
  • Basic project management skills
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and conflict management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of roles at all levels
  • Proven ability to provide meaningful, targeted feedback on how to develop engaging online lessons.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date and time.

For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at to access all of our web properties.

TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate potential applicants with disabilities through

the Talent and Engagement office. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.

TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario. We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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