Website Western Governors University

Position Summary

This position will join to Center for Applied Learning Science team:


The Center for Applied Learning Science (CALS) at WGU develops habit-forming learning applications leading to educational attainment and life-long success. We learn how to help people learn. Leveraging advances in cognitive and behavioral sciences and emerging technology, the Center fosters innovation from idea through incubation, continuously improving student learning at WGU and beyond.


The Associate Learning Experience Designer (LxD) demonstrates a commitment to learning and designing experiences to help others learn better. The successful candidate is passionate about delighting students while they achieve and demonstrate learning outcomes.

Associate LXDs works closely with more senior Learning Experience Designers to support projects and stakeholders by researching and applying science-informed learning strategies and practices into their designs. This position will work with a team versed in rich media, front- and back-end development, and research to guide their designs from inception through launch and evaluation.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Designs and participates in projects that involve cross-functional, agile teams by developing engaging, and effective learning experiences that impact students
Designs learning experiences achieving robust student outcomes in both academic courses and the affective/ non-cognitive domain
Knowledge of adult learning concepts, under-served populations as it relates to students and designs experiences accordingly
Wireframes actionable learning interactions and iterates designs based on efficacy and usability studies to include peer/leadership feedback
Applies best-practice UX and UI design skills to create proof-of-concepts, mockups, and prototypes
Efficiently produces multiple approaches for usability testing, AB testing and stakeholder presentations
Contributes collectively with other developers to ensure technical feasibility of designs
Ensures learning design and content development are completed on time and within budget and meets standards of quality
Collaborates with peers to apply and drive best-practice learning experience design
Participates in business development efforts such as website design, maintenance,  presentation creation, marketing collateral design and development
Works mostly with moderately complex projects or assignments
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Stays current with trends, leading science and innovations, and research in learning science, instructional media, UI/UX and learner behavior
Successfully collaborates with stakeholders to ensure designs are aligned with desired outcomes
Reviews student feedback and provides recommendations for learning experience improvements
Participates in research projects to advance learning science and quality improvement for student learning experience
Ensures developed curriculum meets or exceeds expected student outcome metrics and improves the student experience
Promotes the business through professional conferences, product demos, and other outreach activities
Models leadership and professionalism
Knowledge and Abilities

Experience applying design strategies informed by their own user research as well as UX best practices
Experience in product design from ideation through user testing
Basic to intermediate project management skills and commitment to delivering work on time
Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Basic ability to analyze data, systems, and processes to drive future design improvements, direction and to quantify and validate design effectiveness
Proficiency in design tools, such as Invision and Photoshop, to rapidly create both low- and high-fidelity mockups and wireframes
Ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a fast-paced, agile environment
Conceptual knowledge of web/software development
Strong attention to detail and a feeling of pride and ownership over the quality of our learning experience
Basic Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in related field
Portfolio of learning product/app design

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