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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

F/T - Learning Outcomes Mgr, Pearson (NY)

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Manager (metadata), Pearson – NY

Pearson is seeking a Learning Outcomes and Assessment Manager. Ideal person is someone coming out of a Ed Tech Master’s program or MSLS focusing in technology and has some background in assessment authoring or standards and some experience teaching.Specific Responsibilities
Work with businesses to architect the construction of assessment items and related metadata and to promote availability of robust (and diverse) strategies for Pearson customers.
- Enhance Pearson Higher Education’s ability to demonstrate results of education experiences through quantitative validity tools.
- Provide thought leadership in assessment across Pearson Higher Ed and actively collaborate with assessment experts across Pearson globally.
- Train relevant Pearson staff in assessment design and development.
- Develop model for assessment of higher-order thinking skills, such as critical thinking.
- Ensure tagging of assessment items to facilitate relational mapping to modular content and learning objectives and outcomes.
- Work with Data Architects to ensure that metadata around assessment items and learning outcomes can combine with usage data, for eventual delivery of efficacy metrics.

Experience/Skills Required
- Undergraduate degree required; relevant graduate degree preferred. High GPA expected.
- Experience in a role related to education technology, preferably involving assessment item tagging and validation.
- Familiarity with such assessment standards as QTI, SIF, SCORM, and PESC.
- Ideally, some experience in publishing or academia, preferably in Content Planning, Strategy or Architecture.
- Ideally, some professional experience with XHTML5 (or XML). At minimum, a clear understanding of the importance of markup languages in achieving interoperability via standards.
- Ability to build credibility with leaders and drive initiatives across the organization.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to work both on a team (as member and/or leader) and independently to deliver results
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

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