PMR MOOC TA positions available

TEACHING ASSISTANT 1

Position Overview:

This position is to support the creation of the new MIT Bootcamps PMR online course, on the edX platform. The expected time commitment is 5-15 hours per week during the creation of the new course, starting immediately and ending in June 2019.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  • Support faculty/staff with multiple aspects of course creation process, including:
  • Work in the edX platform on module creation
  • Content development for course, including content writing and assessment writing
  • Script writing for video portions of course
  • Overseeing final video content editing and uploading
  • Copy editing
  • Test-runs of course modules
  • General support of faculty/staff during filming and course creation process
  • Manage future student experience; think about the course from the perspective of the students and completion of the learning objectives

Supervision Received:

Supervised by Vimala Palaniswamy, Associate Director of MIT Bootcamps and Elaine Chen, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • University student with interest in any combination of: primary market research, customer empathy, entrepreneurship, global education, digital learning and pedagogy
  • Has good time management skills and experience in a project setting with firm deadlines.
  • Experience working with other team members to meet goals and work collaboratively
  • A self-starter, handles responsibility and takes ownership, and can work with little supervision.
  • Solid English communication and writing skills
  • Experience working with a variety of digital learning technologies (learning platforms, discussion forums etc.)
  • General interest in digital learning and pedagogy

TEACHING ASSISTANT 2

Position Overview:

This position is to support the run of the new MIT Bootcamps PMR online course, on the edX platform. The expected time commitment is 1-2 hours per day for the duration of the courses, starting in July 2019 and ending in June 2020 with opportunity for renewal.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  • Support faculty by assisting in the teaching of the online course.
  • Help the faculty member facilitate the course after launch. This may involve managing the day-to-day operations of the course – posting course announcements, changing assignment due dates, posting new problems or course materials and monitoring the discussion forums along with other course team members.
  • Manage Community TAs – includes identifying potential TAs, sharing guidelines, checking their work and working with them to be consistent in their support.
  • Perform quality assurance reviews
  • Support online discussion forums – answering student questions about the course material and problem sets

Supervision Received:

Supervised by Vimala Palaniswamy, Associate Director of MIT Bootcamps and Elaine Chen, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship.

Supervision Exercised:

N/A

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Has a background in business and entrepreneurship and experience in customer empathy and primary market research. Additional interest in global education, digital learning and pedagogy highly desirable.
  • Has good time management skills and experience in a project setting with firm deadlines.
  • A self-starter, handles responsibility and takes ownership, and can work with little supervision.
  • Has previously taken an online-only course, specifically a MOOC.
  • Experience working with other team members to meet goals and work collaboratively
  • Solid English communication and writing skills
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours
  • An ability to respond quickly to any errors in the course
  • Has been a notable contributor to an online discussion forum
  • Experience working with a variety of digital learning technologies (learning platforms, discussion forums etc.)

 

** To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.