Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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ASSESSMENT SCIENTIST , Open Learning-Playful Journey Lab , to play a major role in developing and supporting the lab's vision of playful assessment and growing the body of work in development and research. Will contribute deeply on certain projects (e.g., game-based assessment, embedded assessment in hands-on learning using multimodal data), develop assessments, and work closely with teachers for implementation and data collection; contribute more broadly on a larger set of projects, ensuring the rigor and validity of assessments; and help build capacity among the lab's designers, researchers, and data scientists to deepen its understanding of assessment science as a whole. Responsibilities include designing and developing assessments that are playful, student-centered, and authentic; researching and validating assessment models; managing projects and coordinating staff through the design, research, analysis, and dissemination phases; and engaging in a playful assessment community of educators to learn from teacher practices and conduct professional development.
The Playful Journey Lab develops playful ways to support future-ready skills through innovative assessment and learning designs. Its approach is student-centered, authentic, and performance-based, empowering learners to take ownership of their own learning pathways and supporting teachers to build capacity in assessment design. Its interdisciplinary team collaborate on designing, implementing, and researching assessment tools to create tools for lifelong learning experiences.
REQUIRED : Ph.D. in assessment design, psychometrics, learning analytics, educational data mining, learning sciences, instructional design, cognitive psychology, or related area; five years' assessment research experience; experience developing and validating authentic assessments, simulations/games, and educational technologies; experience teaching or working closely with K-12 educators; and a desire to impact the future of education. Job #17425
Additional information about the position is available from YJ Kim at email@example.com .
This is a one year position with potential for renewal over the length of a three-year grant period.
Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2019, with the goal of starting August 1, 2019.
Internal Number: 17425
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