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BEE World

Course Writer

BEE World
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 02/10/2009
Categories: Missions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Course Writer/Reviser
Summary: The Course Writer/Reviser takes raw content either in previous courses or from original beginnings and develops the material into BEE World courses.
Position Description:
A Writer/Reviser determines the content of a course he or she has been assigned by the Curriculum Director. Courses are assigned based on the Writer/Reviser 's expertise in various subject matters. Working closely with the Instructional Designer, the Writer/Reviser assesses the depth of study given the academic level of BEE Worlds intended student and determines what content should be included. The Writer/Reviser determines the broad flow of topics to be divided into units and lessons, and then within each lesson, the topics and sub-topics to be covered. In the case of Reviser, typically this person will be working with an older BEE course and considering carefully the inclusion of copyrighted material and trimming excess material to make the course more succinct without sacrificing essential content. If the person is creating a course from scratch, the process will take longer as the writer will need to do research. Some of this research can be delegated to other members of the staff.
Lines of Accountability: The Writer/Reviser reports to the Instructional Designer (ID) as Leader and works with the ID Leader to establish a reasonable set of benchmarks in either doing a preliminary revising or assembling the raw content into a basic set of lessons.
Works with the Instructional Designer to create a rich learning experience that focuses on both basic knowledge and character development.
Works with the Graphic artist in determining how various graphic forms can represent and interpret the course content.
Negotiates a schedule with the ID, which delivers the revision or first draft in a reasonable time.
Continues to follow the courses development through the instructional design process as questions are developed and exams are written. This is also true as graphics are created.
Stays focus on the course until it is completed as a Word document and is ready to be turned over to the IBS Development team.
Qualifications: This person should have a theological academic background ideally at the masters level or higher. The person should have a developed expertise in one particular aspect of our curriculum in areas such as Biblical theology, pastoral theology, church history or pastoral skills. The person must demonstrate an essential ability to reflect on their subject matter and breakdown it down into basic components to make teaching the subject possible. Previous experience in writing courses, books, or other forms of published material is highly desirable. Reasonable skills with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word is required. The person must have strong people skills, able to work collaboratively with other people, and a commitment to be a team member.
Background: Previous practical experience as a BEE World facilitator is highly desirable, and experience as a teacher is useful. Experience in writing courses is also valuable