The Educational Technologist provides support and training for the Columbia Law School faculty, faculty assistants and administrative staff involved with various aspects of the curriculum. The incumbent will partner with faculty and staff in order to make effective use of the University's LMS, Canvas, as a pedagogical and classroom administration tool. The incumbent will make use of several technologies in order to advance the teaching and learning goals of the faculty, such as: blogs, lecture capture (e.g. Panopto and Echo360), polling software and conferencing suites (e.g. Zoom, Skype, etc.).
This position works closely with the Director of Information Technology/Multi Media Group, the Office of the Registrar, the Vice Dean for Curriculum, and its ancillary curricular committees, all of which support Columbia faculty, lecturers, researchers and post-doctoral fellows. The incumbent works in a highly interactive and collaborative environment to assist with the application of pedagogically-sound technologies for course creation and enhancement. This position provides support for University supported technologies such as lecture capture software, video creation, web conferencing tools, and learning management systems. This role acts as a liaison between Columbia Law School Information Technology (CLS IT), Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
Collaborate with faculty and staff on the use of relevant instructional technology techniques and the application of educational technology tools to enhance student learning within traditional classroom environments, as well as, blended classrooms and distance learning courses.
Develop plans for applying educational practices and technology to specific learning or teaching problems. Provide support to instructors in the creation and implementation of course websites using learning management systems, and online resources such as, but not limited to, wikis, blogs, publishing and media platforms.
Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to Canvas and other educational technologies for faculty, staff, and students.
Create media using a wide range of multimedia software including, but not limited to, audio, video, web, and animation software to develop materials for courses.
Responsible for proposing, developing, planning, coordinating and facilitating learning opportunities and instructional technology.
Leverage emerging educational technologies, learning science research, and learning analytics to design, evaluate and enhance learning experiences.
Collaborate with team members to plan short- and long-term projects and participate in implementing strategic initiatives.
Work on special projects as deemed relevant and be available as needed for technical and other support during critical periods.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. A minimum of 3-5 years of related experience required.
Experience using web-based learning, authoring, or publication systems.
Demonstrated professional experience in designing and developing teaching and learning materials, developing dynamic websites with CSS and HTML.
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, the instructional design process, including needs assessment, instructional problems, learner characteristics, task analysis, instructional objectives, content sequencing, instructional strategies and resources, evaluation instruments, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation.
Knowledge of current pedagogy and training in the use of educational technologies for instruction.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks under short and changing deadlines, while ensuring timely and accurate execution.
Proven ability to create project plans and successfully complete projects.
Act as an analytical thinker with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion and tact in a highly confidential professional setting.
Prior experience working with faculty in a higher education environment.
Experience with Canvas and similar learning management systems.
Experience with lecture capture platforms, preferably Echo360 and/or Panopto.
Multimedia development experience including the use of the Adobe Suite of products.
Experience in the collection and analysis of learning analytics.
Knowledge of web content management systems, preferably Drupal. Knowledge of WordPress is a plus.
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