This position plays a key role in Radford University's efforts to provide pedagogical, instructional design and development consultation related to courses, modules, and whole curricula for instructional projects. This position involves working with faculty, staff and subject matter experts in a variety of settings to conduct needs assessments, identify instructional goals, analyze objectives and content needs, develop appropriate assessments, and work with media development specialists and technical personnel to ensure instructional materials and experiences are functional and effective within computer-supported delivery modes. This position reports to the Senior Director of Operations of the IMPACT Lab at Radford University.
Educational background supporting a solid understanding in learning science and instructional design. Considerable experience with instructional design projects, preferably in public education and not just industry/corporate environments, with an emphasis on design for online and alternate delivery methods. Experience in the use of a variety of instructional technologies and design methods, including one or more learning management systems. Ability to convey complex technical information to non-technical users. Demonstrated successful design, development, implementation and evaluation with a variety of instructional products. Working knowledge of skills, tools, and processes used in the development and delivery of web-based training / e-Learning. Ability to take actions independently in conjunction with understanding the strategies, goals, financial constraints, etc. of institutional stakeholders. Working experience with the design, preparation and documentation of work plans and design documents. Ability to see the big picture and report progress accordingly. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive organization topics and issues as well as maintain learner privacy.
Experience with multiple learning management systems; desktop communication environments (e.g., Adobe Connect, Zoom); collaboration and documentation tools/platforms (SharePoint, Office365, OneNote, Google Drive, Slack); the Quality Matters or OLC quality assurance program for online courses; and developing and validating learner assessments (e.g. design of evaluation instruments, summative test, and item design), particularly in machine-scored environments. Ability to work proactively on teaching and learning problems of diverse scope. Understanding of adult learning theory, distance learning, web-based training, synchronous and asynchronous learning and best practices in eLearning. Working knowledge of quality assurance practices in online higher education environments. Knowledge of how accessibility technologies and ADA/Section 504 (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements apply to online learning applications. Experience with development of assessments of pedagogical effectiveness and student learning outcomes of digital learning pedagogies.
Work Location: Radford
Posting Number: AP00117P
Position Number: FA5710
Department: IMPACT Lab-11026
Application Review Date: 10/14/2019
Internal Number: 7797
About Radford University
Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Radford University is committed to creating and supporting a highly productive, diverse and qualified workforce. As one of the largest employers in the region, Radford University seeks employees who support teaching, research and the public service mission of the university.