This (one year- full time) Instructional Designer consults with faculty on online pedagogy, technology integration, and course design. Supports the design and development of new and existing blended and/or online course offerings. Provides support to the various academic departments and students in the use of e-learning technology tools and the different components of online course management systems in designing courses, training, planning, developing, documenting, and testing online courses.
(55%) Serve as a member of the instructional design team and collaborate with other instructional designers, video producers and course assistants on creating high quality interactive online content. Support faculty in the development of online/blended course materials utilizing appropriate technology tools. Train, track and coordinate course assistants to support successful design and delivery of online and blended courses. Plan, develop and facilitate training workshops on best practices for online instruction and use of e-learning technology tools.
(35%) Assist faculty and students in the design and delivery of online exams. Support faculty and students with the online course delivery. Research, evaluate and integrate new and emerging e-learning technology tools to promote student learning. Participate and support campus wide distance education initiative and projects. Report, analyze manage data for online course initiatives Keep current on distance education and instructional design theories, applications, and trends.
(10%) Other duties assigned as required.
Bachelor's Degree required with 2-3 year's related work experience.
Master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology, Instructional Systems, Educational Systems, Educational Technology, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
Instructional design experience
Experience directly related to online learning and/or instructional technology
Experience in online course development and/or in teaching in an online environment, including assessment of student outcomes
Demonstrated experience with one or more of the major LMS, including Canvas, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, or Moodle. Preference given to Canvas experience
A good understanding of Web2.0 tools/mobile apps as well as other learning technology tools such as lecture capture, audio/video editing, social media, etc. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel, PPT
Experience providing professional development to faculty relevant to both online and/or face to face instruction
Experience implementing distance-learning initiatives and/or creating a strategic vision for integrating new technologies for better learning outcomes for students
Strong work ethic with demonstrated collaborative and coordinative skills
Excellent communicator in both oral and written communication
Strong computer literacy is required
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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