The position is part of an instructional technology team that supports the mission of the university by working with faculty and staff to identify and apply modern instructional technologies to advance Elon's model of student and learning-centered higher education and to enhance and support strategic campus initiatives. The position provides expert guidance in the application of instructional technologies and provides consulting, training, and support in the use of both existing and emerging technologies.
Additionally, the Instructional Technologist for Learning Technology Support focuses on advancing the university's learning management system (LMS), and provides technology expertise, guidance and support for connected tools, plugins and software as a service (SaaS). The position works closely with the instructional technology team to support faculty and staff through consultations, group trainings and quick help. This position is also responsible for supervision of student staff, who serve as the entry point for support.
This is an on-campus position.
Master's degree required in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Media, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design or similar field.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Must have a demonstrated knowledge of supporting an LMS, instructional technology tools and their use in teaching and learning. Requires outstanding communication and consultative skills and must be able to apply these skills with faculty and staff at all educational levels. Must be detail-oriented, have excellent time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively lead and execute projects and initiatives. Must be able to work both independently and be a team player. Must have a demonstrated broad knowledge of instructional technology tools and their use in teaching and learning.
A patient nature and the ability to work well with others needed. Must be comfortable leading training sessions and speaking in front of large groups. Must be able to work with frequent interruptions, manage multiple tasks/projects, and learn independently. Must have an understanding of copyright, fair use, accessibility, universal design and learning analytics, and their applications in teaching and learning.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Degree/Major: Master's degree required in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Media, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design or similar field.
Length Of Experience:
Two to four years of work experience in these areas, preferably in a higher education environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Instructional Technologist Related:
Provide expertise, consult, train and support faculty and staff in the application of instructional technologies, such as the university's learning management system, collaboration software, multimedia tools, presentation tools and other instructional tools.
Develop and disseminate accessible materials, documentation, modules, trainings, workshops and resources related to campus technologies and the effective use of instructional technologies.
Collaborate with TLT colleagues on and assist with the management of projects.
Serve as a liaison for schools/departments.
Support the development and creation of accessible learning applications/objects and online learning experiences.
Explore innovative teaching trends and research educational technologies that may enhance teaching, learning, research, service and clinical work.
Collaborate with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning to recommend the best application of instructional technologies for pedagogy and scholarship and in the exploration of inter-disciplinary
Internal Number: 7853
About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.