Instructional Technology, Design & E-Learning
Reports to the Director of Information Technology. This position serves The Business School and provides leadership for and collaborates with faculty, program directors, and university administrators to improve curriculum and instruction through the use of technology-enhanced learning in both existing and new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With specialized knowledge of the principles, theories, and concepts of pedagogy and the use and delivery of instructional technology and distance learning applications, serves as the primary point of contact for all technology-enhanced curricula. Facilitates meetings with faculty and others on a variety of complex projects and provides support, advisement, and input. Activities include: creating training and development opportunities for full- and part-time faculty; helping faculty identify and evaluate instructional software, and consulting in the design and development of curriculum materials. Participates in setting policies regarding acquisition, installation, licensing, and maintenance of hardware and software, and brings faculty with common interests together to brainstorm innovative solutions to instructional problems. Works with faculty and administrators in the process of short and long term strategic planning for the integration of instructional technology. Researches and reviews data to remain current on strategies and trends in learning technology. Serves on and/or supports various campus committees. May supervise lower level technical staff; and performs related duties as required.
Requires a master's degree in information science, communication, media, instructional design, curriculum/instructional development, instructional technology, or a related field, and at least two years of related experience in instructional design within higher education. Requires extensive knowledge of contemporary and emerging learning theories, instructional theories, practices, and their applications, assessment techniques, and web development standards and emerging technologies. Strong conceptual, planning and project management skills. Must have the ability to develop and present instructional materials; assess technology and software programs and identify advantages and limitations of using various technologies for instructional purposes. Effectively demonstrates instructional applications of technologies; facilitate workshops; effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience; and establish cooperative working relationships. Requires strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the use of technology in a variety of learning environments.