Instructional Technology Specialist

Employer
Bushnell University
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

This position serves to ensure effective faculty preparation in online course delivery, quality of technology-assisted pedagogy, and, ultimately, student satisfaction and retention. The Instructional Technology Specialist will provide direct support and training to faculty and adjunct instructors for online and in-person learning technologies, including the university LMS (learning management system). This position is a cross-departmental collaboration.

Position Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate support for and training in educational technology
  • Coordinate and conduct onboarding for new instructors and ongoing training for all instructors
  • Advise academic deans on best practices for pedagogy, curriculum design, and retention strategies in regard to online and hybrid learning and learning platforms.
  • Participate in routine IT Department meetings and required trainings
  • Maintain and update “Faculty 101” training module in BeaconLearning
  • Develop support documentation and trainings to aid campus in using educational technology using in-person, knowledgebase articles, video, and online meeting delivery methods
  • Research, recommend, and implement best practice guidelines for technology usage campus-wide
  • Provide 1st and 2nd level support for LMS related issues and other issues as assigned
  • Coordinate LMS upgrades
  • Identify, recommend and implement additional educational technologies as needed
  • Assist in development of new courses and monitor course quality and implementation deadlines
  • Additional duties as assigned
Experience and Qualification Requirements Education/Certifications

Master’s degree preferred, ideally in instructional technology, curriculum design, education, information science, or a related field.

Skills/Abilities
  • The Instructional Technologist must be courteous, professional, and customer service oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new software at depth
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in a training or support setting
  • Comfort developing and delivering training to small and large groups
  • Demonstrated experience with inter-departmental collaboration
  • Prefer experience with LMS and other educational technologies
  • Prefer familiarity with Moodle 3.5 or higher
  • Prefer experience in higher education
  • Ability to utilize Windows based software and a range of instructional technology tools

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