PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Instructional Technologist helps integrate technologies, such as computers, hardware, and software, into educational settings. A key role of the Instructional Technologist is growing the use of technology in classrooms. As we move from a traditional classroom to an “enhanced traditional” or hybrid classroom, the Instructional Technologist evaluates the use of technology in the classroom and provides suggestions on improvement, as well as educational software recommendations. The Instructional Technologist also trains instructors and administrators in using the implemented technologies. Additionally, the Instructional Technologist will collaborate and build relationships with Booth Faculty Services and the University Academic Technology Solutions team.
- In support of an Instructor’s pedagogical goals for teaching, investigate innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning and support the use of specialized applications, equipment, and services, including face-to-face interaction as well as group, seminar, and online interaction.
- Partnering with Faculty and Instructional Designers, promote new learning technologies and delivery strategies to support pedagogical initiatives.
- Work with faculty and instructional designers to experiment with emerging instructional technologies and teaching methodologies.
- Collaborate with faculty and instructional designers on the adoption of appropriate learning technologies to advance educational goals.
- Develop resources and services, including tailored training programs, documentation, online reference materials, learning modules, and seminars ranging from basic online course management skills to the advanced application of technology in teaching.
- Maintain professional expertise in online teaching and learning, technology-based course delivery, including: learning management systems (LMS), multimedia and instructional course software, adaptive learning tools, multimedia presentation, web- conferencing, and classroom technologies.
- Monitor trends, identify opportunities, and explore innovative solutions to teaching and educational initiatives.
- Maintain a network of relationships with colleagues across campus, other institutions, and professional affiliations on an ongoing basis.
- Identify technology training needs of faculty and students.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or related field required; Masters preferred.
- A minimum of five years of professional work experience in an instructional technology/design/development position, or relevant experience required.
- Experience working with faculty in a higher education environment required. Comfortable interacting with and using consultative skills with a diverse group of faculty.
- High level of proficiency in adult/online learning theory, principles and technology and the ability to teach this information to others preferred.
- Experience with hybrid and online instructional design in higher education required.
- Experience with Learning Management System (LMS) and other instructional technologies to further the teaching and learning processes required. (Experience with Canvas, Coursera and NovoEd preferred.)
- Expertise with one or more digital authoring tools (Camtasia, Captivate, Knowbly, Articulate) preferred.
- Expertise in web conferencing software (WebEx, Zoom) required.
- At least two years of experience creating documentation and delivering workshops to faculty in the use of educational technologies preferred.
- Comfortable and skilled communicating with a non-technical audience.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, to take initiative, and adapt to dynamic and ever-changing environments.
- Has flexible work schedule with availability to work some evenings and weekends required.
- Ability for some limited international travel to Booth’s global locations preferred.
- Previous management experience helpful, but not required
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