Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Distance Education
Nature of Work
This position provides instructional design and technical support for university faculty and others members of the UWG community to design, develop, evaluate, and provide support for partially and fully online courses using the course management system known as GeorgiaView. The instructional designer conducts research on emerging instructional design technologies and methodologies, especially those relating to online education quality and evaluation, and makes recommendations for new solutions as appropriate to the Director. Consults with and assists faculty to develop a variety of online pedagogical and andragogical teaching strategies, activities, and materials in order to optimize online learning quality and assessment. Provides training, instructional design, and other support for faculty and staff as assigned by the Director and is skilled at collecting and analyzing data. Other tasks may be assigned based on need.
Primary duties and responsibilities are: serving as an institutional administrator for the course management system known as GeorgiaView, providing tier three phone and technical support; designing and developing quality online courses and learning objects for delivery; helping maintain UWG Online web presence, providing online training modules and customized documentation, in support of faculty/students using our online course-management system and other related distance education technologies; identifying training and instructional design needs, and helping to ensure institutional effectiveness through quality assurance in online courses, SACS and BOR accreditation guidelines, quality pedagogical and instructional methods, copyright, and ADA requirements; serving on various committees and organizations.
The instructional designer will serve as the institutional administrator for Quality Matters (QM): promoting quality assurance in partially and fully online courses, managing faculty and staff enrollment in QM courses, tracking budget for QM, determining qualification for UWG Online Certification, advising Associate Dean and Associate Director on which QM courses are suitable for various faculty needs and programs, and working with Director on budget allocations for QM. Will serve as the institutional administrator for CoursEval and manage the evaluation process on a semester basis: using Banner SCT to obtain data, the instructional designer manages, creates, and organizes evaluation protocols and manage evaluation distribution. Will also supervise student assistants, graduate assistants, and temporary workers: organizing and managing the hiring process, advising the Director.
Certificates in online education, instructional design, training, or related, will be preferred.
$42,000 minimum to $58,410 midpoint
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Normal office environment. Position requires local travel and ability to lift and carry files and materials.
Notice to Applicants
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
Master’s degree in education, instructional design, instructional technology, media or related subject is preferred or a Bachelor’s degree with +3 years’ experience working with Course Management Systems, SCT Banner, and related distance education technologies and tools (online audio/video, etc.) is preferred. Experience working in a higher education environment with faculty training familiarity is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of both current practices and emerging trends in the field of instructional technology, design, and distance learning is required. Broad-based knowledge and skill in operating a variety of software applications used in multimedia, courseware development, and distributed learning products is required. Sound background in creating computer-based training, facilitator-led training, online/blended learning, self-study, and job aids is highly preferred. Experience collecting and analyzing data and generating reports to ensure institutional effectiveness is highly preferred.
Posting Date & Link
Posting Dates 02/06/2017 – 02/20/2017 ; Link http://jobs.westga.edu/postings/7104
- Required Documents: Resume, cover letter, three letters or reference, salary history