eLearning Instructional Design Specialist

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eLearning Instructional Design Specialist

Job Summary:

The eLearning Instructional Design Specialist reports to the Vice Provost for Faculty. Direction and supervision of daily activities will be provided by the Director(s) of the Teaching Resource and Research Center (TRRC). Working in collaboration with faculty, academic administrators and Spelman Technology Services (STS), the ideal candidate will provide pedagogical and instructional design expertise to support faculty with course development projects. The position will provide direct support in the design and development of web-enhanced, hybrid and fully online courses, the use of instructional technologies, and the application of sound instructional design principles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Consults with faculty to identify and structure content and activities for student learning, particularly for online delivery.
•Serves as an instructional design lead to ensure that design methodology and best practices are adhered to in the development and implementation of eLearning materials and media for web-enhanced, hybrid or fully online courses.
•Designs, develops, and delivers workshops and training for faculty and staff on subjects related to online education, particularly pedagogical best practices.
•Creates learning resources in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, video, animation and multimedia to support teach and learning.
•Works with the eLearning Manager (STS) and the appropriate Academic Affairs committees as identified by the TRRC Director(s) or the Office of the Provost, to develop the overall plan to support online courses.
•Assists faculty with communications through various methods including web conference platforms (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams), newsletters, email, collaborative chat rooms, social media platforms and other tools.
•Conducts research on trends in the use of technology in education.
•Provides LMS support to faculty and students with direction by the TRRC Director, and in collaboration with associated support departments (i.e. STS).
•Consults, trains, and serves as a resource to faulty in the design, development, evaluation, and revision of teaching, learning, and assessment needs to support a learning-centered environment.
•Facilitates the learning-centered environment and student experience in online courses and programs.
•Provides pedagogical and technical support to faculty to develop, design, and create online instructional content applying instructional design oversight and active and applied learning principles in the development and design process.
•Collaborates with the faculty to design, develop, and implement interactive online and hybrid courses and programs using best practices in design, Section 508 Accessibility standards and course design standards.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in education or related field plus a minimum of three years in instructional design, instructional technology, or distance learning required.

The work of this position requires a solid understanding of pedagogy and trends in college instruction and faculty development and hands-on experience developing instructional materials for learning management systems, such as Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn(D2L), Blackboard, and so on.

Experience with training faculty for professional development, and/or teaching; and the ability to teach one-on-one or in a classroom setting. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to apply sound principles of online pedagogy to support a community of inquiry at a college or university.
Experience with Web development using HTML and CSS; graphics development using editing software (e.g., Photoshop); Camtasia, Captivate, Articulate, and similar instructional design software.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required when presenting information to faculty, staff, and students. Incumbent must be able to write business correspondence and compose memos, letters, and emails.
Must demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must show success at the ability to work on multiple projects/courses simultaneously.

Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions :

On-line teaching certification preferred



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EEO Statement:

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.




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Posted: 1/22/2021
Application Due: 3/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time