Learning Design and Development Technologist
- Guilford College
- Greensboro, North Carolina
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Instructional Technology & Design
- Administrative Jobs
- Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Position summary: The Learning Design and Development Technologist directs the establishment of principles, standards, and practices for the advancement of innovative and creative approaches to online and blended learning as such pedagogies co-exist with the face-to-face learning experience. They actively participate with and engage faculty and students to nurture thriving partnerships within a learning environment whose service excellence is grounded by its commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, creation, and innovation.
This position is federally funded through the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant: Revitalizing Enrollment, Retention, and Degree Completion at Guilford College. The Learning Design and Development Technologist will be instrumental in the formation of a consultative team strategy that is central to the success of the grant initiative, which involves advancing the College’s learning technologies ecosystem toward a sustainable future. The position will be continued as a permanent appointment beyond the grant period, which ends effective 1 October 2025.
The Learning Design and Development Technologist promotes partnerships and collaborations among students, faculty, and staff to further the blended library organizational vision within an established academic commons environment. They will provide leadership in planning and implementing strategies for the advancement of all aspects of teaching, learning, and research support within face-to-face, blended, and online environments, generally supporting and informing learning environment design.
The Learning Design and Development Technologist furthers campus-wide efforts for advancing the learning technologies ecosystem through Hege’s Teaching, Learning, and Research Collaboratory and through the design and development of other classroom and creation spaces supporting online and blended learning aligned with the goals and objectives of the Title III grant.
The Learning Design and Development Technologist participates as a member of the Hege Library and Learning Technologies Leadership team which provides general oversight for the advancement of strategic directions for a blended library and academic technologies service unit. In particular, the Learning Design and Development Technologist will work to realize the broader mission and vision of the Library as Academic Commons and to further coordinated development of responsive library and educational technology services in support of teaching, learning, and research. They will co-lead the Learning Design and Development team, along with the Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Librarian, and will serve as a resource informing learning environment design.
The individual in this position performs the duties and responsibilities of this role at all times in a fashion that supports the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive institution of academic excellence where a variety of persons and perspectives are welcome, as well as to providing an environment where students from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, cultures and backgrounds may succeed.
- Develops, promotes, and delivers practical and responsive training and development services for faculty and instructional staff in the effective use of learning technologies tools, solutions, and techniques for advancing the adoption of online and blended teaching and learning modalities. Develops relationships with faculty and instructional staff, providing leadership and responsive operational support to incorporate educational technologies and new content delivery methods into the curriculum. Supports the design and development of a modern, multi-modal learning environment; will help bridge faculty development needs related to the integration of blended and online learning modalities. Helps to implement strategies to optimize classroom and aligned learning spaces to further the successful blending of computing, presentation, and creation technologies supporting teaching and learning.
- Supports the Digital Pedagogy Faculty Fellowship Program to build partnerships with faculty across disciplines and develop an instructional design consultancy model for advancing innovative approaches to curriculum design and development that will emphasize active and collaborative learning within both virtual and physical learning environments.
- With Digital Pedagogy Faculty Fellows, identifies opportunities to team teach with faculty who hold their classes in the Teaching, Learning, and Research Collaboratory and who are particularly interested in exploring the full potential of its learning technologies capabilities.
- In partnership with faculty, designs, develops, and delivers the Guilford College Online and Blended Teaching Certification Program; serves as the College’s Quality Matters Coordinator.
- Serves as a standing member of the Academic Technology Advisory Committee within the College’s Technology Governance and Prioritization structure.
- Serves as an ex officio member of the Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching (FDET) Committee, and partners with colleagues who provide leadership for faculty development and research through the Center for Principled Problem Solving and Excellence in Teaching (CPPSET) to ensure the advancement of scholarship and enrichment programs that promote the scholarship of teaching and learning and effective instructional design practices, particularly as these further online and blended learning.
- Consults with the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness for developing assessment strategies for learning technologies and spaces and their effectiveness in advancing active/collaborative learning within the context of academic program priorities, especially as those further online and blended learning.
- Provides ongoing consultation with faculty about technology integration into academics, including instructional software and technological needs.
- Maintains regular communication with vendors and external service providers that provide the College with learning technologies solutions and support.
- Provides guidance and pedagogical perspectives through partnership with Information Technology Services (ITS) in the administration of the Canvas learning management system (LMS).
- Supports educational development to ensure the continual improvement of the Canvas end user experience.
- Fosters effective communication and collaboration between Library and Learning Technologies and ITS to assess and plan for the ongoing management and provision of seamless, responsive, reliable, and high-quality learning technologies services and support.
- Master’s degree with concentration in education, educational technology, and/or other relevant fields. Three to five years of experience in an educational technology setting blending in-person and virtual learning; knowledge of current trends, developments and significant innovations in student learning and faculty teaching leveraging technology. Demonstrated success and increasing leadership development and expertise in working with faculty and providing learning technologies support in a higher education setting. Extensive knowledge of learning technologies, instructional and learning space design principles, and online and blended learning modalities. An understanding of and demonstrated expertise with virtual and blended learning, web, social media, and mobile development and management tools including learning management systems, digital collaboration and presentation tools, video conferencing solutions, and web development platforms. Depth of experience and demonstrated excellence in learning technologies client services. Exemplary oral and written communication skills. Ability to execute and deliver results. Demonstrated success in relationship and partnership development among a diversity of constituencies within an academic setting
- A second master’s or doctoral degree Demonstrated teaching excellence blending in-person and virtual learning experiences Strong consultancy skills for fostering change. Experience with project management processes and tools. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, retaining, mentoring, and actively engaging with underrepresented and underserved populations both on campus and in the broader community. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with experience developing and utilizing information and technology resources and tools to promote understanding of privilege and oppression among people.
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