Instructional Designer

Location
Huntsville, Walker County
Posted
Jan 17, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design

Requisition Number: 201400019S

Department: Acad Instruct Tech and Dist Learn

Full Time Part Time: Full Time

Educational Experience Requirement: Bachelor's degree in Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Computer Science, Education or related field. Minimum of five years experience in web page development, computer multimedia, computer use support, and course development and design documentation using emerging technologies, preferably in higher education. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature and Purpose of Position: Creates and develops online courses in conjunction with faculty. Improves web courses, creates attractive departmental websites, and prepares graphics for proposals, courses and professional presentations.

Primary Responsibilities: Creates and develops online courses in conjunction with faculty. Follows strict Principles of Good Practice guidelines to ensure the online courses follow the SACS/Coordinating Board guidelines. Develops web based courses utilizing instructional technologies. Provides development support to faculty in course redesign for web based delivery. Develops appropriate teaching or learning applications for web based courses and implements web based courses. Designs and creates web pages for support of web based courses. Coordinates scheduling and logistics of web based courses with appropriate university personnel. Consults with faculty members to determine appropriate technology and strategies for course delivery and researches and finds techniques, software and videos to implement in the course. Coordinates with video production team to ensure the videos that are recorded are uploaded into the online courses. Maintains appropriate records of work activities. Conducts surveys with the faculty throughout the semester to ensure needs of the students are being met. Participates in continuing professional development activities. Observes safety and security measures appropriate to work performed and work supervised. Develops and conducts instructions technology workshops. Creates and maintains database records and spreadsheets. Processes course evaluations for online stipends. Provides audio/video production service and support as needed. Conducts College specific training for faculty and staff. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications: Position requires the incumbent to remain current on emerging applications of instructional design and instructional technology applications as they relate to distance learning and to keep abreast of research concerning the teaching learning process as it relates to distance education. A thorough knowledge of learning theories and understanding of college level course work and ability to apply that understanding to course development is required. Must have the ability to design, develop, and implement instructional multimedia products. The ability to work collaboratively including strong communication, interpersonal, project management, and organizational skills is required. The skills of current microcomputer technologies, to include; desktop applications, World Wide Web and multimedia, is required. Must have knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.