Instructional Technologist

Employer
Location
Dallas, Dallas County
Posted
Feb 10, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design


UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Instructional Technologist

Job Description Summary:

The UNT Dallas College of Law invites applications for the position of Instructional Technologist. The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school that will enroll its first class in Fall 2014. The College of Law will strive to provide a legal education that is affordable, accessible, and incorporates best practices in educating legal professionals. Located within a major metropolitan area that currently lacks a public law school, the UNT Dallas College of Law will increase opportunities for local college graduates to attend law school without the costs associated with relocation or private tuition.



The Instructional Technologist will collaborate closely with faculty, staff, and administration. This position plays a critical role in designing the most effective and appropriate ways of using technology to deliver (and maintain) course content (including hybrid and blended courses). This will entail coordinating learning management systems with other technologies (including lecture capture, response technology, and assessment technology), coordinating technology with learning outcomes and assessment plans, and collaborating with faculty in ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of teaching methods.



Examples of the work performed by this position include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Working closely with faculty to assist them in best usage of the Leaming Management System (LMS) and other educational technologies in designing courses and preparing course content.

  • Configuring, managing, and maintaining the LMS and other instructional technologies, including maintaining courses, users, accounts, and permissions.

  • Overseeing the ongoing process of maintaining and organizing, for ongoing and future use, curricular and co-curricular online and digital content.

  • Working closely with faculty to discover, develop, and implement ways in which technology can be applied to enhance onsite, hybrid, and distance education teaching.

  • Overseeing and conducting training related to the LMS, sceencasting, and other technologies.

  • Creating web-based tutorials and courses to provide information and training for faculty, staff, and students relating to the LMS and instructional technology.

  • Collaborating with faculty on using technology to assist with assessment strategies.

  • Working with vendors to address issues relating to use of materials in the online environment.

  • Supporting faculty and student orientation relating to instructional technology.

  • Participating on committees and task forces as necessary to address curricular or technology issues.

  • Performing other job related duties as assigned.



    UNT Dallas College of Law is an AA/ADA/EOE


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in instructional technology, instructional design with two years of experience working in the instructional technology field, or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:



  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Windows 7

  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of the Blackboard Course Management System

  • Intermediate to advanced skill in using web and media based technologies for education

  • Knowledge of instructional design principles

  • Knowledge of online course development standards and procedures

  • Knowledge of educational applications of social media

  • Knowledge of educational theories, including instructional systems design, and adult learning theory

  • Experience in providing instruction and assistance to faculty in the use of instructional technology.

  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in the areas of instructional technology and course design.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in designing courses and course content using LMS and instructional technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and make use of multimedia design and production, video editing, web authoring, and html editing.

  • Knowledge of emerging tools related to teaching and learning.

  • Ability and willingness to provide excellent customer service.

  • Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of collaboration with faculty and administration.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Masters degree in a field relating to instructional technology and design.

  • At least two years of experience in a higher education environment assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating instructional technology solutions.

  • Advanced knowledge of the utilization and administration of at least one Learning Management System (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodie, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to make effective use of instructional technologies in the areas of lecture capture, video conferencing, assessment, and student in-class response technologies.

Physical Demands:

Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position will be located Downtown Dallas at the College of Law Campus.




For more information and to apply, visit: unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com

THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to
http://www.unt.edu/dallas.

University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE


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