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Online Educational Technologist « Position Deleted on 3/16/2013 »
|Institution:||Loyola University Chicago|
|Application Due:||Open Until Filled|
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Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus (Rogers Park)
Department, ITS-Academic Technology Services
Full-Time/University Staff Position)
Loyola University Chicago is the nation's largest and Chicago's only Jesuit Catholic University. Loyola has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a top 100 workplace among large companies for the 3rd year in a row based on employee appreciation, pay and benefits, and senior management quality.
The Online Educational Technologist is a subject matter expert in e-learning, instructional technologies, learning management systems and instructional technology support. This position coordinates campus and departmental technology efforts to expand blended, hybrid, and online teaching and learning. This position provides mentoring, support and consultation to university faculty, instructional staff, and administration in the design and implementation of learning management systems and the suite of online technologies including; technology-mediated instruction, online and hybrid courses, and programs.
The technologist designs training, develops online instructional techniques and technologies, supports processes and projects for the learning management system, instructional systems, and other administrative systems. The incumbent is also responsible for working with faculty and instructional specialists who design and teach online courses. The technologist also trains and advises faculty and staff to support institutional learning management and online objectives. The position requires a highly motivated, dedicated, and enthusiastic person who will assist faculty and administrators in the development and delivery of online and web-enhanced courses and programs; provide expertise and guidance in a wide variety of instructional technologies, facilitate workshops, and assist in the support of the online learning system.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Advise and assist faculty and staff in the use of learning technologies to enhance teaching and learning, and support new learning environments and new learning technologies.
2. Provide consultation to faculty and staff in the application and the use of instructional technology tools in the delivery of instruction.
3. Conduct short-term consultations with faculty, students, and staff in the use of technology and evolving technologies in support of teaching, learning, technology, and related activities of the University community.
4. Participate in and manage projects relating to the design and development of; distributed learning and e-learning technologies and applications, multimedia, and other online initiatives.
5. Help organize what suite of tools support learning management systems, the suite of online systems, and instructional technology.
6. Develop and build a roadmap and checklists for faculty to take advantage of learning management, online, and instructional systems.
7. Design, develop, test, program, and document the development of technologies related to e-learning, instructional technologies and to promote sound pedagogical and technological use of learning technology.
8. Manage faculty and staff support projects, programs and initiatives as assigned.
9. Promote a professional work environment dedicated to customer service and team work.
10. Other duties may be assigned based on departmental needs.
MINIMUM EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE:
A Master's degree in instructional technology, instructional design, or equivalent work experience is required. A minimum of 2 years of progressively significant technology and instructional experience including 2+ years' experience using technologies that support teaching and learning is required. Extensive use and support of learning management systems is required. Real experience in teaching and/or support of online courses is highly desired. Ability to manage several small and medium-size projects and work within teams is required. Strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills, both oral and written are required for a person in this position.
An ability to acquire proficiency in new and evolving technologies is required. Two years of experience in designing and implementing technology solutions related to instructional technologies. The Online Educational Technologist is proficient in digital media technologies and provides subject matter expertise on these and other technology tools:
1. Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle or other LMS
2. Adobe Creative Suite
3. Video and audio production techniques and tools
4. Project Management tools
5. Microsoft Office Suite
6. HTML Coding and Design for development of web-based instruction
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills. The individual must be a strong team player and is inspired to support students, faculty, and staff in using technology.
Occasional travel to other Chicagoland campuses will be required.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer