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Master's degree in a relevant field (i.e. instructional technology, instructional design, educational media, instructional systems design, or related educational field) from an accredited university.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Research, recommend, create and implement appropriate educational technologies and tools, while assisting faculty with course development, assessment and evaluation.
Work with RCOE administration and faculty to know and understand NC Digital Learning Competencies and provide instructional support where needed.
Consult with faculty to ensure that course content, active-learning activities and assessments are aligned to curricular goals, student outcomes and learning objectives.
Maintain current knowledge of research pertaining to higher education, emerging technologies, digital pedagogy, mobile applications, universal design and learning theory.
Collaborate with the Center for Academic Excellence/ Learning Technology Services team and the Information Technology Services group to support faculty in the use of academic technologies and active-learning strategies.
Conduct ongoing assessment of current technology integration activity in the RCOE.
Systematically plan and carry out activities for faculty development.
Assist faculty in improving their ability to model effective integration of educational technologies.
Hire and supervise student workers in the Digital Learning Resources Lab.
Conduct routine and regular assessments of RCOE classroom and other spaces to determine necessary technology needs.
Know and understand current classroom teaching methodologies to support faculty and students.
Develop resources (e.g., workshops, web pages, discussion groups) to assist in delivering faculty development activities.
Provide guidance to faculty in using distance education technologies.
Chair the RCOE Technology Advisory Committee and serve on other committees as appropriate.
Assist in the provision of audio-visual support for events within the Reich College of Education building.
Provide technical support workshops and other support for clinical educators and field supervisors.
Partner with the director of assessment and associate dean regarding Watermark/TK20 workshops and classroom support for faculty and students. It will also partner with the College's communication specialist regarding college technology support and outreach.
Work with faculty to provide student experiential learning projects to provide promotional video and photography for the College in collaboration with the College's Director of Marketing, Communications, and Engagement.
Work with the University IT and all faculty and staff (i.e., those in the Reich College of Education, the Academy at Middle Fork, and the Lucy Brock Lab School Program) to provide technical support and appropriate professional development.
Help faculty manage their own and their programs' online presence.
Teaching experience in public schools and/or higher education (both preferred).
Experience facilitating faculty development for the purpose of integrating technology in a variety of teaching and learning settings.
Skill in applying computer hardware and software and related technologies to teaching and learning; experience with mixed platforms preferred.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon.- Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.