The Learning Technologist engages in consultations with faculty to support course design queries and strategies to best implement learning technologies, both within the LMS and without. This position must be able to analyze, plan, and design methodologies with faculty to integrate different technologies into their individual curriculums, based on discipline-specific needs. The incumbent will provide advanced support across varying technologies, including but not limited to advanced support for issues faculty are experiencing with the LMS and its available tools.
Three (3) years progressively responsible experience working in supporting the integration and effective use of instructional technology that includes successful experience with:
creating digital learning tools;
supporting the use of learning technologies, including learning management systems and related applications;
developing web-based learning materials;
project planning, management, and reporting;
using multiple computer platforms and devices;
using technology in blended and online teaching / learning environments
Ability to assist in the development of technology-enhanced courses and curriculum enrichment strategies through instructional design and technology principles
Strong analytical skills in identifying and resolving problems
Strong working knowledge of web-based applications and learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Panopto, etc.)
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms
Excellent customer service and support-oriented approaches
Confident in managing multiple simultaneous initiatives with minimal supervision
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, team environment
Demonstration of intellectual curiosity in the application of technology in the areas of teaching and learning
Strong attention to detail
Master's or advanced degree
Blackboard Certification: Learn Administration Essentials Certification or other LMS equivalent
Demonstrated strong skills in technical writing and/or editing of documents
Experience with project management and ticketing software, such as TeamDynamix or Cherwell
Experience with web page design concepts, multimedia design skills, digital video and audio, and other relevant tech
Experience with online instructional design
Special Instructions to Applicants:
We are recruiting two (2) positions from this posting.
To be considered, you must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted.
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Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2020, and will continue until a candidate has been successfully identified.
In order to complete the application, applicants must include:
a cover letter addressing qualifications as related to the job requirements
a current resume
a list of three recent (within past five years) professional references (which include name, title, email, and relationship)
Include a document with a link or links to digital artifacts (open courses, portfolios, training materials, etc.) created by you or with your significant involvement that demonstrates an alignment with this position. This will need to be uploaded as “other document”
Applicants may also attach as optional attachments unofficial transcripts and/or letters of recommendation.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.