Provide instructional design support to faculty planning to develop/deliver a new course through distance learning, adapt an existing course to a form of distance learning, or add an online learning component to a traditional or hybrid course. Develop instructional design strategies to be carried forward through all phases of course design, development, and implementation. Serve as a member of the Distance Learning team of the Center for Teaching and Learning in the capacity of Instructional Designer. Design and implement assessment processes and evaluation tools. Conduct quarterly workshops to provide faculty with instructional design skills used in the planning process.
Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or equivalent professional experience in the technology based-instruction field. Minimum of three years relevant experience in instructional design, distance learning and/or teaching in a higher education environment. Ability to work independently and as a productive team member. Knowledge of learning theory and instructional design theory. Demonstrated skills in designing assessment/evaluation processes. Knowledge of emerging technologies in the higher education field. Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written. Project management and problem solving skills necessary.
Experience with web-course development software, learning management system, and designing courses for web delivery. Desired backgrounds in educational multimedia production, storyboarding, digital development, test development, graphic design, etc. Extreme creativity and innovativeness a bonus. Experience in conducting workshops in the area of instructional design.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
40%Consult, advise, and support faculty in the design of effective distance learning, hybrid, or traditional courses to ensure quality.
Consult with faculty to develop desired learning outcomes and objectives.
Determine and recommend delivery strategies, leverage technologies, and distance learning applications to deliver quality, distinctive courses.
Manage the design of distance learning, hybrid, and traditional courses by applying industry standard instructional design principles and theories during the design process.
Plan design sequence of instructional activities to achieve faculty determined learning objectives.
Document design and development sequence.
25% Work closely with the distance learning development team to ensure determined learning outcomes and objectives are being met in the development phase.
Meet with development team to generate ideas and strategies of approach.
Communicate determined learning objectives and outcomes.
Provide instructional design expertise to the development team by assisting or advising.
Proactively identify instructional design challenges and work with faculty and team members to implement solutions.
Coordinate clear, timely and effective communication between team and faculty member.
15% Design and implement assessment processes. Methods will measure quality and effectiveness of chosen distance learning mode and incorporated multimedia elements.
Use findings to improve and enhance distance learning courses.
Prepare analysis reports for faculty and development team.
10% Participates in the development process as a consultant and occasional developer. Provide secondary support to faculty and team members in the development of learning components, course material conversion, test creation, web design, etc.
5% Conduct workshops in applying instructional design strategies to various modes learning such as distance, hybrid, and traditional formats. Develop supporting documentation, transforming complex bodies of information into professionally written, effective material.
3% Participate in departmental activities.
2% Other duties as assigned.
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