Learning Technology Specialist - Georgetown University's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship
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The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship is at the heart of Georgetown's effort to combine the best of its educational traditions with the tools, resources and opportunities of the new learning environments of the 21st century. Our programs promote active reflection and the development of learning experiences that effectively use technology to achieve defined teaching goals. CNDLS is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employment.
The Learning Technology Specialist (LTS) is primarily responsible for supporting CNDLS online learning programs that contribute to the broader strategic direction of CNDLS digital learning efforts. Under the direction of the Associate Director and senior project personnel, the Learning Technology Specialist provides technical expertise and pedagogical support in the design and development of hybrid and fully online courses. They collaborate with other CNDLS staff including learning designers, media specialists, web developers and serve as project manager on a portfolio of new and existing online courses and programs. The LTS serves as the day-to-day point of contact for faculty and other stakeholders and is responsible for coordinating team priorities, project planning, organizing and building out online courses, providing faculty development and supporting smooth delivery of courses. The LTS stays abreast of current and emerging technologies, evaluates educational uses, makes decisions about appropriate uses in the design of online courses and shares effective practices. They present both internally and externally in the form of meetings, webinars, conferences and publications.
The LTS reports to the Senior Associate Director for Online Programs at CNDLS. They work with the Learning Design, Technology, and Media staff for the development and implementation of online and blended/hybrid courses. The person in this position may also supervise CNDLS graduate assistants assigned to the faculty and graduate student programs. They collaborate with staff in other areas of CNDLS to move programmatic efforts forward, such as assessment projects, learning design, communication initiatives, and pedagogical and curricular support roles. The Learning Designer works directly with faculty across all departments and schools, graduate students who are teaching, and administrative colleagues in student affairs and a variety of other offices.
Master's degree in educational/instructional technology, education, or a related field
Minimum two years of experience working in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with a variety of instructional technologies, as well as a working understanding of HTML/CSS
Experience with learning management systems required
Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple, complex projects simultaneously
Experience with assessment designs and instruments required
Effective time management and organizational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community
Minimum of two years of project management experience
Experience with Agile, Waterfall and other project management methodologies
The successful candidate will have: a demonstrated commitment to excellence in education and to faculty development; excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, research and organizational skills; ability to work well in a team as well as independently while managing multiple concurrent projects; ability to interact effectively and appropriately with a wide range of colleagues in the academic community; attention to detail and enthusiastic approach to a broad range of tasks and duties to contribute to project and department goals; familiarity with assessment necessary.
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