The Instructional Technologist works closely with the instructional designers, faculty, and adjunct instructors to develop technology in teaching materials. This position will provide initiative and contribute to the direction for the application and effective use of current and emerging instructional technologies across multiple content platforms. This position requires continuous interaction with students, faculty, staff and external clients, and is key to preparing faculty and students to configure, operate, and troubleshoot multimedia software and equipment. Activities include: 1) providing learning technology support to the Drake Online Programs community and assisting them in developing technology skills, and 2) assisting faculty in integrating learning technologies into their pedagogy and creating course learning objects, and 3) providintg technical, creative, and visual design support in integrating emerging technologies for online modalities. 4) Delivering high quality product on time.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in Instructional or Educational Technology or related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of relevant work experience.
Experience working with faculty and instructors in an institution of higher learning.
Experience with Blackboard and other learning technology solutions.
Ability to work independently, according to established schedules and to complete assignments and projects, as per defined timelines.
Knowledge of various e-learning authoring software/tools.
Knowledge of Online Course Quality Assurance.
Ability to research and implement appropriate new technologies.
Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential data.
Problem solving skills and the ability to lead, instruct, handle a large variety of details and to work with all levels of organization, with excellent attention to detail
Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.
Master’s degree in Instructional or Educational Technology or related field from an accredited college or university with at least two years of relevant work experience.
More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit community enthusiastic about providing the very best education, challenging assumptions, and welcoming new ideas and people into the fold. Drake University is not only an exceptional institution of higher learning, but also an exceptional place to work, and we are committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding outstanding people.
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