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Specialist - Instructional Designer and Technologist

Posted: 11/12/2023

In the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, students learn about human thriving from many perspectives. We teach about, and do research on, healthy living, optimal instruction and learning, and improving organizations. In all of our work, we seek to model and promote equitable practices and inclusive excellence.

Currently, the School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior is seeking qualified candidates for the Specialist - Instructional Designer and Technologist position

Under general supervision of the Assistant Dean, this position consults with Early Childhood education faculty, Assistant Dean, and Department Chair on instructional design projects providing instruction and direction on all aspects of course and program design, development, and delivery that enriches a solid part-time program for practicing early childhood educators seeking a teaching license.

The Specialist provides faculty and staff with curricular strategies and best practices for teaching and training in online, hybrid, and face-to-face course or program formats. Creates and/or provides instruction, consultations, workshops, and other informational resources for faculty and staff to build, maintain, and/or improve teaching and training skills and approaches. Collaborates with student support units and initiatives to design, develop, deliver, support, and assess for improvement informational, training, or event-specific programs and resources, working with subject matter experts to develop content to deliver or support these activities.

The Instructional Designer and Technologist researches current trends in online learning and educational technologies, establishes their pedagogical applications, and partners with faculty and staff members on their integration into their course or program curriculum. This work can sometimes lead to coordinated research projects, publications, and grants. Researches design strategies sometimes in conjunction with other IDs and provides instruction and direction to faculty and staff on how to implement design strategies within course or program curricula. Supports faculty and student users of learning and content management systems and related learning technologies. Designs and coordinates faculty, staff, and student training workshops, programs, and resources, producing content to instruct users on various topics or programs. Partners with faculty and appropriate campus units to ensure all online/hybrid and technology-enhanced courses and programs meet all applicable standards and regulations. Assists in developing policies for online/hybrid courses and programs, and helps establish evaluation procedures that help ensure continuous improvement.

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