The Instructional Technologist will be a resource in the Defense Acquisition University Information Technology Department who will partner with faculty, staff and other members of the IT team to enhance the virtual teaching and learning environment at DAU, assess present and potential future needs and facilitate the transition to integrate and innovate existing technological resources and tools into the teaching and learning experiences.
GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW
- Provide technical support and assistance to faculty in the use of new and/or emerging technologies, both in terms of training and in real time
- Manage collaborative and professional working relationships with discipline experts and other members of the development team (Learning Designers, Media Developers, Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Technologists, etc.), to create internal and external environments within MS Teams for faculty staff and students
- Identify areas of improvement related to learning design in courses/projects and recommend/employ strategies for improvement
- Ensure the instructional quality of courses/projects and assist with vision and strategic planning and evaluation of systems/applications in support of new delivery formats, models, and practices.
- Must have an understanding of classroom technologies including networking, projectors and other media equipment typically found in networked classrooms;
- Experience managing instructional development projects for digital learning environments (online/blended) required; teaching experience in higher education and experience in instructional/learning design for micro-learning and/or competency-based education preferred.
- Strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills to concurrently manage multiple assigned tasks/projects and organize, coordinate, and direct team activities and results, as well as coach and develop direct reports.
- Solid understanding of Learning Theory and Instructional Design Theory, with the ability to use fundamental web development technologies.
- Fluency in using popular productivity software (Google Drive, Office365, MS Office Suite or equivalent) on either Windows or Mac computers, as well as navigating the web and using web-based tools to facilitate work, learning, collaboration, productivity, research, etc.
- Proven ability to analyze data to identify trends and drive innovative process improvement, as well as be an agent of change in a rapidly changing environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships and influence at all levels.
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
- Master Degree (preferred)
- 5+ years of professional work experience or the equivalent education and years of work experience. Must include experience working with clients/customers on complex projects. Demonstrated professional experience in designing and developing teaching and learning materials, such as:
- Experience working independently as well as cooperatively with colleagues and clients required;
- Experience working with other information technology professionals on joint projects required;
- Experience creating rapid prototypes for projects;
- Experience evaluating the usability of web user interfaces.
- Thorough knowledge and experience with MS Teams for Education, Zoom for Education and similar products;
- Experience with image editing software: Photoshop, Illustrator;
- Experience with audio and video codecs and image file formats;
- Experience working with e-Learning authoring tools: Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Edge;
- Experience creating motion text graphics;
- Experience with data visualization tools;
- Experience with the Cornerstone on Demand LMS;
- Experience working with faculty and students in a higher education institution;
- Experience with the development of e-learning tools;
- Experience collaborating with faculty on application development.
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