Instructional Technologist Johns Hopkins University
General Description The Instructional Technologist will provide primary instructional technology support for online course and eLearning creation and related resources including audio and video components, which may include academic courses, self-paced learning modules, and other training resources for faculty, staff, and students.
Works with team members to provide support on course delivery platforms (i.e. LMS, 3rd-party MOOC service providers).
Consults with faculty on the use of instructional technologies for activities such as evaluation, presentation, audience response, live meetings, streaming video, and learning management system (LMS) tools.
Assists in effective implementation of instructional technology tools within learning management systems.
Consults with instructional designers and/or faculty on the planning, use, and development of self-paced learning objects such as stand-alone eLearning training modules and on-demand MOOCs.
Assists with developing courses, MOOCs, and online learning content for various audiences per design plans/consultation discussions in the LMS and/or using other course authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, etc.)
Supports faculty and staff in the application of technology to the curriculum.
Advocates use of pedagogical strategies and educational technologies to faculty and staff.
Creates documentation on various instructional technologies that support the instructional mission of the school.
Provides faculty and staff support on instructional technology tools and their effective implementation via group and one-on-one training sessions.
Assists with developing, maintaining and updating training materials and resources in various delivery modalities.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Two years related experience including experience with a variety of educational technologies and their value-added use.
Experience working closely with higher education faculty members.
Two years course authoring experience using Adobe Captive or Articulate Storyline.
Two years of experience developing interactive training materials and learning objects.
Expertise in multiple learning management systems.
Expertise with image manipulation (e.g., Adobe Photoshop), and screen casting (e.g., ScreenFlow).
Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to collect data, create reports, and prepare written communication with an attention to detail and accuracy.
Familiarity with SCORM.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint.
Strong graphic design skills.
Preferred Qualifications Experience with Blackboard and Coursera platforms.
Thorough knowledge of online instructional design, pedagogy/andragogy, emerging technology, and distance learning best practices desirable.
Knowledge of best practices for the effective implementation of instructional technology tools in higher education.
Familiarity with best practices in the use and development of video in higher education distance learning, including digital video editing tools.