CAPA is seeking an exceptional individual to provide maternity cover for our Director of Academic Technology and Globally Networked Learning (GNL), reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and working collaboratively within the Information Technology department. The Director will support faculty development in teaching online, blended, and GNL-enhanced courses and programs by determining the needs of students and faculty; developing and adapting teaching materials and collaborating with faculty in the development of blended and GNL-enhanced programs; evaluating courses and programs; learning and developing e-learning and GNL pedagogies; and coaching faculty using new technologies including CAPA’s Learning Management System (Canvas), associated collaborative tools and synchronous team-teaching video conferencing hardware and software in the CAPA Global Classrooms.
The incumbent will be first and foremost a natural collaborator with teaching and academic technology experience, working in groups and with individual faculty remotely and globally, to facilitate the migration of traditionally taught programs into a Canvas environment and to further develop them into blended and GNL-enhanced programs.
This part-time (20-30 hours per week) maternity cover will last from December 1, 2018-January 2020.
Lead agenda setting for weekly IT staff meetings via video conferencing for coordination with IT Operations and Administrative IT systems such as Salesforce.com. Ensure academic technology needs are tracked and fulfilled through collaboration with relevant technical team members and manage communication of technical updates to leaders of other departments.
Drive all Academic Technology procurement and development, including the design and deployment of CAPA Global Classrooms to ensure that in concept and execution these facilities empower students and faculty to meet CAPA student learning and development objectives (SLDOs).
Lead the development and support of academic technology platforms, including CAPA’s learning management system (Canvas) and academic video platform (Kaltura), in enabling the GNL through CAPA Talks and other video content relevant to globally networked learning
Oversee international program for academic video capture, editing and distribution.
Collaborate on the development of resources and materials that support faculty teaching. online in Canvas, associated collaborative tools and GNL-enhanced team teaching and maintain and develop a knowledge base of templates, designs, FAQs etc.
Globally Networked Learning
Serve as a member of the Global Academic Management Team (GAMT) and attend monthly meetings, providing GNL development updates.
Collaborate with colleagues in Marketing and Institutional Relations departments in effort to produce materials to promote initiatives in GNL and academic technology.
Review and collaborate with faculty members on curricular design and the adaptation of traditional teaching materials and expansion of new online, blended and GNL-enhanced course designs and teaching materials in Canvas prior to start of the semester.
Assist faculty to integrate video, video conferencing, recording, and editing into their program designs; evaluate use of video conferencing by faculty for synchronous and asynchronous GNL teaching and make recommendations for changes.
Develop and model new e-learning and GNL pedagogies using emerging technologies and help faculty use them in their courses; develop and lead workshops on learning pedagogies for faculty.
Regularly meet online and occasionally visit academic staff and faculty in the centres to promote the use of technologies to improve and develop blended, online and GNL-enhanced teaching and learning, coordinate activities such as workshops and conferences to achieve this; participate in department meetings, etc.
Provide GNL expertise on special projects, including new product development, lecture capture and learning management applications.
Develop custom curriculum plans for programs of study, working closely with department chairs and program directors; design the delivery of curriculum content, including syllabi, study units and examinations within individual courses; work individually with faculty and/or program coordinators to provide guidance on the effective use of online tools.
Manage administration of GNL activities, and related faculty and student support.
Participate in special projects and work on committees as requested.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree and a minimum of three years of teaching experience, of which at least one year must include using a Learning Management System, preferably Canvas, and preferably at least one year of team teaching.
Demonstrable experience in using, supporting and training others in the use of academic technology platforms. Specific experience in Canvas, Kaltura, BlueJeans, and Salesforce a plus.
Excellent presentation skills a must.
Ability to effectively and productively work remotely with faculty with a variety of experiences and approaches towards blended and GNL teaching.
Ability to manage and balance multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to learn and adapt to new e-learning software tools, as needed.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
Up to 10% travel, domestic and international as needed.
Experience using and coaching others to use video conferencing hardware and software (and other associated synchronous collaboration tools) for GNL team teaching.
Internal Number: Maternity Cover (12 mos)
About CAPA The Global Education Network
CAPA The Global Education Network is an established leader in the development and administration of quality international education programs. For over 40 years, we have partnered with universities and colleges across the country and around the world, providing a full range of programs and integrated services designed to support all aspects of international education. Our strong worldwide network, professional expertise, and demonstrated success in the field make us the preferred resource for a growing number of US institutions of higher learning for their study abroad needs. CAPA is headquartered in Boston and operates programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai and Sydney.