The College of Business and Economics Online Education Technology Support Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Instructional Design Specialist (Sr. Information Processing Consultant).
This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean in the College of Business and Economics responsible for distance education. The key responsibilities of this position are to be a champion for pedagogically sound and effective use of technology for instruction, and be forward-looking and strategically minded regarding the implementation of future learning technologies. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing the design and development of online/hybrid courses, interactive tutorials and other activities that support and enhance faculty/staff instructional activities. The Instructional Designer will be part of a team that will collaborate with faculty/staff to utilize effectively educational technologies and online learning tools in support of academic curricular development that enhances instructional delivery, promotes active learning, refines critical thinking, and increases student success.
Support all aspects of the instructional design process for online/hybrid courses including faculty/staff training, course design and development, course launch, ensuring course quality through adherence to college standards, and participation in the course continuous improvement process.
Collaborate with faculty/staff and other instructional design staff to design and develop interactive, engaging and effective learning experiences for online/hybrid courses and programs.
Adhere to and advance university standards and procedures for the creation of quality educational products.
Organize, develop, and maintain course resources used for faculty/staff and online/hybrid course development.
Maintain program and course development milestones and timeline.
Ensure consistent quality standards, look and feel, template design, and user experience across programs and courses.
Serve as an educational technology resource for the College through research, testing, development of training materials, training faculty/staff and providing support for instructional technology tools.
Conduct research on pedagogy and technology related to online/hybrid teaching and learning.
Evaluate new instructional software and technologies for their possible application to programs and courses.
Conduct pilots to evaluate new pedagogical strategies and instructional software and technologies for online/hybrid courses
Faculty/staff Training and Development
Provide faculty/staff training of the LMS and other instructional technologies.
Collaborate with program coordinators, department chairs, faculty/staff, other instructional designers, media specialists, and other technical resources to provide current, relevant and pedagogically sound solutions for curriculum delivery.
Stay current with the latest in pedagogical practices, cognitive/learning science, and design tools and methods.
Create training videos and other media using variety of technologies.
Explain complex ideas to variety of audiences and skill levels.
Organize regular and ad-hoc meetings as needed to ensure efficient project lifecycle management for all active projects.
Communicate progress and milestone achievement to all stakeholders.
Be available to online/hybrid faculty/staff to answer questions and assist with issues.
Work collaboratively with the campus centralized IT team (ICIT) and other campus colleagues on common initiatives with a focus on increasing knowledge sharing and collaboration
Provide direction for student employees to assist faculty/staff with online/hybrid technology needs.
Participate in the design, development, and implementation of a continuous quality improvement strategy for online/hybrid courses.
Support all college online/hybrid course needs including undergraduate and graduate courses delivered in online/hybrid format.
Utilize communication skills to maintain positive interactions while accomplishing work goals and meeting deadlines.
Maintain deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in educational technologies and the use of those technology resources.
Review and evaluate support services for online/hybrid students and make recommendations for improvements.
Work independently and collaboratively within a team.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean.
Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, related academic discipline OR three years of full-time, professional instructional design experience
Demonstrated mastery of applying instructional design principles, online/hybrid pedagogy, learning theory, and instructional technologies that influence learning design and learning environments
Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, or related academic discipline
Two years of experience working at higher education institutions as an instructional designer, designing and developing online/hybrid courses and programs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience working with web-conferencing, screen-casting, and other multimedia technologies.
Experience with a learning management system
Experience using an established rubric (such as Quality Matters) to evaluate online/hybrid courses
Strong Canvas experience
Experience evaluating instructional technologies
Experience with project management
Experience working in diverse teams and managing expectations
Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by June 10, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
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Three Professional/Supervisory References with contact information
Please include example of 3 modules of content from an online or hybrid course which you assisted in developing. Also include an analysis of the course design and content with regard to instructional design, technology, and best practices for online/hybrid instruction
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UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions, 13 freshman-sophomore branch colleges, and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Campus and Rock Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
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