Duke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has an immediate opening for an Educational Technology Specialist located at 311 Trent Drive Durham, N.C.
This role will provide support to the faculty in uses of educational technologies in the delivery of the educational curriculum and other programs within the University; manage the operation of audiovisual and tele-classrooms in specified areas.
The Educational Technology Specialist will analyze and implement strategies to infuse and advance academic programs through the innovative use of technology. The Educational Technology Specialist works with faculty to understand the teaching/learning environment, reviews technological options related to teaching needs of the faculty, builds coursework for online teaching, and teaches faculty to use new technology. The Educational Technology Specialist works collaboratively with faculty, the program’s academic leadership, information technology leadership, as well as related personnel from other schools and departments within the university.
The Educational Technology Specialist will also assist with technical and instructional support for the continuing education program at Duke DPT. The Educational Technology Specialist will be innovative, strategic, and leverage technology to assist with building, developing, and facilitating a successful continuing education program.
Essential Duties for the DPT Academic Program:
- Provide individual consultation to faculty regarding instructional design, the use of active learning pedagogies, and the effective integration of educational technologies.
- Participate as an active member (along with faculty experts and technology staff) of teams formed to develop, improve, or revise courses.
- Collaborate with executive leadership and others to plan and deliver engaging programs and resources related to instructional design and the effective use of technology in teaching, evaluation of learning, and academic program evaluation.
- Collaborate with CITDL, CIT, OIT and other staff to (a) determine how faculty technology needs can be met and supported and (b) ensure that faculty experiences with the LMS (learning management system) are positive and rewarding.
- Coordinate the preparation of operational reports that document progress toward meeting instructional design and educational technology goals, impact of evolving trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
- Coordinate, develop and organize technology related educational programs; such as workshop, lecture and training series to inform faculty on trends in instructional technology, methods for effective use of technology in teaching, and use of specialized tools.
- Evaluate and support academic technology tools such as course management systems, testing and assessment software, multimedia graphics tools, text analysis programs, visualization software, lab simulation tools and specialized databases. Provide advanced level support for Sakai/Canvas course management system and Exam Soft Testing Software. Develop web-based information resources which enable faculty and students to use instructional technology successfully. More Specific: Exam Soft Responsibilities Educational Technology Specialist is responsible for training faculty and troubleshooting * Faculty member is responsible for content and writing exam questions. The Educational Technology Specialist will assist with best practice guidelines for question design within the context of the Exam Soft Testing Software, will assist with importing questions into Exam Soft. The Faculty member is responsible for reviewing questions and publishing the assessment. Faculty member is responsible for tagging questions, releasing grades to students. The Educational Technology Specialist will assist with importing grades into Sakai from Exam Soft
Essential Duties for DPT Continuing Education:
- Consult with the director of continuing education, faculty, and staff in the development of online course materials for education programs.
- Assist faculty by providing expert advice on continuing education course design and development
- Leverage technologies to enhance online and traditional onsite learning environments for the continuing education learner.
- Leverage video technologies to enhance online learning products delivered through the learning management system (LMS).
- Assist faculty with preparing course material for online distribution including working with information technology and the continuing education director in the development and facilitation of an online LMS
- Serve as support for instructional design of course content and the use of the LMS.
- Assist with the design of appropriate assessment tools to measure and evaluate the critical aspects of online courses.
- Assess LMS capacity to provide appropriate instructional approaches to meet the needs of the online and onsite continuing education learners.
- Assist with the development of an online LMS orientation10. Research and identify new trends in technology and online learning design and implementation to enhance the learning experience of a continuing education learner.
Support the use of Canvas in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
- Create long range plans for the particular area that will identify, develop and implement services in support of innovative approaches in teaching using the latest developments in computer-assisted instructional design; plan and teach workshops and courses for faculty on multimedia development applications and network tools.
- Manage the operation of audiovisual and tele classrooms in the particular area and monitor usage; advise on the design and configuration of additional multimedia classrooms; develop and coordinate the technologies supporting distance learning and uses of educational technologies in support of various international programs.
- Coordinate the development of World Wide Web materials to support educational programs of the specified area, working in conjunction with the computing services department throughout the University. Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
- Develop budgetary recommendations; systematize and standardize information on actual costs and evaluate the use of funds within specified programs. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Work requires knowledge of computer-assisted instructional programs and materials normally acquired through a bachelors degree in educational media, instructional design or a related field.
Work generally requires three years experience in instructional OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE design, instructional technology, multimedia technologies or a related area to acquire the ability to design and implement technology oriented educational programs or computer-assisted instructional programs. A masters degree in educational media, instructional design or a related field may be substituted for experience on a 1:1 basis.
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Job Type: Full-time
- instructional design: 3 years (Preferred)