Instructional technology support specialist

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University of Wisconsin System
Position Summary:
This position provides expertise and leadership to the University in areas of: Facilitation in developing, nurturing, piloting and encouraging the use of instructional technology and instructional design strategies; Consultation on multiple course formats including online, blended, accelerated and flipped classrooms; Administration of the learning management system (D2L); Workshops and training materials to encourage and support the use of technology for academic and administrative missions.
This is a full time and year round position and will also lead efforts to establish and support a Faculty Resource Center (FRC). This position supports and encourages the effective use of technology in instruction and reports to the Manager of Support Services.
25% Training
Provide training in the use of instructional technology such as: course management systems, web authoring tools, collaboration tools, media editing, smart boards and immediate response devices.
Survey and collaborate with the Colleges, divisions and departments to determine training needs.
Using various formats, develop various training materials and documentation in the use of instructional technology.
Develop and offer workshops on the effective use of instructional technology.
Research and champion emerging technologies.
Coordinate, conduct training and promote institutional software such as: SharePoint; Survey tools, D2L, E-portfolios, Bb Collaborate and Lynda.
60% Support and Development
Provide support and leadership in the use of technology to augment instruction and improve student learning / outcomes.
Assist faculty in the selection, development, and use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in traditional and distance learning environments.
Assist instructors in the design and development of online, blended and accelerated courses.
Promote the utility and pedagogical benefits of UWSP''s learning management system (Desire2Learn).
Encourage the creation of blended courses.
Lead efforts to establish and support a Faculty Resource Center (FRC).
Assist in the development of course objects including textual editing.
Support the use of web-based interactions and digitized video and/or audio.
Provide consultations to faculty on how to embed supporting technologies into D2L.
Develop, identify, and use technologies that promote accessibility (508 compliance).
Develop, identify, and use technologies that promote online assessment.
Administrator of and Desire2Learn systems.
10% Instructional Technology Collaboration & UW System Representation
Work proactively and collaboratively with other Instructional Technology staff to share materials, training and expertise.
Collaborate with other UW campus Desire2Learn Site Administrators to share D2L knowledge that can be passed on to faculty on each campus.
Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) alternate.
Represent UWSP as requested.
Work collaboratively with other divisions and IT team members to foster instructional needs.
5% Professional Development
Attend workshops and seminars for professional development and training as departmental funding permits.
Read available trade journals related to computing to keep current in the field.
Identify professional development needs and propose solutions for meeting those needs.
Keep abreast with the trends of instructional technology and participate actively in educational technology communities on campus, in the University of Wisconsin System, and nationally.
Bachelor''s degree in instructional design, educational technology required, or related fields or equivalent years of experience in faculty technology support.
Master''s degree preferred.
A strong educational technology background.
Knowledge of pedagogy and effective application of technology to teaching and learning.
Ability to transform educational needs analysis into effective teaching materials.
Macintosh and Microsoft Windows based computer skills and familiarity with productivity software products.
Web skills including proficiency in authoring software such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, and other web production tools
Experience in digitized audio and video technologies including video editing, CD, DVD, and streaming production.
Experience in integrated online course management systems (e.g., Desire2Learn, Blackboard, etc.)
Experience in the use of discussion forums, blogs, chats, and collaboration products.
Training and/or teaching experience in a higher education environment.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
Ability to translate complex technical information into usable, easy-to-follow instruction.
Good organizational skills, a higher degree of energy and initiative, adaptability, flexibility, ability to work with little direct supervision.
UWSP Information Technology
The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UWSP Equity & Affirmative Action Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.
Employment will require a criminal background check.
Apply online. You must create an account and login before you can apply.
Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. NOTE: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and make changes.
Please be sure you have included the following documents:
Cover letter relating your education, experience, and interest to this recruitment
Names and contact information of a minimum of three professional references
Higher education transcripts will be required prior to hire
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 28, 2014.
It is the policy of UW Stevens Point to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual''s disability.
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Sallie Kitzrow
Human Resources
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Janis Borski
Information Technology
Job ID: 9596
Location: UW Stevens Point
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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