Instructional Designer (2 positions 13577 & 13578)

University of Missouri in Missouri

Deadline August 08, 2014
Date Posted July 15, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 50000.00-55000.00
Employment Type Full-time

As a staff member in the division of Educational Technologies at Missouri (ET@MO), this position is responsible for designing effective, quality instruction and providing pedagogical and curricular consultation for both technology-enhanced and traditional learning environments. In addition, this position will assist instructors in their use and adaptations of centrally supported educational technologies. In these capacities, this position will work primarily with either the College of Arts and Science or the School of Medicine and will liaise with other instructional designers, educational technologists and staff in ET@MO in support of division and institution-wide initiatives and projects.

  • Cultivates close, collaborative and professional working relationships with faculty, staff and administrators in assigned academic unit(s) and within ET@MO
  • Provides professional, effective and timely support to assigned academic unit(s) in areas of pedagogy and educational technology in accordance with ET@MO support model
  • In consultation with faculty:
  • Ensures the instructional quality of courses, including alignment between course activities and objectives
  • Recommends innovative approaches, strategies and technologies to solve instructional problems
  • Helps define educational goals, learner needs, and choose appropriate delivery media
  • Designs & develops online, hybrid, or tech-enhanced courses in accordance with ET@MO support model
  • Ensures completion of course design and development projects in a timely manner
  • Collaborates on updates and revisions to online courses, including periodic quality review
  • Assesses courses to determine if quality guidelines and desired learning outcomes have been met
  • Provides assistance, guidance and training on centrally supported educational technologies for instructors using these technologies in their face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online courses
  • Facilitates consultations, workshops or other events in areas of instructional design and educational technology
  • Assists in preparing faculty for successful online teaching
  • Advocates for the meaningful use of technology for teaching and learning
  • Advises on curriculum and/or program design for online & hybrid degree/certificate programs
  • Remains current with trends, research and best practices in technology, online & higher education, learning theory and instructional design theory
Serves as the primary contact for assigned academic unit(s) on ET@MO services
  • Communicates regularly and proactively with ET@MO and academic unit(s) on issues, innovations, events, etc. related to teaching and technology
  • Participates in ET@MO meetings, committees, task forces, etc., as requested
  • Assists ET@MO management in determining the nature and scope of support requests from academic unit(s)
  • Assists in course development projects as assigned by ET@MO
  • Follows processes set by ET@MO for course design and development
  • Completes course quality reviews as assigned by ET@MO
  • Reports regularly to supervisors within their academic unit and in ET@MO on assignments and progress
  • Completes other duties as assigned
Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum design, Education, or a related field.

One to two years experience designing effective, quality instruction and providing pedagogical and curricular consultation for both technology-enhanced and traditional learning environments, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Highly-developed organization skills
  • Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to conceptualize innovative ideas & solutions
  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple assignments and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Solid understanding of Learning Theory, Instructional Design Theory, and online pedagogy
  • Fluency in navigating the web and using web-based tools to facilitate work, learning, collaboration, productivity, research, etc.
  • Sound understanding of, and ability to use fundamental web development technologies & elearning development tools
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability & willingness to question status quo practices and influence others through persuasion and demonstratiion
Familiarity with Learning Management Systems (e.g. Blackboard, Canvas, Sakai, etc.)
  • Conversant in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the fundamentals of web development
  • Experience with common eLearning content authoring and animation tools, such as * Adobe Captivate, Adobe Flash, Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, or Techsmith Camtasia
  • Experience designing and developing interactive animations, simulations, and/or learning objects

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