The Instructional Technologist provides professional development and support to faculty and staff for the effective use of instructional technology that promotes student success in online, hybrid, and seated classes. The Instructional Technologist manages the college's Learning Management System and provides training and support to faculty, staff and students for the LMS. The Instructional Technologist reports to the Director of Student Academic Success and is managed through the Vice President for Instruction. The 12 month position is renewable annually; the position starts Oct. 1, 2017.
Knowledge & Responsibilities
Minimum & Preferred Qualifications
- Provides professional development for the use of a variety of instructional tools to faculty, staff and students.
- Develops and conducts one on one, small group or large group training sessions on LMS facilitation for faculty, staff and students
- Assesses and responds to faculty needs regarding instructional technology to identify the appropriate recommendations in accordance with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines, copyright laws, and other laws concerning the distribution and use of resources
- Conducts a needs analysis of educational technology in the learning environment, researches and recommends new technology-based solutions. Evaluates technology use based on pilot programs, data analysis, and faculty evaluation and feedback.
- Manages Moodle administration tasks including set-up of course templates, course copying, maintenance of rosters, troubleshooting, response to faculty, staff and student questions about the LMS and related applications and plug-ins, and assists with related reports.
- Stays current in LMS functionality, features, and tools and participates in webinars to learn how those updates will affect distance learning at the college.
- Assists with the peer review of online and hybrid courses to address ADA and copyright concerns.
- Provides technical assistance to faculty and staff to resolve hardware, software, and audio-visual needs in the classrooms.
- Assists faculty with the development and use of multimedia systems, instructional web and media-based interactive learning objects, graphic, digital imaging, and video design of instructional materials for classroom and online teaching and learning.
- Develops online resources for ADA and Copyright compliance
- Coordinates with Student Services to provide orientation for Moodle to students
- Coordinates with the Instructional Designer to assist faculty in the development, delivery and assessment of online courses
- Manages the Student Moodle resource page.
- Assists in the development and maintenance of the department's web presence.
- Performs media processing, compression and file conversion using a variety of formats to support rich media with captioning into course content within a LMS.
- Coordinates a student captioning services that assists faculty with the captioning of videos used in courses
- Maintains and promotes effective relations and communication with students, staff, and instructors.
- Assists with the development and implementation of distance learning institutional policies, procedures and goals.
- Supports compliance with SACSCOC and NC-SARA standards associated with distance learning.
- Teaches a 3 hour course per semester.
- Updates skills by attending training sessions and workshops related to instructional technology and distance education.
- Assists with gathering of information for various reports.
- Actively participates in faculty and staff meetings, college committees, and professional organizations.
- Provide backup support for issues related to distance learning.
- Perform other tasks and duties as set forth by the Director of Student Academic Success and Vice President for Instruction.
Requirements for professional and scholarly preparation are those adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Bachelor's degree in Educational Technology, Information Systems or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
- Knowledge of HTML
- Knowledge of assessment rubrics and online assessment
- Knowledge of emerging technology in teaching and learning with mobile learning, online collaborations, social media in an education context and game-based learning
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, employees and community.
- Effective organizational skills, written, and oral communication skills.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, with day, evening and weekend hours as needed.
- Possesses a valid driver's license.
- Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to open access community philosophy, diversity issues, and service technology.
- Master's Degree preferred.
- Knowledge of ADA laws that relate to instructional materials and experience in creating accessible online courses
- Experience working with faculty members in post-secondary education.
- Knowledge of adult learning theory
- Experience with the administration of an LMS system, Moodle preferred
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
About this company
Mitchell Community College is a two-year community college based in Historic Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.
We are located in downtown Statesville, with many facilities located throughout the town. Mitchell also has a second campus located in Mooresville, North Carolina. Mitchell provides classes all year round on both campuses with many degree choices.
Mitchell Community College, a learning-centered institution, provides affordable, high-quality educational and training programs and services to meet the changing and diverse lifelong learning needs of a multi-culturally diverse citizenry who live and work in a global society.
Mitchell Community College commits its resources to:
Provide associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to meet the pre-service and in-service workforce development needs for industry, business, government and service occupations.
Provide associate degree programs for the first two years of academic courses leading to baccalaureate and professional degrees.
Provide each student the opportunity to develop the skills and values necessary to succeed in college.
Provide student development services including admissions, financial aid, counseling, career planning, job placement, testing and student activities.
Provide educational opportunities to meet the professional, personal, and cultural needs of the community.
Serve the adult population with basic education and salable skills; to enhance personal development through general and continuing education.
The faculty, staff and administration of Mitchell Community College are committed to the philosophy of the comprehensive community college. We believe:
The student is the focal point of all efforts of the college.
We are a college community that respects diversity and is supportive of individual achievement.
We have a responsibility to enhance the social, civic, cultural, and economic development of the community and the global society.
We have a responsibility to enhance the quality of life of the community.
The door of opportunity for learning should be open to all who seek personal and professional development.