Learning Technologist

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, NJ

ID: 7255486
Posted: June 14, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary:



The selected candidate will be a part of the Center for Learning and Technology (CLT) at Thomas Edison State University and will report directly to the Director of Learning Technology and Solutions. The Learning Technologist will provide learning technology development and support and will participate in the coordination of these services with other curricular and research support colleagues.



The successful candidate will be able to advance and support the use of learning technology across a broad range of academic and administrative programs and initiatives, including the management and advancement of the LMS ecosystem and third-party tools and plug-ins. They must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, project-based environment, working independently and under supervision, as well as collaboratively with other colleagues. They must also be detail-oriented, have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, and be able to work with staff and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to provide best-in-class learning technology expertise to students, mentors, and staff.



Responsibilities:



-Build learning experiences according to defined LMS and approved style guide specifications.

-Collaborate with the course development team (instructional designers, assessment developers, media specialists, and subject matter experts) on projects related to new course rollouts, rewrites, and revisions.

-Provide instructional and technical support and troubleshooting expertise to students, mentors, and staff.

-Create text and video-based support materials for campus supported learning technology tools.

-Lead and assist in managing various projects related to the selection, implementation, integration, and evaluation of learning technology tools.

-Build and distribute reports via the LMS for student success, mentor administration, and academic program support.

-Participate in the exploration, evaluation, adoption and integration of new and/or emerging technologies

-Support digital scholarship initiatives related to open educational resource development.

-Work on special projects as deemed relevant and be available as needed for technical and other support during critical periods.

-Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



-Experience designing courses within an LMS (Moodle experience preferred)

-Knowledge of best practices for supporting and/or integrating open educational resources (Pressbooks experience preferred)

-Experience with and knowledge of best practices around Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and ADA and their requirements related to online course delivery

-Expertise in learning technology, including but not limited to learning management systems, Google content management system, and open academic publishing platforms

-Avid interest in emerging technologies beyond the scope of everyday applications

-Embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and enjoys a strong collaborative work approach

-Proficiency in using communication tools like ZenDesk, MS Teams, Zoom, and BigBlueButton

-Strong strategic-thinking skills with an ability to collaborate with team members on best practices

-Exceptional project management skills required and experience working in a project-based environment

Requirements:



Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master’s degree in a field related to the position to be filled or an equivalency as determined by the appointing authority. Learning or instructional technology, instructional design, library and information science, or related field required.



Experience: Three years of professional experience in a field within higher education directly related to the functions of the position to be filled (e.g., learning technology and/or information sciences) or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.



-Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 credit hours is considered one year of college).



-A Ph.D. of an Ed.D. degree may be substituted for two years of the required experience.



-Ideally, applicants will be familiar with technology issues related to adult students in higher education, specifically related to factors that impact adult college student’s motivation, engagement, and graduation.