Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 7009-09087
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Under the direction of designated supervisor, the incumbent independently analyzes, recommends, develops, and supports innovative instructional solutions to meet a variety of educational needs through the use of appropriate state of the art technology, grounded in sound educational theory and instructional design.
Incumbents in this position are expected to possess advanced skills and work with greater latitude in developing and implementing routine to frequently unique technology based solutions (creative digital graphic design, web design, simulation design, digital animation, creating interactive course elements, course management support, etc.) for various educational settings. Incumbents are expected to utilize a working knowledge of best practices in educational technology and instructional design principles and practices. Incumbents are expected to assist instructional designers and developers, as well as work independently with faculty to develop online courses, specialized learning objects, and other software based solutions to identified educational needs.
Incumbents are expected to perform lower level duties as outlined in the eLearning Developer 1 specification. However, the primary focus of the incumbent’s work shall be consistent with the guidelines listed above.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Works collaboratively with instructional designers and developers to implement the development phase of a moderately complex and/or unique instructional design plan.
- Develops academic courses, web sites and/or learning modules using course management software, web authoring tools, and eLearning technologies to meet strict timelines.
- Evaluates the pedagogical value of an instructional design plan’s suggested use of technology, suggesting revisions to faculty and developers as necessary.
- Modifies and enhances existing course design through the use of current and emerging technologies, applying knowledge of educational theory and best practices in pedagogy, while remaining consistent with the concepts of the requesting faculty member.
- Develops interactive instructional learning objects.
- Builds and maintains assessment and evaluation instruments.
- Acts as functional lead over components of larger development projects (e.g. courses, course components, learning objects).
- Performs faculty development on an individual and group basis. Conducts workshops, seminars, and/or other training programs in course design, pedagogy and the relevant and appropriate use of technology.
- Provides training on new and existing technology, initiatives and department policy to colleagues, faculty and support staff on an individual or group basis.
- Researches and recommends new technologies in the field of education for purchase, providing cost information.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field and a minimum of three years’ experience, or a Master’s degree in a related technical field and a minimum of one year’s experience. Experience must be in an area of instructional technology, eLearning design and implementation or related field.
- Demonstrated ability to perform 9 out of 10 of the following specific production areas:
- Multimedia development including interactive learning objects
- Graphic and visual design skills
- Web design skills including HTML and CSS
- Experience applying ADA or Section 508 compliance standard to web based instruction
- Development of online courses in a learning management setting
- Course development and technology support in an academic setting
- Expertise in the use of eLearning development tools
- Experience using social learning technologies
- Technology support in an academic setting
- Working knowledge of instructional design theory
- Strong technical problem solving skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Experience integrating Web 2.0 technologies in academic settings
- Experience designing and/or maintaining databases
- Experience and understanding of copyright as it applies to online content and images