Educational Technologist -- Oklahoma City University -- Oklahoma City, OK

Category: Professional Information Technical Services
Job Location: 2501 N Blackwelder Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tracking Code: 2246
Posted Date: 4/22/2022
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
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Position Summary:
The Educational Technologist utilizes the university’s learning management system (D2L-Brightspace) and related educational technologies to create, design, enhance, and support effective learning experiences. The technologist is a key member of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and reports to the director of the CETL department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the values and mission of the University.
  • LMS/educational technology training and support outreach
    • Design, deliver, and assess educational technology training programs for various audiences using various media to maximize usage as well as to promote efficient use of the system; customize training programs according to department/school/college needs
    • Advocate and support the use of educational technology as part of curriculum delivery seeking out opportunities to enhance the learning experience with technology
    • Lead educational technology projects and initiatives as they develop
  • Instructional design
    • Consult with academic units and faculty to ensure optimal delivery of a wide range of educational technology topics including D2L-Brightspace, instructional approaches, course design, assignment design, thoughtful use of technology in the classroom, and related areas
    • Support the creation and/or redesign of courses and faculty projects for the classroom and related areas
    • Support/collaborate in the creation/publishing of video, file conversions, etc. utilized in the digital learning environment
    • Support compliance and quality assurance of online learning courses and programs
  • Educational technology operations and planning
    • Collaborate with academic units to develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures regarding online course development, content, and management
    • Provide recommendations to enhance the university’s educational technology tools and resources
    • Identify emerging technologies well-suited for university programs; apply innovation and creativity to recommend and develop new resources and new uses of existing resources
    • Follow national trends, state and federal regulations, and accreditation standards to support compliance
    • Hire, train, and supervise student employees
  • Departmental and university initiatives, projects, programs, and committee participation
    • Serve on advisory boards, councils, and other bodies as assigned
    • Participate in CETL short and long-term planning in support of the department’s mission and vision
  • Collaboration
    • Work closely with Campus Technology Services to coordinate a wide range of activities including technology implementation, troubleshooting, etc.
    • Work closely with the Registrar’s office to coordinate and resolve enrollment, grading, and other issues
    • Collaborate as needed with CTS and other educational technology support staff (Business School, Law School) to ensure high-quality delivery of educational technology support for all university constituents.
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of educational technology usage, design, best practices, industry trends, etc
  • A clear grasp of educational research on distance, online, and digital learning
  • Knowledge of pedagogical issues related to face-to-face, hybrid, and online teaching and learning
  • Technical fluency in D2L-Brightspace (or a comparable learning management system), as well as commonly used applications, software, and databases used in higher education including MS Office, Google Suite, Camtasia, TurnItIn, Respondus, etc
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate with a diverse audience about technical and academic topics
  • Ability to effectively deliver presentations and training courses, comfortable with public speaking
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences (faculty, staff, students, etc) effectively to adequately train and promote the effective use of online educational tools and systems
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Ability to develop a rapport with faculty, staff, and students to effectively deliver training, enhance learning
  • Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated passion for improving teaching and learning
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in producing media and in making technical decisions

Required Experience

  • A minimum of three years of direct experience working with instructional technologies at an accredited institution is required.
  • A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum qualifications.
  • A bachelor's degree is required. Preferred degree fields include instructional design, digital multimedia, and education technology
  • Completed master’s level coursework is preferred. A master's degree in an educational technology field or a related discipline is strongly preferred.

Additional Required Application Materials
Cover Letter, CV or Resume, List of Professional References

Benefit Eligibility
Available at full-time university rates

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