Instructional Technologist Job Description

Instructional Technologist Job Description

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Instructional technologist provides online teaching resources regarding online teaching principles/best practices, including facilitation, active learning, and learning with technology.

Instructional Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Consults with faculty and teaching teams on teaching and learning needs, and ways in which educational technology might address those needs
Responsible for technical aspects of ADA and Section 508 compliance, in coordination with the disabilities coordinator
From current knowledge of ADA standards, recommendations will be given in writing and implementation will occur as needed in current course modalities
In collaboration with program administration, assist and support faculty in the development of appropriate online teaching and learning strategies, and work with faculty teaching face-to-face or online to enhance instruction through the use of online tools
Plans, develops, and organizes programs to train and develop personnel
Normally conducts training and development classes and assists in developing criteria to measure effectiveness of classes
Reviews and recommends new and evolving research, methods, and techniques related to training and developing personnel to meet job requirements
Plan, conduct, analyze, and report needs assessments to determine customer requirements for training and learner profiles, to determine learner profiles and learner learning styles
Integrate new technologies into the learning experience
Work collaboratively with multimedia and graphic designers

Instructional Technologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Instructional Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the instructional technologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education, Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Management, Communication, Graduate, Teaching

Skills for Instructional Technologist

Desired skills for instructional technologist include:

Assessment methods
Learning management systems
Learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies
Pedagogical best practices
Teaching and learning
Basic information technology services
Best practices in online education

Desired experience for instructional technologist includes:

Knowledge of cognition theories especially as they relate to attention span, multimodal reinforcement, and visual acuity
Train instructors on how to effectively use technology when delivering material
Research and design new and existing courses and curriculums according to processes based on the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) standards, other Instructional Design association standards
Design and develop lessons, certification criteria, exercises, case studies, briefings, and consultations to stakeholders, testing, feedback evaluations, and other learning activities for online, blended, and face-to-face delivery platforms
Coordinate development and design of media used in the lessons created by the ISDs or suggested by the Subject Matter Expert (SME) or any other stakeholder as directed by the Sponsor
Create schedules and organize meetings with course team members as needed or as indicated by the Sponsor

Instructional Technologist Examples


Instructional Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of instructional technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for instructional technologist
  • Assist IDs in ensuring all course components adhere to CLD course design standards
  • Provide ongoing assistance to instructional designers in the building/deployment of online courses
  • Communicate and promote effective use of new and current technologies to the customer
  • Assist with providing departmental leadership for using technology in teaching, learning, community building and/or research
  • Actively encourage and support the use of computer-based tools by developing and implementing new tools and resources for instructors or students, assisting them with the tools, disseminating knowledge of these tools throughout the program or university, and creating and supporting an infrastructure that allows use of the tools in research, teaching and/or learning
  • Lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning and/or community building
  • Consult with and help instructors and/or departments to incorporate technologies into faculty research projects, course design and curricula and/or co-curricula in support of student learning goals
  • Stay abreast of educational technology research and participate in academic conferences
  • Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of educational technology
  • Understand instructional end goals and create content that matches them
Qualifications for instructional technologist
  • Top notch project management skills, ability to own project start to finish, determine milestones/plan, execute fast, work agilely and work cross-departmentally
  • Experience with other eLearning development tools
  • Solid functional and technical knowledge of the Jenzabar EX ERP system
  • Solid functional and technical knowledge of MS SQL
  • Experience with digital media authoring, production, and delivery for graphical and audio/video multimedia content such as Final Cut, iMovie, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Motion, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Adobe Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia, Jing, Snaggit, and Raptivity
  • Expert knowledge of Windows environments, and facility with Unix and Mac

Instructional Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an instructional technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for instructional technologist
  • Lead effort to build and enforce center standards for graphics in compliance with university college policies and guidelines
  • Ensure materials are in compliance with accessibility and copyright laws and create and enforce written guidelines around the same for center staff
  • Support live online training events by researching, evaluating, and recommending new technology and refine use of current technology and by helping participants manage technical difficulties
  • Mentor co-workers and advise on design and use of technology and software
  • Manage website and social media presence
  • Maintains, documents, and supports the AAP Bb environment
  • Oversees the technical and functional processes to develop and maintain course shells in a timely and routine way
  • Manages and produces mass faculty and student emails concerning technical changes and use of technologies within the AAP database, an alternate email client, or web communications as needed
  • Pursues new technologies and identify opportunities for use and implementation on a regular basis
  • Participates in integration planning and testing of Bb system upgrades and building block installations, test, and implements Bb updates to ensure functional alignment, performance, and stability
Qualifications for instructional technologist
  • Makes recommendations for process improvements and ensures all documentation, guidelines, and training are up to date and available in the team’s repository
  • Tracks accommodation requests involving technology-based accommodation, makes strategic recommendations, and implements necessary changes if requested
  • Based on accommodation requests, transcriptions and adaptions to online classrooms will be proactively resolved prior to GO LIVE
  • Develop and provide recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, multimedia and graphic elements, use of assessments, and design of course materials and activities
  • Provide individual course support to instructional faculty teaching in an online environment
  • Work with online vendors/publishers to seamlessly incorporate material into courses (e.g., XanEdu, McGraw-Hill)

Instructional Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an instructional technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for instructional technologist
  • Be available to address urgent faculty Blackboard issues on weekends
  • Keep abreast of the latest instructional technologies that may benefit student learning (e.g., lecture recording systems, online tools from textbook publishers)
  • Work on committees and special projects as assigned
  • Developing and delivering technical training sessions and workshops both on-campus and virtually for the Stevens community on a variety of technologies
  • Working with a wide range of multimedia software including digital audio, video, web, animation, and others to develop materials to support program delivery
  • Developing instructional web and media-based interactive learning objects (tutorials, demos, training modules)
  • Conducting research to identify potential new and emerging technologies and applications to enhance learning
  • Providing support and troubleshooting for the online learning management system (LMS) and other instructional technologies
  • Collaborating with colleagues on departmental and institution-wide projects
  • Researching and identifying grant opportunities relevant to enhancing instruction, faculty support, and the use of technology to support learning
Qualifications for instructional technologist
  • Experience working with Questionmark Perception assessment application, including integration within a Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Master’s degree in education, instructional technology, educational media instructional systems design, or a related field
  • Experience working with staff and faculty to develop face-to-face, hybrid and fully online courses
  • Experience collaborating with subject matter experts to provide design and technical expertise, in a partnership of mutual respect
  • Experience in creation of online learning environments, Web sites, visual presentations, online communities, and online collaboration tools (Preference will be given to those with experience with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Kaltura
  • Conversant in new and emerging technologies to support learning

Instructional Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an instructional technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for instructional technologist
  • Assist with issues that revolve around Blackboard, screen recording tools, mobile apps, content management systems, online testing solutions, Microsoft Office, web conferencing tools, and other technology used in the teaching and learning process
  • Designing and developing print and web-based user documentation and materials
  • Being an active representitve of Stevens at conferences and external communities
  • Supervise and mentor student employees
  • Supporting the operations of the Division of Information Technology
  • Create behaviorally-based assessments and evaluation methods
  • Consult with senior leader on performance improvement and learning strategy
  • Assist Learning Manager by identifying issues, diagnosing problems, generating alternative solutions and analyzing opportunities and risks
  • Set and achieve challenging individual goals that support department and business goals
  • Assume personal responsibility for projects and follow-through to completion with minimal need for direct supervision
Qualifications for instructional technologist
  • BA or BS degree in Education, Instructional Design and Technology, or a related field preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience supporting the development and delivery of courses using asynchronous and synchronous distant learning methodologies and applications
  • Demonstrated high degree of independence and initiative
  • Nursing courses, particularly in recognizing the commonality between services required for various courses and for developing systems for maximizing facilities and equipment
  • The principles of providing academic support services
  • Competence in understanding procedures, policies, information, ideas and instructions

Instructional Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an instructional technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for instructional technologist
  • Produce screencasts, leader messages, tutorials, internal announcements, process how-to's and other video content
  • Record and edit software simulations using Adobe Captivate
  • Support eLearning development content developers by providing custom design deliverables for instructor led and eLearning
  • Develop graphics for use in communications and training deliverables
  • Create and integrate webinar content (to be delivered via Adobe Connect and WebEx)
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization regarding their deliverables
  • Other instructional technology duties, as assigned
  • Provide training and support for technology-based curriculum
  • Insure quality control through testing and debugging of all systems for accuracy, completeness, and system integrity
  • Interact effectively (verbally, written, ) with users through various phases of design, implementation and maintenance to ensure the delivery and use of application consistent with agreed upon project goals
Qualifications for instructional technologist
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize large workloads and handle multiple projects with frequent interruptions, while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy
  • Quickly learn the names, uses and care of common types of materials, supplies and equipment used in Nursing
  • Knowledge of patient simulators
  • Demonstrated skills in setting up simulator labs
  • Recent, relevant experience working with computer and audiovisual systems
  • Recent, relevant experience working in a hospital or clinic setting

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