The position is part of an instructional technology team that supports the mission of the university by working with faculty and staff to identify and apply modern instructional technologies to advance Elon's model of student and learning-centered higher education and to enhance and support strategic campus initiatives. The position provides expert guidance in the application of instructional technologies and provides consulting, training, and support in the use of both existing and emerging technologies.
Additionally, the Instructional Technologist for Learning Technology Support focuses on advancing the university's learning management system (LMS), and provides technology expertise, guidance and support for connected tools, plugins and software as a service (SaaS). The position works closely with the instructional technology team to support faculty and staff through consultations, group trainings and quick help. This position is also responsible for supervision of student staff, who serve as the entry point for support.
Master's degree required in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Media, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design or similar field. Two to four years of work experience in these areas, preferably in a higher education environment. Must have a demonstrated knowledge of supporting an LMS, instructional technology tools and their use in teaching and learning. Requires outstanding communication and consultative skills and must be able to apply these skills with faculty and staff at all educational levels. Must be detail-oriented, have excellent time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively lead and execute projects and initiatives. Must be able to work both independently and be a team player. Must have a demonstrated broad knowledge of instructional technology tools and their use in teaching and learning.
Special Skills Or Experience:
A patient nature and the ability to work well with others needed. Must be comfortable leading training sessions and speaking in front of large groups. Must be able to work with frequent interruptions, manage multiple tasks/projects, and learn independently. Must have an understanding of copyright, fair use, accessibility, universal design and learning analytics, and their applications in teaching and learning.
Language Skills Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, including: the ability to read and comprehend information related to teaching and learning pedagogies and delivery systems; the ability to read and comprehend technical information pertaining to computer hardware and software and computer peripherals; the ability to compose correspondence and create various instructional materials; the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals; the ability to define instructional needs and communicate appropriate solutions.
Computer Skills Significant experience with Windows and Apple operating systems, Microsoft Office, Learning Management Systems (Moodle), web-based technologies, and other audio-visual applications and tools. Familiarity with tools, applications, and equipment used for presentations, e-learning, videoconferencing, graphic design, video, learning response systems, and multimedia development. Must have a broad range of technology skills and be able to be a
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.