Instructional Technology Consultant

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Job posting number: #7086842

Posted: October 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field, or bachelor’s degree and work experience equivalent to an advanced degree.
Must have a demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and instructional technologies required to develop online/blended materials.
Knowledge of and experience in using learning management systems for instruction.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work with all constituents in a courteous and helpful manner.
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.
License/Certification Required
Preferred Qualifications
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Instructional Technology Consultants are the primary faculty contacts for instructional design and for support and training in the use of Appalachian’s learning management system and other instructional technologies for digital learning. This position will support faculty, and indirectly for students, who use these services.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include:
Consult with faculty on educational technology, course design, and solving teaching challenges with technology.
Ongoing Moodle support.
Provide expertise, consult, train and support faculty and staff in the application of instructional technologies, such as the university’s LMS (Moodle), collaboration software, multimedia tools, presentation tools, and other instructional tools.
Coordinate/conduct professional development.
Support the development and creation of accessible online learning experiences.
Support and develop professional development for those interested in online teaching, hybrid teaching and effectively using instructional technologies in their courses.
Support and consult with faculty, both pedagogically and practically, in the development and successful delivery of quality online and blended courses.
Serve as a liaison for departments/colleges- coordinate with Chairs, programs, etc.
Support Online Course Development/Quality Matters.
Stay current with existing and emerging instructional technologies trends.
Create and update documentation and Knowledge Base articles.
Develop and disseminate accessible materials, documentation, modules, training, workshops, and resources related to campus technologies and the effective use of instructional technologies.
Collaborate with CAE colleagues on and assist with the management of projects.
Lead projects that support the core mission of Learning Technology Services and the CAE.
Other duties as assigned.

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