Learning Technology Specialist
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
3d ago

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at : Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Reporting to the Director, Undergraduate Students and Operations, the Learning Technology Specialist provides support for the Faculty's e-learning initiatives and consultation to individual instructors on integrating instructional technology into the teaching and learning environment.

The incumbent collaborates with the other eLearning Support members in online course development, development and delivery of e-learning professional development programs and end-user support.

Duties

  • Creates and administers initial course site requests with the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
  • Uploads computer based educational materials to the e-learning course management system.
  • Recommends process and work-flow strategies that address changes in technology.
  • Sets up and administers online exams in the Faculty of Nursing (FON) eClass sites.
  • Sets up and administers the FON Course Evaluation eClass sites.
  • Updates enrollments in the FON eClass Resource sites.
  • Provides technical support to faculty, staff, and students, on- and off- campus, in areas related to the use of e-learning systems including : computer and web browser configuration, security issues, access / login, course navigation and user tools available in e-learning systems.
  • Sets up and administers sessions in the centrally supported web-conferencing tool.
  • Manages equipment testing, setup, support and bookings in the TLT Equipment Booking Calendar.
  • Remains current on trends and development in both instructional and information technology.
  • Ensures that learning technology information sources are current.
  • Participates in testing and evaluation of new technologies to enhance the University's central eLearning services environment.
  • Completes environmental scans and / or reports one-learning initiatives and developments, both internal and external to the University.
  • Qualifications

  • Completion of two years of post secondary studies with coursework in education, instructional technology or information literacy.
  • 2 years' experience in technology-enhanced educational environments.
  • Advanced computer skills and the ability to quickly learn new software applications.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Exposure to Learning Management Systems (as a student, or preferably as an instructor or teaching assistant).
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining all aspects of Moodie course environments.
  • Experience with Dreamweaver / Macromedia Studio or comparable web and graphic design software.
  • Distinct familiarity with Faculty of Nursing Programs.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written); interpersonal & presentation skills.
  • Strong project management, and multitasking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability to make timely decisions and act on individual initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
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