Five Colleges, Incorporated, a consortium whose member institutions are Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and University of Massachusetts Amherst, is accepting applications for a Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology (hereinafter Coordinator). The Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology is responsible for coordinating and providing support for a broad range of faculty-driven pilot projects (6-10 per year) exploring blended learning in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. These projects will have been selected and awarded funding from a grant supporting the Five College Blended Learning Project. The Coordinator consults with faculty members to identify, analyze and suggest opportunities for applying appropriate technologies to meet curricular and pedagogical goals through blended learning. The Coordinator facilitates conversations, coordinates support, and works in partnership with other information technology staff members of Five Colleges and the campuses and serves as a general resource and support person for faculty members and other instructional technology staff members at the campuses who are exploring and seeking innovative uses of technologies to enhance teaching and learning in humanities courses. The Coordinator provides workshops, individual instruction in associated technologies for faculty members, students and staff members at the campuses and Five Colleges. The Coordinator assists in developing means of assessing learning outcomes, creating new digital materials (print, video, audio, tools), and/or frameworks in support of blended learning pilots undertaken by teams of faculty members and staff members. This is a 3-year, grant funded position (June, 2014 – June, 2017). Salary range $60,000 – $75,000, depending on experience.
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The Research & Instruction Liaison for the Humanities serves as a research partner, a technology specialist, an educator, an instructional consultant, and a frequent point of contact to faculty and students in the Humanities (with an emphasis on support for literature and languages, art history, history, and digital humanities) within a merged library/information technology organization. The Research & Instruction Liaison for the Humanities facilitates the use of information resources and technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for faculty and students in the Humanities departments and some interdisciplinary programs. As a member of the Research and Instruction Liaison Team, this librarian/technologist is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and information resource development for the assigned areas and assists in implementing appropriate educational systems and technologies that support student and faculty learning and scholarship. This librarian/technologist collaborates with other LIS and academic staff to further the mission and priorities of the college.
The Head of Instructional Support Services provides expertise and leadership in defining WUSTL Libraries’ role in the adoption and evaluation of new instructional models, including the use of online learning platforms and creation of non-traditional course materials. The Head works with WUSTL campus leaders, library staff, academic units, and partner institutions in the delivery of consortial learning initiatives. The position also manages Library facilities used for learning and media creation, as well as the staff and student resources who deliver these services to an extended network of WUSTL students, faculty and staff. Serves as a member of the Library’s Leadership Group.
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Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut has an opportunity for a Director of Educational Technology who will provide vision, leadership and pedagogical support for the College’s teaching and learning environment. The core responsibilities of this new position will be to cultivate strong relationships with the faculty of the college, ensure that projects are aligned with ITS and college goals, and champion new initiatives. The Director will identify project goals, prioritize tasks and coordinate implementation with other IT staff. The Director will participate in planning activities, budgeting, staffing and policy decisions as part of the Information Technology Services management team. The position reports to the Director of Information Technology Services and manages a team of Instructional Technologists and the Learning Space Manager.
As part of the ITEC (Instructional Technology) team, the Digital Scholarship Coordinator (DSC) partners with faculty to drive the effective integration of technology to enhance teaching, learning and research. In addition to focusing on digital scholarship, the DSC will regularly collaborate with other ITEC members, faculty and senior administrators to think strategically about the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, technology and public outreach in teaching and scholarship throughout the university.
The Instructional Technology Support Specialist will build and maintain faculty development structures necessary to provide for successful online teaching and learning and coordinate these activities across MSU and its four campuses, where appropriate. The position will lead, develop and deliver broad-based training in use of online learning processes and resources for faculty, instructional staff and students. The tools provided by the learning management system (LMS) are used by nearly all students and most faculty to support high standards of teaching and learning, both in the classroom and at a distance. This position is part of a team of Online Education Specialists who share a wide range of duties (roughly 60% of effort); each team member also has his/her own special focus (about 40%). In this case, the special focus is scheduling and leading user training and workshops related to the LMS and online learning.
The George Washington University Libraries seek collaborative, technologically capable, user-focused applicants for the position of Education Liaison Librarian. The position is responsible for direct outreach to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), including the departments of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational Leadership, International Education, Human and Organizational Learning, and Special Education and Disability Studies.
Liaison librarians proactively develop partnerships with faculty to develop and deliver value-added services as well as new methods of delivering existing services to support the University’s research and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.
As a strong partner in student learning, GW Libraries foster critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, over two million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and Special Collections. The Graduate School of Education offers programs at the main campus of the University (Foggy Bottom) as well as at four additional locations in Virginia (Ashburn, Alexandria, Arlington, and Hampton Roads).
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services, the Head of Innovative Media will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to develop programs and services that focus on students and faculty creating and using media in course-related activities, including:
- Investigate, plan and implement innovative uses of current and emerging technologies in the provision of information services and resources
- Teach in an expanding information literacy program, with a particular focus on promoting digital literacy
- Assist with the creation and maintenance of digital learning objects (e.g., online tutorials, website) and with the management of e-resources (e.g., link resolvers, database platforms)
- Share responsibility for the ongoing development of Kent Library website content
- Provide reference services both online and in person, which may include nights and weekends
- Work closely with faculty and students across the university (i.e., face-to-face, online, and regional campuses)
- Contribute to library and department committees and activities, and to the University through faculty governance, committees, councils and other working groups
Through active outreach and participation with the campus community, the Educational Technology & Reference Librarian shares responsibility for coordinating and supporting campus educational technology planning, pedagogical applications, support of instructional technology, library reference services and bibliographic instruction to students, faculty and staff. The Educational Technology and Reference librarian interacts directly with faculty and students to serve their library and educational technology needs, partners with academic departments and programs to advance research and learning and plays a major role in Tri-College (Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Swarthmore) library and IT development.