Fitchburg State University Staff Associate - Digital learning in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Assists the Director of Digital Learning in the planning, development, and implementation of on-line courses, programs and initiatives. Works collegially with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the community to advance the goals of digital learning at Fitchburg State University. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Collaborates with and supports the Director of Digital Learning to provide support and training for faculty and students involved in distance education. 2. Develops and executes project management strategies for online and hybrid programs, including accelerated online programming and support. 3. Supports development of new online and hybrid programs, and conversion of existing programs to online/hybrid delivery. 4. Designs, develops and delivers professional development instructional materials with interactive and multimedia technology-driven components consistent with established design and development processes to ensure flexibility and reusability. 5. Recommends the appropriate tools, media, and teaching strategies to accomplish course goals, objectives and outcomes, assisting with the identification, selection and application of appropriate assessment tools and strategies needed by faculty. 6. Works collaboratively with team members; editing, reviewing and evaluating instructional materials; assisting with embedding and formatting learning objects; and providing quality assurance testing and post production work. 7. Regularly updates and manages the student introductory course for online learners. 8. Works with appropriate university staff and faculty to ensure standards and policies are met in promoting integrity in online education including meeting accreditation standards. 9. Keeps current on national trends in online learning. 10. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor?s Degree required, Master?s degree in related field preferred with a minimum 2- 3 years of experience. 2. Proven understanding of tools for teaching, including emerging technologies and online learning tools. Specific experience with Blackboard LMS, LTI tools, learning data, and analytics is a plus. 3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 4. Experience in teaching on-line courses preferred. 5. Familiarity with copyright, open licensing options, fair use, author rights, archiving rights, institutional repositories, scholarly publishing, associated legal and policy issues 6. Understanding of trends in higher education, such as distance learning, adaptive learning, competency-based education, use of open education resources (OER), etc. 7. Experience working with faculty in online course development 8. Experience in creating ADA compliant content relevant to a culturally diverse audience with different values, beliefs and attitudes. 9. Understanding of outcomes assessment and continuous quality improvement. 10. Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI check). 11. Ability to perform above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.