HIGHER EDUCATION - Grad Assist - SDE Instructional Facilitator
Student Graduate Asst-Hourly
Instructional Facilitators (IFs) working in DLiT shepherd the course development process for assigned faculty members who are teaching online or blended courses. The position is open to graduate students, and working in the DLiT Office onsite is essential. IFs provide highly skilled professional instructional design support for faculty, following the specified course development steps. Instructional Facilitators report to the DLiT Director and meet regularly with the rest of the Online Course Development Team. Position can be worked remotely if applicable.
- Candidates with an MA degree and some teaching and/or curriculum development experience are preferred.
Duties and responsibilities
- Support the design and production of interactive online, self-paced, and blended courses.
- Provide instructional design and online teaching support to new online faculty.
- Review current course of study/learning resources/assessments to ensure proper alignment to the intended objectives.
- Review and edit curricular materials including competency statements, learning objectives, and other relevant documentation.
- Facilitates processes and tasks associated with course design and development.
- Contribute ideas to improve the quality and efficiency of the course development processes.
- Develop course curricula according to Andrews University’s development model and quality standards.
- Understanding of curriculum development and course design (online preferred).
- Curiosity about and commitment to learning cutting edge technologies for support of online and blended education
- K12 or higher education teaching experience preferred (face-to-face or online or both)
- Knowledge of online course development standards and procedures (can be learned on the job)
- Experience providing professional development in group or individualized sessions
- Good communication skills
- Intermediate to advanced skills in using web and media-based technologies for education such as but not limited to learning management system(s), video recording and editing, GoogleDocs, webinar software, classroom response systems, and Web 2.0 tools to support blended and online learning (can be learned on the job)
- Knowledge of Moodle LMS preferred (at least LearningHub from the student perspective)
- Excellent people skills
- Excellent presentation skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be able to focus on a computer screen for length of time
The Department of Digital Learning and Instructional Technology is a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. We are always learning from each other, sharing ideas, giving feedback, and celebrating successes. The DLiT office is a semi-open space with moderate noise. Customers come and go, receiving assistance from multiple team members. Multiple meetings with customers may occur in a semi-open space at the same time.