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Under general supervision, the Instructional Technologist helps faculty with mobile technologies and other associated software or hardware that aid in teaching and learning.
helps faculty understand and navigate the world of apps and software, and integrate them into their teaching, and advises on which apps/software they should use and deploy;
teaches faculty about accessibility and copyright issues;
helps faculty understand the world of content that is available such as open educational content (e.g., from TED and Khan Academy) as well as published eTexts and how their reader experiences differ from publisher to publisher;
assists faculty in identifying and evaluating eText creation tools (such as iBooks Author, Softchalk, Academic Pub), knows the pros and cons of each;
helps faculty import multimedia into content to produce polished, modularized, interactive, high-engagement, born-digital content that also includes assessment and knows the pros and cons of each;
researches and stays abreast of emerging technologies such as: augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality;
provides workshops to faculty and serves as ambassador, visiting classrooms and Colleges when necessary;
supports faculty in teaching wirelessly in the classroom;
helps faculty understand and incorporate new media and social media principles to modernize their teaching and can teach faculty about the preferences of today's digital learners;
conducts research on the effectiveness of tablets in teaching and learning and assists with formal assessment of impact of technology on student learning outcomes;
and performs other duties as assigned.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received through February 13, 2019 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.