Learner Experience Designer and Instructional Technologist

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I am an educator, LX designer, and instructional technology specialist with 12 years of experience in higher education.  My background as a social scientist, college professor, and instructional technologist have provided me with a unique blend of skills and talents to contribute to your project.  I stay abreast of the latest education trends, am knowledgeable of innovative learning technologies, and am passionate about creating engaging and enlightening experiences for learners.

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Job Description

  • Developing curricula for adult learners, including micro-learning, online learning, and blended learning
  • Implementing research-based theories and principles, including:
    • Design Thinking
    • ADDIE Model
    • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    • Quality Matters
    • OSCQR Course Design Review
    • Kirkpatrick's 4-Level Training Evaluation Model
    • Anderson's Model of Learning Evaluation
  • Designing educational materials including syllabi, course plans, and learning modules
  • Conducting learning outcome alignment reviews
  • Building course structure and content in Learning Management Systems including Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn/Brightspace
  • Conducting client needs assessments
  • Designing training materials and facilitating professional development workshops
  • Writing for both general and specialist audiences, including copy editing
  • Creating text and video-based tutorials
  • Researching and evaluating instructional software and applications
  • Providing efficient and empathic client support
  • Working remotely using tools to communicate and collaborate, including GoToMeeting, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, Slack, Google Docs, and Asana.

 

Teammate Profile Information

Experience: 11-15 years

Availibility: 20-29 hours/week

Type of work: Part-time contracting, Full-time contracting, Permanent part-time position, Permanent full-time position

Work location preference: Remote

City and State: United States, South Carolina

Portfolio link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicatsmith/

Skills:

  • Learning design (advanced)
  • Learning technology (advanced)
  • Quality assurance (advanced)
  • Accessibility (intermediate)
  • Learning analytics (advanced)
  • Content curation (advanced)
  • Custom content writing (advanced)
  • UI/UX design (advanced)

Education

Doctoral degree at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Masters degree at Bowling Green State University

Bachelors degree at Longwood University

Work history

College of Charleston (from 06/2017 to present)
Instructional Technologist and Designer for Distance Education, As a member of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, my role is to build and facilitate professional development for instructors teaching online. This includes maintaining and administering our 7-week online preparatory course that instructs faculty on research-supported best practices for teaching in the online environment. I also conduct observations of faculty teaching practices and assess the quality of their online courses.

College of Charleston (from 05/2014 to 06/2017)
Instructional Technologist for the School of Business, My role was to provide consultative advice to faculty on instructional design strategies and effective uses of technology to support teaching, learning, and research goals. I planned, designed, and taught one-on-one, small group, and large workshop training sessions for faculty. I also created and updated online video tutorials for a variety of instructional technology applications. Finally, I kept abreast of the latest developments in educational technology and continuously strived to expand my knowledge of both technology and pedagogy.

College of Charleston (from 01/2015 to 05/2016)
Adjunct Professor of Business Communication, Taught the Department of Management and Marketing's Business Communication course which focused on oral, written, digital, and visual communication.

College of Charleston (from 08/2012 to 05/2014)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, Taught the Department of Communication's

University of Tennessee (from 08/2010 to 05/2012)
Lecturer in Communication, Taught a variety of courses for the Department of Communication Studies including public speaking, interpersonal communication, communication theory, and senior capstone.