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LINGUIST List 23.3037

Thu Jul 12 2012

Jobs: Computer Assisted Language Learning: Instructional Technologist, U of Michigan

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Jul-2012
From: Julie Evershed <evershedumich.edu>
Subject: Computer Assisted Language Learning: Instructional Technologist, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: University of Michigan
Department: Language Resource Center
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://umich.edu/~langres
Job Rank: Instructional Technologist

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Computer Assisted Language Learning


Description:

The University of Michigan Language Resource Center (LRC) seeks
an instructional technology specialist who is a creative, user-
centered, energetic individual to support the development and
implementation of technology in enhancing instructional activities for
University of Michigan foreign language, literature and culture
courses. Candidate must have a passion for teaching and learning;
be intrigued by languages and cultures of the world; preferably with
personal experience in foreign language learning and/or in foreign
language teaching.

Responsibilities:
- Consult, advise, and train language faculty on development and
support of technology- enabled learning objects and activities.
- In collaboration with instructional technology team, create and
implement instructional learning materials, in particular in the area of
online learning environments.
- Manage and coordinate usage of small fleet of video-conferencing
units, including testing, training, updating hardware/software and
troubleshooting.
- Provide curricular support to faculty and students engaged in
video-conferencing activities.
- Research current and emerging pedagogical practice using video-
conferencing technology.
- Participate in campus instructional technology community of
practice, collaborate on projects, develop best practice standards
and disseminate information.

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree and 2 to 3 years work experience in instructional
technology, instructional design, information science, or related field.

Technical expertise should include proficiency in a combination of
several of the following areas: website development, presentation
software, course management system(s), design and integration of
media into instructional materials, collaboration and/or social
networking technologies, online and/or distance learning, database
design, simple coding/programming (HTML, javascript), mobile
technologies.

Candidates must demonstrate the following:
- Experience with and understanding of foreign language
instructional pedagogy;
- The ability to learn, adapt and evolve with technology and
pedagogy;
- The ability to analyze and align technology solutions with
instructional need, current educational and technological trends, as
well as departmental, college and campus-wide goals/priorities and
campus infrastructure;
- Basic comprehension of standard human-computer interaction
principles;
- The ability to work in both Mac and Windows-based environments;
- General knowledge of copyright issues in the realm of education;
- Ability to work productively under pressure with multiple priorities;
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal
skills;
- Ability to communicate effectively with people at varying levels of
computer literacy;
- and the ability to foster collaborative working relationships at all
levels of the University.

Desired Qualifications:
- Masters degree and 3 to 5 years work experience in instructional
technology, instructional design, information science, or related field.
- Experience teaching language literature or culture to adult
learners.
- Experience studying, living, or working abroad.

Application Deadline: 20-Jul-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/71864/instructional_learning_inter
Contact Information:
Julie Evershed
Email: evershedumich.edu

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