Keuka Park, NY (Finger Lakes, Wine Country)
The Director of Digital Learning (DDL) at Keuka College is an academic and an administrative role with both teaching and leadership responsibilities. The DDL reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs, directing all digital learning initiatives (Digital Learning at Keuka or DL@K) at the College and working collaboratively with Keuka’s faculty, ITS, and staff. Principal areas of responsibility include:
- Provide strategic and innovative leadership in development and implementation of digital learning and educational technology initiatives at Keuka College,
- Teach selected courses within the DL@K curriculum,
- Direct a group of instructional designers and educational technology users, and
- Develop initiatives to train faculty and staff in digital learning technologies.
- Learning Initiatives within the College’s Strategic Plan, working collaboratively with College leadership and faculty to implement a strategic vision for integrated digital learning across the curriculum and learning modalities (facetoface, hybrid, online). At Keuka College digital thinkers are critical thinkers who understand how digital tools work, both their limitations and their possibilities, in order to enhance problemsolving and creativity.
- Teach up to four (4) DL@Krelevant courses per academic year, including: Fundamentals of Code and Digital Thinking; Systems Thinking; Data Analysis and Visualization, and Digital
- Develop new and refine current curricula including coding, gaming, and analytics.
- Bring innovative and creative ideas to faculty, staff, and administration regarding the development and design of online and blended learning spaces, the integration of digital content to programs, and the use of instructional technologies in courses and programs.
- Develop and implement programs and pedagogies in support of the transformation of teaching and learning through present and emerging technologies (e.g., gamification).
- Work collaboratively with College leadership and faculty to develop a strategic vision for educational technology that will inform and support the College’s current curriculum reform initiative, Digital Learning @ Keuka.
- Work collaboratively with faculty to plan, develop, and execute innovative projects that relate to digital learning, such as MOOCs , digital learning platforms, learning analytics, etc.
- Develop benchmarks for faculty and student technology proficiency and create formative assessment processes that measure progress towards those benchmarks.
- Collaborate with faculty, faculty development specialists, Information Technology, and the heads of academic programs to integrate best pedagogical practices with appropriate use of educational technology.
- Conduct research studies evaluating the use of technologies and their impact on student learning outcomes.
- Coordinate planning for instructional technology with other campus computing units, i.e., IT, Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP), web and tech committees, etc.
- Lead a team that will bring together faculty development, instructional design, and online learning into a coordinated organization or structure.
- Serve, as needed, on college committees related to educational technology.
- Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective digital learning work environment.
- Maintain a professional and courteous attitude and appearance at all times towards co-workers, internal and external customers, representing Keuka College, its programs, policies and procedures in a positive and professional manner. Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.
- Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Keuka College mission, vision and values and adhering to institutional policies.
- Maintain high regard for student privacy in accordance with the FERPA privacy policies and procedures.
- Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
- Masters degree required in Computer Science, Design, Instructional Design, Education, Informatics, Information Science, Instructional Technology, or other appropriate fields. Ph.D. or Ed.D. from a regionally accredited institution strongly preferred.
- Significant instructional design education and experience (2+ years)
- Expertise in technology and experience in coding languages (specific languages can vary, e.g., Python, HTML5, Java, Java script, PHP, CSS, etc.)
- Successful grant writing and participation in scholarly publication within the context of digital learning areas strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of effective course design methods and pedagogical practices
- Understanding of and facility with digital learning / educational technology approaches
- Strong planner and executor with ability to achieve results through strategic planning and project management. (PMP- Project Management Professional certification or equivalent experience desired)
- Demonstrated record of developing and managing innovative and effective teaching and learning technologies and learning spaces in support of the educational enterprise
- Deep understanding of teaching and learning methods and practice and pedagogy and how they impact and are supported by technology, learning spaces and services
- Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to interact with all areas of the college and multiple departments; ability to prepare presentations, instructional materials, and write effective proposals and reports
- Strong technical knowledge and expert understanding of enterprise level systems that support teaching and learning (LMS, assessment, video capture, ePortfolio, etc.)
- Ability to work flexible hours, with some periodic evening and weekend events.
- Requires repetitive motions and sitting at a computer keyboard.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.