Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
Competition No. - A103842417
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.
This competition will remain open until filled but initial review of applications will begin on May 27, 2020.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Academic Programs in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, the E-Learning and Teaching Specialist is a project based position whose main responsibility is the creation of effective online learning tools and courses for the Faculty. The Faculty has developed three online graduate certificates that will benefit from this position as well as several of our regular courses as a result of Covid-19. The Faculty will use this position to promote and implement online learning tools and courses throughout its programs.
Over the course of the 12 month tenure, this position will work with over 20 Faculty and ATS instructors and various staff on course development, evaluation tools and support and promotion of online teaching. The specialist will be required to work in a diverse and complex working environment and have the ability to communicate and gather information effectively and efficiently in a variety of situations.
This position will also work on projects directed by the Assistant Dean to design specific courses, degree programs, and/or professional development work for the Faculty.
The specialist is responsible for developing interactive, engaging online courses, within the Sport and Recreation Management Graduate Certificate, the Adapted Physical Activity Graduate Certificate, as well as additional courses identified by the Assistant Dean
The specialist will move a course from face-to-face delivery to online delivery using interactive learning objectives (ILOs), periodic formative feedbacks, interactive quizzes, adobe connect/zoom, e-learning journals, and other tools deemed appropriate and proven successful in an online learning environment
The specialist will ensure that online courses reflect content accurately, is delivered in a pedagogically sound manner (particularly focused on adult/professional learners) and provide appropriate evaluative tools. They will also be expected to create channels to ensure easy and ongoing maintenance of online courses and content
The specialist will be expected to work closely with Faculty and instructors to support and increase instructor comfort and use of online teaching and maintenance of online course and tools They will advise and assist Faculty and staff with evaluating or implementing online teaching tools and related academic technologies
The specialist will design and deliver professional development opportunities (e.g. workshops) to Academic Staff with the expected outcome of enhancing the student learning experience
The specialist will work both autonomously and within a team environment when required in order to meet goals, objectives and deadlines
Graduate degree or equivalent in instructional design, teaching and learning in higher education, educational technology, training and development, or a related field
Demonstrated competency in developing instructional material in various online formats (written, video, other)
Minimum 2 years of experience in creating online learning courses
Minimum 2 years of experience in teaching and leading dynamic and engaging workshops face-to-face and online
Minimum 2 years of experience with the development of instructional material in the context of professional development in higher education
Minimum 2 years of experience working in a diverse environment, with diverse research areas, and teaching methods
Knowledge and competency in applying instructional design theories, learning theories and concepts of curriculum development
Knowledge of tools within learning management systems, popular usage, and functionalities
Knowledge about and experience in using educational technologies, in particular multimedia tools
Must be professional and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with various stakeholders from professors to senior leadership
Project management experience; ability to establish project deliverables according to project framework
Must possess strong organizational skills including attention to detail
Ability to successfully work autonomously and in a team environment
Must be an engaged and creative thinker with a proven successful track record for developing engaging online material and will be able to demonstrate this upon request
Preference will be given to candidates who also have expertise in the following areas:
Adobe Creative Suite, audio and video editing, mark-up languages such as HTML and CSS
Learning Development Tools such as Articulate, Camtasia, Captivat, Presenter, etc.
Adobe Connect, E-portfolios, Moodle, Eclass, Google tools, eLearning journals, student response systems
Experience working in a Post-Secondary environment creating effective online learning tools and courses
In accordance with the Temporary Librarian, Administrative and Professional Staff (TLAPS) Agreement, this position is an appointment of 12 months with the possibility of renewal and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $61,391 - $102,355.