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New England College of Optometry Dir Ed Tech Integration & Remote Learnin in Boston, Massachusetts

Director Educational Technology Integration and Remote Learning Initiatives Reporting to the College President, with a dotted line to the Vice-Presidents of Academic Affairs and Professional Affairs, the incumbent will: -Manage the business and contractual relationship(s), including contracts, with external content development partners (ex. SilkWeb) as well as educational software vendors -Work with faculty to design/build online course content and curriculum for online hybrid and international academic programs, as well as remote learning initiatives for current academic programs -Design/build online courses/content for Continuing Education. -Identify the optimum infrastructure to support online learning across the organization (LMS, video hosting, LTIs, etc.) and to ensure courses are readily accessible and reasonably independent of reliance on specific vendors and/or proprietary software; -Design training modules and support/train faculty and students in use -Oversee Compliance and Regulatory requirements for online learning (accreditation, ADA accessibility, credit hour limitations, state registration, etc.); -Develop Educational Effectiveness strategies -Develop policies governing online learning and course content (with Curriculum Committee); -Serve as Managing Director (development and ongoing support) of Hybrid OD program when introduced; -Collaborate with IT to ensure the backend technical aspects/integration of online learning infrastructure (software and hardware) function within our broader IT environment; -Oversee the design and development of the LMS (including templates, syllabi, etc.) for NECO?s educational content to ensure consistency in design and interface across programs, regardless of whether courses are developed with a vendor (ex. SilkWeb) or by faculty independently; -Advise faculty to re-think course design utilizing instructional technology and applying modern best practices; -Provide dotted line support to Instructional Technology staff in IT Successful Director Educational Technology Integration and Remote Learning Initiatives candidates will have: -Proven ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders -Broad understanding of current instructional methodologies, technologies, and digital pedagogy, including the delivery of course content in synchronous and asynchronous formats. -Attentiveness to diverse needs of faculty and students -Strategic and analytical mindset, with the capacity to think critically, make data-informed decisions, and drive organizational growth. -Undergoing comprehensive training on the product?s deployment and features -Canvas Sub-Account Management including program use cases for content being developed Director Educational Technology Integration and Remote Learning Initiatives Requirements: ? NECHE, ADA Accessibility, NC-SARA (interstate agreements for distance education, externships, internships) ACOE Regulations, MA Regulations -MADHE ? Prior experience w managing teams of instructional design and technology ? Implementation experience with third-party vendors ? Experience with Canvas Learning Management System ? Experience in medical education helpful ? Advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, or related discipline. ? Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in online education and LMS, including supervisory roles. ? Deep understanding of accreditation standards, compliance requirements, and accessibility guidelines for online education. ? Experience building networks with external organizations supporting ongoing education and vision for the institution. ? Background in business strategy, marketing, or online program management. ? Expertise in digital and hybrid education offerings, including stackable credentials and microcredentials. NECO is an EEO Affirmative Action Employer.

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