Educational Development Officer (G187-09GU)
Administration, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science seeks a suitably qualified person to work closely with academics to increase the flexibility of our teaching program.
Location Canberra/ACT Term of Contract Fixed Term of 3 Years Grade ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) Salary Package $59,698 - $69,143 pa plus 17% superannuation Closing Date 15 June 2009 Position Overview The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science has established a Flexible Learning Unit to carry forward the University strategy to create more flexibility in the way in which students can access courses and programs offered by the College. We aspire to increase the range of students able to access the excellent research and teaching strengths of the College, to improve our ability to make a real contribution to the continuous improvement of engineering and computer science nationally and internationally.
You will work as part of the Flexible Learning Unit, with a focus on moving courses towards blended learning, which combines face-to-face interaction with online learning activities. This work will be undertaken in cooperation with colleagues at the University of South Australia, as part of the "Engineering Hubs and Spokes" project awarded to ANU and UniSA.
Blended delivery of online and face-to-face teaching techniques, University of South Australia.
The successful applicant will:
- Work as part of a team to design, develop and evaluate courses in a blended delivery mode;
- Understand and value the strengths of a research-led university;
- Collaborate with academic colleagues to explore practical ways to engage in educational design and development of courses.
The position would suit someone with experience in educational environments who is comfortable with the subject matter of engineering and computer science, and is interested in taking their experience in education in a new direction.
We expect to make a full-time appointment, but will also consider fractional appointments.
Enquires: Dr Kim Blackmore, T: 02 6125 0411, E: Kim.Blackmore@anu.edu.au
Additional Information KMBT25020090521112826.pdf Position description Responsible to Coordinator, Flexible Learning Unit Role statement PURPOSE STATEMENT:
The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science has established the Flexible Learning Unit to carry forward its strategy to create more flexibility in the way in which students can access courses and programs offered by the College.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Flexible Learning Unit, with a focus on moving courses towards blended learning, which combines face-to-face interaction with online learning activities. This work will be undertaken in cooperation with colleagues at the University of South Australia, as part of the "Engineering Hubs and Spokes" project awarded to ANU and UniSA.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS:
Position Dimension & Relationships:
With broad direction from the Coordinator of the Flexible Learning Unit, the successful applicant will work with the "Engineering Hubs and Spokes" project team and the CECS Associate Dean (Education) to develop new standards and procedures for implementing blended learning courses. The successful applicant will collaborate with academic colleagues in CECS and UniSA to design, develop and evaluate courses in a blended delivery mode. The successful candidate will engage in discussions on flexible learning locally, campus wide and elsewhere.
1. Assist the Flexible Learning Unit (FLU) coordinator to plan and document new policies and procedures for blended learning.
2. Provide advice and support to academic staff on educational design, structuring course materials for pedagogically effective off-campus delivery, and the appropriate use of educational technology.
3. Assist areas and teaching programs on a needs basis to develop a proof-of-concept approach to flexible learning in their disciplinary context.
4. Undertake specific tasks in educational design for programs and courses, in consultation with academic and general staff as required.
5. Undertake projects investigating, implementing and documenting technological tools used in flexible learning.
6. Advise on and undertake web design and other online educational technologies necessary for the effective delivery of material.
7. Contribute to research into flexible teaching and learning within Engineering and Computer Science.
8. Other general duties appropriate to the classification level as required.
Selection criteria A. Qualifications
1. Degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of extensive relevant experience and education/training.
1. Interest in higher educational scholarship and practice, particularly with regards to flexible and on-line learning.
2. Interest and/or experience in one or more of the following: Teaching; Facilitation of learning; Design and development of curricula in higher education; Online or flexibly delivered courses; Evaluation.
3. Demonstrated ability to work in a web-based learning environment as well as experience with other desktop applications.
1. Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and efficiently (orally and in writing) with staff, students and external institutions while maintaining confidentiality, tact and discretion.
2. Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently as required.
3. Demonstrated ability to use initiative and think strategically, while maintaining effective organisational, analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills
4. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.
ANU Officer Levels 6 and 7 are broadbanded in this stream. It is expected that at the higher levels within the broadband occupants, through experience, will have developed skills and expertise enabling them to more independently perform the full range of duties at a higher level, and that more time will be spent on the more complex functions of the position.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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