February 25th, 2015 by Toni Jones

For those of you attending the Macul Conference -  March 18-20, 2015 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, please mark your calendar to meet with EDMT faculty, students and alums while at MACUL for light refreshments (on us) and beverages on Thursday, 3/19/2015 from 3:30p-5:30p.  We will meet at the Volt Restaurant in the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Shoot us an email to let us know you will join us.

The Best 8 Web Tools for Formative Assessment

February 25th, 2015 by Toni Jones
8 tools for formative assessment

The Best 8 Web Tools for Formative Assessment

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted an article about the best 8 web tools for formative assessment…very interesting tools! Check them out to learn about diverse ways to check for understanding. (Click the image to read the article.)

Are you looking for a digital storytelling app?

February 9th, 2015 by Toni Jones

Check out flipagram. It lets you create short videos using your pictures and music.

To read more about flipagram and other educational web resources and mobile apps for teachers and educators, go to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

What’s your digital story?

February 7th, 2015 by Toni Jones

See what EDMT alumna Rich Beaudrie has to say about this subject @ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/author-your-digital-story-rich-beaudrie?trk=mp-reader-card

Instructional Designer position @ Schoolcraft College

January 30th, 2015 by Toni Jones
Institution: Schoolcraft College
Location: Livonia, MI
  • Admin – Instructional Technology and Design
Posted: 01/29/2015
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: $27.07 USD Per Hour
Full-time Position: 40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year
Flexible Scheduling: Evenings and weekends may be required.

Job Summary/Basic Function:
In collaboration with faculty and staff, the Instructional Designer will support instructional design, course development and delivery of online and technology-mediated courses. Instructional design principles and practices will be used to improve teaching while addressing the demand for accountability and assessment. The Instructional Designer will help instructors effectively use technology, manage instructional projects, and oversee copyright and intellectual property issues. The Instructional Designer will have a strong educational and pedagogical background, excellent customer service skills, and possess the ability to effectively use collaboration techniques in working with individuals and teams with diverse personalities.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, and significant experience related to the position.
2. Direct experience in instructional design, program or course development, educational technology integration or area related to the position.
3. Experience teaching adult learners.
4. Experience teaching or learning in the online environment.
5. Strong technical skills in a variety of multimedia and web applications.
6. Strong team and customer orientation and successful experience developing skills in others.
7. Experience interpreting student and instructor needs to produce effective instructional materials and technologies to support teaching and learning.
8. Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with and understand the needs of others.
9. Strong organizational skills with project team leadership experience, flexible, and good work ethic.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, with experience in higher education related to the position.
2. Experience with instructional design for the online environment.
3. Experience working with educators with a variety of approaches to teaching and learning and in a variety of curricular areas.
4. Online teaching certifications or equivalent.
5. Online teaching experience.
6. Course development experience using online course management system (i.e., Blackboard).
7. Demonstrated project team leadership experience.
8. A basic understanding of the Copyright Law and its impact on the educational campus and online environments.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
1. Works within a team environment to assist faculty with the development of courses that include effective teaching and assessment strategies for web-based and other technology-mediated environments.
2. Brings instructional design expertise to the project team for curricular development, delivery, and review.
3. Monitors the course development process; collaborating on new courses, continuing development and course maintenance, and provides periodic reports on course development projects, while meeting established deadlines.
4. Assists in the development and review of quality standards and instructional effectiveness pertaining to course development and delivery.
5. Investigates and evaluates new pedagogical and technology-mediated learning initiatives.
6. Contributes to the development and implementation of sound workplace practices to automate services and facilitate communications.
7. Assists faculty with multimedia software use and instructional technology integration.
8. Investigates and monitors changes in copyright laws and educational applications/regulations and assists faculty with compliance.
9. Collaborates with a variety of campus constituencies.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources
Schoolcraft College
Phone: (734) 462-4408
Fax: (734) 462-4520
Online App. Form: https://jobs.schoolcraft.edu