Job Title: Associate Director Of Instructional Technology
Education: Purdue - AA - Business Purdue - BS - Political Science, Psychology and Sociology Purdue - MS - Instructional Technology and Design
Previous Experience: Worked at Purdue University Calumet as an instructional aide. Facilitate training for faculty and staff Worked at Ivy Tech college as Distance Education technician
Job Tasks: Currently work as an Associate Director of Instructional Technology for a world-renown University. I facilitate many training sessions for faculty, staff and students. I provide second tier support for all help desk calls relating to application usage and "how to" questions.
A typical day consists of hammering out help desk requests for assistance in a variety of areas. I call, email and speak face-to-face with clients to resolve their issues. One to two times weekly, I travel to satellite campuses to assist clients there with issues or to conduct training.
In addition to the above, I create training documentation materials I use to facilitate training sessions. These documents are meant as a desk reference for users to take back to their office and refer to them on an as needed basis. Typically, the documentation is updated on a quarterly basis and it is important to have organizational skills in order to effectively keep abreast of changes in the numerous applications that are supported.
It is also important to be able to interface with others and speak clearly, especially since the position is much like a public speaking engagement.
It is very important to be able to learn new things with minimal direction or supervision. A person in this career must also have good communication skills and be able to research and implement new technologies.
Most of my day is spent on essential tasks as opposed to administrative tasks. I usually complete all administrative tasks in less than an hour per week.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Best parts: In most facets, this position is very versatile and has many opportunities to learn new applications and programs. Public speaking and thinking on the fly is a must in the position. One in this position is not likely to get bored or have much downtime.
Worst parts: dealing with unruly people. You will have this in just about all careers, but working with professors tends to be disheartening.
1. You will need good organizational and speaking skills. The ability to learn new things on your own and research skills are also important.
2. It would be a good idea to take public speaking courses; courses related to business, project management, time management and supervision are also very beneficial. If you are interested in the technology sector, be sure to take all of the technology courses you can stand. If you are interested in medical or other fields, take courses appropriately related to your interests.
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