Role of a Digital Learning Strategist

Clemson Online’s Digital Learning Strategists can support faculty in the following ways:

  • Serve as a consultant through the entire online course development process.
  • Connect faculty to training opportunities on current and emerging online learning strategy and technology.
  • Build sample modules, visuals, or learning objects.
  • Provide guidance for creating engaging materials.
  • Assist with questions that arise pertaining to pedagogy and technology for courses that include online components.
  • Provide resources for assessing online course design and delivery and making improvements.

There are several areas in online program and course development that extend beyond the scope of DLS roles and responsibilities. A DLS can, however, provide training or point faculty to other Clemson Online or university resources for support in these areas. The list that follows is not exhaustive, but provides several examples of duties the DLS cannot perform directly:

  • Troubleshoot technical problems or answer student questions.
  • Engage in any activity that directly relates to instruction of the course or assessment of students.
  • Create or caption videos.
  • Build all modules and assignments for an entire online program or course.
  • Engage in routine updates to the course such as uploading new/revised documents or adjusting assignment due dates.