Information Technology Educator

Summary

Information technology (IT) educators provide instruction and are involved in the planning, administration and coordination of training.

Duties & Tasks

IT educators may perform the following tasks:

  • develop course and instructional material, including visual aids, student handouts, training exercises and reference material
  • plan, design and coordinate training programmes
  • assess and analyse training needs
  • conduct teaching sessions or lectures
  • assess students in various settings
  • maintain student and client records
  • evaluate learning effectiveness
  • prepare reports for management on training budgets and outcomes
  • work with experts in the areas where IT is being applied
  • talk to developers and suppliers of new IT products and teaching methods to maintain personal knowledge and skill.

Specialisations

IT Lecturer

An IT lecturer teaches information technology skills and theory in a tertiary education setting.

IT Technical Writer

An IT technical writer is involved in the creation and development of materials to support new IT installations or software modifications. Products may take the form of instruction manuals using print or other media. There is increasing demand for the development of online help systems and multimedia tools such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

IT Training Consultant

An IT training consultant may conduct employee training as part of new or modified systems implementation, as well as general IT skills training to achieve basic competence in areas such as word processing, online communication techniques or spreadsheet development.

Personal Requirements

  • good communication skills
  • able to explain complex concepts clearly
  • willing to maintain and update own knowledge of IT content
  • good organisational skills
  • tactful, mature and able to act with initiative
  • patient when dealing with people of differing abilities and backgrounds
  • able to work as part of a team
  • good at mathematics and computing.

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