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Learning Technologist

Digital Education/CTEL

London, Guy's Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £38,304 - £45,026 Including London Weighting
  • REF: 008244
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The Learning Technologist is a key member of the professional services team, working in the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) to support the management and delivery of multiple projects aimed at both the development of academics’ pedagogic understanding and the practice of technology enhanced learning.

  • To support the implementation of King’s vison for digital education and Education Strategy initiatives.
  • To support the delivery of TEL projects/programmes and provide pedagogic steer.
  • To contribute to the development of TEL as a College-wide endeavour.
  • Develop high-quality online courses and templates (based on instructional design and UX principles).
  • To provide expert advice and guidance on the best use of Moodle VLE/LMS to support digital education activities.
  • To bring to bear technical/pedagogical expertise in relation to curriculum design and development.
  • To work closely with academic and professional services colleagues across King’s to help embed learning technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment activities in faculties and departments.
  • To investigate the problems and complexities of TEL practice and provide appropriate educational and technical guidance and advice to colleagues across King’s.
  • To draw upon and contribute to the development of understanding and practice in the field of learning technology through engagement with discussions (formal and informal), conferences, workshops, research and other events at a national or international level.

Key responsibilities

  • Project manages discrete activities in support of King’s vison for digital education and education strategy initiatives.
  • Uses instructional design and UX principles to create high quality and accessible digital education content and templates.
  • Takes the lead role on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the effective use of learning technologies.
  • Works closely with academic and professional services colleagues to provide encouragement and advice and help embed learning technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment activities.
  • Investigates the problems and complexities of technology-enhanced learning practice and provides appropriate educational and technical guidance and advice to colleagues across the College.
  • Supports project teams on digital education proposals/applications by assessing need and generating original ideas/solutions through workshops, one-off consultations and collaborations.
  • Communicates project activities, departmental news and service status to stakeholders via face-to-face and online means.
  • Actively liaises with other digital education staff across King’s enabling exchange of ideas and experience including the design and implementation of new systems and increased efficiency.
  • Participates in formal/informal external networks to exchange ideas and best practice in relation to TEL and the curriculum.
  • Remains abreast of latest technological developments and support the implementing those technologies following due research, consultation and approval for use. This includes hardware/software that may be useful for a particular project or across a number of projects.
  • Contributes to the design, development and delivery of digital education workshops/CPD activities across King’s.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential

  • Degree in Technology Enhanced Learning or Education or Degree in another subject and equivalent experience
  • Experience Extensive working experience of Moodle or equivalent VLE and associated technologies (Echo360, Turnitin, Kaltura, Talis)
  • Experience in digital education design, development and delivery
  • Experience of developing and implementing HTML4, CSS and Bootstrap code
  • Experience in working with academic and/or clinical staff and providing appropriate instructional design methodologies to allow for content creation for online delivery
  • Understanding of the underlying pedagogy of digital education, including Instructional Design principles
  • Understanding of web accessibility legislation
  • Communication and presentation skills, including a high standard of English both in formal documents and writing for the web
  • Project management and delivery skills, supporting the effective delivery of institutional projects
  • Experience in multimedia production (e.g. podcasting, video, lecture capture)

Desirable

  • Educated to post graduate level
  • Experience of facilitating face-to-face training for staff
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and/or CMALT (Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology)

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