Assistant Learning Technologist

Job summary

Imperial College London’s new Learning and Teaching Strategy, launched in June 2017, sets out an ambitious programme of work aimed at establishing Imperial as a global leader in innovative, evidence-based education. Implementation of the Strategy will be underpinned by significant new investment in education which will support new, innovative, evidence-based teaching and learning methods across the College. As part of this strategy the...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01160
  • Date posted 8 January 2020
  • Closing date 29 January 2020

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London’s new Learning and Teaching Strategy, launched in June 2017, sets out an ambitious programme of work aimed at establishing Imperial as a global leader in innovative, evidence-based education. Implementation of the Strategy will be underpinned by significant new investment in education which will support new, innovative, evidence-based teaching and learning methods across the College. As part of this strategy the Faculty of Engineering plans to undertake a process of pedagogical transformation of its modules which are delivered on-campus in line with a faculty wide curriculum review.  

This role is a key element of the Faculty of Engineering's Educational Technology (EdTech) team’s ambition to become a leading Centre of Excellence in delivering digitally enhanced, online and blended learning programmes. This ambition includes supporting the development and innovation in digital educational technologies and pedagogies for online teaching and extension activities such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The post holder will work within the established processes and offer maintenance and customer support for online experiences to optimise the functionality within the College’s online systems.  The post holder will also work collaboratively with the wider Learning Technology community at the College, academic and teaching staff, ICT, and other colleagues that support teaching via eLearning methods and systems.

This role is your chance to be at the forefront of providing high quality learning solutions to meet the growing digital needs of education at a world leading university

Duties and responsibilities

You will have responsibility for providing technical guidance and customer support to the faculty for use and maintenance of institutional tools used within teaching. This includes working within established processes and reporting structures to ensure all tools are effectively supported.


 


You will undertake user testing and implementation of upgrades to any existing institutional technologies (e.g. Blackboard and other tools).


 


The post holder will be responsible for organising and delivering training for staff in educational tools and processes including developing and maintaining an archive of training materials/user guides.


The post holder will also have the opportunity to participate in technology pilots.

Essential requirements


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM discipline, with educational experience/knowledge; or equivalent professional experience and knowledge in learning technology, online learning or pedagogy.

  • Knowledge and experience of virtual learning environments and associated products

  • Experience of providing excellent customer support to an academic community and using customer support systems to track work

  • Experience of supporting the use of eLearning in face-to-face teaching activities

  • Experience of prioritising tasks and independently managing a busy workload to ensure deadlines are met

  • IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel & internet

  • Knowledge of different delivery platforms and methods (web, mobile, podcasts), with an appreciation of the merits and drawbacks of different approaches

  • Ability to plan and independently manage a busy workload within general guidelines, using initiative and judgement as required

  • Meticulous and very well-structured administrative skills, with the ability to pay attention to detail and demonstrate high levels of accuracy

  • Ability to prioritise workload and ensure agreed deadlines are met, in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with academic, teaching and professional services staff at all levels

  • The ability to work as part of a project team in the support of the successful delivery of project outcomes

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative providing help and assistance when required.

  • Adaptable and flexible, with receptiveness to new ideas and approaches

  • Ability to comply with regulations and codes of practice for self and others

Further information

This is an open-ended appointment. Interviews for this role are scheduled for week commencing 11th February 2020.

Candidates need to complete an online application for this role. For further details on the role please contact: Alastair Gemmill, Senior Learning Technologist (Faculty of Engineering) – a.gemmill@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date:  Wednesday 29th January 2020

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.