Learning Technologist (Transformation)

Job summary

We are looking for two Learning Technologists to join an ambitious and dynamic team with a start-up culture and be at the forefront of creating high quality learning solutions to meet the growing digital needs of education at a world leading university.  Imperial College London’s Learning and Teaching Strategy, launched in June 2017, sets out to establish Imperial as a global leader in innovative, evidence-based education. Implementation of...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01413
  • Date posted 20 October 2020
  • Closing date 10 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are looking for two Learning Technologists to join an ambitious and dynamic team with a start-up culture and be at the forefront of creating high quality learning solutions to meet the growing digital needs of education at a world leading university. 

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

A key element of the Educational Technology (EdTech) team’s ambition is 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.

The team works to established processes to design, build and innovate STEM focussed digital education experiences at pace. The role holder must have sufficient instructional design knowledge combined with experience of using project management techniques to support timely delivery of high quality digital learning content and assessments.  

Duties and responsibilities

You will support a design delivery process, working with a digital designer, creating online content and assessments using the established VLE and ancillary technologies, collaboratively working with, and using subject matter provided by academic staff. Throughout the process you will provide expert advice to staff on instructional best practise in the use of digital content and learning technology.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this role are:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification, ideally in a STEM discipline, with educational experience/knowledge; or equivalent professional experience and knowledge in learning technology, online learning or pedagogy.
  • Proven track record of supporting teaching, learning and assessment with technology, ideally in a University environment.
  • Significant experience in creating content and assessments using Blackboard or another VLE and their ancillary technologies (e.g. Panopto, Turnitin, Mobius), and in a mobile environment.

Experience of working with STEM content to design and develop teaching, learning and assessment materials and processes, in at least one of these areas :

  • Instructional/learning design.
  • Media production.
  • Traditional learning technologies (e.g. VLEs, lecture capture systems, online assessment/marking systems, specialist teaching tools for specific skills such as mathematics, statistics, programming).
  • Specialist knowledge of sound pedagogy-based teaching and assessment methods and techniques in STEM disciplines in higher education
  • Significant experience of creating digital assessments.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise own work.
  • Excellent skills in the use of a number of technologies relating to teaching, learning and assessment. These may include, for example, Office 365, HTML, H5P, Wireframe tools, Scripting languages, Mentimeter, Wordpress, Articulate, Photoshop, Premiere, LaTeX, Maple, MathML. We do not expect candidates to have experience in all of these!

Further information

This is a fixed term appointment for a period of 24 months.

The role is located on our South Kensington Campus. However, the majority of the work will take place remotely due to current circumstances.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date stated should we received a high number of applications. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interviews are scheduled for fortnight commencing 23rd November 2020.

Candidates need to complete an online application.

For further details on the role please contact: Robert Woodward, Digital Learning Designer (Faculty of Engineering) – robert.woodward@imperial.ac.uk

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

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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.