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  • Ref no: RGU02531
  • Published: 24/6/19
  • Closes: 21/7/19
  • Location: RGU Garthdee
  • Salary: £34,189.00 - £39,609.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

RGU is committed to enhancing its reputation as a provider of high quality, interactive, online learning; this will see colleagues across the university work closely and effectively together to develop and deliver excellent technology enhanced experiences for our students. As an Online Learning Developer, you will play a key part in enacting this commitment – working alongside academic colleagues to implement institutional standards and advancing the quality and distinctiveness of the University’s course portfolio.

Working for the Department for Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA), you will support both academic and administrative staff in the production and delivery of high quality learning materials across a vareity of platforms which advance RGU’s reputation for quality in learning and teaching.

You'll also play a key part in supporting the rapid development of the university’s portfolio of online programmes. These courses will address the evolving demands of industry and meet the needs of learners who are already in work and are seeking to develop new skills or are pursuing opportunities for career advancement.

With a degree in a relevant subject area, you will possess significant knowledge of instructional design techniques and experience of applying these to design and develop effective, engaging online course content and assessments.

Salary on appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, but in exceptional circumstances, appointment higher up the scale may be considered.

Closing Date: 21 July 2019

Job Description

PURPOSE OF THE POST:
To support high quality technology enhanced learning across a variety of platforms within the Department for Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA). The post holder will support both academic and administrative staff in the production and delivery of learning materials which advance RGU’s reputation for quality in learning and teaching.

RESPONSIBLE TO:
E-Content Development Lead, DELTA

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:
Provides expert support with technology enhanced learning.
Leads the development, preparation and assessment of e-learning materials (including online assessments).
Develops and maintains expertise in field of technology enhanced learning.
Contributes to subject, course and module development from a technology enhancement perspective.
Contributes to curriculum development and the introduction of new teaching and learning methods related to technology enhanced learning.
Participates in marketing and School events.
Maintains good working relationships with other schools and departments, to support the development of technology enhanced learning across the university.
Evaluates approaches, taking account of student and staff feedback
Actively participates in staff development activities.
Establish and maintain relevant industry links, as necessary, in order to establish the duties of the role.

Person Specifications

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Degree in a relevant subject area

Knowledge
Significant knowledge of instructional design techniques and experience of applying these to design and develop effective, engaging online course content and assessments.

Experience
Experience of building relationships with internal or external customers
Experience of supporting learning and assessment design for either wholly online or blended learning delivery
Experience of developing content within a Virtual Learning Environment and of using industry standard rapid content authoring tools

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships
MSc in a relevant subject area
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Knowledge
Knowledge of current e and technology-based approaches to learning

Experience
Experience of monitoring progress and quality of product development
Experience of specifying digital learning content and learning activities
Experience of leading or co-ordinating course development
Experience of managing projects successfully

Staff are expected to be collaborative, proactive, innovative and display initiative and imagination. They are required to be ‘customer’ oriented, engaging, challenging, constructive, and reflective in the course of their work, recognising the limits of experience and / or role, and proactively seeking guidance from their line manager and Academic staff where required.

Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 3: Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to new starts, delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities and identifying the training and development needs of the team and carrying out performance appraisals 

Behaviour 4: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 5: Planning and Organising Resources - Experience of planning, prioritising and organising the work of yourself and others (within own area) on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, whilst  ensuring the effective use of resources 

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

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