Learning Technologist

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Learning Technologist

Dublin

Permanent

€50,000 - €60,000

Ref: E9683SP

Job Description

My Dublin based client is looking for a Learning Technologist to join their team and be responsible for configuring, maintaining and administering the virtual learning environment and technology.

Job Responsibilities

Software Resources

  • Establish a learning technology team to review and develop software and technology products for use in delivery of education programmes
  • Advise and assist with technology supported learning through research, workshops and one on one lecturer / tutor support
  • Contribute to strategy and policy development by providing expert advice, identifying needs and opportunities for the development or deployment of learning technologies

Technology enhanced curricula

  • Assist faculty on the use of current technologies (Moodle, Echo 360 and zoom)
  • Identify new areas and functions of Moodle which can be better used and enhance the learning experience for students
  • Investigate and identify areas where technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning and identify, cost and recommend appropriate solutions where necessary
  • Identify other / new learning technology solutions that might be used in future courses or assessments by the organization.

Support for online learning and teaching

  • Provide Virtual Learning Environment support to Faculty on the delivery of classes online
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues for students and Faculty as they arise
  • Support faculty in the design and development of computer-based materials to support students in their online learning
  • Support and manage storage of online materials

Experience Required

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications and experience:-

  • Educated to Degree Level or above or equivalent experience gained in a relevant working environment
  • Thorough working knowledge of Moodle for both course administration and for the delivery of online learning (e.g activity creation, structured collaborative learning etc)
  • Experience of working with tutors/ subject matter experts to design and deliver online and blended courses and to transform materials designed for in-person teaching to online / blended learning formats
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of e-learning software and associated standards and formats
  • Familiarity with authoring tools
  • Awareness of usability issues and best practice
  • Relevant experience of multimedia content delivery using a virtual learning environment
  • Experience of working within an established e-learning/education provider is desirable
  • Project management experience evidenced by an ability to manage own work and deliverables, risk management
  • Knowledge of GDPR and its implications for online / blended learning

Essential and Desirable Skills

The Learning Technologist will demonstrate

  • Excellent IT skills including a knowledge of VLE Technologies
  • Strategic Thinking, strong decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Considers the operational impacts of decisions on the organisation, students, stakeholders and others
  • Generates alternative solutions by collaborating with people who are impacted by, or have knowledge of, the problem, issue or challenge
  • A drive for results
    • Capacity to take ownership of tasks and determination to see them through to a satisfactory conclusion
    • Implements processes to enable the achievement of goals and targets
    • Sets and agrees clear standards to achieve goals
    • Identifies the cause of slippage/failure and takes prompt action
    • Understands and promotes the need for change
    • Diligent and organised
    • Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Effective communication
    • Tailors communication to the needs of the audience;
    • Takes others’ perspectives into account
    • Proactively and appropriately shares information and resources
    • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work on own initiative, be highly motivated and innovative
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrable ability to display diplomacy and build good relationships

Working Hours & Benefits

  • Standard working hours, 37.5 hours per week
  • Evening or weekend work may be required at various stages to align with the delivery of teaching

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, then please Apply along with your updated CV and I will be in touch with you to discuss your application in more detail, otherwise feel free to connect with me by whichever medium you are most comfortable with be that Linkedin, Email or Telephone. Remember we have limited our site to a maximum of 200 Jobs so if this Role is not a 100% match to your requirements please be sure to connect with us as we will most likely have another role which you may find more suitable.

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