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Learning Technologist


The University Information Services (UIS) department provides University-wide IT services for the University of Cambridge, to enable the success of the collegiate University in fulfilling its mission of excellence in research and education.

Applications are invited for a Learning Technologist role available within the Teaching and Learning Systems Team. This team supports the Education, Administration and Student Services portfolio and sits within UIS, delivering high quality support to University staff and students in line with the University's Digital Strategy for Education.

The purpose of the role is to support the enhancement of teaching and learning services across the University with appropriate use of technology. In particular, the role will be involved in the piloting and implementation a project based around Lecture Capture; however, it is also expected that the role holder will support, develop and maintain the University's wider teaching and learning systems, including Moodle (VLE).

Working independently of, but closely with, colleagues in the Teaching and Learning Systems Team, the main responsibilities of the role will be to:

  1. Provide advice, support and training to academic staff on the use of teaching and learning technology;
  2. Design, evaluate and develop innovative teaching and learning services, processes and materials, in line with the University's Digital Strategy for Education, its Learning and Teaching Strategy, and the work of the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning;
  3. Assist the University in evaluating and developing its current practice in teaching and learning, including conducting interviews and participation in workshops and promotional activities across the University;
  4. Act as technical liaison with appropriate Departments across the University, maintaining a subject and/or technical specialism as directed by the Teaching and Learning Service Manager;
  5. Keep abreast of market knowledge and evaluation of new technologies, both nationally and internationally;
  6. Proactively participate as a member of the Teaching & Learning Systems Team, including involvement in local projects and representing the Service internally and externally to the University as required.

The successful candidate will have a degree-level education or equivalent work experience in a relevant area, and it would be desirable, but not essential to also have a training or teaching qualification. You will be able to understand and engage with the pedagogical theories and technical issues in web-based teaching and learning. You will have experience of developing and delivering training sessions and material, and of presenting to, demonstrating to, or teaching staff and students. The successful candidate will also have excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to co-ordinate a range of complex, concurrent activities; previous project management experience is desirable. You will have experience of Virtual Learning Environments, preferably in Higher or Further Education, and will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate specialist technical information to a non-technical audience. Prior experience supporting lecture capture or AV/Videography is desirable.

There will be opportunities for personal development by learning from experienced colleagues and attending training courses. Selected applicants will be invited to at least one round of interviews, and will be asked to prepare and deliver a short presentation on an aspect of learning technologies, lecture capture or to present on a recent relevant project. Further details will be provided at the point of invitation to interview.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact UIS Admin Office, adminoffice@uis.cam.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to take place in January 2020.

Please quote reference VC21265 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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