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Technology Enhanced Learning & Design Lead Vacancy Dundee

Written by  Sep 03, 2020

The School of Science and Engineering is embarking on an ambitious educational strategy that includes moving all its taught programmes to a blended active-learning pedagogy, for which it is developing a growing bank of educational resources that can be used across the disciplines that we teach: Anatomy and Human Identification, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computing, Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.

An opportunity has arisen for a Digital Education Development Officer: Technology Enhanced Learning & Design Lead (G7, £32,817 - £40,322), which provides an exciting opportunity for an educational technologist with strong skills in educational development and learning design to lead digital education developments across the School’s teaching programmes.

You will also be a member of the University’s Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL), which is responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting the University’s online learning environment and works closely with academics to develop a high-quality online learning experience for students.

Your priorities will include:

  • Provide high-level support and guidance across a range of academic disciplines in the use and implementation of the Blackboard VLE and other institutional technologies.
  • Work with academic staff, assisting and advising on appropriate strategies and educational approaches for learning content development.
  • Support the generation of new programme modules, assisting with the annual module creation process and reviewing the School’s module template.
  • Collaborate with CTIL to inform/develop training and support documentation and resources (e.g., video tutorials) to support staff and students in the use of educational technologies.
  • Support the implementation of online assessment including student submission of coursework with Turnitin and Blackboard Assignments

Who we’re looking for:

  • Significant hands-on experience in a similar or related role.
  • Experience of VLEs such as Blackboard or Moodle.
  • Experience of planning and progressing work activities, using initiative and judgement.
  • Significant experience of supporting in the development and design of online learning resources.
  • Knowledge and understanding of educational principles, theories and pedagogical approaches that guide the learning design and development of online learning resources and activities.

Interviews will be held on the 23rd of September.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee: an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology.

For further information about this position please contact Dr Karen Petrie (Associate Dean – Learning & Teaching); Dr John McDermott (School Digital Champion); and/or Natalie Lafferty (Head of CTIL).

To find out more about the School and CTIL please visit www.dundee.ac.uk/scienceengineering/ and www.dundee.ac.uk/library/ctil/.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well as a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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