Digital learning content developer
Educational Development Service
Site: Joseph Priestley Building
Salary: £ 29,951 to £ 32,555 per year
Fixed Term 36 Months
Posted on: Friday 07 January 2022
Closing Date: Friday 04 February 2022
Interview date: Be confirmed
This is a great opportunity for the right person to make a meaningful contribution to support our digital transformation plans. As a member of the Digital Academic Practice (DAP) team within the Education Development Service (EDS), you will work with academic staff to develop our course offering in digital formats through the use of established tools, electronic content frameworks and learning objects.
As a developer of digital learning content, a critical aspect of this role will be to work closely with academics from across the university as well as with fellow instructional designers within DAP. You will use multimedia production tools and techniques to create very engaging learning objects which you will then use to plan, design and support the delivery of online content.
Your work will be based on creating engaging online content and some knowledge of pedagogies to support higher education learning would be beneficial. Collaboration is key, and you’ll work closely with other digital learning content creators to define, write, and edit content so it’s relevant, understandable, and accessible.
A postgraduate degree and / or degree in a relevant field, with experience creating engaging online content for use in an academic setting is essential. Awareness of pedagogies to support higher education learning is beneficial for this role. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with good technical knowledge of a range of computer software and e-learning tools and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. A good sense of detail and the ability to write engaging course material are important.
BCU supports hybrid and flexible working arrangements. For an informal discussion on this role, please contact Craig Tucker (Head of Digital Academic Practice) [email protected]
Birmingham City University has the will and ambition to be an institution of excellence in cutting-edge teaching and research. We are passionate about offering our learners a transformational journey, made possible by an exceptional and united community of academic and professional services.
With approximately 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, providing them with the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality student-oriented education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support the future employability of our graduates.
We are investing £ 340million in our field, including a major expansion of our downtown Eastside campus, providing students with an enviable range of facilities
Our staff and student community are defined by our core values, which define who we are as a university and how we will work with each other. Our core values are excellence, a focus on people, working in partnership, fairness and integrity.
The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and origins.
It is the responsibility of each successful candidate to ensure that they are authorized to work in the UK. Some applicants may need University sponsorship and UKVI visa to take on the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Some roles are not eligible for sponsorship because they do not meet UKVI criteria for skills and salary level. If you are unsure whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or if the role is sponsorship capable, please contact us: [email protected]
Please note that on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the ad prior to the advertised closing date. If this happens, we will email all applicants who have started but have not yet completed their application, with 48 hours notice. We therefore advise you to submit your completed application as soon as possible.