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Learning Technologist (Digital Exams) Fixed Term Contract **Internal Only** - QMUL20649

Department: Student & Academic Services - E-Learning
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL20649
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 05-Dec-2019
Closing date: 17-Dec-2019

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Overview:

The E-Learning Unit (ELU) is seeking to appoint a Learning Technologist (Digital Exams).

Situated within Student and Academic Services, the E-Learning Unit provides strategic direction for e-learning at QMUL and works to promote, support and develop e-learning across the institution.  We are responsible for institution-wide e-learning applications such as the online learning environment QMplus (based on Moodle and Mahara), Q-Review lecture capture (based on Echo360), Turnitin for plagiarism detection and Kaltura for media streaming.  In addition, we offer number of facilities (space, hardware and software) to encourage innovative practice in teaching and learning.

In 2018, QMUL embarked on an ambitious project to provide a robust solution for running PC-based high-stakes exams.  The project is currently piloting the WISEflow software for delivering exams and expects to submit recommendations in February 2020 and a proposal for a full implementation by August 2020.  We have been successful in recruiting academic and administrative staff to volunteer for the pilot and we are gearing up for the next exam period in January 2020.

We are looking for a Learning Technologist to take an active role in this project as a key member of the delivery team, carrying out core functions such as liaising with academic schools on their exam requirements, designing processes and delivery training sessions.  They will also lead on promotion and communication activities to support the successful rollout of a new digital exams solution.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with supporting learning technologies in higher education and understand the challenges involved in supporting assessments.  The post-holder will have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable delivering presentations and workshops to both technical and non-technical audiences.  We are looking for someone with excellent technical skills, such that they can pick up new technologies independently, and the ability to manage their workload so that deadlines are met and quality is maintained.

The post is full-time and fixed term for 10 months. Starting salary will be in the range £38,084 - £44,807 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Stella Ekebuisi, Head of E-Learning on 020 7882 2801 or s.ekebuisi@qmul.ac.uk.

Background information about the E-Learning Unit can be found at www.elearning.qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 17th December 2019.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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