Assistant Learning Technologist

London (Greater)
£36,532 - £41,299 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.
22 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Assistant Learning Technologist (ALT) is an integral member of the TEL Team at King’s Foundations, whose primary responsibilities are to design, develop, implement and evaluate learning and teaching technologies and resources, in line with the King’s Foundations TEL Strategy and the King's Vision 2029.   

The ALT works alongside the TEL Manager and Learning Technologist/Instructional Designer to support the provision of all TEL resources for King’s Foundations programmes, developing resources in KEATS (Moodle), Teams, Turnitin, Kaltura, and other platforms/tools. The ALT works closely with academic and professional services colleagues in King’s Foundations, and across the University, to identify opportunities where learning technologies can improve teaching, learning and assessment, as well as monitoring and evaluating existing learning technologies in use.  

The role is primarily based at Bush House on the King’s Strand Campus though you may be required to travel to other campuses on occasion.  King’s Professional Services staff can work in a hybrid working pattern with working from home permitted for up to 40% of each week. Changes to this pattern may occur and are determined by required output and departmental need. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • To support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning and teaching technologies, multimedia resources and e-learning materials for King’s Foundations.   
  • To assist in the production of e-learning content.  
  • To assist with the production of interactive multimedia resources, including video production and editing. 
  • To provide expert advice, training and guidance to staff and students in using digital and learning technologies such as Moodle or equivalent virtual learning environment (VLE), Microsoft 365, Echo360, Kaltura, and TurnItIn. 
  • To work with Colleagues across KF and the wider King’s Community to seek TEL solutions to improve the staff and student experience. 
  • To evaluate existing learning technologies in order to identify issues/seek opportunities for improvement, and to assist with projects to develop new TEL opportunities in line with the King’s Approach to Digital Learning. 
  • To have an awareness of the implementation of new systems across King’s and to actively assess the implications for King’s Foundations programmes.  
  • To assist in the provision of learning analytics. 
  • To assist in ensuring compliance in line with accessibility guidelines, GDPR, data retention, copyright and ethical standards. 
  • To remain abreast of latest technological developments in the sector that may be benefit King’s Foundations programmes/staff/students. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

1.      An understanding of e-learning trends and technologies to enhance teaching and learning; in particular, Moodle or equivalent VLE(s), but also tools such as Echo360, TurnItIn, Kaltura, and Microsoft 365 Apps such as Teams, SharePoint, Bookings, and PowerAutomate.  

2.      Experience of producing audio-visual content and using video and/or photo editing software (e.g., Camtasia, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro).  

3.      Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to explain complicated/technical topics to those of all ability levels.  

4.      Experience in troubleshooting, providing support, and assisting in the delivery of training and workshops, both in-person and online.  

5.      Proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  

6.      Ability to multi-task, balancing competing priorities under pressure to meet deadlines.  

7.      Commitment to continuous improvement, updating professional knowledge, and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. 

Desirable criteria 

1.      Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.  

2.      Experience of authoring documentation and guidance, such as user, process, training manuals and how-to videos.  

3.      Experience of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) processes and methodologies.  

4.      An understanding of the underlying pedagogy of TEL, including instructional/learning design principles and approaches. 

Further information

About King’s Centre for International Education and Languages  

King’s Centre for International Education and Languages a new, cross-cutting Centre designed to widen the educational reach of King’s. It brings together three existing areas: King’s Foundations, Summer Programmes, and King’s Language Centre. This brings together international pathway provision, pre sessional programmes, pre-UG summer courses, UG summer modules, UG language modules, bespoke language programmes for the community and our partners and academic skills provision for all King’s students.  

Each of these areas are well established, respected and recognised within and beyond the King’s community. The Centre is focused on enabling collaboration between the three departments to further advance our work in promoting educational excellence and supporting and enhancing the student experience. The Centre has significant expertise in International Education and makes a significant contribution to the rich and diverse make-up of the King’s student body.

**About King’s Foundations **

King’s Foundations is a leading centre for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and pathway education across the HE sector, accredited by the British Council. As one of the largest providers of pathway education, we welcome over 2,500 students each year across our King’s International Foundation Programmes and our range of Pre-sessional Programmes, with programmes offered online, on campus and in a blended way. We also offer a range of short courses with partners and support all King’s students through contributing to a range of co-curricular academic skills and language development courses.  

Our mission is to support a diverse group of learners to achieve their potential at King’s, supporting students to become independent and inquisitive learners. King’s Foundations is home to approximately 80 permanent staff, growing to around 150 during our busy summer months.  We champion a forward-thinking approach to education and take a digitally-enabled approach across all aspects of education. Over the last 6 years, the department has seen significant planned growth in support of King’s Vision 2029, with annual income of over £20m. 

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