Learning Technologist (Digital Exam and Assessment Project)

  • Company:
    Queen Mary University London
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / Month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Customer Service

Department: Student & Academic Services – E-Learning
Salary: 37,411 – 40,568 per annum
(Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL16810
Date posted: 20-Nov-2018
Closing date: 17-Dec-2018
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the central E-learning team for half a year as a Learning Technologist. The post is the Learning Technologist (Digital Exam and Assessment Project) and the focus of the post is to work on a high profile institution wide project that will pilot the running of Digital Exams. You will work closely with the vendors of new exam software, members of the project team and with staff at all levels who have agreed to take part in an institutional pilot of new Digital Exam software at Queen Mary.
We are looking for an experienced Learning Technologist who has some experience with online and paper-based assessment practice in HE contexts who is ideas driven, passionate and keen!
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), the E-portfolio QMplus Hub (Mahara), our streaming media server QMplus Media (Kaltura), Q-Review lecture capture (based on Echo360) and Turnitin for plagiarism detection.
The successful candidate will:
Work with Schools departments and institutes who have agreed to take part in the piloting of in course assessments and summative exams in 2018/19 academic year
Work initially with the software provider to provide staff training in the authoring, management, delivery and marking of examinations using the newly acquired digital assessment platform.
Adapt and develop in-house training and support material/guidance to assist staff and students with digital examination software.
Work alongside staff who are piloting the software to offer them practical support and understand their development needs and the logistical considerations required for successful implementation.
Communicate key developments, changes and updates to digital exam software with all stakeholders.
Assist in the development and implementation of an evaluation framework for the pilot implementations.
Assist with the evaluation of the pilot project and the writing-up of the final report.
The post is 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week), fixed term appointment until 31 July 2019. Interviews will take place in the week beginning 7 January 2019 with an expected start date as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range of 37,411 – 44,015 pro-rata, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
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 Brett Lucas at b.lucas@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2824.
Details about the school can be found at https://www.elearning.qmul.ac.uk/
To apply for the role, please click the apply button below.
The closing date for applications is Monday 17 December 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.
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