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Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching Support Technician x2

Birmingham City University - Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £24,494 to £26,624 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th June 2020
Closes: 19th July 2020
Job Ref: 062020-218

The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences and the School of Nursing and Midwifery within Birmingham City University has an outstanding global reputation for the education of health professionals, assisted by first rate facilities and teaching opportunities. We are now looking to enhance and expand our course portfolio by appointing two Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching Support Technicians to help strengthen, broaden and deliver against our strategic learning and teaching digitisation plans. 

Our vision as a School of Nursing and Midwifery is to aspire to lead Nursing and Midwifery education. To be the first choice for students and apprentices, colleagues and employers within Birmingham, across the West Midlands, Nationally and Globally.

Directly embedded within the School academic teams, you will use your experience of digital learning technologies, to identify, prioritise and develop creative solutions for the delivery of dynamic content within interactive virtual platforms to enhance the learner experience. You will be able to evaluate and implement a range of technologies and digital approaches within our Virtual Learning Environment Moodle. 

We are looking for a champion of new and existing technologies, an individual who is up to date and cognisant of the empirical evidence base surrounding digital learning, who can confidently evaluate new and emerging tools and approaches. 

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work within teams.  You will have a passion for supporting others in their own development for digital skills acquisition.  You will be required to produce evaluation reports and have good presentation skills to enable you to present feedback on technologies as required. 

As a successful applicant you will:

  • Translate digital improvement project requirements into digital solutions from agreed content which foster enthusiasm, understanding and critical enquiry amongst students, within their learning environment. 
  • Work in collaboration to identify areas for innovation that will improve the students’ experience and engagement.
  • Work collaboratively to refresh, update and support the increase in transforming aspects of the curriculum from classroom based to one that is interactive and digitally enabled. 
  • Develop training solutions that support and promote the upskilling of staff to ensure best practice is evident throughout the curriculum. 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a quality assurance framework, ensuring digital materials are tested, fit for purpose within the regulatory environment and comply with established technical standards of the university. 
  • Contribute to the scoping, designing and developing of new e-learning courses from conception, through to delivery, monitoring and evaluation.  
  • Take responsibility to ensure cognisance with the best evidence base surrounding digital learning both current and emerging trends.  
  • Offer clear communication through written reports and presentations of progress within projects.

You must hold a degree in a relevant IT or Learning Technology subject, alongside English Language and Maths at GCSE or equivalent. Experience of working in a Higher Education setting is desirable as is direct experience of working with Moodle.

We encourage applicant to arrange an informal discussion prior to their application; to do so please contact Dr Melanie Humphreys Melanie.Humphreys@bcu.ac.uk.

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