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Valenture Institute is a private online high school offering an academically rigorous, socially-rich learning experience that equips students with the skills and courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.
The Learning Designer role at the Valenture Institute is primarily responsible for curating, augmenting, creating, and quality assuring secondary school course content and assessments that are suitable for high-touch online delivery. The incumbent will play a vital role in ensuring that the development of content is relevant to the learning cohort, of high quality and; developed within the required timelines and the scope of the project. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Use subject policy statements to ensure that content meets the required examination standards, and determine the adequacy or inadequacy of content.
Conduct planning and analysis per subject area to recommend appropriate design solutions and strategies for online delivery.
Analyse the characteristics of Valenture’s learning management system (LMS) and emerging technologies and use the unique affordances of these technologies to make design decisions.
Transfer textbook-based content into a richly augmented format that meets online delivery objectives.
Develop educational content from scratch, making use of various sources, into a richly augmented format that meets online delivery objectives.
Research and source appropriate reference materials for the development of courses.
Collaborate with production specialists to create targeted content in a wide variety of mediums to complement or support the curriculum.
Design and create targeted continuous assessment strategies that support students in their progression towards their summative examinations.
Work with project management and various operational stakeholders to ensure that deadlines are adhered to and that project communication takes place in a timely and effective manner.
Work on evaluation strategies to review the effectiveness of a design strategy, and review content at set intervals as part of Valenture’s approach to continuous improvement.
Perform auxiliary tasks, including, but not limited to briefing in graphics, and tracking the use of external assets.
Perform peer reviews across subjects and qualifications.
Contribute to department process improvements.
Demonstrable experience as a Learning Designer, Instructional Designer, Curriculum Developer, Technical Writer, Editor or Journalist
Experience in the EdTech field is advantageous
Teaching, tutoring or training background, and familiarity with CAPS curriculum is beneficial
Comfortable with the subject area of one of the subjects being developed
Knowledge of digital learning principles and practices will be advantageous
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, and build collaborative work relationships
Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills
Must be comfortable working remotely and independently
Ability to learn quickly and to work in a team environment
Demonstrated ability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and able to prioritise work appropriately
Stable internet connection required
Having your own laptop would be an advantage but is not a requirement
Please note that if you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, your application is considered unsuccessful at this time.
Valenture Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments will be in accordance to our Employment Equity Plan.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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