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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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.

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    UCT Online High School | Learning Designer | Grades 8 -9 Technology


    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



    Family member discount for Valenture Institute

    Remote work

    Voluntary savings Programme


    Please note that if you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, your application is considered unsuccessful at this time.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Valenture Institute on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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