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  • Posted: Feb 22, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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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.


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    SSOS | Physics Learning Designer

    Description
    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:

    Responsibilities

    • Use subject specifications 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.
    • Work with subject matter experts and 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.

    Requirements

    • Demonstrable experience as a Learning Designer, Instructional Designer, or Curriculum Developer
    • Undergraduate degree or A-levels in the required subject area (e.g. Physics)
    • Teaching or training background, and familiarity with Pearson Edexcel curriculum beneficial
    • Comfortable with the subject area of one of the subjects being developed
    • Knowledge of digital learning principles and practices
    • 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
    • Experience with the Pearson Edexcel and/or Oxford AQA curricula will be beneficial
    • Having your own laptop would be an advantage but is not a requirement

    Benefits

    • Family member discount for Valenture Institute
    • Remote work
    • Voluntary savings Programme

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    Learning Technology Intern

    Description
    Valenture Institute partners with the world’s leading education institutions to transform physical limitations into digital opportunities. We create new opportunities for students to choose an aspirational online learning experience by offering fully-supported online high school programmes.
    As a social enterprise, Valenture Institute is also committed to levelling the playing field and increasing access for all students through free curriculum offerings, extensive scholarship programs and blended learning micro schools in underprivileged communities.

    Day-to-day responsibilities include:

    • Uploading of course content ahead of presentation, following strict design specifications and adhering to deadlines
    • Formatting and styling course content according to Valenture templates and guidelines
    • Applying the correct settings to restrictions, prerequisites, assessment, lessons and other specifications based on set criteria
    • Implementing changes to content during the live presentation of courses according to a prioritisation backlog

    Personal Skills & Attributes

    • Strong understanding of business processes and systems
    • Attention to detail
    • An affinity for working with technology and a playfulness in approaching new technologies
    • Basic yet growing understanding of HTML and CSS
    • The ability to work from standard and compliance benchmarks
    • Experience working on Moodle is a definite plus, but not a requirement
    • Calendar, Drive and Office suites

    Requirements

    • Must have their own stable internet connection.
    • Matriculant

    Benefits

    • Remote working
    • Voluntary savings

    Method of Application

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