E-Content Developer

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Recruiter
RGU
Location
Scotland
Salary
£26,537 - £28,143 per year
Posted
05 Dec 2016
Closes
07 Dec 2016
Ref
RGU00523
Sectors
Engineering, Design, IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Summary

The Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) are seeking an enthusiastic and creative e-Content Developer to join the e-Learning Team.

Working closely with DELTA colleagues and content specialists, your role will include an emphasis on supporting the development of the university’s course portfolio.  This will include, for example, working on the development and launch of short courses aimed at those in both technical and professional workplace roles.

You will be required to review source content and identify how and where to use graphics, audio, video and interactivity to promote staff and student engagement. In addition to excellent online communication skills, you should have a good working knowledge of rapid authoring software and an understanding of optimising content for online delivery.

Working within a busy team, the role will require a high degree of organisational skills, attention to detail and willingness to learn new applications and approaches. The role will provide a good opportunity for professional development.

We're in the business of changing lives, developing students into highly employable graduates. Be part of their amazing journey and join our 1500 colleagues who already enjoy richly rewarding work, competitive pay and lifestyle afforded by our generous holiday entitlement.

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

Closing Date: 04 December 2016 



Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: E-Content Lead

RESPONSIBLE FOR:No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To support the development, promotion and maintenance of DELTA's online resources.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Develop DELTA's online resources for staff through the appropriate design and incorporation of multimedia and interaction to enhance the usability and presentation of content.
  • Support the development and maintenance of DELTA's internal facing staff support resources on Moodle and SharePoint platforms.
  • Support the development and maintenance of DELTA's public facing web presence.
  • Liaison with subject matter experts (LEC's, e-Learning Staff and externals) to conceptualise and implement engaging and interactive e-learning/online content.
  • Assist with the creation of content templates and graphics for staff use across a variety of existing, and future, authoring packages to help encourage consistency, efficiency of authoring and alignment with RGU branding and guidelines.
  • Assist with the development and promotion of VLE (course and module) study area templates to enhance consistency and efficiency of construction.
  • Other design and development related tasks as required.


Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Knowledge of e-learning instructional design methodologies and storyboarding techniques.
  • Skilled in the use of rapid content development tools such as: Articulate Suite/Storyline, Panopto, etc.
  • Graphic Design for web and print (e.g. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Expertise/Advance user of Microsoft Office 2013, especially PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of the pedagogical issues associated with e-Learning.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience in the creation of interactive electronic content for learning and/or training using rapid eLearning products (e.g. Storyline) and/or web technologies (e.g. HTML/CSS/jQuery).
  • Development and construction of media-rich content within a VLE (e.g. Moodle, Blackboard).
  • Liaising with Subject Matter Experts to gather resources and communicate ideas.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills with ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign (interactive documents and templates).
  • Adobe Suite for Video Production/Editing (Premier/Adobe Effects).
  • Awareness of e-learning and web accessibility standards (e.g. SCORM, Tin Can).
  • Understanding of content development utilising JQuery/CSS/HTML.

 Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of developing and maintaining rich content on a Web CMS (e.g. Farcry /Joomla/Drupal).
  • Experience/awareness of developing content for mobile devices/learning.


Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 3: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 4: Initiative and Problem Solving - Experience of using initiative and creativity to resolve problems, identifying practical and suitable solutions.



See also:
E-Content Developer November 2016.pdf