Online Learning Developers x 2

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Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Feb 2021

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Online Learning Developers x 2

As the longest-running agriculturally-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn't end there. As New Zealand's economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres and a range of corporate service units, the University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 700 staff. 

Lincoln is a progressive university with ambitious strategic goals and a commitment to having a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community. We are about to embark on a large, complex project, focused on a blended learning and online learning initiative and we are looking for experienced Online Learning Developers to join the project team. In this role, you will work alongside our designers and instructors to actualise their designs using your knowledge of online learning pedagogy, rapid development tools and LMS-based technologies. You will advising team members and other staff on the appropriate setups and structures for an engaging and functional online learning environments, provide guidance in the requirements for creating online experiences, and assist other staff to identify, select and implement appropriate tools and technologies into their online activities. You will strive under pressure, keep a positive demeanour, and are 100% committed to ensure our new online programmes are sustainable, accessible, and academically rigorous to ensure the best outcomes for our students. 

There are two fixed term positions available running through till mid-December 2022.

To be successful in these roles, you will ideally have:

  • A relevant graduate qualification in instructional design, educational technologies, adult education or a related field and/or appropriate experience in the setup of online learning environments, e-learning, and/or other distance education activities.
  • Experience working in an online distance education environment with high computing and web-based skills. Experience of coding within an LMS environment preferred.
  • Proven experience with the development of e-learning activities/resources and online courses with a particular focus on functional setups and structures
  • Ability to develop appropriate resource materials in a range of appropriate media. Experience with online learning rapid development preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design principles.
  • Experience working with educational technologies, Learning Management Systems, and educational technology. Experience with Moodle preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within teams including in challenging environments and under high pressure timelines.
  • Demonstrated effective project work and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks/projects to achieve project outcomes successfully and on time.
  • Experience of supporting teaching in a multi-cultural educational environment.
  • The ability to share ideas and information with a diverse range of audiences and the ability to impact and influence others to achieve common goals through effective communication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to work in a highly motivated project team on a beautiful campus environment with free parking.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. 
For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page  or contact Anne Liddicoat at in the first instance 

Job Details
Reference # 2020-4938
Posted on 12 Jan 2021
Closes on 01 Feb 2021 09:00 NZST
Location(s) Lincoln University Farms
Expertise Customer Service
Work type(s) Fixed term full-time
More details (document) Online Learning Developer PD.pdf

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