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Location : Bindura 

Closing date : 2 January 2023 

Bindura University Of Science Education (BUSE)

Vacancy : Learning Technologist 

The role of Learning Technologist is critical to delivering the University’s digital education strategic imperatives and will lead a team of junior Learning Technologists to engage with colleagues across the University to nurture, grow and embed effective digital education techniques across the curriculum. The role holder will bring a coordinated and proactive approach to the support and enhancement of, and innovation in, digital education and engagement in furtherance of the University’s strategic agendas.

Job Purpose

  • To advise and support staff in the implementation of the digital education strategies;
  • To promote good practice and facilitate innovation in all aspects of the delivery of digital education, including programme design, materials development and quality assurance;
  • To research and advise upon the implementation of appropriate technologies for education;
  • To work collaboratively with other members of the University on a range of institutional initiatives in support of the University’s educational strategies and plans;
  • To support academic staff in the effective use of technologies and social media for education and student engagement;

Learning Technologist Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a Postgraduate qualification or professional Certification in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related area and equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • An Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Education with Technology or a related area;
  • At least two (2) years of experience in education with exposure to training/teaching, Technology Integration, or Pedagogical Analysis;
  • Experience of supporting colleagues (with a wide variety of experience) in adopting new technologies to support their aims and activities is a must;
  • Proven effective use of a virtual learning environment and/or Content Management Systems, such as Moodle, Sakai, or Blackboard; and content authoring software such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of, and support the University’s vision for, digital education responding to the needs and expectations of staff and students;
  • Devise and undertake projects to extend and enhance the physical campus and virtual learning spaces through the use of technology;
  • Support the use of different technologies for education through the delivery of workshops, production of guides, and one-to-one staff mentoring and support;
  • Promote and support the development of emerging education practice among teaching staff;
  • Contribute to the development and teaching of digital education strategies within courses and learning materials for both staff and students;
  • Enhance the quality, accessibility, and diversity of material on the learning management system and other online platforms through the creation, use and re-use of digital resources;
  • Support and develop the effective use of the learning management system (MOODLE) for staff and students, including remote learning, peer-assisted learning, assessment and feedback, and student engagement;
  • Support for the broader suite of digital education technologies, as part of an integrated digital education ecosystem and enhanced student learning experience;
  • Disseminate and discuss best practice through social media, blogging, workshops and other appropriate media;
  • Investigate the staff and student experience in order to inform the development of best practice regarding digital student education and engagement, including assessment and feedback;
  • Communicate the experiences and outcomes of research into digital education at the University, through social networks, external conferences, internal workshops, talks, etc;
  • Lead a team of Digital Education experts to support the aims of the University, including organizing team workloads and ensuring operational effectiveness;
  • Line management including staff development and appraisals;
  • Any other duties as assigned.

NB: Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Police clearance is mandatory for successful candidates.

TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested and qualified persons should send one set of their application merged in continuous pdf format to recruitment@buse.ac.zw consisting of the application letter, certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts, National ID, Birth Certificate and a Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, previous employment and experience, telephone number, present salary, date of availability, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees.

Applications should clearly indicate the “Post” which is being applied for in the subject line and addressed to:

The Assistant Registrar-Human Resources

Bindura University of Science Education

P Bag 1020

Bindura

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, 2 January 2023. 

For more information phone (66210) 7531-2 7622, 7623, 0772 154 882-9 

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