Feb 22, 2019

Online Learning Technologist

  • Cornerstone Institute
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the professional and effective management of Funda, Cornerstone’s online learning platform, and the training of users on the system.

Lead in the maintenance and development of Cornerstone Institute’s online learning systems, beyond the use of Funda
Coach lecturers and students on the use of Funda, including but not limited to:
Orientating and training lecturers and students on the use of the online learning platform and related software (including the development of relevant material)
Providing ongoing assistance for lecturers and the Students Services department with various software and online platform related issues
Providing ongoing development of best practice in relation to the online platform and related software
Attending to helpdesk/ad hoc queries
Work as part of the online teaching and learning team to ensure and improve the overall quality of online learning at Cornerstone Institute
Manage Funda (Sakai), the online academic platform, including, but not limited to:
Setting up sites for lecturers
Creating and maintain users
Facilitating the transfer of grades from Funda to the Registrar
Assisting with maintaining content on Funda
Liaise with the Admissions Officer and HR department regarding the addition of new users to Funda
Assist the Online Learning and Teaching Specialist with other online learning tasks
Assist IT in maintaining updates and upgrades on the operating system (Linux) platform

Relevant NQF Level 7 qualification (NQF Level 8 would be a distinct advantage)
Relevant experience in online learning systems, training (online and in person) and administrative and technical services
Experience with the Sakai Virtual Learning Environment would be a distinct advantage (Funda).
Experience with working with Turnitin
Working knowledge of Html and Linux (any distribution) would be a distinct advantage
Working knowledge of the South African Higher Education Environment
Ability to train and help people from varying technological backgrounds
Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with all levels of the Cornerstone Institute community
An enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with the ability to work autonomously or in a team in a pressurised environment
Interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others
Ability to think creatively and explore new technologies that could aid in achieving CI’s mission and vision
High Level of organisational skills
Ability to problem solve, multitask and to maintain confidentiality

To apply, submit your CV along with a covering letter outline your suitability for the post, notice period and salary requirements  

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Only applicants in South Africa, Cape Town will be considered.

Cornerstone hopes to get back to all applications, however If you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Cornerstone Institute is an independent, not-for-profit higher education institution engaged in teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all.
Cornerstone seeks to appoint an Online Learning Technologist, to be based in Cape Town.

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