Learning Technologist – Moodle

The Council of the Inns of Court and the Inns of Court College of Advocacy

The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) is a charity with the object of advancing education in the administration and practice of the law, including promoting high standards of advocacy. COIC  advances this principally through the activities of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) which provides leadership, guidance and co-ordination in relation to the pursuit of excellence in advocacy and professional ethics for barristers. The role of the ICCA is now expanding to include the initial vocational training of barristers.

 

The Bar Professional Training Course

Reforms introduced by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), permit the development and delivery of a radically different Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) – the essential qualification required for a career as a barrister – with the aim of increasing flexibility, accessibility, affordability and sustaining high standards in the delivery of Bar training.

The Inns of Court are determined to make the Bar more accessible to the ablest people. Working through COIC, they are creating a two-stage BPTC that will deliver, via the ICCA, high quality training at an affordable price; facilitating access to the profession for those who are barred by the high cost and high risk inherent in the present regime.

The ICCA course will be a flexible and blended programme that utilises both online and face-to-face components with a strong focus on high standards in both phases. The course will be delivered from August 2020.

 

The Role

The ICCA is looking for a Learning Technologist to assist in developing, managing and maintaining a variety of activities and assessments within our Moodle VLE.

  • This role is ideal for someone who has experience working within Higher Education.
  • This is a part-time role, 17.5 hours per week for 6 months, contract or fixed-term contract.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Building and manage quizzes, assessments and question banks (including, but not limited to, multiple choice questions, essay style questions, true/false, Cloze test and gap fill) using Moodle’s built-in quiz tools
  • Building and manage activities using the H5P Moodle plugin
  • Following storyboards to create and update Moodle content (Modules, Subjects and Units)
  • Advising subject matter experts on instructional design best practices when planning and developing quizzes and assessments
  • Uploading and manage various multimedia in Moodle (PDF’s, video, images and SCORM packages) ensuring that content is tested and working correctly
  • Assisting in creating guidelines to ensure a good level of consistency is maintained across all modules, subjects and units

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • Strong experience administering a Moodle environment is essential
  • In-depth working knowledge of Moodle question banks and assessments
  • Knowledge of HTML5, Bootstrap and CSS
  • Experience working with various content types (SCORM, video, pdf, images)
  • Knowledge of teaching and assessment design, including instructional design

Desirable

  • Experience using the unified media platform, Planet eStream
  • Familiarity of the Tiles course format
  • Experience managing and maintaining student accounts within Moodle
  • Integration experience using Single Sign On for plugins such as Planet eStream and OpenAthens

 

The Contract

  • The ICCA is seeking to appoint the Learning Technologist – Moodle on a part time basis of 17.5 hours per week (0.5FTE).
  • The role will be offered on a fixed term six-month contract but would also suit a contractor. There will be a one-month probationary period.
  • The Salary will be based on experience

COIC members of staff are eligible for the following benefits:

  • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays (pro Rata)
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • 15% Defined Pension Contribution by the employer (after 3 months)
  • Private Health Insurance (after completion of probationary period).

Location

The ICCA is based at 9 Gray’s Inn Square, London WC1R 5JD. The ICCA are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.

 

The ICCA values equality and diversity and is committed to ensuring its processes and procedures are fair, transparent and free from unlawful discrimination.