South Africa

Learning Designer

Company Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd
Reference # LearnDes201812
Published 24/12/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
The Company

Milpark and CA Connect have joined forces and are developing ground-breaking online solutions in SAICA-accredited accounting (CA) education.
Our online SAICA-accredited CTA and Bridging course combine the best aspects of supported and guided contact education, together with the flexibility and access of distance and online education.
Milpark Education is a tertiary institution unlike any other and is focused on new ways of learning and challenging convention. Our offerings range from undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, to continuing education and corporate training. Our MBA programme has consistently ranked #1 Private MBA in South Africa. Our flexible learning platforms have provided students with an alternative to traditional universities by creating a quality education structure that is flexible yet disciplined.

Department/ School

CA Connect has offered SAICA-accredited accounting programmes since 2010.
In 2018, CA Connect merged with Milpark Education and now constitutes Milpark’s Department of Professional Accounting (details at http://OnlineCTA.Milpark.ac.za).

In 2019, this led to the launch the first online SAICA-accredited CTA and Bridging programme in South Africa.

We believe that the best way to achieve academic success is through teaching that is based on relationships of genuine care.

We aim to offer:
•An innovative modern learning environment
•Industry-leading academic guidance and support
•A focus on unique student learning needs; and
•Accessibility throughout South Africa.
Job Functions Academic,Design,Editing,E-Learning,Graphic Design,Information Technology,Software Development
Industries Academic

The Position

We are looking for a learning designer who will work alongside our dynamic team of academics to improve the learning experience of our existing programmes and facilitate the design of new programmes. At the same time, we are looking for someone who:
•Aligns with our values of genuine care, trust and purposeful change.
•Is comfortable in a constantly evolving environment.
•Is adaptable and open to change or doing things differently.
•Is passionate about education and curious about the potential to improve the way it is currently offered.


Specific responsibilities include:
•Analyse and apply developments and best practices from the science of learning, learning technologies, and instructional design
•Review existing learning experiences and propose areas for improvement
•Contribute to the planning of course enhancement, development and review
•Work with subject matter experts to clarify learning outcomes and objectives
•Curate, commission, design and develop engaging learning activities and compelling course content to achieve specific objectives.
•Project manage academic experts to improve or develop new course material to meet strategic business objectives.

Education & Experience Requirements

•A good understanding of online learning design methods, learning theories and practice and demonstrable experience of applying these concepts,
oExperience designing learning paths and resources, including storyboarding, scripting and developing content
•Ability to engage with stakeholders and scope learning requirements
•Experience in project managing teams with conflicting priorities to achieve operational objectives within agreed deadlines
•Excellent skills relating to writing, editing and layout in a variety of contexts including,
oAbility to write effective copy, instructional text, audio and video scripts
•A postgraduate degree in instructional design, education, or similar relevant field
•Be able to work outside an office
oA reliable home internet connection
oA suitable working environment

Nice to Have

•Basic HTML and CSS programming knowledge
•Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator)
•Experience with Authoring Tools and LMSs/ VLEs (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas)

Key Selection Criteria

•Understanding of the learners' perspective and ability to create learning appropriate for the audience
•Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models and a deep curiosity for the science of learning
•Insight into the relationship between assessment and learning and the ability to design meaningful assessments
•Excellent collaboration and project management skills
•Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
•Excellent organisational and time management skills & ability to work to deadlines
•Possess a strong attention to detail
•Highly independent, self-starter

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our B-BBEE Strategy.

Job Closing Date 17/01/2021
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