Learning Designer (Maths) - 2657

Cambridge University Press & Assessment
£32100 - £41700

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Job Description

Job Title: Learning Designer (Maths)

Salary: £32,100 - £41,700

Location: UK Fully Remote

Contract: Permanent

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Online Education is seeking to hire a Learning Designer (Maths) to join their adaptive learning team to support the design, development and delivery of Academic adaptive courseware products. In joining us, you will be joining a dynamic, welcoming, and creative team of online learning professionals.

About The Role

The key purpose of this role is to design and create online courseware on Cambridge University Press and Assessment's adaptive learning platform working in collaboration with other departments across the organisation and faculty. The Learning Designer (Maths) will play a critical role in delivering large scale STEM projects for CUPA in the coming years through subject matter understanding and effective utilisation of adaptive learning principles.

You will be working closely with Academics and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to deliver outcomes-driven, pedagogically robust online adaptive courseware of the highest quality. The focus of your work will be the scoping and design of a portfolio of course outputs that will deliver innovative online learning experiences to learners from key demographics, primarily focused on higher education.

  • Create overall course design concepts, in collaboration with university academics and other stakeholders, with a clear focus on learning outcomes and high-quality output, applying adaptive learning principles
  • Create and storyboard overall learning journeys, incorporating responses to feedback where appropriate.
  • Co-create instructional content and learning activities in collaboration with academic subject matters experts. Work with Content Developers, support the build of learning objects and the course on the chosen platform(s). Working with the Project Managers, build a strong relationship with SMEs to ensure high quality product is achieved.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships with the Academics and contributors during the design of the course, liaising with the course Project Manager.
  • Carry out briefing and training of faculty and SMEs to ensure that all roles and responsibilities are clearly understood, and providing hands-on support where needed to ensure adaptive design principles are followed
  • Contribute to the review of courses after they have been built.
  • Improve course designs based on learning analytics and qualitative feedback.
  • Contribute to discussion and adoption of new technologies and pedagogies.

About You

Pedagogy & Learning Design Skills

  • BA/BS degree in math, math education, or a related field
  • Qualification and a thorough knowledge of online learning design
  • An understanding of adaptive learning principles/levels
  • Experience in designing courseware, ideally in a Higher Education setting
  • Experience in working with online Maths learning products
  • A portfolio of high-quality course design outputs, demonstrating a sound pedagogical foundation and measurable impact on learning
  • Awareness of accessibility issues and strategies to mitigate these in online learning
  • Familiarity with VLEs (ideally adaptive) and associated tools (LTIs).
  • Familiarity with Maths specific LTI tools (e.g., Wiris, Gradarius, GeoGebra)
  • Experience working with adaptive learning platforms (desirable).
  • Previous maths teaching experience (desirable).

Stakeholder Management

  • Experience working with subject matter experts/academics.
  • Skilled in online moderation.
  • Ability to resolve tension and address differences of opinion with respect, tact and humility, and to find ways of creating enriching learning experiences for students that are considered viable by all stakeholders on the course creation team.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, often to meet tight deadlines, while maintaining high standards of work and professionalism.
  • Ability to work with established, busy academics who may be balancing multiple, competing demands on their time and who may also hold challenging preconceptions about online learning and about teaching practice.

Rewards And Benefits

We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including:

  • Group personal pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
  • Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance
  • Green travel schemes
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

We also offer flexible and hybrid working options from day one. We will consider any work arrangements if you wish to work flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.

Ready to pursue potential? Apply now.

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being 18th November and interviews are scheduled to take place on week commencing 28th November.

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.