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Instructional Design E-Learning Specialist at Aga Khan University (AKU)

The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Faculties of Health Sciences with Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.

Introduction

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the position of Instructional Design E-Learning Specialist – Department of Medicine Aga Khan University.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, this position will assist in the adaptation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) training curriculum to an e-learning format for use in training of clinicians and pharmacists at Aga Khan University outpatient clinics. The Specialist will be tasked with creating/improving instructional design elements of course materials, and will work with identified experts to adapt existing training materials into interactive e-learning formats to be delivered in an e-Learning platform. The Specialist will work in collaboration with an E-Learning Lead to ensure that content is consistent with established competencies, appropriate to student learning needs, uses appropriate training methodologies, and conforms to best practices in online learning.

Responsibilities

  • Developing storyboards and content worksheets for e-learning courses.
  • Analyzing existing training materials to adapt trainings using best practices in adult learning and online learning.
  • Creating appropriate learning activities, including assesments and examiniations, based existing course material and learning objectives.
  • Creating interactive features from existing content
  • Supporting the capture of content audio narration from experts and using software tools to edit and synchronize recorded audio.
  • Identifiying existing learning resources to include in courses.
  • Assembling e-learning content into a learning management system (LMS).
  • Providing technical support to students in online courses.
  • Assisting faculty and subject matter experts in adapting learning content for e-learning formats.
  • Assessing and providing feedback to development team on obstacles and opportunities for e-learning in the Kenyan context

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, or related field; or equivalent professional experience.
  • 2-3 years experience in adapting curriculum to e-learning formats.
  • Experience with a variety of e-learning formats and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with basic audio and video editing.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a project team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Flexibility in schedule to accommodate collaboration with partners in international time zones
  • Experience with e-learning authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.
  • Experience using and configuring Learning Management Systems such as Moodle.
  • Experience with web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with developing training material for health care professionals, specifically relating to HIV and other infectious diseases.

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