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We are hiring – Technology Enhanced Learning Student Ambassadors

10 June 2024 Posted in: Announcements, News By: Annette Nembhard

Who we are

Situated within IT Services, the Technology Enhanced Learning Team (TELT) provides strategic oversight of e-learning at QM and works to promote, support, and develop technology-enhanced learning across the institution. It is responsible for institution-wide learning applications such as:

  1. QMplus, the online learning environment (based on Moodle and Mahara)
  2. Q-Review lecture capture (based on Echo360)
  3. Turnitin, to assist with similarity detection
  4. Kaltura for media streaming

About the post

Main duties:

To deliver engaging and informative TELT inductions to new students during QM’s Welcome Week, 2024/25.

We are seeking 6 enthusiastic, confident, and tech-savvy students to join our team as part-time TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) Student Ambassadors, to work with members of the TEL Team delivering TEL student inductions during Welcome Week, September 2024.

We recently worked with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) on a project where a team of Student Digital Champions gathered feedback from their peers and made suggestions on how the student inductions offered by the TEL Team can be improved. Last year we worked with 3 TEL Student Ambassadors to update and develop the TEL student induction programme, based on the feedback gathered from students. Our new improved inductions were well received, and we intend to deliver a similar programme in September 2024.

As a TEL Student Ambassador, you will play a vital role in promoting the effective use of learning technologies to enhance the educational experience of students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engage new students with our technologies by sharing individual experiences during face-to-face Welcome Week inductions.
  • Deliver student inductions during the Welcome Week, alongside a member of the TEL Team. This includes presenting information, providing demonstrations, and addressing any queries or concerns raised by students.
  • Actively promote the benefits and features of learning applications supported by the TELT, emphasising how these technologies can enhance the learning experience.

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a student at Queen Mary.
  • Passionate about technology enhanced learning and its potential to improve student experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills, with the ability to engage and connect with diverse audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and effectively communicate with students and colleagues.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with other student ambassadors and the TEL Team.
  • Ability to pick up new technologies in short order.
  • Available to attend online training during week commencing 26th August 2024. (Exact date to be confirmed)
  • Available to attend in-person training on campus during week commencing 2nd September 2024. (Exact dates and times to be confirmed)
  • Available to work during Welcome Week (16th – 20th Sep), Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9-5pm (exact hours to be confirmed)

Benefits:

  • Valuable experience in public speaking and presentation.
  • Opportunity to represent the student voice in the development of digital learning initiatives.
  • Training provided in the delivery of the TEL induction programme.
  • Opportunity to enhance your CV and develop transferable skills.
  • £13.99 per hour, paid on a weekly basis.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and a cover letter to Alysa Bramble (a.bramble@qmul.ac.uk) and Annette Nembhard (a.nembhard@qmul.ac.uk) by Friday 21st June 2024 explaining why you are interested in the role.

 

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