Instructional Designer

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Kaplan International

Are you passionate about producing learning content which engages and excites? Would you like to apply your skills working for one of the UK's leading award-winning online degree providers, in a small, innovative Learning Technology Team alongside like-minded committed colleagues?

The Company - Kaplan Open Learning 

At Kaplan Open Learning, we are ambitious in our vision, goals and aspirations. Our students complete their degrees through online learning using our cutting edge, interactive virtual classroom with rich multi-media learning resources which provides a gateway to a learning community supported by a professional and academic team.

We have been awarded a TEF Gold rating for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and recently achieved 90% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. We take pride in providing a first-class innovative learning experience for our students, delivering programmes which blend academic excellence with real-world examples.

About the role

This is an exciting and varied role which provides the opportunity for a creative, committed person to make a real impact. You will:

Design and build interactive, engaging e-learning resources including visual content to animate audio contribute recommendations for content development and improvements to all areas of learning technology.
provide technical support required to maintain and support the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) ensuring a consistent student experience
work closely with subject matter experts in a range of subjects from Criminology to Healthcare to Business and Law and other stakeholders
Deliver high-quality content to deadlines

Essential Skills

Experience creating multimedia content
Experience of editing and embedding audio and video into e-learning content
Excellent written English
Excellent communication skills
An eye for good aesthetic design
Experience of using rapid authoring and AV tools used to create online learning resources (eg. Articulate 360, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia)
Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take appropriate initiative, manage multiple tasks, establish work priorities, and balance competing priorities and deadlines
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
A willingness to learn other media packages
Good understanding of current web technologies, trends and developments

Desirable Skills

Qualification to degree level in multimedia or related design discipline preferred
Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite
Familiar with recognised web usability and accessibility standards
Familiar with recognised e-learning technical standards, e.g. SCORM, ensure they are adhered to where appropriate

The role would suit someone with experience working as an e-learning designer, instructional designer or learning technologist.


Contributory pension scheme
Life assurance and income protection schemes
25 days holiday
Working hours 37.5 per week
Central Leeds location (Opportunity for remote working)

Application Process

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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Kaplan International is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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