Learning Technologist

Learning Technologists aspire to be pioneers of emerging technologies, to be up-to-date on the field, to search for new methods and techniques, and to deliver research results by themselves, such as assessment reports, conference presentations, journal articles, and are interested in the management and research processes.

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KEY SKILLS

  • BA or BS degree in a relevant field such as instructional technology, educational technology, organizational development OR 5+ years managing learning technology in a global environment

  • LMS ownership experience in a large-scale, corporate environment, including end-user training and day-to-day support

  • Experience with AWS, server management, and on-prem installations

  • Expertise in development with eLearning tools such as Captivate, Articulate Studio/Storyline, Camtasia, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Flash and Software technology like SharePoint, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS for learning portal design

  • Familiarity with xAPI, SCORM, LMS, LRS.

  • Experience managing large-scale technology implementations

  • Track record of delivering complex, strategic project

  • Familiarity with tool integrations using APIs and scripting

  • Experience customizing or automating content using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Knowledge of current trends in learning technology, as well as key tool sets and their potential applications in training, including: Learning Management Systems, Learning Content Management Systems, and microlearning, etc.

  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication abilities including skills in explaining technical topics to novices and collaborating with subject matter experts, global stakeholders, and managers

PROS

  • Can work in many industries 

  • Some jobs require minimal education for those with the right experience

  • Excellent employment benefits

  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology

  • Good payscale

  • Opportunity to learn more

CONS

  • Blury terms when it comes to growth

  • Stressful work

  • Slow growth

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Government

  • Companies

  • Should be good at communication

  • Excellent knowledge of coding

  • Should be a team player

  • Should have good logical reasoning

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Interesting Facts about the career

  • PCs went by the name “Electronic Brains” in the 1950s.

  • Email has been around longer than the World Wide Web.

  • HP, Google, Microsoft and Apple have just one thing in common, other than the fact that they are IT companies. They were all started in garages.

  • Bill Gates’ house was designed used a Mac computer.

  • There are approximately 6000 new viruses released every month.

  • Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations related to technology.

  • 28% of IT professionals hide their career from friends and family to get out of giving free tech support.

  • The 30th of November is known as “Computer Security Day”.

  • Technophobia is the fear of technology, Nomophobia is the fear of being without a mobile phone, Cyberphobia is the fear of computers.

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