Rich Media Instructional and Online Design

South Africa
Available on request
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Work with the Course or Programme Outcomes and Objectives and content to design and develop online courseware by selecting the most appropriate combination of instructional text, video and assessment tools to maximise the learning potential of students, being it online, tablet or PC based.
  • Identify inefficiencies in the learning teaching space and provide improvement recommendations.
  • Responsible for storyboarding and scripting educational projects (mapping, content and bridging text), delivering a final product.
  • Present scripted educational designs for projects to Course Owner and other stakeholders.
  • Use LMS and other authoring tools to develop Online Learning and Learning artefacts.
  • Responsible to test all instructional/creative e-design products for standard UX and UI before deployment to the distance learning UFS student.
  • Assist with Office and Administration duties as required.
  • Identify opportunities to improve roles and activities.
  • Maintain a functional knowledge of developments in the field of Instructional Design.
  • Understand legislative frameworks and internal policy frameworks for Instructional Design such as plagiarism and guidelines for Distance Education.
  • Plan with a realistic sense of the time and resource demands involved in maintaining awareness of the inter-relationships between own and other activities and/ or projects.

Inherent requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Education or other Relevant Tertiary Qualification.
  • Three (3) years' experience in classroom teaching with the integration of technology (If the experience is in Instructional Design the active classroom experience can be reduced).
  • One (1) year related experience and a proven track record of developing a broad range of instructional technology projects with an emphasis on learner experience, usability, user experience, and interface design.
  • A valid driver's licence

Required competencies:
  • Ability to understand the unique design requirements of the adult online student.
  • The ability to analyse complex information and present it to a digital audience.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Office365, Storyboarding and the use of teleprompter sand green screen technology
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently within a broader collaborative, online environment
  • Business acumen.
  • Results orientated.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building coalitions.

  • Experience in the creation of visual material.
  • Experience in developing Assessment tasks.
  • Work experience in teaching non-residential students of a higher education institution
  • Proven support rendered to a wide audience In the integration of ICT to improve teaching and !earning outcomes
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the purpose, use and population of a LMS system


The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/ 9161/ 7307.

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits


The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

Please note: Compile/Convert all the documents as one document (Pdf or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.
  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID).