Head of Learning Data - London

Location
United Kingdom, Europe
Posted
Mar 10, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Publishers & Presses
We are looking to recruit a Head of Learning Data who will help us create a new generation of English language learning materials, which integrates the best in new digital technology with the best pedagogical design. The role - The Head of Learning Data will report to the Publishing Director for Blended Learning, being responsible for the detailed specification of all data-related components in our new language learning products. This comprises an exciting range of activities like the structured representation of our course content in a predefined but evolving ontology, the definition of ways to monitor and analyse learning progress and the design of personalized learning pathways within our products. You will manage a cross-functional team of specialists, covering all relevant dimensions (Publishing, Operations and Technology), whilst playing a key role in the management of our technology partners. You will monitor and engage with the academic research in this field from new empirical efficacy measurements to new data interrogation techniques, whilst building other key relationships and partnerships. Supporting the Sales and Marketing teams in the creation of an entire new data-driven approach, which combines the course content value propositions with tangible statistics to measure and document how our products improve the learning performance will also be key. About you - You have a strong hands-on mentality and you are prepared to really dig deep on your own. You are willing to go the extra mile and you have the ability to work under pressure. You are capable of inspiring others and can demonstrate energy and passion for educational technology. And finally, your communication skills will be impeccable in order to clearly deliver our message to the audience. An ideal candidate will have – • Significant working experience in the Education industry, within a publishing company or an EdTech start-up and a strong understanding of technology in Education (e.g. LMS, Authoring Tools). • Very good understanding on how the use of data within products can help promote teaching, learning and inform product development. • Very good understanding of digital products within the Higher Education or the Language Learning market and a demonstrable background with data-driven products (ideally in the Education industry as well). • Experience of leading and working with cross-functional teams. Macmillan Education is a global publisher of English language teaching and learning materials. With over 150 years of publishing experience, Macmillan works with teachers, students, institutions, and educational authorities to develop high-quality coursebooks, supplementary materials and digital products and services to suit their needs around the world. Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the United Kingdom. The level of appointment will be commensurate with experience. To apply please upload a CV and covering letter together with confirmation of your current salary. http://jobs.macmillan.com/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyUID=000000003705 Closing Date: 28/03/2014