E-learning developer | Selby College
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E-learning developer

E-learning developers create course materials that can be studied on a computer network or online.

Potential salary

£19,000 to £50,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

37 to 39 a week

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • knowledge of English language
  • the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

In this role you could be:

  • building online training areas known as virtual learning environments (VLEs)
  • adapting off-the-shelf VLE products
  • talking with users to find out about their training needs
  • working with tutors, trainers or development teams to create online learning materials
  • creating interactive multimedia like video clips
  • modifying content for use on other platforms, like mobile phones or tablets
  • making sure security measures are in place to control access
  • writing training support materials
  • staying up to date with the latest design methods and technologies
  • maintaining a VLE on an ongoing basis

You could work in an office.

With experience you could progress to a senior development role, IT project management, e-learning research, strategy planning, technical sales and business development.

You could also move into related areas like educational or training consultancy, educational software development, systems analysis or the computer games industry.

You can find out more about the e-learning industry through the eLearning Network.

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