Career outlook for learning technologist
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Learning technologists find ways to improve the lives of teachers and students using tech. You might work in a traditional classroom or on distance or e-learning projects.
Learning technologists are passionate about understanding the latest gadgets. They have an eye for spotting how tech from different fields might be useful in the classroom – for example, how AI can help with language learning.
You’ll also be passionate about education. Technology can make learning more efficient and more fun. It also opens up learning to those who aren’t able to access it in traditional ways. For example, it can bring high-quality teaching to students with additional needs, or those who can’t go to school or college. Learning technologists have been at the heart of developments in this area.
Some learning technologists are scientists who research and develop prototypes of new products. Others are creative and design new software. You can also be advice-focused – giving education departments the information they need to decide which technology to fund. All are vital in shaping education for future generations.
What you’ll do
- Research and champion the use of new technologies across your organisation
- Develop online learning resources such as quizzes and videos
- Present research results to decision-makers
- Develop prototypes for online learning environments
- Train students and teachers on how to use new technology
- Run or oversee focus groups with students and teachers and develop new resources to meet their needs
- Move offline resources onto digital systems
- Provide technical support to other schools, colleges or universities
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