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Learning Designer (Senior and Associate Level)

Posted: 3 Jun 2020 Closes: 2 Aug 2020
Our entire business is 100% remote Rate: £150-£300 per module, depending on experience and day rate (we estimate an Associate Learning Designer can complete between 1 and 2 modules per day).
Flexible aula/20200603222538

Location: Fully remote within GMT -5/+3.

Rate: £150-£250 per module, depending on experience and day rate (we estimate an Associate Learning Designer can complete between 1 and 2 modules per day). 

Referrals: £500 for anyone who can do 30 days before 30 August 2020.

Length of contract: Starting ASAP, full-time (flexible hours) until 30 August, with hope to extend.

Interview Process: Learning Design Interview Process



The short version

Mission: Create pedagogy-first social, active and applied learning experiences to be delivered fully remote on a cutting-edge digital platform for Higher Ed, Aula. Work directly with academics at one of UK's most innovative universities to bring their modules to life on our fully-remote, active and social learning platform.

Who: A hands-on learning designer. Experienced in education. Enjoys interfacing with academics, supporting their needs and influencing best practice. Experience with digital design and delivery (no coding required). Has experience designing and editing courses online.

The Project: Work with a specially recruited team on an unprecedented transformation of over 1,000 modules

- and build an operating model for a pedagogical transformation of entire universities.

COVID-19 is forcing universities to deliver subpar learning experiences for millions of students. This project is created to change that.

We will build a transformative pedagogy-first, scalable digital learning operating model with the potential to be rolled out across universities.

What we will deliver

End to end design and delivery of 1,000 modules on the Aula platform by July 15, 2020.

How we will deliver it

Step 1: Apply Aula's design principles to transform currently 'in the flesh' higher-ed courses into fully-remote active and social learning experiences.

Step 2: Work with educators to bring groundbreaking designs to life on the Aula platform.

In the process: rethink how digital transformation happens, enabling universities to move rapidly and meaningfully to digital.

Our team on the project



Your role: Learning Design Associate (freelance) 👩‍🏫

At Aula, you'll be transforming an average of one module (e.g. Economics 101, Contract Law) per day.

Here's a rough outline of the process:

  1. Consult: A Senior Learning Designer will define the educators' needs and preferences
  2. Migrate: A Content Migrator will ensure that existing content is imported onto the Aula platform by other members of the Aula team called Content Migrators
  3. Transform: A Senior Learning Designer will review all existing content (e.g. slide decks, course summaries, assessment documentation) and redesign the module 'the Aula Way' in line with Aula's pedagogical principles and in a way that exploits the social, active and applied learning potential of the Aula platform
  4. Share & sell: You will work with your Senior Learning Designer to 'sell' your design to your educator, explaining the what, how and - critically - why of the 'Aula' version of their design
  5. Iterate & build: You will flesh-out and finalise the design on paper and build it on the Aula platform
  6. Sign-off: Work with your Senior Designer to get final sign off on your transformation from your educator and Aula's Learning lead


  • Work with academics on our wire-framed learning designs and transform an average of two modules per day as per above
  • Work with the academics closely through the process, taking on their feedback, and being empathetic to how Aula can help them be successful in these challenges.
  • Share your experience and help us to refine our operating model as we go along.
  • Actively look for quality improvements to the Aula platform, so that we can improve the experience for Aula’s customers.
  • Hold yourself and the rest of the team to exceptionally high standards, taking responsibility both for pace and world-class quality outputs.

We will provide you with world-class training on how to design fully remote active, social and applied learning experiences, training on how to use the Aula platform, continuous support and feedback from our in-house expert learning designers, and an unrivalled opportunity to take part in rethinking digital transformation in Higher Ed.


We’d love to hear from you if… 🔍*


  • A digital pedagogue: you love learning, understand what great teaching and learning looks like and have a passion for technology / digital pedagogy
  • A compelling influencer: you have the knowledge and skills that it takes to get people excited about the Aula Way / digital pedagogy, and you can effectively work with academics and understand their needs and feedback
  • Agile & adaptable: you’re flexible in the face of change and take control of ambiguity like a pro
  • Keen to learn: you are passionate about yourself and others’ learning and are open to new tools, experiences, and ways of doing things
  • A fast worker: able to work at pace to ensure efficiency without compromising quality
  • A problem-solver: you’re a self-starter who takes challenges in your stride, maintaining a positive and energised outlook which motivates those around you
  • A stickler for the detail: you’re highly organised and set and maintain exceptionally high standards for your own and others’ work

You are the type of person who...

  • Gets excited about learning experience design
  • Loves working with others, finding ways to improve, implement feedback, and work towards mutual understandings
  • Likes to think outside the box and continuously improve the way you and others around you work
  • Have experience in, or have always been interested in, being involved in technology or developing platforms to rocket-power learning
  • Is keenly interested in how new technology solutions
  • Has a high attention to detail, and relishes working at pace while keeping the fine print in check
  • Understands best practices around active and social learning

You’ve done some of these things…

  • Worked 1+ years in teaching and learning, education, or higher education
  • Designed innovative, world-class active, social and applied / immersive learning experiences
  • Worked closely with academics to influence their teaching and learning approaches
  • Experimented with fully online delivery models


*Please note!

The qualifications and experiences above are a guide and we’d still love to hear from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated.


a fair chance

Every role in the aula team is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the superpowers and potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other difference that makes you, well, you.

More than just encouraging your application, we're committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope) cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It’s this philosophy that drives us towards our mission, and we open our doors to those who share these motivations.

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