R. James

Dr. Rosalind James is the Director of the DEHub: Innovation in distance education and is based at the University of New England, Australia. Dr. James has worked with the DEHub since before its inception, having assisted to write the grant for funding, and at UNE for many years, as a Research Fellow with DEHub and with Project 2012: Flexible and Online. Prior to the DEHub Dr. James was a course co-ordinator and lecturer in foundational pathway course in UNE’s Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) and as an academic mentor for transitional students. Like many in the distance education field, Rosalind comes from a strong background established in other disciplines. She has been an archaeological consultant and a lecturer in Archaeology and Environmental Science, and has worked in diverse companies and government departments around the world as a senior manager and technical ICT consultant in the commercial information and communications technology arena. Her current research and publications interest is in implementation and integration of ICT in learning, in general, and Web 2.0 and social networking technologies, in particular; but also covers business use of technology and its implications for graduate attributes and professional development for academics teaching by distance. Other projects under Dr. James’ direction that have a direct focus on the mission of the DEHub are the ICDE’s Regulatory Frameworks for Distance Education in the Southwest Pacific/South East Asia region and a large collaborative project to develop EduONE, a community education portal offering open educational resources for lifelong learning.


Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning
J. Willems, B. Tynan, R. James. © 2013. 347 pages.
Even in higher education, the traditional perception of learning is a face to face environment; while distance education is typically thought of as its alternative. However, the...
Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning
B. Tynan, J. Willems, R. James. © 2013. 513 pages.
In a contemporary media-rich society, distance education is becoming increasingly indistinguishable from mainstream traditional methods. Contemporary students, too, have greater...