International Keynote speaker


8th Annual New Zealand Shar-E-Fest: September 28th – 29th, 2015

Venue: Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton




Robimage2Adjunct Associate Professor Rob Phillips, Murdoch University, Perth WA

Adjunct Associate Professor Rob Phillips has worked in higher education learning and teaching since 1992, working with staff from most discipline areas. His expertise includes educational design, e-learning, distance education, educational policy development and academic staff development. He has provided professional development and mentoring for academic staff in the scholarship of learning and teaching, and has chaired university committees on Awards and Citations, Learning and Teaching Spaces and Open Education.

Until 2013, he was an Associate Professor in the Educational Development Unit (EDU) at Murdoch University. Since then, he has been working as an academic consultant in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

His research interests include evaluation research in e-learning; learning analytics; making creative and innovative use of technology; university policy issues; and project management in educational innovations. Rob has over 130 publications, including 60 refereed papers. He has been principal author of two internationally published books “Developer’s guide to interactive multimedia” and “Evaluating e-learning: Guiding research and practice”.

He was a member of the management committee of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology until 2012, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Research in Learning Technology. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics.

He is a life member and past-president (1996-2000) of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Rob received a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2007. He was an executive member of the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning (ACODE) from 2004-2006 and in 2012.




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