Professor James Taylor

Prof. James Taylor

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Professor Emeritus

Australian Digital Futures Institute,

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Honorary Professor, China Central Radio and TV University

Honorary Professor, Tianjin Radio TV University (China)

  • Research Interests: e-Learning, the future of learning, flexible delivery, distance education technologies
  • Member, International Advisory Board of CRIDAL (Centre for Research in Distance and Adult Learning), Hong Kong Open University (1998-present)
  • Member, Editorial Board of the ‘Indian Journal of Open Learning’, Indira Gandhi National Open University (1997-Present)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation (2011 – present)
  • President, International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) (2002-2005)
  • Member, Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee, DEST, Australian Government (2002-2004)
  • Higher Education IT Consultative Forum, DEST (1997-2001)
  • Higher Education Advisory Group on Education Network Australia (EdNA), DEST, Australian Government (1998-2001)
  • Review of Alternative Delivery Modes Committee, National Board of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra, 1993
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Learning Services), University of Southern Queensland (2000-2009)
  • Professor and Director, Distance Education Centre, University of Southern Queensland (1988-2000)
  • Awarded ‘Australian Higher Education Quality Award’ for meritorious service to quality advancement in Australian higher education (2009)
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for 25 years of sustained leadership in enhancing the quality of open and distance learning in higher education, both in Australia and internationally
  • Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) 2001 Life Membership – presented at the 15th Biennial ODLAA Forum (Sydney, 25 – 27 September 2001
  • ICDE Individual Prize of Excellence – awarded for an active role in ICDE (the International Council for Open and Distance Education) and internationally over many years with significant contributions made to research and development in the field of open and distance learning (1999)
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