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Shazia K. Jan is Director, Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Business & Economics at Macquarie University. Shazia is an early career academic with experience in learning design and analytics in higher education and professional learning. During her doctorate research she has authored several papers in high quality journals in technology-enhanced learning. Shazia has developed a methodological framework centred around social network analysis for investigating online learning communities. She is also a reviewer for a number of journals in technology-enhanced learning and education. A key focus of her current role is implementation of research informed, evidence-based practice in learning and teaching across the faculty.

Research interests

Her research interests include online learning design and analytics, social network analysis, community-based learning, and online learning self-efficacy.

Research student supervision

Shazia is available to supervise in areas matching her research interests above including projects on professional development, open learning, and online engagement and experience.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, Macquarie University

Educational Psychology, Masters, Eastern Michigan University

Computers & Mathematics, Bachelors, Bennington College

External positions

Associate Editor, Higher Education Research and Development

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Research Outputs

Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Social network analysis and learning communities in higher education online learning: a systematic literature review

    Jan, S. K., Vlachopoulos, P. & Parsell, M., Mar 2019, In : Online Learning Journal. 23, 1, p. 249-264 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Identifying online communities of inquiry in higher education using social network analysis

    K Jan, S., 9 Jun 2018, In : Research in Learning Technology. 26, p. 1-13 13 p., 2064.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)