• 37 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


Shazia is the Head of Design & Innovation at Macquarie Business School. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She has a number of years of experience in online learning design and analytics, and online student engagement and experience. She has developed a methodological framework centred around social network analysis for exploring pedagogically grounded online learning communities. Shazia has authored several papers in high quality journals in technology-enhanced learning.  She is Associate Editor of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) and a reviewer for journals in online and distance learning.

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

Child Psychology, Diploma, Stonebridge Associated Colleges

Computers & Mathematics, Bachelors, Bennington College

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy, UK

External positions

Associate Editor, Higher Education Research and Development

2019 → …

Research Assistant, University of Canberra

May 2015Dec 2015

Learning Support Coordinator, NPS International School

Jul 2013Jun 2014

Business Manager & Educational Therapist, Brain Train

Aug 2009Jun 2013

Teaching & Management, Various Educational Institutions

Aug 2005Aug 2008

Project Management Associate, Warid Telecom

Oct 2004Aug 2005

Analyst, NERA Economic Consulting

Jun 2001Nov 2003

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MQBS Media Library

K Jan, S. & Goody, P.


Project: Other

Course Compass

K Jan, S. & Rohanek, L.


Project: Other

iLearn (Moodle) Unit Design Template

K Jan, S. & Latchman, R.


Project: Other


K Jan, S., Latchman, R. & Rohanek, L.


Project: Other

Research Outputs

  • 37 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)
  • 7 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
  • 3 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
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)


    • 7 Publication Peer-review
    • 4 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 4 Oral presentation
    • 1 Editorial work

    Higher Education Research & Development (Journal)

    Shazia K Jan (Editor)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    Social sciences (Journal)

    Shazia K Jan (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    RESCON, Flipped Learning Conference

    Shazia K Jan (Participant)
    18 Oct 201919 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Press / Media

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    Shazia K Jan


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment