Jon Rhodes: e-Learning Advisor


Phone: 01902 32 2576


Jon is an e-Learning Advisor at the Centre for Technology Enhance Learning (CTEL), is the nominated contact for the Faculty of the Arts and a member of the Learning and Teaching Space Advisory Group (LaTSAG) team at the University.

Jon is an ardent exponent of the use of technology in a pedagogical context, supporting both blended and distance learning approaches. His background is one of traditional art and design practice/teaching allied to a thorough understanding of current webware, software and hardware mechanisms available for educational use. He is project lead/tutor on the ‘Learning to Tutor Online’ distance learning course and has advised on the development of numerous distance learning programmes within the institution. He was part of the Blended Learning Unit (BLU) team shortlisted for the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence and was a Rewarding Excellence award winner in 2009 for pioneering the use of video feedback. Jon has a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists (CMALT) and has an MA in Art & Design, specialising in the field of illustration.

Selected publications

Rhodes, J & Green, M. (2014). Empowering Students through Learning Space Design. In: JISC RSC. Putting the Student at the Centre of their Learning. A collection of papers presented at E-Learning in HE Conference, March 2014, Manchester, UK. JISC: JISC RSC, pp. 10-11. Available at:

Andrews, B., Challen, R., Purnell, E., Rhodes, J. and Towers, P. (2011). Adaptation for adoption - Changing modes of staff development in higher education. In: Ahmed, J. et al. Engaging Hearts and Minds - Engaging with academics in the use of technology enhanced learning. The proceedings of the UCISA Conference, December 2011, Salford, UK. Oxford: UCISA, pp. 16-22. Available at:

Rhodes, J & Dhaliwal, O. (2010) ‘‘E-help!’ - Learner Support In Higher Education’ in Jones, P. (ed.) Towards a New Agenda for Lifelong Learning: Access, Diversity and Participation. The proceedings of the FACE Conference, July 2009, Staffordshire, UK. London: FACE, pp. 139.

Dyson, J & Rhodes, J. (2009) ‘Supported Learning with Podcasts – the key to the future’ in Houghton, N. (ed.) Enhancing Curricula: Using research and enquiry to inform student learning in the disciplines. Proceedings of 4th cltad conference, April 2008, New York, USA. London: cltad, pp. 588.

Selected presentations

Rhodes, J (2014) Keynote: Empowering Staff and Students Through Learning Space Design. University of Bolton, Annual Learning and Teaching Staff Conference 2014: Accessing Excellence in Teaching and Supporting Learning. The University of Bolton.

Rhodes, J & Green, M (2014) Empowering Students Through Learning Space Design. HE Conference 2014: Putting the Student at the Centre of their Learning. The University of Manchester.

Rhodes, J & Towers, P (2014) LaTTE - The Evolution of Learning Spaces Development at the University of Wolverhampton. Learning Technology Event. Newcastle University.

Challen. R, Rhodes. J, & Towers. P. (2012) Empowering, encouraging and engaging staff with learning technology. Bespoke webinar for JISCRSC West Midlands. Online 24th March 2012. Available at: Empowering, encouraging and engaging staff with learning technology, 24th March 2012

Day, P & Rhodes, J (2010) How to make a firing squad less scary. ADM HEA Creative Learning and Teaching Seminar. University of Sunderland.

Rhodes, J & Dyson, J (2009) The Virtual Atelier: Can video blogs support the traditional art and design critique? Designs on e-Learning’ (DeL) Conference. University of the Arts London.

Rhodes, J (2009) Development and implementation of a support website for students at the School of Art and Design. e-Support Systems in 21st Century Education. University of Wolverhampton.