Dr Jon Rosewell

Senior Lecturer in Information & Comms Technologies

Jon Rosewell is a Senior Lecturer at the UK Open University where he has developed and delivered distance learning courses in a range of subjects. He works with colleagues from the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities in the area of quality assurance for online learning in higher education. He has helped develop the E-xcellence benchmarks for quality assurance of e-learning and is an author/editor of the current E-xcellence manual. He has also developed the OpenupEd Quality Label for MOOCs. Jon’s research interests centre on technology enhanced learning, including assessment, informal learning and citizen science. Jon holds an MA from University of Cambridge, PGCE from University of Oxford, PhD from University of Leeds and both BSc and BA degrees from the Open University.


e-learning; quality; online learning


Kear, Karen, Peoples, Cathryn , Donelan, Helen and Rosewell, Jon(2022). Active participation in synchronous online learning. EADTU, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Gooch, Daniel, Rosewell, Jonathan, Leith, Douglas and Richards, Mike(2022). Passive or active learning: the challenges of teaching distributed computing using Raspberry Pi clusters to open distance university students. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (Early Access).

Howson, Oliver, Adeliyi, Adeola , Willis, Alistair, Hirst, Tony, Charlton, Patricia, Gooch, Daniel, Rosewell, Jonathan, Richards, Mike, Wermelinger, Michel, Piwek, Paul, Savage, Simon , Lowndes, Charly,Thomas, Elaine and Smith, Andrew(2020). Best Practices in using Technological Infrastructures. The Institute of Coding.

Adeliyi, Adeola , Wermelinger, Michel, Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jonathan(2021). Investigating Remote Pair Programming In Part-Time Distance Education. In: 3rd Conference on United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research, UKICER 2021, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM, Glasgow, article no. 6.

Adeliyi, Adeola , Hughes, Janet, Kear, Karen, Law, Bobby , Murphy, Brendan , Rosewell, Jon, Walshe, Ann and Wermelinger, Michel(2021). Remote Pair Programming. In: SIGCSE'21 - Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 13-20 Mar 2021, Virtual, ACM.

Hilliard, Jake , Rosewell, Jon, Kear, Karen, Donelan, Helen and Heaney, Caroline ,(2019). Students' feelings in social and collaborative learning: some case studies. In: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference: Blended and online education within European university networks, 16-18 Oct 2019, UNED, Madrid.

Thomas, Elaine, Barroca, Leonor, Donelan, Helen, Kear, Karen, Jefferis, Helen and Rosewell, Jonathan(2018). Using OpenStudio in STEM learning - final report to eSTEeM, the OU centre for STEM pedagogy. eSTEeM - The OU centre for STEM pedagogy.

Rosewell, Jonathan and Kear, Karen(2019). Changing pedagogies: The Open Networking Lab. The Envisioning Report for Empowering Universities 3; European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Maastricht.

Kear, Karen, Smith, Andrew, Donelan, Helen, Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Jones, Allan, Rosewell, Jonathan, Wermelinger, Michel, Connolly, Teresa , Sanders, Chris, Peasgood, Alice , Williams, Judith , Moss, Nicky and Third, Allan(2019). An Open Networking Lab for practical open education. In: OER19: Recentering Open, 10-11 Apr 2019, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Kear, Karen, Smith, Andrew, Mikroyannidis, Alex, Jones, Allan, Rosewell, Jon, Donelan, Helen, Wermelinger, Michel, Sanders, Chris, Third, Allan and Connolly, Teresa (2018). The Open Networking Lab: an open online course for experiential learning of computer networking. In: Association for Learning Technology (ALT) annual conference 2018, 11-13 Sep 2018, Manchester.