About

Dr Kerry Russo is the Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching at James Cook University, College of Business, Law and Governance. Prior to taking up the position of Associate Dean, Kerry was a teacher, TAFE campus manager and educational designer. Kerry developed and implemented the online education design of the Bachelor of Business and built staff capacity in teaching online. Her role as Associate Dean includes leading the development of a learning and teaching culture committed to excellence, innovation and a positive student experience. Kerry works with academics in developing positive student learning experiences and student engagement approaches. Kerry is researching the digital divide and digital fluency. She found the divide is predicated on differing digital skills not access to digital devices. Kerry identified, resourcing schools with laptops without a digital curriculum, did not increase digital fluency. Kerry’s research established appropriately resourcing school advances digital fluency. An experienced educator, Kerry’s social justice values demonstrates a commitment to equality in quality education.

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  • Russo K, Eagle L, Emtage N and Low D (2018) Mind the Divide: digital fluency and disadvantage. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference. In: ANZMAC 2018: Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference, 3-5 December 2018, Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Russo K, Low D and Eagle L (2017) The death of the Digital Native. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference. In: ANZMAC 2017: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference: marketing for impact, 4-6 December 2017, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Other research outputs
  • Russo K and Coldwell-Neilson J (2019) Announcing the demise of the Digital Native. [Presented at the 42nd HERDSA Annual International Conference]. In: HERDSA 2019: 42nd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference: challenges, changes and opportunities, 2-5 July 2019, Auckland, NZ
  • Russo K, Eagle L, Emtage N and Low D (2016) The digital divide and Higher Education. [Presented at 37th HERDSA Annual International Conference]. In: HERSDA 2016: 39th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference: the shape of higher education, 4-7 July 2016, Freemantle, WA, Australia
  • Russo K (2013) Online and open for business. [Presented at the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference ANZ 2013]. 26-27 August 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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  • Digital Learning and Career Outcomes:A Study Of How Online Learning in Secondary Schools Influences Graduates Employment, Career Prospects and their Communities (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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