James Williams

James M. G. Williams B.A (Hons), M.Sc, MBCS, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Swansea

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481192
E-mail: james.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk

James Williams

Current:

Teaching / Lecturing:

  • Web Design & Online Marketing
  • Web Technology for Business
  • Entrepreneurship / Enterprise & Innovation.
  • Business & IT Management.
  • Managing People and Change.
  • Study Skills: Academic & Employability Skills.

Roles within the Faculty:

  • Social Media Champion.
  • Academic Champion of Enterprise.
  • TEDx Co-ordinator.
  • SOAC Industrial Liaison Group.
  • Faculty LTA Forum.
  • LTA Mentor.

Previous:

Teaching / Lecturing:

  • Web Authoring.
  • Web Design.
  • Multimedia Web Development.
  • Web & Mobile Games Development.
  • Information Systems Strategy.
  • Business Information Systems.

Roles within the Faculty:

  • Programme Director: Business Information Technology.
  • Academic Marketing Champion.
  • Academic & Employability Skills Liaison.
  • Academic Champion of Enterprise.
  • Course Director: Web Development.
  • Faculty Technology Enhanced Learning representative.
  • Faculty Learning Teaching & Assessment Committee.

My professional interest has always been to help and support people to learn and grow, to enter Higher Education and to support others in the process of Self-Realisation and Actualisation.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David: October 2012 – Present

Current Teaching areas include:

  • Web Design & Online Marketing.
  • Web Technology for Business.
  • Entrepreneurship: Enterprise & Innovation.
  • Managing People & Change.
  • Business & IT Management.

Research and dissemination during this time has focused on:

  • Enhacing LTA & TEL: such as the use of Screen Mirroring Technology to support the University's transition to student-centred active and collaborative learning and development. Presentation and Case-study.
  • Self-Realisation and Actualisation: such as the publication of ‘The Evolution of Human Consciousness: the Light of Self-Realisation and its effect on Individual and Organisational behaviour'. Example Article.

Swansea Metropolitan University: November 2001 – September 2012

After completing post-graduate study and with relevant industry experience gained, I moved onto a Lecturing position at Swansea Metropolitan University.

Teaching areas included:

  • Web Authoring.
  • Web Design.
  • Web Development.
  • Multimedia Web Design.
  • Rich Internet Application Development.
  • Web Mobile & Casual Games Development.
  • Information Systems Strategy.
  • Business Information Systems.
  • Business Management in the IT Environment.
  • Managing People & Change.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Study Skills / Academic & Employability Skills.

Research and development projects at this time included the FE/HE collaborative e-learning WETN Project which included the creation of e-training solutions for the academic & SME sector, the eTutor Project which explored the potential to develop and deliver education and training on-line using Open source Web 2.0 technologies, and the iCAN initiative to support Open communication and enhance collaboration & innovation in a large Organisation.

During this time I was inspired to share what I had been learning to assist and support others who may be looking for answers and/or going through a similar experience of Self-Realisation. This involved the creation of the Swansea Consciousness Science Group (IONS Approved).

CyberDragon 'Internet Solutions':

My professional work commenced with the creation of a Web Design Develeopment and e-Commerce consultancy business. Activities included: Web Authoring, Web Design, Web Development, CMS systems, Web 2.0 Technologies, e-Commerce Consultancy, SEO / Web Marketing and Training.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • The BCS – Chartered Institute of IT.
  • Enterprise Educators UK.
  • The Wrekin Trust.

My academic interests are primarily in the areas of:

  • Personal Professional development.
  • Self-Realisation and Actualisation.
  • Enhancing Education - Learning Teaching & Assessment.
  • Technology Enhanced Learning.
  • Holistic education learning and development.
  • Human and Organisation Behaviour.

Research interests include:

  • Personal Professional development.
  • Self-Realisation and Actualisation.
  • Enhancing Education - Learning Teaching & Assessment.
  • Technology Enhanced Learning.
  • Holistic education learning and development.
  • Human and Organisation Behaviour.
  • The Evolution of Human Consciousness.
  • The Evolution of individual and Organisational behaviour.
  • Organisation Behaviour Management and Develeopment.
  • Enterprise & Innovation.
  • Web Technology.
  • Education - Learning Teaching & Assessment.
  • Teachnology enhanced learning.
  • Self-Realisation and Actualisation.

Extensive experience supporting the start-up, development, technology adoption, and growth of SMEs throughout the region over the last 18 years.

Williams J. (2017) Active learning with Screen Mirroring Technology, TEL Case-study, UWTSD, April 2017.

Williams J. (2014) ‘The Evolution of Human Consciousness and Creativity’, AHSSSE Journal [Online]: De Numine, Spring 2014.

Williams J. (2013) ‘The Heart of Creativity and the Bright Spark within us all: a Unified Model of Intelligence and Creativity for the 21st Century’, HEEG event: Innovation in Enterprise Education working with STEM and other disciplines, Kingston University London.

Williams J (2012), ‘The Heart of Success and Human Potential, the X-factor and Light within us all’, SuperConsciousness Magazine, October 2012.

Williams J (2012), ‘The Heart of the Welsh Economy’, South Wales Business Review: Emerging Theme, Vol 3 Issue 4 2012.

Williams J (2012), ‘Heart-based intelligence & HeartMath Technology’, The Inaugural Future Directions Conference, Graduates for our Future Enhancement Theme, Learning for Employment Work Strand, Glyndŵr University in Wrexham, April 2012.

Jones K., Pole R., Hole S., Williams J., and Toole T. (2012), ‘Social Networks for Learning: Breaking through the Walled Garden of the VLE', Social Networks: Computational Aspects and Mining (Computer and Communication Networks Series), Springer.

Pole R., Hole S., Jones K., Williams J., and Toole T. (2010), ‘eDiscovery Learning: An Evaluation of Web 2.0 Technology to Enhance Learning’, ‘e’Teaching and Learning Workshop 2010, Higher Education Academy subject network for Information and Computer Sciences (HEA-ICS), University of Greenwich, London, June 2010.

Pole R., Hole S., Jones K., Williams J., and Toole T. (2010), ‘Discovery Learning With A Social Learning Environment Constructed Using Free, Easy and Effective Web 2.0 Technology’, 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, April 2010.

Williams J. (2008) e-Discovery Learning, eTutor Project, JISC, April 2008.

Dissemination examples:

May. 2017: Keynote Speaker at the UWTSD NEXUS Conference, Active learning with Screen Mirroring Technology.

2016: UWTSD Staff Well-being programme and Reaching-Wider Community Yoga Meditation Centers: Tai-Chi & Yoga Meditation.

2015: UWTSD Interdisciplinary Ideas Research Hub: Spirituality – An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Experiential Research into the Light of God.

March 2013: Kingston University, Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group, Innovation in Enterprise Education: working with STEM and other disciplines: The Heart of Creativity and the Bright Spark within us all: a Unified Model of Intelligence and Creativity for the 21st Century.

Sept. 2010: IEEC International Entrepreneurship Educators conference 2010: Academic Champion of Enterprise.

Sept. 2009: Cardiff/South Wales Wrekin Forum: Oneness & Self Awareness.

Apr. 2009: Learner Technologies and Open Educational Resources Conference 2009: Social Media & Discovery e-learning.

Apr. 2008: Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea Consciousness Soul & Science Group: Unity Consciousness the Oneness and essence of Life: The Structure and Network of Consciousness, Philanthropy and Authentic Leadership.

Events:

TEDx Swansea Conference - Co-organiser.

Swansea Start-Up Weekend - Committee member.