Professor Michael J Jacobson

Professor and Chair, Education
Co-director, Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo)
Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 90367671
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Biographical details

Michael J. Jacobson, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. He also is the Co-director of the Centre for Research on Computer-supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) and Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education. Previously, he was an Associate Professor in the Learning Sciences Laboratory (which he helped establish) at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the Senior Associate Director and an Associate Professor at the Korea University Center for Teaching and Learning in Seoul, Korea. Professor Jacobson has also held faculty and research positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Georgia.

His research has focused on the design of learning technologies to foster deep conceptual understanding, conceptual change, and knowledge transfer in challenging conceptual domains. Most recently, his work has explored learning with immersive virtual environments and agent-based modeling and visualization tools, as well as cognitive and learning issues related to understanding new scientific perspectives emerging from the study of complex systems. Professor Jacobson has published extensively in areas related to the learning sciences and technology, including numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and two books. His 2006 paper in the highly ranked The Journal of the Learning Sciences (with Uri Wilensky) was the most cited paper in the journal between 2006 and 2011. He has given talks and invited addresses at national and international conferences and served as an educational and business consultant both in the United States and abroad. His research has been funded by groups such as the Australian Research Council, Singapore Ministry of Education, Korean Ministry of Information and Communication, and U.S. National Science Foundation. In addition, he is an Affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute. In July 2012, he will serve as the Chair of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, which has the conference theme of “the future of learning.” Professor Jacobson received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991.

Research interests

Learning sciences; psychology of education

  • Learning technologies and new media
  • Learning, cognition and motivation

Keywords: learning about complex systems, theoretical & methodological implications of complexity, knowledge transfer, conceptual change, agent-based modeling, computational social science, design of learning technologies, intelligent agent augmented virtual worlds

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Be A Nanoparticle To Learn Nanotechnology: An Embodied Cognition Agent-Based Modeling Approach PhD Polly LAI
The role of the arts in academic engagement and motivation. PhD Caitlin MUNDAY
The influence of analogical encoding on knowledge transfer within online learning environments. MPhil John VULIC

Current projects

  • Project TitleLearning the Complexity of Scientific Knowledge about Climate Change with Computer Modelling and Visualization Technologies. With the greater availability and power of computational media in the schools, it is now possible for students and teachers in science classes to use computer modelling and visualization technologies (MVT) that are similar to Ð or even same as Ð those used by professional scientists. This project will primarily use agent-based models (ABM) in order to help students learn about complex physical and biological systems by running ABM simulations or by engaging in modeling activities that involve ABM. This project will learning of challenging scientific knowledge about complexity in the context of Australian schools using a current and clearly important target domain at the juncture of advanced science and societal relevance Ð climate change. http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/coco/research/projects/climate_change/index.shtml
  • Project TitleMulti-user Virtual EnvironmentsResearch into the learning & transfer of scientific knowledge & inquiry skills. The aim of this project is to understand how innovative multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) can be designed and used in Australian schools to enhance the learning of important scientific knowledge and inquiry skills. Working closely with teachers in secondary science classes, researchers will investigate ways in which the features of intelligent agents in educational MUVEs enable innovative pedagogical approaches that have the potential to enhance learning in secondary science classes. In addition, this project will develop science inquiry-based curriculum modules employing MUVEs. The project is using Unity 3D, which is essentially an agent-based modeling 3D game engine that can deploy across a range of computer platforms (Macs/Windows) and portable devices (e.g., iPads, iPhones, WII).http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/coco/research/projects/virtual_worlds/index.shtml

Associations

  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL)

  • Editorial Board, The Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS)

  • Editorial Board, Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D)

Awards and honours

  • Bibliographic Instruction Publication Award 1995, Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association

  • Outstanding Student Research Award 1992, American Educational Research Association, Division C

  • Bagley Scholars Fellowship 1989, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Phi Delta Kappa 1989

  • Graduate College Fellowship 1988, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Member 1985, Western State College, Colorado

Selected grants

2012

  • Learning Technology and the Learning Sciences; Goodyear P, Kay J, Jacobson M, Reimann P, Freebody P, Martin J, Dong A, Calvo R, Kummerfeld R, Shaw T, Yacef K, Ellis R, Sharma M, Bobis J, Taylor C, Maton K, Markauskaite L, Chan C, Dey A, Dillenbourg P, Kapur M, Laurillard D, Linn M, Luckin R, Ohlsson S, Pea R, Williams M; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Anticipation and decision - making skill: from testing to training; O'Connor D, Goodyear P, Jacobson M, Causer J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2010

  • Learning the Complexity of Scientific Knowledge about Climate Change with Computer Modelling and Visualization Technologies; Cherry H, O'Reilly R, Jacobson M, Markauskaite L, Hu C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Multi-user Virtual Environments and Research into the Learning and Transfer of Scientific Knowledge and Inquiry Skills; Jacobson M, Hu C, Richards D, Kapur M, Taylor C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2010). Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences. New York: Springer.

Book Chapters

  • Jacobson, M., Kapur, M. (2012). Learning Environments as Emergent Phenomena: Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Complexity. In David Jonassen, Susan Land (Eds.), Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments (2nd edition), (pp. 303-334). New York: Routledge.
  • Rahayu, P., Jacobson, M. (2012). Speaking Self-Efficacy and English as a Foreign Language: Learning Processes in a Multi-User Virtual Environment. In J. Peterson, O. Lee, T. Islam & M. Piscioneri (Eds.), Effectively Implementing Information Communication Technology in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, (pp. 161-181). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Reimann, P., Jacobson, M. (2010). Afterword: Opportunities for Transformational Learning. In Michael J. Jacobson, Peter Reimann (Eds.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences, (pp. 283-285). New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M., Kim, B., Miao, C., Shen, Z., Chavez, M. (2010). Design perspectives for learning in virtual worlds. In Michael J. Jacobson, Peter Reimann (Eds.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences, (pp. 111-141). New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2010). Invention and Innovation in Designing Future Learning Environments. In Michael J. Jacobson, Peter Reimann (Eds.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences, (pp. 1-15). New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M. (2006). From Non-Adaptive to Adaptive Educational Hypermedia: Theory, Research, and Methodological Issues. In George D. Magoulas, Sherry Y. Chen (Eds.), Advances in Web-Based Education: Personalized Learning Environments, (pp. 302-330). United States: Idea Group Publishing.

Journals

  • Jacobson, M., Kim, B., Pathak, S., Zhang, B. (2014). To guide or not to guide: issues in the sequencing of pedagogical structure in computational model-based learning. Interactive Learning Environments, Online first, 1-16. [More Information]
  • Uddin, M., Jacobson, M. (2013). Dynamics of email communications among university students throughout a semester. Computers and Education, 64, 95-103. [More Information]
  • Hanna, N., Richards, D., Jacobson, M. (2012). Automatic Acquisition of User Models of Interaction to Evaluate the Usability of Virtual Environments. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 7457, 43-57. [More Information]
  • Wang, M., Jacobson, M. (2011). Guest Editorial - Knowledge Visualization for Learning and Knowledge Management. Educational Technology and Society, 14(3), 1-3.
  • Pathak, S., Kim, B., Jacobson, M., Zhang, B. (2011). Learning the physics of electricity: A qualitative analysis of collaborative processes involved in productive failure. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 6, 57-73.
  • Jacobson, M., So, H., Teo, T., Lee, J., Pathak, S., Lossman, H. (2010). Epistemology and learning: Impact on pedagogical practices and technology use in Singapore schools. Computers and Education, 55(4), 1694-1706. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Kapur, M., So, H., Lee, J. (2010). The ontologies of complexity and learning about complex systems. Instructional Science, Online, 1-21. [More Information]
  • So, H., Lossman, H., Lim, W., Jacobson, M. (2009). Designing an online video based platform for teacher learning in Singapore. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(3), 440-457.
  • Jacobson, M. (2008). A design framework for educational hypermedia systems: theory, research, and learning emerging scientific conceptual perspectives. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1), 5-28. [More Information]
  • Azevedo, R., Jacobson, M. (2008). Advances in scaffolding learning with hypertext and hypermedia: a summary and critical analysis. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1), 93-100. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Azevedo, R. (2008). Advances in scaffolding learning with hypertext and hypermedia: theoretical, empirical, and design issues. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Wilensky, U. (2006). Complex Systems in Education: Scientific and Educational Importance and Implications for the Learning Sciences. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 15(1), 11-34.
  • Jacobson, M., Kim, M., Lee, J., Kim, H., Kwon, S. (2005). Learning sciences principles for advanced e-learning systems: Implications for computer-assisted language learning. Multimedia Assisted Language Learning, 8(1), 76-115.
  • Jacobson, M. (2004). Cognitive visualisations and the design of learning technologies. International Journal of Learning Technology, 1(1), 40-62.

Edited Journals

  • Jacobson, M., Azevedo, R. (2008). Educational Technology Research and Development: Special Issue on Scaffolded Learning with Hypermedia. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1).

Conferences

  • Lai, P., Jacobson, M. (2014). Integrating productive failure into engineering eLearning curriculum design: A pilot study. American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting. AERA.
  • Southavilay, V., Markauskaite, L., Jacobson, M. (2013). From "Events" to "Activities": Creating Abstraction Techniques for Mining Students' Model-Based Inquiry Processes. The 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2013), Memphis, United States: International Educational Data Mining Society.
  • Gregory, S., Gregory, B., Reiners, T., Fardinpour, A., Hillier, M., Lee, M., Jacka, L., Butler, D., Holloway, D., Jegathesan, J., Jacobson, M., et al (2013). Virtual worlds in Australian and New Zealand higher education: Remembering the past, understanding the present and imagining the future. 30th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Electric Dreams (ASCILITE 2013), Sydney: Macquarie University.
  • Kelly, N., Jacobson, M., Markauskaite, L., Southavilay, V. (2012). Agent-based computer models for learning about climate change and process analysis techniques. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Newstead, A., Jacobson, M. (2012). Collaborative Virtual Worlds for Enhanced Collective Scientific Understanding. Workshop on Distributed Cognition and Distributed Agency.
  • Richards, D., Jacobson, M., Porte, J., Taylor, C., Taylor, M., Newstead, A., Kelaiah, I., Hanna, N. (2012). Evaluating the Models and Behaviour of 3D Intelligent Virtual Animals in a Predator-Prey Relationship. 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2012, Online: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  • Richards, D., Jacobson, M., Taylor, M., Newstead, A., Taylor, C., Porte, J., Kelaiah, I., Hanna, N. (2012). Learning to be scientists via a virtual field trip (demonstration). 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2012, Online: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  • Jacobson, M., Markauskaite, L., Kelly, N., Stokes, P. (2012). Model-based learning about climate change with productive failure: Preliminary findings. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2012 - Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough, Washington, DC: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 1 - Full Papers. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 2 - Short Papers, Symposia, & Abstracts. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Markauskaite, L., Jacobson, M., Southavilay, V., Kelly, N. (2012). Using process analysis techniques to understand students' learning strategies with computer models. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2012 - Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough, Washington, DC: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION.
  • Jacobson, M., Taylor, C., Hu, C., Newstead, A., Wong, W., Richards, D., Taylor, M., Kartiko, I., Porte, J., Kapur, M. (2011). Collaborative virtual worlds and productive failure: Design research with multi-disciplinary pedagogical, technical and graphics, and learning research teams. 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011): Connecting research to policy and practice, Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences. [More Information]
  • Gregory, B., Gregory, S., Wood, D., Masters, Y., Hillier, M., Stokes-Thompson, F., Bogdanovych, A., Butler, D., Hay, L., Jegathesan, J., Abbas, A., Jacobson, M., Newstead, A., et al (2011). How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds? Ascilite 2011: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Jacobson, M., Howard, S., Hu, C., Kennedy-Clark, S. (2010). Failure and Success in Sequences of Model-Based Learning: Perspectives From Students and Preservice Teachers. AERA 2010 Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, Online: American Educational Research Association.
  • Jacobson, M., Wilensky, U., Reimann, P. (2010). Learning about complexity and beyond: Theoretical and methodological implications for the learning sciences. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Kapur, M., Jacobson, M. (2010). Learning as an Emergent Phenomenon: Methodological Implications. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Jacobson, M., Kapur, M. (2010). Ontologies as Scale Free Networks: Implications for Theories of Conceptual Change. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Jacobson, M., Wood, D., Richards, D., Kennedy-Clark, S. (2010). Scenario-based multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) in education. Ascilite 2010 sydney: curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future, online: University of Queensland.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2010). Scenario-Based Multi-User Virtual Environments: Productive Failure and the Impact of Structure on Learning. 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2010), Germany: Springer. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Richards, D., Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K., Taylor, C., Hu, C., Taylor, M., Kartiko, I. (2010). Scenario-Based Muve For Science Inquiry. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Pathak, S., Kim, B., Jacobson, M., Zhang, B. (2009). Failures and successes in collaborative inquiry: Learning the physics of electricity with agent-based models. 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009), Greece: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Pathak, S., Jacobson, M., Kim, B., Zhang, B., Deng, F. (2008). Learning the Physics of Electricity with Agent-Based Models: The Paradox of Productive Failure. 16th International Conference on Computers in Education 2008: ICCE Conference on Emerging Research in Technology Enhanced Learning, Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
  • Jacobson, M., Miao, C., Kim, B., Shen, Z., Chavez, M. (2008). Research into Learning in an Intelligent Agent Augmented Multi-user Virtual Environment. 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, United States: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Jacobson, M., Goldstone, R., Chi, M., Abrahamson, D., Kapur, M., Clancey, W. (2007). Complex Systems and the Cognitive Sciences: Potential for Pervasive Theoretical and Research Implications? 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society CogSci 2007, United States: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Jacobson, M., Lim, S., Lee, J., Low, S. (2007). Virtual Singapura: Design considerations for an intelligent agent augmented multi-user virtual environment for learning science inquiry. 15th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2007, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
  • Jacobson, M. (2006). Beyond compartmentalized curricula in science and mathematics: Educational and research implications of complex systems. Broadening Research at International Network BRAIN 2006.
  • Jacobson, M. (2005). Exploring Fundamental Issues in Problem-Oriented Hypermedia. 13th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2005, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
  • Kim, H., Lee, J., Jacobson, M. (2005). From human computer interactions to learner centered designs: Issues for development of e-learning systems. 21st International Conference of Human Computer Interaction 2005. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Report

  • Jacobson, M. (2006). Empirical research into learning in 3d virtual and game environments: Selected review of the literature.
  • Jacobson, M. (2005). The use of the EduCel Dynamic Knowledge Transfer System at Chiron: An evaluation.
  • Jacobson, M. (2004). From Human-computer interactions to science of learning based designs: E-Learning principles for 21st century learning.
  • Jacobson, M. (2003). Models for centers of teaching and learning in the United States: A report on meetings with four directors.
  • Jacobson, M. (2003). The use of the EduCel Dynamic Knowledge Transfer System at the Brookhaven National Laboratory: An evaluation.
  • Jacobson, M., Sloan, K., Rockman, S., Char, C. (2002). The Academic Value of Hands-on Craft Projects in Elementary Schools.

2014

  • Lai, P., Jacobson, M. (2014). Integrating productive failure into engineering eLearning curriculum design: A pilot study. American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting. AERA.
  • Jacobson, M., Kim, B., Pathak, S., Zhang, B. (2014). To guide or not to guide: issues in the sequencing of pedagogical structure in computational model-based learning. Interactive Learning Environments, Online first, 1-16. [More Information]

2013

  • Uddin, M., Jacobson, M. (2013). Dynamics of email communications among university students throughout a semester. Computers and Education, 64, 95-103. [More Information]
  • Southavilay, V., Markauskaite, L., Jacobson, M. (2013). From "Events" to "Activities": Creating Abstraction Techniques for Mining Students' Model-Based Inquiry Processes. The 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2013), Memphis, United States: International Educational Data Mining Society.
  • Gregory, S., Gregory, B., Reiners, T., Fardinpour, A., Hillier, M., Lee, M., Jacka, L., Butler, D., Holloway, D., Jegathesan, J., Jacobson, M., et al (2013). Virtual worlds in Australian and New Zealand higher education: Remembering the past, understanding the present and imagining the future. 30th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Electric Dreams (ASCILITE 2013), Sydney: Macquarie University.

2012

  • Kelly, N., Jacobson, M., Markauskaite, L., Southavilay, V. (2012). Agent-based computer models for learning about climate change and process analysis techniques. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Hanna, N., Richards, D., Jacobson, M. (2012). Automatic Acquisition of User Models of Interaction to Evaluate the Usability of Virtual Environments. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 7457, 43-57. [More Information]
  • Newstead, A., Jacobson, M. (2012). Collaborative Virtual Worlds for Enhanced Collective Scientific Understanding. Workshop on Distributed Cognition and Distributed Agency.
  • Richards, D., Jacobson, M., Porte, J., Taylor, C., Taylor, M., Newstead, A., Kelaiah, I., Hanna, N. (2012). Evaluating the Models and Behaviour of 3D Intelligent Virtual Animals in a Predator-Prey Relationship. 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2012, Online: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  • Jacobson, M., Kapur, M. (2012). Learning Environments as Emergent Phenomena: Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Complexity. In David Jonassen, Susan Land (Eds.), Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments (2nd edition), (pp. 303-334). New York: Routledge.
  • Richards, D., Jacobson, M., Taylor, M., Newstead, A., Taylor, C., Porte, J., Kelaiah, I., Hanna, N. (2012). Learning to be scientists via a virtual field trip (demonstration). 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2012, Online: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  • Jacobson, M., Markauskaite, L., Kelly, N., Stokes, P. (2012). Model-based learning about climate change with productive failure: Preliminary findings. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2012 - Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough, Washington, DC: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION.
  • Rahayu, P., Jacobson, M. (2012). Speaking Self-Efficacy and English as a Foreign Language: Learning Processes in a Multi-User Virtual Environment. In J. Peterson, O. Lee, T. Islam & M. Piscioneri (Eds.), Effectively Implementing Information Communication Technology in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, (pp. 161-181). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 1 - Full Papers. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2012). The Future of Learning: 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Proceedings, Volume 2 - Short Papers, Symposia, & Abstracts. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Markauskaite, L., Jacobson, M., Southavilay, V., Kelly, N. (2012). Using process analysis techniques to understand students' learning strategies with computer models. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2012 - Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough, Washington, DC: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION.

2011

  • Jacobson, M., Taylor, C., Hu, C., Newstead, A., Wong, W., Richards, D., Taylor, M., Kartiko, I., Porte, J., Kapur, M. (2011). Collaborative virtual worlds and productive failure: Design research with multi-disciplinary pedagogical, technical and graphics, and learning research teams. 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011): Connecting research to policy and practice, Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences. [More Information]
  • Wang, M., Jacobson, M. (2011). Guest Editorial - Knowledge Visualization for Learning and Knowledge Management. Educational Technology and Society, 14(3), 1-3.
  • Gregory, B., Gregory, S., Wood, D., Masters, Y., Hillier, M., Stokes-Thompson, F., Bogdanovych, A., Butler, D., Hay, L., Jegathesan, J., Abbas, A., Jacobson, M., Newstead, A., et al (2011). How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds? Ascilite 2011: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Pathak, S., Kim, B., Jacobson, M., Zhang, B. (2011). Learning the physics of electricity: A qualitative analysis of collaborative processes involved in productive failure. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 6, 57-73.

2010

  • Reimann, P., Jacobson, M. (2010). Afterword: Opportunities for Transformational Learning. In Michael J. Jacobson, Peter Reimann (Eds.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences, (pp. 283-285). New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M., Kim, B., Miao, C., Shen, Z., Chavez, M. (2010). Design perspectives for learning in virtual worlds. In Michael J. Jacobson, Peter Reimann (Eds.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences, (pp. 111-141). New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2010). Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences. New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M., So, H., Teo, T., Lee, J., Pathak, S., Lossman, H. (2010). Epistemology and learning: Impact on pedagogical practices and technology use in Singapore schools. Computers and Education, 55(4), 1694-1706. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Howard, S., Hu, C., Kennedy-Clark, S. (2010). Failure and Success in Sequences of Model-Based Learning: Perspectives From Students and Preservice Teachers. AERA 2010 Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, Online: American Educational Research Association.
  • Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2010). Invention and Innovation in Designing Future Learning Environments. In Michael J. Jacobson, Peter Reimann (Eds.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences, (pp. 1-15). New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M., Wilensky, U., Reimann, P. (2010). Learning about complexity and beyond: Theoretical and methodological implications for the learning sciences. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Kapur, M., Jacobson, M. (2010). Learning as an Emergent Phenomenon: Methodological Implications. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Jacobson, M., Kapur, M. (2010). Ontologies as Scale Free Networks: Implications for Theories of Conceptual Change. International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Jacobson, M., Wood, D., Richards, D., Kennedy-Clark, S. (2010). Scenario-based multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) in education. Ascilite 2010 sydney: curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future, online: University of Queensland.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Jacobson, M., Reimann, P. (2010). Scenario-Based Multi-User Virtual Environments: Productive Failure and the Impact of Structure on Learning. 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2010), Germany: Springer. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Richards, D., Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K., Taylor, C., Hu, C., Taylor, M., Kartiko, I. (2010). Scenario-Based Muve For Science Inquiry. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Jacobson, M., Kapur, M., So, H., Lee, J. (2010). The ontologies of complexity and learning about complex systems. Instructional Science, Online, 1-21. [More Information]

2009

  • So, H., Lossman, H., Lim, W., Jacobson, M. (2009). Designing an online video based platform for teacher learning in Singapore. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(3), 440-457.
  • Pathak, S., Kim, B., Jacobson, M., Zhang, B. (2009). Failures and successes in collaborative inquiry: Learning the physics of electricity with agent-based models. 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009), Greece: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

2008

  • Jacobson, M. (2008). A design framework for educational hypermedia systems: theory, research, and learning emerging scientific conceptual perspectives. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1), 5-28. [More Information]
  • Azevedo, R., Jacobson, M. (2008). Advances in scaffolding learning with hypertext and hypermedia: a summary and critical analysis. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1), 93-100. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Azevedo, R. (2008). Advances in scaffolding learning with hypertext and hypermedia: theoretical, empirical, and design issues. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Jacobson, M., Azevedo, R. (2008). Educational Technology Research and Development: Special Issue on Scaffolded Learning with Hypermedia. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(1).
  • Pathak, S., Jacobson, M., Kim, B., Zhang, B., Deng, F. (2008). Learning the Physics of Electricity with Agent-Based Models: The Paradox of Productive Failure. 16th International Conference on Computers in Education 2008: ICCE Conference on Emerging Research in Technology Enhanced Learning, Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
  • Jacobson, M., Miao, C., Kim, B., Shen, Z., Chavez, M. (2008). Research into Learning in an Intelligent Agent Augmented Multi-user Virtual Environment. 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, United States: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2007

  • Jacobson, M., Goldstone, R., Chi, M., Abrahamson, D., Kapur, M., Clancey, W. (2007). Complex Systems and the Cognitive Sciences: Potential for Pervasive Theoretical and Research Implications? 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society CogSci 2007, United States: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Jacobson, M., Lim, S., Lee, J., Low, S. (2007). Virtual Singapura: Design considerations for an intelligent agent augmented multi-user virtual environment for learning science inquiry. 15th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2007, The Netherlands: IOS Press.

2006

  • Jacobson, M. (2006). Beyond compartmentalized curricula in science and mathematics: Educational and research implications of complex systems. Broadening Research at International Network BRAIN 2006.
  • Jacobson, M., Wilensky, U. (2006). Complex Systems in Education: Scientific and Educational Importance and Implications for the Learning Sciences. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 15(1), 11-34.
  • Jacobson, M. (2006). Empirical research into learning in 3d virtual and game environments: Selected review of the literature.
  • Jacobson, M. (2006). From Non-Adaptive to Adaptive Educational Hypermedia: Theory, Research, and Methodological Issues. In George D. Magoulas, Sherry Y. Chen (Eds.), Advances in Web-Based Education: Personalized Learning Environments, (pp. 302-330). United States: Idea Group Publishing.

2005

  • Jacobson, M. (2005). Exploring Fundamental Issues in Problem-Oriented Hypermedia. 13th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2005, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
  • Kim, H., Lee, J., Jacobson, M. (2005). From human computer interactions to learner centered designs: Issues for development of e-learning systems. 21st International Conference of Human Computer Interaction 2005. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Jacobson, M., Kim, M., Lee, J., Kim, H., Kwon, S. (2005). Learning sciences principles for advanced e-learning systems: Implications for computer-assisted language learning. Multimedia Assisted Language Learning, 8(1), 76-115.
  • Jacobson, M. (2005). The use of the EduCel Dynamic Knowledge Transfer System at Chiron: An evaluation.

2004

  • Jacobson, M. (2004). Cognitive visualisations and the design of learning technologies. International Journal of Learning Technology, 1(1), 40-62.
  • Jacobson, M. (2004). From Human-computer interactions to science of learning based designs: E-Learning principles for 21st century learning.

2003

  • Jacobson, M. (2003). Models for centers of teaching and learning in the United States: A report on meetings with four directors.
  • Jacobson, M. (2003). The use of the EduCel Dynamic Knowledge Transfer System at the Brookhaven National Laboratory: An evaluation.

2002

  • Jacobson, M., Sloan, K., Rockman, S., Char, C. (2002). The Academic Value of Hands-on Craft Projects in Elementary Schools.

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