MLS&T – the teaching team

The Master of Learning Sciences and Technology program is led by members of the CoCo Research Centre. CoCo is a world-leading research centre in computer-supported learning and cognition whose mission is “to discover how new technologies can support and enhance learning”.

Teaching staff in this program include:

  • Professor Michael J Jacobson (Course Convenor 2012)
  • Dr Lina Markauskaite (Course Convenor 2013)
  • Professor Peter Reimann
  • Dr Kate Thompson

About the CoCo directors

Professor Peter Goodyear
Laureate Fellow and founding director of the CoCo Research Centre, Professor Goodyear was listed among Sydney's "most influential people" in 2011 by the Sydney Morning Herald. He was described as "a quiet achiever who is shaping the future of learning" and in 2010 he became the first researcher in the field of education to receive the prestigious Laureate Fellowship. He is also Senior Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Senior Editor-in-Chief of Instructional Science, executive member of the Australian Association for Research in Education, founding director of the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technologies (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and founding executive member of the UK Association for Learning Technology. Peter has been pioneering research into technology-supported learning since 1980; His books include: Students experiences of e-learning in higher education, Technology-enhanced learning, Advances on Networked Learning, and Teacher Thinking, Beliefs and Knowledge in Higher Education.
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Professor Michael Jacobson
Professor and Chair of Education at The University of Sydney and Co-director of the CoCo Research Centre; Associate Dean for Information and Knowledge Technologies in the faculty; Deputy Director of the Sydney Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education. Michael's expertise includes the learning sciences, complex systems, educational modelling, and learning in virtual worlds. His books include: Designs for Learning Environments of the Future and Innovations in Science and Mathematics Education: Advanced Designs for Technologies of Learning.
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For more information on the CoCo Research Centre, its members, and the teaching staff for the MLS&T, see the People section.

From an MLS&T graduate...


“As I am about to do so again, I thought you would like to know that I have used material from all four of the units of study I did with you last year, in my work many times (as in, actually opened folders and got stuff out to use, not just found intangibly useful…which is true as well!). Just so you know (I like to hear that our students find things useful and thought you might as well).”
Hannah