Michele Jacobsen is currently the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. As Associate Dean, Michele provides academic leadership for research and professional graduate programs in educational research and educational psychology that serve over 1300 students. Michele works closely with faculty members, doctoral and masters students who engage in blended and fully online learning environments. Michele’s research is on technology-enabled learning and teaching in classrooms and post-secondary education using case study and design-based approaches to research. Michele examines and creates innovative designs for learning that shift instruction from standardized delivery and testing to participatory pedagogies in technology enabled learning environments that sponsor knowledge building, intellectual engagement and assessment for learning. Michele also studies research ethics and policy and guidelines to inform Internet research methodology. Michele has been actively involved in contributing to AECT as an author, presenter and speaker. As a member of the AECT Definitions and Terminology Committee, Michele has contributed to the development of a definitions text both as an author and by working with sixteen other authors.
Brown, B., & Jacobsen, M. (2016). Principals’ technology leadership: How a conceptual framework shaped a mixed methods study. Journal of School Leadership, 26(5), 811-836.
Loftus, J. J., Jacobsen, M., & Wilson, T. D. (2016). Learning and assessment with images: A view of cognitive load through the lens of cerebral blood flow. British Journal of Educational Technology, 0 (0), 00-00. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12474
Brown, B., Dressler, R., Eaton, S., & Jacobsen, M. (2015). Practicing what we teach: Using action research to learn about teaching action research. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 16(3), 60-77. Online: http://journals.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar/article/view/228
Law, S., & Jacobsen, M. (2015). Playing for Climate Change: The Design and Development of a Game Prototype to Promote Scientific Literacy. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 6(1), 72-84. URL: http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/article/view/5343
Mazur, A. D., Brown, B, & Jacobsen, M. (2015). Learning Designs using Flipped Classroom Instruction. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 41(2), 1-26. URL: http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/909 * 2016 Canadian Journal of Learning Technology (CJLT) Editor’s Award for Best Article, Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE-RCIE)
Francis, K., Jacobsen, M., & Friesen, S. (2014). The use of graphics to communicate findings of longitudinal data in design-based research. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 13, 233-255. URL: http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol13/JITEv13ResearchP233-255Francis0659.pdf
Jacobsen, M. (2014). Design based research: Sponsoring innovation in Education. Education Canada, 54(5), 22-24. URL: http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada/article/design-based-research
Warrell, J. G., and Jacobsen, M. (2014). Internet Research Ethics and the Policy Gap for Ethical Practice in Online Research Settings. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(1). [http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/cjhe]
Daniels, J. S., Jacobsen, M., Varnhagen, S., and Friesen, S. (2014). Barriers to Systemic, Effective and Sustainable Technology Use in High School Classrooms. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 39(4). URL: http://cjlt.csj.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjlt
Brown, B., Eaton, S., Jacobsen, M., Roy, S., and Friesen, S. (2013). Instructional Design Collaboration: A Professional Learning and Growth Experience. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(3), 439-452. Online: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol9no3/brown_0913.htm
Francis-Poscente, K., and Jacobsen, M. (2013). Synchronous Online Collaborative Professional Development for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Teachers. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(3), 319-343. URL: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1460
Jacobsen, M., Lock, J., and Friesen, S. (2013). Strategies for engagement: Knowledge building and intellectual engagement in participatory environments. Education Canada, 53(1), 14-18. Retrieved from: http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada/article/strategies-engagement
Jacobsen, M. (2013). Digital Divide. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational and Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer.
Jacobsen, M. (2013). Digital Natives and Immigrants. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational and Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer.
Jacobsen, M. (2013). Rapid Prototyping. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational and Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer.
Jacobsen, M. (2013). Social Computing. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational and Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer.
Jacobsen, M. (2013). Web 2.0. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational and Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer.
Jacobsen, M. (2013). Usability. In R.C. Richey (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational and Communications and Technology. New York, NY: Springer.
PROGRAM OF RESEARCH: - My design-based and case study research focuses on K-12 and post-secondary learning and teaching with technology. Informed by the learning sciences, I study (i) how to facilitate active learning via the creation, design, use and evaluation of technological processes and systems, (ii) the innovations and changes required in education to sponsor deep learning with technology, and (iii) the shift from transmission to participatory, knowledge building learning cultures that sponsor intellectual engagement. Related research includes online / blended learning, graduate education, academic publishing, teacher professional learning, and ethics in online research.