Michele Jacobsen, PhD

Full Professor, Learning Sciences
Werklund School of Education
Teaching Scholar, University of Calgary

Michele Jacobsen is a research leader of learning, technology, change and innovation. A four-time University of Calgary alumna (PhD ‘98, MSc ‘95, BEd ‘93, BA ‘93), Michele Jacobsen joined the Education professoriate in 1999 after serving as a Post-Doctoral Scholar in Software Engineering, in UCalgary’s Department of Computer Science. Michele draws upon decades of mentoring student teachers in undergraduate teacher education programs, and teaching masters and doctoral students in educational technology and the learning sciences, in her current teaching and mentoring practice. Michele has supervised 1post doctoral scholar, 23 doctoral candidates and 10 master’s students to the completion of their programs, dissertations and theses. As the former Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in Education, Michele provided academic leadership of online and blended graduate programs in educational research and educational psychology. Jacobsen’s interdisciplinary program of research focuses on complex learners and innovative designs for open learning and participatory pedagogies that sponsor collaborative knowledge building and intellectual engagement with technology. Her current research focuses on online faculty development for quality graduate supervision, peer mentorship for graduate students and post-doctorate scholars, and research-based learning in graduate school. She has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Alberta Education, and the University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants program. Her research is published in the Educational Technology Research & Development, British Journal of Educational Technology, Medical Teacher, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Teaching Education, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Educational Design Research, Canadian Journal of Infection and Control, International Journal of Designs for Learning, Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, and the Journal of Information Literacy. Jacobsen’s academic work has been recognized by multiple awards for excellence and impact in research, graduate supervision, leadership, and teaching.

Michele Jacobsen is a research leader of learning, technology, change and innovation. A four-time University of Calgary alumna (PhD ‘98, MSc ‘95, BEd ‘93, BA ‘93), Michele Jacobsen joined the Education professoriate in 1999 after serving as a Post-Doctoral Scholar in Software Engineering, in UCalgary’s Department of Computer Science. Michele draws upon decades of mentoring student teachers in undergraduate teacher education programs, and teaching masters and doctoral students in educational technology and the learning sciences, in her current teaching and mentoring practice. Michele has supervised 1post doctoral scholar, 23 doctoral candidates and 10 master’s students to the completion of their programs, dissertations and theses. As the former Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in Education, Michele provided academic leadership of online and blended graduate programs in educational research and educational psychology. Jacobsen’s interdisciplinary program of research focuses on complex learners and innovative designs for open learning and participatory pedagogies that sponsor collaborative knowledge building and intellectual engagement with technology. Her current research focuses on online faculty development for quality graduate supervision, peer mentorship for graduate students and post-doctorate scholars, and research-based learning in graduate school. She has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Alberta Education, and the University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants program. Her research is published in the Educational Technology Research & Development, British Journal of Educational Technology, Medical Teacher, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Teaching Education, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Educational Design Research, Canadian Journal of Infection and Control, International Journal of Designs for Learning, Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, and the Journal of Information Literacy. Jacobsen’s academic work has been recognized by multiple awards for excellence and impact in research, graduate supervision, leadership, and teaching.

At a Glance

Writing

Knowledge engagement, translation and connectivity.

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Research

Investigating learning, technology, change and innovation.

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Teaching

Participatory pedagogies, mentorship and relational trust.

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Awards

External recognition of excellence and career contributions.

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