Scholarly & Pedagogical Expertise:

Michele conducts research on complex learners, learning systems & learning technology using action and design-based research. Michele designs and evaluates innovative learning designs that shift from instruction and standardized delivery & testing towards open and online learning designs & participatory pedagogies that sponsor knowledge building, collaborative design and intellectual engagement. Her current research spans online faculty development for quality graduate supervision, the power of peer mentorship for graduate students, professional learning framework for post-doctorate scholars, research-based learning in graduate school, and pre-service teacher development. Michele has published 95+ journal articles & conference papers, 3 books, 24 book chapters, 200+ conference presentations. Michele has been recognized with several awards for excellence in educational leadership, research, graduate supervision and teaching.

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Current Grant Funded Research Projects

  • Enhancing E-Learning Opportunities to Foster Virtual Caring Competencies: Developing an Evidence Informed Framework.

    SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Lorelli Nowell (PI), Michele Jacobsen, Diane Lorenzetti, Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci (Co-Applicants)

  • Inter-institutional Faculty Development for Online Graduate Supervision, SSHRC Connection Grant, Michele Jacobsen (PI), Hawazen Alharbi, Shawn Fraser, Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno (Co-Investigators)

  • Enhancing Faculty Development for Graduate Supervision in an Interdisciplinary Online Learning Community, Teaching Scholars Grant, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary; Michele Jacobsen (PI), Hawazen Alharbi

  • Development of SciComm resources for graduate level teachers of STEM, NSERC PromoScience | Science Communication Skills Grant; Dr. Jeffrey Dunn (PI), Tara Christie & Michele Jacobsen (Co-Applicants)

  • Caring professions education and practice: Meeting today’s workforce demands, SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant;  Lorelli Nowell (PI), Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci, Michele Jacobsen, Diane Lorenzetti, Liza Lorenzetti

  • Improving the Ability of Science and Technology Researchers to Communicate Using Skills from Arts to Social Sciences, SSHRC Insight Development Grant; Jeffrey Dunn (PI), Michele Jacobsen (Co-Applicant), Marie-Claire Shanahan, Dennis Cahill, Tara Beattie, Tara Christie, Kelly Johnson, M. Berreth, Carly Pontifex

  • Examining the Use of Open Pressbooks for Student Engagement and Learning through Co-Design Participatory Pedagogical Processes, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Collaborative Grant, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary; Barb Brown (PI), Verena Roberts, Michele Jacobsen & Christie Hurrell

Jacobsen’s research is published in a range of peer-reviewed academic and professional journals
(Q1 – top-tier; OA – Open Access):

  • Alberta Science Education Journal [OA]
  • BMJ Open [Q1][OA]
  • BMJ Systematic Reviews [Q1][OA]
  • British Journal of Educational Technology [Q1]
  • Canadian Journal of Higher Education [OA]
  • Canadian Journal of Infection and Control [OA]
  • Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology [OA]
  • Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [OA]
  • Education Canada [OA]
  • Educational Design Research [OA][OA]
  • Educational Technology Research & Development [Q1]
  • Innovations in Education and Teaching International [Q1]
  • International Journal Of Continuing Engineering Education And Life-Long Learning [OA]
  • International Journal of Designs for Learning [OA]
  • International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education [Q1]
  • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning [Q1] [OA]
  • Journal of Educational Administration [Q1][OA]
  • Journal of Information Literacy [Q1][OA]
  • Journal of Online Learning and Teaching [OA][OA]
  • Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
  • Medical Teacher [Q1]
  • Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
  • Teaching Education [Q1]

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