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Dr Lisa Jacka

Dr Lisa Jacka
Name Lisa Jacka
Position Senior Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy - Primary and Secondary)
Section School of Education
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4224
Extension 4224
Email
Qualifications BA(Vis Arts) UniSA , BA(Hons) Southern Cross , GDipEd(Sec) Monash , PhD Southern Cross
Homepage https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1389-8978
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Dr Lisa Jacka is a senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland in the School of Education. She has over 18 years of experience in Higher Education at USQ, SCU, JCU and UNE. Her outstanding contribution to higher education scholarship of teaching and learning was recognised with acceptance as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2019. As an academic, she has contributed to integrating technology for Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education. She has been an innovator in online education for most of her career with her focus on engaging learners through the integration of emerging technologies. She was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Student Engagement for innovative design and delivery of online learning experiences that facilitate education students’ readiness to teach in learning environments of the future in 2015. Her PhD research investigated Virtual Worlds in teacher education to promote innovative pedagogy. The study provided the basis for her sole-authored book Using Virtual Worlds in Educational Settings: Making Learning Real.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )
  • Educational Technology And Computing ( 390405 )
  • Higher Education ( 130103 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )

Research interests
Emerging technologies; virtual worlds; virtual reality; new pedagogies; heutagogy; online teaching; online learning

Professional memberships
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Industry affiliations
ASCILITE
HERDSA

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
EDS2410 Junior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDM8001 STEM Curriculum and Pedagogy

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
6 Years

Research most recent
Jacka, L. (2018) Using Virtual Worlds in Educational Settings: Making Learning Real. Routledge:UK https://www.routledge.com/Using-Virtual-Worlds-in-Educational-Settings-Making-Learning-Real/Jacka/p/book/9781138305588

Jacka, L. (2021) What influences the successful integration of virtual worlds in learning environments? A case study of one ecosystem. Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences, 12(3)

Handayani , SM., Yeigh , T., Jacka , L., & Peddell , L. (2021). Developing a heutagogy approach to promoting teacher competencies in Indonesia. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 16(3), 939–951. https://doi.org/10.18844/cjes.v16i3.5765


Research most notable
Gregory, S., Scutter, S., Jacka, L., McDonald, M., Farley, H., & Newman, C. (2015). Barriers and enablers to the use of virtual worlds in higher education: An exploration of educator perceptions, attitudes and experiences. Educational Technology and Society. 18(1), 3-12 https://www.jstor.org/stable/jeductechsoci.18.1.3

Potts, R., Jacka, L., & Yee, L. (2017) Can we ‘Catch ’em All’? An exploration of the nexus between augmented reality games, urban planning, and urban design. Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 22 (6), pp. 866-880 10.1080/13574809.2017.1369873

Gregory, S., Jacka, L., Hillier, M., & Grant, S. (2015). Using virtual worlds in rural and regional educational institutions. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education. Vol. 25 (2), pp. 73–90 https://journal.spera.asn.au/index.php/AIJRE/article/view/17


Publications in ePrints

Handayani, Silvia Mariah and Yeigh, Tony and Jacka, LisaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1389-8978 and Peddell, Lewes (2021) Developing a heutagogy approach to promoting teacher competencies in Indonesia. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 16 (3). pp. 939-951. ISSN 1305-905X

Jacka, Lisa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1389-8978 (2021) Successful integration of virtual worlds in learning environments: a case study of a supportive learning ecosystem. Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences, 12 (3). pp. 169-176. ISSN 2476-7263

McGee, Brodie and Jacka, LisaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1389-8978 (2021) Virtual reality in Education. Broken promises or new hope? In: 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Back to the Future (ASCILITE 2021), 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2020, Armidale, Australia.

Jacka, Lisa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1389-8978 and Booth, Kate (2019) Students as Designers of Virtual World Learning Environments. In: Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), pp. 1697-1712. ISBN 9781522573050

Gregory, Sue and Gregory, Brent and Jacka, LisaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1389-8978 and Lierse, Sharon and McDonald, Marcus and Ellis, David and Hearns, Merle and Sukunesan, Suku and Irwin, Pauletta and John, Blooma and Butler, Des and Zagami, Jason and Gaukrodger, Belma (2019) Vision - A space for digital learning and exploring pedagogies: Virtual world education. In: 36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Personalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart (ASCILITE 2019), 2 Dec - 5 Dec 2019, Singapore.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )
  • Educational Technology And Computing ( 390405 )
  • Higher Education ( 130103 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )