Dr Lisa Jacka


Dr Lisa Jacka
NameDr Lisa Jacka
Email Addresslisa.jacka@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy - Primary and Secondary)
QualificationsBA(Vis Arts) UniSA, BA(Hons) Southern Cross, GDipEd(Sec) Monash, PhD Southern Cross
DepartmentLearning and Teaching Futures
AffiliationsSchool of Education
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1389-8978
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Biography

Dr Lisa Jacka is a senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland with over 20 years of experience in education. Lisa has expertise in virtual worlds in education having completed PhD research in this field as she introduced educators to the possibilities of virtual worlds. Her work has been widely published including a sole-authored book in the Routledge Focus series, 6 book chapters, 7 journal articles and numerous conference papers all focusing on the use of virtual worlds and the opportunities for education. In 2015 she was awarded a Vice Chancellor's Citation for innovative design and delivery of online learning experiences that facilitate education students' readiness to teach in learning environments of the future.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecturerUniSQ2021
Senior LecturerSouthern Cross University20182021
LecturerSouthern Cross University20092018
LecturerJames Cook University20032007

Expertise

Educational technology; Virtual Worlds; Emerging Pedagogies

Teaching

EDM8012 - Investigating TPCK

Fields of Research

  • 390303. Higher education
  • 390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
  • 390405. Educational technology and computing

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
ASCILITE
HERDSA
BERA
ATEA
BA(Vis Arts)
UniSA
1990
BA(Hons)
Southern Cross
1998
GDipEd(Sec)
Monash
2002
PhD
Southern Cross
2015

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Learning in Virtual Reality: Factors that impact learning in a head-mounted virtual reality environmentPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
The impact on student learning of digital literacy programs initiated by qualified teacher librarians (TLs) within secondary schoolsPrincipal SupervisorMasters2022
Developing positive STEM mindsets for primary school teachersAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022

Using virtual worlds in educational settings: making learning real

Jacka, Lisa. 2018. Using virtual worlds in educational settings: making learning real. Routledge.

Flipping the focus: An innovative design strategy to support technology integration in teacher education

Jacka, Lisa. 2023. "Flipping the focus: An innovative design strategy to support technology integration in teacher education." International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning. 15 (4), pp. 397-411. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTEL.2023.133778

Humanizing Online Learning: A New Framework for Educational Design

Jacka, Lisa. 2023. "Humanizing Online Learning: A New Framework for Educational Design." EdMedia+ Innovate Learning Conference 2023. Vienna, Austria 10 - 14 Jul 2023

Successful integration of virtual worlds in learning environments: a case study of a supportive learning ecosystem

Jacka, Lisa. 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. https://doi.org/10.30476/IJVLMS.2021.90912.1091

Anticipating engagement: pre-service teachers' perceptions of virtual worlds

Jacka, Lisa and Hill, Matthew. 2018. "Anticipating engagement: pre-service teachers' perceptions of virtual worlds." Gregory, Sue and Wood, Denise (ed.) Authentic virtual world education: facilitating cultural engagement and creativity. Singapore. Springer. pp. 135-151

Shifting pedagogies: embedding virtual worlds in teaching and learning

Jacka, Lisa. 2018. "Shifting pedagogies: embedding virtual worlds in teaching and learning." Falconer, Liz and Ortega, Mari Carmen Gil (ed.) Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions. New York. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 201-232

Virtual reality in Education. Broken promises or new hope?

McGee, Brodie and Jacka, Lisa. 2021. "Virtual reality in Education. Broken promises or new hope?" Gregory, Sue, Warburton, Steve and Schier, Mark (ed.) 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Back to the Future (ASCILITE 2021). Armidale, Australia 29 Nov - 01 Dec 2020 Armidale, Australia.

Flexible Learning and the Virtual Campus

Jacka, Lisa and Lindsay, Julie. 2022. "Flexible Learning and the Virtual Campus." Wilson, S., Arthars, N., Wardak, D., Yeoman, P., Kalman, E. and Liu, D, L.Y. T. (ed.) 39th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2022 Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2022.154

Can we ‘Catch ‘em All’? An exploration of the nexus between augmented reality games, urban planning and urban design

Potts, Ruth, Jacka, Lisa and Yee, Lachlan Hartley. 2017. "Can we ‘Catch ‘em All’? An exploration of the nexus between augmented reality games, urban planning and urban design." Journal of Urban Design. 22 (6), pp. 866-880. https://doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2017.1369873

Developing a heutagogy approach to promoting teacher competencies in Indonesia

Handayani, Silvia Mariah, Yeigh, Tony, Jacka, Lisa and Peddell, Lewes. 2021. "Developing a heutagogy approach to promoting teacher competencies in Indonesia." Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences. 16 (3), pp. 939-951. https://doi.org/10.18844/cjes.v16i3.5765

Students as Designers of Virtual World Learning Environments

Jacka, Lisa and Booth, Kate. 2019. "Students as Designers of Virtual World Learning Environments." Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global. pp. 1697-1712

Second life, first experiences: using virtual worlds in teacher education

Wilks, Judith L. and Jacka, Lisa. 2013. "Second life, first experiences: using virtual worlds in teacher education." Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 38 (4), pp. 165-182. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2013v38n4.10

Vision - A space for digital learning and exploring pedagogies: Virtual world education

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Jacka, Lisa, Lierse, Sharon, McDonald, Marcus, Ellis, David, Hearns, Merle, Sukunesan, Suku, Irwin, Pauletta, John, Blooma, Butler, Des, Zagami, Jason and Gaukrodger, Belma. 2019. "Vision - A space for digital learning and exploring pedagogies: Virtual world education." Wei, Sharleen Chew Yi, Mun, Chan Kah and Alphonso, Alfieana (ed.) 36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2019). Singapore 02 - 05 Dec 2019 Singapore.

Me, Us and IT: Insiders’ views of the complex technical, organisational and personal elements in using virtual worlds in education

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Wood, Denise, Grant, Scott, Nikolic, Sasha, Hillier, Mathew, Hearns, Merle, Jacka, Lisa, McDonald, Marcus, Reiners, Torsten, Lierse, Sharon, John, Blooma, Sukunesan, Suku, Rutherford, Emily, Jegathesan, Jay Jay, Butler, Des, Farley, Helen and Irwin, Pauletta. 2017. "Me, Us and IT: Insiders’ views of the complex technical, organisational and personal elements in using virtual worlds in education ." Partridge, H., Davis, K. and Thomas, J. (ed.) 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017). Toowoomba, Australia 04 - 06 Dec 2017 Australia.

Exploring virtual world innovations and design through learner voices

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Grant, Scott, McDonald, Marcus, Nikolic, Sasha, Farley, Helen, O'Connell, Judy, Butler, Des, Jacka, Lisa, Jegathesan, Jay Jay, McGrath, Naomi, Rudra, Amit, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Sukunesan, Suku, Zagami, Jason, Sim, Jenny, Schutt, Stefan, Gaukrodger, Belma, Hearns, Merle and Irving, Leah. 2016. "Exploring virtual world innovations and design through learner voices." Barker, S., Dawson, S., Pardo, A. and Colvin, C. (ed.) 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2016). Adelaide, Australia 28 - 30 Nov 2016 Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

New applications, new global audiences: educators repurposing and reusing 3D virtual and immersive learning resources

Gregory, Sue, O'Connell, Judy, Butler, Des, McDonald, Marcus, Kerr, Tom, Schutt, Stefan, Jacka, Lisa, Corder, Deborah, Hearns, Merle, Sujunesan, Suku, Gregory, Brent, Grant, Scott, Masters, Yvonne, Nicolic, Sasha, de Freitas, Sarah, Sim, Jenny, Doyle, Jo, Reiners, Torsten, Cox, Robert, ..., Irving, Leah. 2015. "New applications, new global audiences: educators repurposing and reusing 3D virtual and immersive learning resources." Reiners, Torsten, Von Konsky, B. R., Gibson, D., Chang, V., Irving, L. and Clarke, K. (ed.) 32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2015) . Perth, Australia 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2015 Perth, Australia.

Barriers and enablers to the use of virtual worlds in higher education: an exploration of educator perceptions, attitudes and experiences

Gregory, Sue, Scutter, Sheila, Jacka, Lisa, McDonald, Marcus, Farley, Helen and Newman, Chris. 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), pp. 3-12.

Rhetoric and reality: critical perspectives on education in a 3D virtual world

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Wood, Denise, Butler, Des, Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah, Hearns, Merle, de Freitas, Sarah, Farley, Helen, Warren, Ian, Jacka, Lisa, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Cox, Robert, Crowther, Patricia, Atkins, Clare, McDonald, Marcus, Reiners, Torsten, Wood, Lincoln, Sim, Jenny, Grant, Scott, ..., Wang, Xiangyu. 2014. "Rhetoric and reality: critical perspectives on education in a 3D virtual world." Hegarty, Bronwyn, McDonald, Jenny and Loke, Swee-Kin (ed.) 31st Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2014). Dunedin, New Zealand 23 - 26 Nov 2014 Sydney, Australia.

How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?

Gregory, Brent, Gregory, Sue, Wood, Denise, Masters, Yvonne, Hillier, Mathew, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Bogdanovych, Anton, Butler, Des, Hay, Lyn, Jegathesan, Jay Jay, Flintoff, Kim, Schutt, Stefan, Linegar, Dale, Alderton, Robyn, Cram, Andrew, Stupans, Ieva, McKeown Orwin, Lindy, Meredith, Grant, McCormick, Debbie, ..., Yusupova, Alyona. 2011. "How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?" Williams, G., Statham, P., Brown, N. and Cleland, B. (ed.) 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011). Hobart, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2011 Australia.

Virtual worlds for learning: done and dusted?

Newman, Christine, Farley, Helen, Gregory, Sue, Jacka, Lisa, Scutter, Sheila and McDonald, Marcus. 2013. "Virtual worlds for learning: done and dusted?" Carter, Helen, Gosper, Maree and Hedberg, John (ed.) 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2013). Sydney, Australia 01 - 04 Dec 2013 Sydney, Australia.

Sustaining the future through virtual worlds

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Hillier, Mathew, Jacka, Lisa, Schutt, Stefan, Ellis, David, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Wood, Denise, Masters, Yvonne, Farley, Helen, Orwin, Lindy, Stupans, Ieva, Scutter, Sheila, Warren, Ian, Steel, Caroline, Neuendorf, Penelope, Bower, Matt, Miller, Charlynn, Mathews, Shane, ..., McCarthy, Angela. 2012. "Sustaining the future through virtual worlds." Brown, M., Hartnett, M. and Stewart, T. (ed.) 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2012). Wellington, New Zealand 25 - 28 Nov 2012 Gold Coast, Australia.

An informal community of practice: the case of the DEHub virtual worlds working group

Farley, Helen, Gregory, Sue, Grant, Scott, Butler, Des, Jacka, Lisa, Orwin, Lindy and Jones, Janice K.. 2012. "An informal community of practice: the case of the DEHub virtual worlds working group." Brown, M., Hartnett, M. and Stewart, T. (ed.) 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2012). Wellington, New Zealand 25 - 28 Nov 2012 Gold Coast, Australia.

Changing worlds: virtual worlds for higher degree research, supervision and networking

Jacka, Lisa, Gregory, Sue, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, McKeown Orwin, Lindy, Farley, Helen, Ellis, Allan, Grant, Scott and Hearns, Merle. 2011. "Changing worlds: virtual worlds for higher degree research, supervision and networking." Williams, Gary, Statham, Peta, Brown, Noel and Cleland, B. (ed.) 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011). Hobart, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2011 Australia.

Reimagining learning in an AI empowered world

Lindsay, Julie and Jacka, Lisa. 2024. "Reimagining learning in an AI empowered world." 4th AUN-TEPL Symposium . Bangkok, Thailand 28 - 28 May 2024 Thailand.

Blocking our best and brightest: Entry into ITE courses is too complicated

Jacka, Lisa. 2024. "Blocking our best and brightest: Entry into ITE courses is too complicated." EducationHQ.

Collaboration for primary teaching improvement: The relational aspects of close co-teaching

Bellert, Anne, Jacka, Lisa, Marcoionni, Tina and Waters, Richard. 2023. "Collaboration for primary teaching improvement: The relational aspects of close co-teaching." Lynch, David, Yeigh, Tony and Boyd, Wendy (ed.) Re-imagining Teaching Improvement: From Early Childhood to University. Singapore. Springer. pp. 71-96

Hybrid and flexible learning

Jacka, Lisa, Lindsay, Julie, Dowd, Annette and Naidu, Som. 2023. Hybrid and flexible learning . Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

Redefining and interrogating pedagogical practices

Hillier, Mathew, Jacka, Lisa, Koh, Josiah and Vallis, Carmen. 2022. Redefining and interrogating pedagogical practices. Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

Co-design of higher education

Huber, Elaine and Jacka, Lisa. 2022. Co-design of higher education. Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

Using virtual worlds in rural and regional educational institutions

Gregory, Sue, Jacka, Lisa, Hillier, Mathew and Grant, Scott. 2015. "Using virtual worlds in rural and regional educational institutions." Australian and International Journal of Rural Education. 25 (2), pp. 73-90. https://doi.org/10.47381/aijre.v25i2.17

Virtual worlds in Australian and New Zealand higher education: remembering the past, understanding the present and imagining the future

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Reiners, Torsten, Fardinpour, Ali, Hillier, Mathew, Lee, Mark J.W., Jacka, Lisa, Butler, Des, Holloway, David, Grant, Scott, Hearns, Merle, Flintoff, Kim, Jegathesan, Jay Jay, Ellis, David, McDonald, Marcus, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Gaukrodger, Belma, Zagami, Jason, Campbell, Chris, ..., Larson, Ian. 2013. "Virtual worlds in Australian and New Zealand higher education: remembering the past, understanding the present and imagining the future." Carter, Helen, Gosper, Maree and Hedberg, John (ed.) 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2013). Sydney, Australia 01 - 04 Dec 2013 Australia.

Learning and teaching in Second Life: Educator and student perspectives

Gregory, Sue, Willems, Julie, Wood, Denise, Hay, Lyn, Ellis, Allan and Jacka, Lisa. 2013. "Learning and teaching in Second Life: Educator and student perspectives." Willems, J., Tynan, B. and James, R. (ed.) Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning. IGI Global. pp. 220-241

Fad or Future? Exploring affordances of virtual worlds for music performance education

Hill, Matthew and Jacka, Lisa. 2013. "Fad or Future? Exploring affordances of virtual worlds for music performance education." Australian Society for Music Education's XIX National Conference. Canberra, Australia 29 Sep - 01 Oct 2013 Australia. Australian Society for Music Education.

Designing contemporary music courses for the 21st century musician: virtual worlds as a live music performance space.

Jacka, Lisa and Hill, Matthew. 2013. "Designing contemporary music courses for the 21st century musician: virtual worlds as a live music performance space." Carter, H., Hedberg, J. and Gosper, M. (ed.) 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2013). Sydney, Australia 01 - 04 Dec 2013

Live music performance in virtual worlds: six musicians’ experiences

Hill, Matthew, Hartshorne, Sarah and Jacka, Lisa. 2013. "Live music performance in virtual worlds: six musicians’ experiences." 2013 IASPM-ANZ Conference. Gold Coast, Australia 24 - 27 Nov 2013 Australia.

What about the firewall? Creating virtual worlds in a public primary school using Sim-on-a-Stick.

Jacka, Lisa and Booth, Kate. 2013. "What about the firewall? Creating virtual worlds in a public primary school using Sim-on-a-Stick." Australian Educational Computing. 27 (2), pp. 13-17.

Sustaining the future through virtual worlds

Gregory, Sue, Gregory, Brent, Hillier, Mathew, Jacka, Lisa, Schutt, Stefan, Ellis, David, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Wood, Denise, Masters, Yvonne, Farley, Helen, Orwin, Lindy, Stupans, Ieva, Scutter, Sheila, Warren, Ian, Steel, Caroline, Neuendorf, Penelope, Bower, Matt, Miller, Charlynn, Mathews, Shane, ..., McCarthy, Angela. 2012. "Sustaining the future through virtual worlds." Brown, M., Hartnett, M. and McCarthy, A. (ed.) 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2012). Wellington, New Zealand 25 - 28 Nov 2012 New Zealand.

An informal community of practice: The case of the DEhub virtual worlds working group

Farley, Helen, Gregory, Sue, Grant, Scott, Butler, Des, Jacka, Lisa, Orwin, Lindy and Jones, Janice K.. 2012. "An informal community of practice: The case of the DEhub virtual worlds working group." Brown, M., Hartnett, M. and Stewart, T. (ed.) 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2012). Wellington, New Zealand 25 - 28 Nov 2012 Australia.

The architecture of learning spaces: Designing in a virtual world for pre-service teacher education

Jacka, Lisa and Ellis, Allan. 2012. "The architecture of learning spaces: Designing in a virtual world for pre-service teacher education." Amiel, T. and Wilson, B. (ed.) EdMedia 2012: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Denver, Colorado, United States 25 - 29 Jun 2012 United States.

Changing worlds: Virtual worlds for higher degree research, supervision and networking

Jacka, Lisa, Gregory, Sue, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, McKeown Orwin, Lindy, Farley, Helen, Ellis, Allan, Grant, Scott and Hearns, Merle. 2011. "Changing worlds: Virtual worlds for higher degree research, supervision and networking." Williams, G., Statham, P., Brown, N. and Cleland, B. (ed.) 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011). Hobart, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2011 Australia.

Myth busting education in a virtual world: Changing demands and directions

Gregory, Sue, Diener, Scott, Wood, Denise, Gregory, Brent, Sinnappan, Suku and Jacka, Lisa. 2011. "Myth busting education in a virtual world: Changing demands and directions." Williams, G., Statham, P., Brown, N. and Cleland, B. (ed.) 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011). Hobart, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2011 Australia.

Facilitating creativity in pre-service teacher education courses through their engagement in virtual worlds

Jacka, Lisa, Logan, Marianne and Ellis, Allan. 2011. "Facilitating creativity in pre-service teacher education courses through their engagement in virtual worlds." Martin, S. (ed.) International Virtual Worlds Research Group Conference 2011. Middlesborough, United Kingdom 27 - 28 Jun 2011 United Kingdom.

Developing a checklist for evaluating virtual worlds for use in education

Jacka, Lisa and Ellis, Allan. 2011. "Developing a checklist for evaluating virtual worlds for use in education." Barton, S., Hedberg, J. and Suzuki, K. (ed.) 2nd Annual Global Conference on Learning and Technology (AACE 2011): Global Learn Asia Pacific . Melbourne, Australia 28 Mar - 01 Apr 2011 Australia.

Virtual arts: Visual arts education in the virtual world of Second Life

Jacka, Lisa and Ellis, Allan. 2010. "Virtual arts: Visual arts education in the virtual world of Second Life." Australian Art Education. 33 (Special Edition 2), pp. 125-139.