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Ms Lisa Jacka
BA(Hons)(SCU), BVA(UniSA), GDipEd(Sec)(Monash)
Current Appointment: Casual Academic
Organisational Unit: School of Education - Lismore

Campus: Lismore

Lisa is a passionate advocate for integrating new technologies across curriculum areas in K-12 and higher education. She has a background in visual arts and has worked in media organisations as well as the education sector. Her current role is in the school of education at Southern Cross University where she lectures in New Media and Emerging Pedagogies for Secondary School as well as Instructional Design for Vocational Education. Her PhD research is investigating teaching and learning in virtual worlds for pre-service teacher education. Lisa hosts the higher degree by research virtual worlds working group on SCU Interaction Island in Second Life.

Jacka, L., Logan, M., & Ellis, A. (2011). Facilitating creativity in pre-service teacher education courses through their engagement in virtual worlds. Paper presented at the iVERG Conference 2011: Immersive technologies for learning: Virtual implementation, real outcomes. Middlesbrough, UK, June 2011.
Jacka, L. and Ellis, A. (2011). Developing a checklist for evaluating virtual world sims in education. Refereed paper for 2011 Global Learn Conference held in Melbourne, Australia, March 28 - 31
Gregory, S., Willems, J., Wood, D., Hay, L., Ellis, A., and Jacka, L. (2011). Teaching and learning in Second Life: educator and student perspectives. Refereed paper for DEHub Summit 2011 held in Sydney, Australia, Feb 15 - 18
Jacka, L. and Ellis, A. (2010). Virtual Arts Visual arts education in the virtual world of Second Life. Australian Art Education. Special Edition 1: Visual arts education and the next decade. Vol.33. No.3, 2010
Jacka, L. and Ellis, A. (2010). Using virtual worlds in the delivery of visual arts education for pre-service teachers. Refereed paper for 2010 INSEA South East Asia-Pacific Regional Congress: Views, Values & Visions in Art Education held in Melbourne, Australia, October 14 16.

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