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Sheridan College professor Michael Jones

Michael  Jones

Coordinator, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT)


Contact Info: Ext. 5555


BA, Queen’s University, Sociology, 1995

MA Simon Fraser University, Communication, 1998

PhD University of Toronto, Information, 2017


Michael Jones is Professor and Program Coordinator for the Communication, Culture, Information and Technology program, a joint program with University of Toronto Mississauga.   Michael’s primary research interest is in applied project-based learning in engineering and information technology domains, with related interests in comics and digital culture, business information technology solutions and digital marketing.


Michael teaches the following courses in CCIT:

CCT336: Comics and Digital Culture
CCT355: E-Business Technologies
CCT356: Online Advertising and Marketing
CCT482:  Interactive Electronic Design


Jones, M.L.W. (2018).  Searching for Symbiosis: Opportunities and Obstacles in Formula SAE Team/School Administration Relationships.  CDIO Conference, Kanazawa, Japan

Jones, M.L.W. (2015).  Engaging complexity and contradiction:  Understanding Formula SAE Through Cultural Historical Activity Theory, CDIO Conference, Chengdu, China

Jones, M.L.W. (2014).  Project‐Based Learning (PBL*) Student Engineering Teams: A Cultural‐Historical Activity Theory Approach.  International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning Annual Conference, Quebec

Jones, M.L.W. (2014).  Information Contradictions in Engineering Project-Based Learning Teams.  American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis

Jones, M.L.W. (2013):  From Serious Leisure to Knowing Organizations: Information and Knowledge Management Challenges in Project-Based Learning Student Engineering Teams.  American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta.

Jones, M.L.W. (2012).  Project-based learning in Engineering Education: An Activity Theory Approach.  Doctoral Colloquium, iSchools Conference, Toronto

Jones. M.L.W. (2010).  Integrating Social Network Analysis in Participant Observation Work with Engineering Student Teams.  Sunbelt Conference, International Network for Social Network Analysis, Riva del Garda, Italy

Jones, M.L.W. & Gelb, D. (2009) Course Co-Creation vs. Course Management: Wikis as a Potential Alternative to Traditional Learning Management Systems.  In T. Kidd (Ed.) Wired for Learning: An Educators Guide to Web 2.0.

Jones, M.L.W. (2007).  Wikis4Education: Collecting Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Educational Wikis.  Poster Presentation. ACM WikiSym 2007, Montreal.