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Sheridan College professor Michael Jones

Michael  Jones

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

Program Area: Film TV and Journalism


Contact Info: Ext. 5555


BA, Queen’s University, Sociology, 1995

MA Simon Fraser University, Communication, 1998

Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto, Information, (expected 2014)


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 pedagogy, particularly in engineering and information technology domains, with related interests in the political economy of new media, business information technology solutions and online advertising/marketing.


Michael teaches the following courses in CCIT:

CCT300: Critical Analysis of Media
CCT355: E-Business Technologies
CCT356: Online Advertising and Marketing
CCT460:  Advanced Web Design


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. (2008).  I Facebooked My Prof:  Appropriate Strategies for Using Facebook as an Educator.  This is IT! Conference, Hamilton, ON.

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

Jones, M.L.W. (2007).  Using Wikis to Encourage Learner-Centered Collaborative Learning.  This is IT! Conference, Oshawa, ON.

Cleaver, M., Gelb, D. & Jones, M.L.W. (2007).  VizThink4, Concept Mapping.  Toronto, ON.  Seminar Series.