, Learning Sciences and Computer Science
, Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP)
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 467-4885
BiographyDr. Kemi Jona is a Research Professor of Learning Sciences and Computer Science at Northwestern University and Director of the Office of STEM Education Partnerships where he leads research and development projects in STEM curriculum design, cyberlearning, online and blended learning models, and web-based patient education and outreach. Current projects include 'FUSE Studios' that engage students in STEM fields through low-barrier, hands-on exploratory challenges, ‘The iLab Network’ which is developing remote online laboratories, ‘Watershed Dynamics’ where students connect directly to large-scale scientific databases to analyze hydrology data in their own watershed, and ‘EcoCasting’ which teaches computational modeling of complex systems through inquiry activities on ecosystems, food webs, and bioaccumulation. The author of numerous book chapters, articles, and conference papers on the topics of online learning, curriculum design, virtual labs and online science, and learning technology and strategy, he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and a BS with Honors in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Awards/Honors2001 - “Hammer Award” presented by Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government
|1995||PhD, Computer Science||Northwestern University|
|1988||BS (Honors), Computer Science and Psychology||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|1995||Representing and applying teaching strategies in computer-based learning-by-doing tutors|
Selected PublicationsSauter, Megan; Uttal, David H.; Rapp; David N.; Downing, Michael; Jona, Kemi (2013). Getting Real: The Authenticity of Remote Labs and Simulations for Science Learning. Distance Education: 37-47.
1. Jona, K., Roque, R., Skolnik, J., Uttal, D., Rapp, D. (2011). Are remote labs worth the cost? Insights from a study of student perceptions of remote labs. International Journal of Online Engineering: 48-53.
Jona, K. & Gerber, A. (2010). MyOncofertility.org: A patient education website designed to support patient learning and decision making during periods of intense cognitive and emotional stress in Woodruff, T.K., Zoloth, L., Campo-Engelstein, L, & Rodriguez, S. (Eds.), Oncofertility: Reflections from the Humanities and Social Sciences Springer.
Jona, K.; Bareiss, R.; Singh, S. (2005). Making Courses More Engaging and Accessible: A case study using the story-centered curriculum model.. Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning.
Schank, R.; Jona, K., & Bareiss, R. (August, 2003). Every Curriculum Tells a Story. Proceedings International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education.
Jona, K. (2002). Using Multimedia Simulations for Compliance Training in Banks, T. & Banks, F. (Eds.), Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook Aspen Publishers.
Jona, Kemi (2000). Rethinking the Design of Online Courses. Proceedings ASCILITE 2000 Conference.
Schank, R.C. & Jona, Kemi (1999). Extracurriculars as the Curriculum: A Vision of Education for the 21st Century. Forum on Technology in Education: Envisioning the Future, Office of Educational Technology.
Jona, Menachem (1998). Representing and Applying Teaching Strategies in Computer-based learning-by-doing Tutors in Schank, R.C. (Ed.), Multimedia Case-Based Instruction Lawrence Erlbaum.
Schank, R.; Fano, A.; Jona, Menachem, & Bell, B. (1994). The Design of Goal-Based Scenarios. Journal of the Learning Sciences: 305-345.
Selected PresentationsJona, K. (September, 2011). EcoCasting: Investigating aquatic ecosystems using models. Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference. Bozeman, MT.
Jona, K. (July, 2011). Remote Online Labs: A Cloud-Based Strategy for Scalable Access to Authentic STEM Learning. Lenovo ThinkTank 2011. Washington, DC.
Sauter, M., Rapp, D. N., Uttal, D., Jona, K., Skolnik, J., & Roque, R. (April, 2011). Grounding students' understandings of 'doing science' in actual lab experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.
Jona, K. (February, 2011). Building the 21st Century School Science Lab. Illinois Computing Educators Conference. St. Charles, IL.
Jona, K. (2011). Watershed Dynamics: Using online GIS tools and data analysis to investigate the water cycle. Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference. Bozeman, MT.
Skolnik, J., Roque, R., Sauter, M., Jona, K., Uttal, D., & Rapp, D.N. (July, 2010). Student discourse about scientific inquiry as a function of simulated and remote learning experiences. 20th annual meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse. Chicago, IL.
Jona, K., Roque, R., Skolnik, J., Uttal, D., Rapp, D. (June, 2010). Are remote labs worth the cost? Insights from a study of student perceptions of remote labs. 2010 International Conference of Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation. Stockholm, Sweden.
GLOBE Watershed Dynamics
HP Catalyst Grant – STEM ACCESS (Access to Curriculum, Computers, and Educational STEM Solutions)
Online Earth Science Course
Reach For the Stars
YouSTEM: Interest-Driven STEM Exploration Space
Research InterestsOnline learning, virtual schools, technologies to support online learning and collaboration, online laboratory science course design, corporate e-learning strategy and design.
|LRN_SCI 451||Topics: Design of Inquiry-Based Learning Environments In this seminar, GK-12 Fellows will explore relevant Learning Science research through readings and discussion to help contextualize their classroom experiences. The seminar focuses on conceptual change, model-based inquiry, curriculum design, assessment and learning performance design, and cultural impacts on learning and engagement. A final project consists of the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a classroom investigation linked to each Fellow's graduate research. Registration for GK-12 Fellows only.|
|1998||Distance Education||Editorial Board|
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