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Greg Jones, PhD

Professor
Department of Learning Technologies
College of Information
University of North Texas

Office: Discovery Park G157

Office Phone: (940) 565-2057
Other Phone: (972) 672-0811

E-mail: gjones@unt.edu

My courses are offered by the Department of Learning Technologies in the College of Information at UNT. Undergraduate and Graduate degrees and certificates are availble. For more information call 1-877-275-7547.

Office Hours

Please email me to make an appointment.


Profile

Dr Jones' primary research interest is in using technology to further the creation and distribution of knowledge and learning. His research focuses on the combination of visualization systems, virtual communities, telementoring, games, simulations, and 3D online learning environments for teaching and learning. These emerging technologies support learning by distributing interaction and feedback across time and space via interactive forms of multimedia. Teaching and learning relationships are no longer confined by space, but are defined by connectivity.

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Degrees

Year Degree Study Institution Location

2001 Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction / Instructional Technology University of Texas Austin, Tx

1991 M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies (Computer Science / Computer Education / Research Statistics) University of North Texas Denton, Tx

1987 B.S. Computer Science and Computer Information North Texas State University Denton, Tx

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Grants

Year Grant Name Institution Location

2010-2011 Museums and 3D Educational 3D Virtual Environments Joint UAEM-UNT Resrarch Funding UNT USA / UAEM Mexico
2005-2006 3D online learning environments building K-12 learning communities College of Education Grant University of North Texas
2004-2005 3D online virtual course spaces and their impact on Student Attitudes RIG Grant University of North Texas
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Publications

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Recent publications and presentations regarding my research focus on 3D online learning environments (June 2009)

Jones, J. G., & Warren, S. J. (2011). Issues and concerns of K-12 educators on 3D multi-user virtual environments in formal classroom settings. International Journal of Games and Computer Mediated Systems. 3(1). 1-12.

Jones, J. G. (2010). Problems encountered when implementing a 3D multi-user virtual environment into formal K-12 settings. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Samruayruen, B., & Jones, J. G. (2009). Learning Experience with The World of Warcraft (WoW) According to the 4C/ID Model. Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning 2009, Vancouver, Canada.

Alba, B. A., Jones, J. G., & Gratch, J. (2009). From real to virtual museums: Making the transition. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Charelston, SC. p. 1428-1431.

Jones, J. G., Warren, S. J., & Robertson, M. (2009). Increasing student discourse to support rapport building in web and blended courses using a 3D Online Learning Environment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20(3), 269-294.

Robertson, M., & Jones, J. G. (2009). Exploring academic library users' preferences on delivery methods for library instruction: Webpage, digital game, and other modalities. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 48(3), 261-271.

Jones, J. G., & Warren, S. (2008). Three-dimensional Computer-Based Online Learning Environments. In J. Voogt & G. A. Knezek (Eds.), The International Handbook of Information Technology in Education (pp. 893-902). New York, NY: Springer.

Jones, J. G., Squires, T., & Hicks, J. (2008). Combining speech recognition/natural language processing with 3D online learning environments to create distributed authentic and situated spoken language learning. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 36(4), 375-392.

Jones, J. G., & Warren, S. J. (2008, March). Demonstration and discussion of a 3D online learning enviroment for literacy. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (AACE SITE paper award)

Jones, J.G. & Warren, S. (2007, June). 3D Online Learning Environments: The Technology, Research, and Classroom Applications. Workshop at the National Educational Computing Conference, Atlanta, GA. ISTE.

Jones, J.G., Warren, S., Kopfler, E, Christensen, R., & Gibson, D. (2007, June). Panel Session: Games and Simulations for Teaching and Learning. Jones, J.G. Chair. Presentation at the National Educational Computing Conference, Atlanta, GA. ISTE.

Jones, J. G., Kalinowski, K. E., & Hicks, J. (2007). Touring Mars Online, Real-time, in 3D for Math and Science Educators and Students. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 26(2), 123-136.

Jones, J. G., Kalinowski, K. E., Overall, T., Knezek, G. A., & Hancock, R. (2007). A Virtual School Environment for Enhancing College Preparation Among High Potential Rural Students. School Leadership Review, 3(6).

Jones, J. G., & Bronack, S. C. (2006). Rethinking cognition, representations, and processes in 3D online social learning environments. In D. Gibson, C. Aldrich & M. Prensky (Eds.), Games and Simulations in Online Learning (Vol. 2, pp. 107-147). Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Jones, J. G. (2006). Defining and sharing research methods for examining virtual environment's usage, outcomes, and effectiveness. Paper presented at the The International Congress on Exploring Virtuality 3rd Annual Colloquium on Online Simulations, Role-Playing, and Virtual Worlds. Boone, NC: LOW.

Jones, J.G. (2006). Accelerating Online Text-based Discourse via 3D Online Learning Environments. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1372-1377). Orlando, Fl.: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. (presenation slides available)

Jones, J. G., Morales, C., & Knezek, G. A. (2005). 3d online learning environments: Examining attitudes toward information technology between students in internet-based 3d and face-to-face classroom instruction. Educational Media International, 42(3), 219-236.

Jones, J.G. (2005, April). 3D Online Learning Environments improving online courses and community. Presentation at the CAL05 Virtual Learning?. Bristol, England.

Jones, J.G. (2005, March). Examples of Integrating 3D Online Learning Environments into Blended Course Offerings. Presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jones, J. G. (2004). Hot Topics Panel: Advances in 3D Image Applications -- Interactive and Collaborative 3D Online Environments. In L. Schamber & C. L. Barry (Eds.), American Society for Information Science and Technology: Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts (Vol. 41, pp. 590). Providence, RI: Information Today, Inc.

Jones, J. G. (2004). 3D Online Learning Environments for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Training. In E-Learning. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Jones, J. G. (2004). Content Migration between 3D Online Learning Environments. In O. Kelly (Ed.), L.O.W. International Conference on 3D Educational Environments. Helsinki, Finland.

Jones, J. G., Morales, C., & Knezek, G. (2004). 3D graphical multi-user online learning environments for internet-based distributed learning: First year results. Paper presented at the National Educational Computing Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Jones, J. G., & Hicks, J. (2004). Touring mars online, real-time, and in 3D for educators and students. In J. G. Jones, L. Moller & K. Shelton (Eds.), Conference on Emerging Technologies and Theories for Teaching and Learning (Vol. 1, pp. 35-40). Bloomington, IN: Association for Educational Communication and Technology.

Jones, J. G. (2004). 3D on-line distributed learning environments: An old concept with a new twist. In Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2004, pp. 507-512). Atlanta, GA.: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Jones, J. G., & Hicks, J. (2004). Logo goes 3D. In Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2004, pp. 1749-1752). Atlanta, GA.: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Jones, J. G., & Overall, T. (2004, February). Changing logo from a single student system to a 3D on-line student collaboratory/participatory shared learning experience. Paper presented at the Texas Computer Educators Association, Austin, Texas.

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