Jason Harley

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jason Harley


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Computer Science, Université de Montréal
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Educational Psychology, McGill University
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, McGill University
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, McGill University
  • B.A., Psychology, McGill University

Research and Interests

Dr. Harley’s primary area of research, the design and evaluation of technology-rich learning environments, serves as a multidisciplinary nexus between psychology, education, and computer science theories, research methods, and analytics. His research has examined dynamic cognitive, affective, and metacognitive (CAM) processes in intelligent tutoring systems, games, mobile augmented reality applications, and medical simulations. Emotion regulation and physiological measures of emotion figure prominently into Dr. Harley’s research interests.

His current, funded research examines: (1) the design and evaluation of a mobile AR app able to foster historical reasoning, empathy, and hope for and toward sexual and gender minorities [SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Principle Investigator]; (2) the effect of different instructional prompts to foster historical reasoning and positive user emotions [sub-award from SSHRC Development Grant: Co-P.I.]; and (3) how the environment one takes an exam in influences one’s test-taking emotions [SAS Grant: P.I.].

Dr. Harley has been awarded doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), and a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). He is a member of the Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) Society and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Harley serves on the editorial board of the journal, Educational Technology Research and Development, as well as on program committees for the following conferences: Intelligent User Interfaces, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and Artificial Intelligence in Education.

Key Words Associated with Dr. Harley's Research

Affect, emotions, emotion regulation, engagement, self-regulated learning, co-regulated learning, metacognition, human-computer interaction, user/learner modeling, intelligent tutoring systems, serious games, commercial games, mobile augmented reality applications, medical simulations, trace data, behavioral data, and physiological data.


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