Jon Mason, MACS-CP

Dr, Adjunct Prof (e-learning), Korea National Open University, Adjunct Prof, East China Normal University

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

Scaffolding questioning using digital technologies


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Research interests

Dr Jon Mason is Assistant Dean International & a Senior Lecturer in the College of Education specialising in digital technologies. He is interested in inquiry-based learning and innovations in the field of Educational Technology. His research focuses on data literacy, questioning, sense-making and digital futures. Jon holds Master's degrees in Cognitive Science and Knowledge Management and a PhD in Education. He has an extensive publication record and a background in international standardization. In 2017, he won the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education Early Career Researcher Award. Spending time in natural settings is his preferred way of taking time out.

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I have a broad range of research interests and while most involve innovations in digital technology not all them do. For example, I am also very interested in the relationship between inquiry and the development of wisdom -- and during 2019-2020 I am part of a team researching how 'local wisdom' might inform the development of future curricula in school education. Another example is "open educational practices". While this term is often associated with many 'open' Internet trends (open source, open access, open educational resources, MOOCs, etc) 'openness' is being applied in other domains such as assessment, teaching, and peer review.

Current Research Topics Supervised

  • Questions Not Answers in a Digital World
  • Digital Education at Home for the Underprivileged in Pakistan
  • Perceptions, motivations and impact: Aboriginal teachers and ICT in very remote communities
  • Attitude Training in National Qualifications Frameworks
  • Networked learning and tertiary education
  • Bodytank: What is happening to Darwin Harbour bodies?
  • Embodying the Pancasila in Indonesian Teacher Professional Communities for Peace
  • Development and Appraisal of Personal Learning Environments for Non-Traditional Students

With Strong Interest in ...

  • Open Educational Practices
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Sense-Making
  • Scaffolding Student Questioning
  • Education 4.0
  • Global Competency Frameworks
  • International Standardization


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane


Award Date: 23 Jul 2014

Master, University of Canberra

1 Feb 20031 Dec 2004

Award Date: 11 May 2005

Master, The University of Melbourne


Award Date: 15 May 1995

External positions

Professor, East China Normal University

1 Jan 201631 Dec 2021

Professor, Korea National Open University

1 Sep 2014 → …


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  • Australian Higher Education

    Kathe Pelletier, K., Brown, M., Brooks, D. C., McCormack, M., Reeves, J., Arbino, N., Bozkurt, A., Crawford, S., Czerniewicz, L., Gibson, R., Linder, K., Mason, J. & Mondelli, V., 26 Apr 2021, 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition. Boulder, Co. USA: EDUCAUSE Publications, p. 37-38 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    Open Access
    1 Downloads (Pure)
  • Empowering learning designers through design thinking

    Dave, K. & Mason, J., 23 Nov 2020, ICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings. So, H-J., Rodrigo, M. M., Mason, J., Mitrovic, A., Banawan, M. P., Khambari, M. N. BT. MD., Dewan, A., Gottipati, S., Hasnine, M. N., Jayakrishnan, M. W., Jiang, B., Jong, M., Kojima, K., Agapito, J. L., Li, P., Matsui, T., Ogata, H., Panjaburee, P., Shadiev, R., Sung, H-Y., Supnithi, T., Tlili, A., Wongwatkit, C. & Yin, C. (eds.). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, Vol. 2. p. 497-502 6 p. (ICCE 2020 - 28th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedingspeer-review

  • IDC theory: habit and the habit loop

    Chen, W., Chan, T. W., Wong, L. H., Looi, C. K., Liao, C. C. Y., Cheng, H. N. H., Wong, S. L., Mason, J., So, H. J., Murthy, S., Gu, X. & Pi, Z., 14 May 2020, In: Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning. 15, 1, p. 1-19 19 p., 10.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    18 Downloads (Pure)
  • International Student Perspectives on Simulated Preservice Induction

    Mason, J., Khan, K., Gromik, N. & Liu, B., 23 Nov 2020, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computers in Education. So, H., Rodrigo, M. M., Mason, J. & Mitrovic, A. (eds.). Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, p. 646-651 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedingspeer-review

  • Local Wisdom in Regenerative Teacher Practices

    Smith, S. E., Mason, J. C. & Bowden, M., 24 Nov 2020, In: Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 45, 9, p. 91-107 17 p., 6.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access