Jim Hewitt

Associate Professor


CTL Profile

PeppeR Project

Jim Hewitt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE. Jim also works as a reviewer for top journals in the field of science education such as the Canadian Journal of Science, the Journal of Learning Sciences and Computer & Education. Jim is an avid software programmer who has won multiple awards for his applications on vocabulary analysis. Jim teaches graduate-level courses such as Introduction to Computers in Education (CTL 1602H) and the undergraduate course Science and Technology (CTL 7003).

Jim’s research interests focus on educational technology research, specializing in online teaching and learning. He is the developer of the PeppeR environment.

Selected Publications:

  • Reid, M., Reid, S., & Hewitt, J. (2018). Nervous about numbers: Math content knowledge and math anxiety of teacher candidates. Master of Teaching Journal, 1. Retrieved from https://mtrj.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/mtrj/article/view/29216
  • Demmans Epp, C. D., Phirangee, K., & Hewitt, J. (2017). Student actions and community in online courses: The roles played by course length and facilitation method. Online Learning Journal, 21(4), 53-77.
  • Demmans Epp, C., Phirangee, K., & Hewitt, J. (2017). Talk with me: Student behaviours and pronoun use as indicators of discourse health across facilitation methods. Journal of Learning Analytics, 4(3), pp. 47-75. 
  • Hewitt, J. (2005). Toward an understanding of how threads die in asynchronous computer conferences. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 14(4), 567-589.