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More than fifteen years experience in faculty development, online and hybrid learning design, program design, ePortfolios, authentic assessment, and program assessment for accreditation reporting.

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Jayme Jacobson, Instructional Designer

The Center for Digital Learning & Innovation

Seattle University

901 12th Avenue  PO Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122 -1090


(206) 220-8284



2013 - present
Seattle University - Seattle, Washington

Instructional Designer at the Center for Digital Learning & Innovation

2010 - 2013
University of Idaho - Moscow Idaho

Instructional Designer at Distance & Extended Education


2001 - 2010
Washington State University - Pullman, Washington

Learning Design Consultant at the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology


1992 - 2001

RJ: Design -  Moscow, Idaho

Graphic Designer


1988 - 1994

Providence, RI

Freelance Graphic Designer



University of Idaho, 2005

M.S. in Experimental Psychology: Visual Perception

University of Idaho, 2002

B.A. in Fine Arts

Massachusetts College of Art 1977-79

Fine Arts

Northern Arizona University 1975-77

Fine Arts


Jacobson, J. & Turner-Rahman, G. (2007) Visual Intelligence: Bridging the Gap from Visual Literacy to Visual Reasoning, presented at Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues, Mansfield College, Oxford, July 3 – 5, 2007.

Jacobson, J. & Werner, S. (2004). Why cast shadows are expendable: Insensitivity of human observers and the inherent ambiguity of cast shadows in pictorial art. Perception, 33, 1369-1383.


2016 Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA) and The Association of Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) international conference on Understanding the Essence(s) of ePortfolio-Based Learning, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 6-9, presenting the workshop Assessing ePortfolios in the Wild with Mark Anthoney, Seattle University.

2011 AAEEBL ePortfolio World Summit, Boston, MA, July 25-28 presenting: ePortfolios Changing the Learning Context: The AAEEBL Survey Report with Helen Chen, Stanford and Gary Brown, Portland State University and OWN ePortfolios: Outcomes within WordPress Navigation Workshop with Jenine Cordon, University of Idaho.

2009 Foundations in Art, Theory, and Education (FATE) conference, Portland, Oregon, presenting: Understanding how the brain processes motion: Biological motion research and figure drawing.

2009  American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting, “Ready or Not: Global Challenges, College Learning, and America’s Promise,” January 21-24, Seattle, presenting:  Authentic Assessment of Learning in Global Contexts with Nils Peterson, Washington State University.

2007  Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues, Mansfield College, Oxford, July 3 – 5, presenting Visual Intelligence: Bridging the Gap from Visual Literacy to Visual Reasoning, with Greg Turner-Rahman, University of Idaho.

2006  The Cognitive Bases of Scientific Images: an Interdisciplinary Approach (Les bases cognitives des images scientifiques) Roscoff Biological Station, Brittany, France, June 18-23. Convenors: A. Barberousse and R. Casati. Funded by CNRS and Fyssen Foundation,

2003 Northwest Cognition and Memory (NOWCAM) University of Washington, Seattle. Effects of physical object rotations on object imagery and memory poster presentation with Mychael Scott, Thomas Sneed, & Steffen Werner.

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