Selected Publications

[Updated fall 2014]

Journals
Learning Inquiry – co-Editor-in-Chief (2006-2009)

ACM SIGGROUP Bulletin Special Issue: Less of You, More of Us: The Political Economy of Power in Virtual Communities – Guest Co-Editor (2005)

Books – Edited
Hunsinger, J. Nolan, J. and McBride, M. (In Development). Closed Systems/Open Worlds. New York: Peter Lang.
Weiss, J., Nolan, J., Hunsinger, J., and Trifonas, P. (Eds.). (2006). The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments. Berlin: Springer Academic Publishers.
Nolan, J., and Andrews, W. (Eds.). (1996). Towards an Ecozoic Curriculum: The Infusion Model Curriculum Development Project of the Ontario Society for Environmental Education. Toronto: Ontario Society for Environmental Education.

Articles

Nolan, J. (In Preparation). Tuning Spaces for Autistic Engagement through User-initiated Design.
* Koller, D., McPherson, A., Lockwood, I., Blain-Moraes, S., & Nolan, J. (Submitted). The Impact of Snoezelen in Pediatric Complex Continuing Care: A Pilot Study. Children’s Health Care.
* McBride, M., Nolan, J., and Butler, A. (In Preparation). Playing together, gaming alone: Parallel Play and the Heteronomy of Engagement.
* McBride, M., Nolan, J., and Butler, A. (In Revision). Beyond ages and stages: Mixed-age Mediation of Young Children’s Play in Informal Learning. Teacher’s College Record.
* Nolan, J., & McBride, M. (2014). Beyond Gamification: Reconceptualizing Game-based Learning in Early Childhood Environments. Information, Communication & Society. 17(5), 594-608. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2013.808365
* Nolan, J., Mann, S., and Bakan, D. (2012). First Splashes in the Frolic Lab: Exploring Play-based Learning, Water and Sound with Nessie the Hydraulophone. Children, Youth and Environments, 22(2), 263-272. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.22.2.0263
* Nolan, J., Raynes-Goldie, K., and McBride, M. (2011). The Stranger Danger: Exploring Surveillance, Autonomy, and Privacy in Children’s Use of Social Media. Canadian Children Journal, 36(2), 24-32.
* Cole, J., J. Nolan, Y. Seko, K. Mancuso, & A. Ospina. (2011). GimpGirl Grows Up: Women With Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, and Reclaiming Community. New Media and Society. 13(7), 1161-1179.
* Mazar, R., and J. Nolan. (2009). Hacking say and reviving ELIZA: Lessons from virtual environments. Innovate 5(2). http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=547
Nolan, J. and Hunsinger, J. (2007). Editorial: introducing Learning Inquiry. Learning Inquiry. 1(1).
Nolan, J. & Levesque, M. (2005). Hacking human: data-archaeology and surveillance in social networks. ACM SIGGROUP Bulletin Special Issue: Less of You, More of Us: The Political Economy of Power in Virtual Communities, 25(2), 33-37.
* Mann, S., Nolan, J., & Wellman, B. (2003). Sousveillance: Inventing and Using Wearable Computing Devices for Data Collection in Surveillance Environments Surveillance & Society. 1(3).

Nolan, J., Lawrence, J. and Kajihara, Y., Montgomery’s (1999). Island in the Net: Metaphor and Community on the Kindred Spirits E-mail List. Canadian Children’s Literature. 91/92, 24:64-77.

Chapters

Nolan, J. (abstract accepted). Tuning Spaces for Autistic Engagement through User­initiated Design. In Jeremy Hunsinger, Melanie Mcbride and Jason Nolan (Eds.), Closed Systems/Open Worlds. New York: Peter Lang.
McBride, M., & Nolan, J. (abstract accepted). Situating Olfactory Learning in The Lived Experience: A Multi-Sensory Pedagogy By-Design. Victoria Henshaw (ed.). New York: Routlege.
* Binder, M., Sorin, R., Chu, S., & Nolan J. (abstract accepted). Multimodal Meaning- Making for Young Children: Partnerships through blogging. Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children, Susanne Garvis and Narelle Lemon (Eds.). New York: Routledge
* Sorin, R., Binder, M., & Nolan J. (abstract accepted). Multimodal meaning-making about environmental awareness and sustainability: Connecting children globally through digital postcards. In Jeanne Lorio and Will Parnell (Eds.), Disrupting by Imagining: Rethinking Early Childhood Research. New York: Routledge.
* Nolan, J. and McBride, M. (2015). Embodied Semiosis: Autistic ‘Stimming’ as Sensory Praxis. In Peter Trifonas, (Ed.), The International Handbook of Semiotics. Berlin: Springer.
* Bal, A., Nolan, J. and Seko, Y. (2014). Melange of Making: Bringing Children’s Informal Learning Cultures To The Classroom. In Megan Boler and Matt Ratto (Eds.) DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. MIT Press, pp. 129-140.
Raggett, J., Kajihara, Y., & Nolan, J. (2013). Handa Taki – teacher, horticulturalist and garden designer. In Hugh Cortazzi (Ed.) Britain and Japan Biographical Portraits, Volume (VIII). London: The Japan Society.
* Nolan, J. (2010). Learning with Anne: Early Childhood Education Looks at New Media for Young Girls. In Gammel, I. and Lefebvre, B. (Eds.) Anne of Green Gables: New Directions at 100. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
* Nolan, J. and Bakan, D. (2010). Social technologies for young children: Cultural Play with Songchild.org In Poissant, L, and Tremblay, P. (Eds.) Toronto/Montréal/Lille: Together Elsewhere. Montreal: Presse de l’Université du Québec.
* Nolan, J., Mann, S., and Wellman, B. (2008). Sousveillance: Wearable and Digital Tools in Surveilled Environments. In Hawk, B., Rieder, D., and Oviedo, O. (Eds.), Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Minnesota: U. Minnesota Press.
Sponaas-Robins, R. and Nolan, J. (2006). Collaborative Text-Based Virtual Learning Environments. In Weiss, J., Nolan, J., Hunsinger, J., and Trifonas, P. (Eds.), The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments. Berlin: Springer Academic Publishers.
Levesque, M., and Nolan, J. (2006). The Human Hack: Social Network Tools for Constructing Identity Topologies. In Weiss, J., Nolan, J., Hunsinger, J., and Trifonas, P. (Eds.), The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments. Berlin: Springer.
* Weiss, J., Nolan, J. and Nincic, V. (2005). Difference and the Internet: When Ethnic Community Goes Online. In Trifonas, P. (ed.), Communities of Difference: Language, Culture and Technology. New York: Palgrave.
* Nolan, J. (2005). The Influence of ASCII on the Construction of Internet-based Knowledge. In Hewitt, J. and DeCoito, I. (Eds.), OISE-UT Papers in Technology Education. Toronto: Imperial Oil Centre for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
* Sponaas-Robins, R. and Nolan, J. (2005). MOOs: Polysynchronous Collaborative Virtual Environments. In Zemliansky, P., and St. Amant, K., (Eds.), Workplace Internet-Based Communication: Industry and Academic Perspectives. New York: Idea Group.
* Nolan, J. (2005). The Technology of Difference: ASCII, Hegemony and the Internet. In Trifonas, P. (Ed.), Communities of Difference: Culture, Language, Technology. New York: Palgrave.
* Nolan, J. (2003). Blogs. In Christensen K., and Levinson, D., (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Pp. 96-97.
* Nolan, J., & Weiss, J. (2002). Learning Cyberspace: An Educational View of Virtual Community. In Renninger, A., and Shumar, W. (Eds.), Building Virtual Communities: Learning and Change in Cyberspace. Cambridge UP. Pp. 293-320.
* Hidi, S., Weiss, J., Berndorff, D. & Nolan, J. (1998). Learning Science Across Formal and Informal Learning Settings: The Role of Gender, Instruction and a Co-operative Learning Technique. In L. Hoffmann, A. Krapp, K.A. Renninger, & J. Baumert (Eds.), Interest & Learning. IPN_Schriftenreihe Keil: IPN. Pp. 215-227.

Presentations
* Nolan, J. (2014). Let’s get physical: Somatic knowledge and STEM learning. American Educational Studies Association. October 30, Toronto, Ontario.
* Nolan, J. (2014). Making as self-advocacy: The emancipatory praxis of user-initiated design. New Materialist Methodologies: Gender, Politics, Digital. September 25, Barcelona, Spain.
* Nolan, J. (2014). Parallel Play Revisited: Stages of play and tales of heteronomy. Canadian Game Studies Association (Congress), Brock University, May 28, 2014.
* McBride, M., and Nolan, J. (2014). Hacking the Senses: Neurodiverse Design and the Autistic Olfactory, Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Vancouver, January 16-20, 2014.
* Koller, D., McPherson, A., Mathers, B., Blain-Moraes, S., Nolan, J., and Lockwood, I. (2013). The Impact of Snoezelen in Paediatric Complex Continuing Care: A Pilot Study. Bloorview Research Institute Symposium, Toronto, November 11-12, 2013.
Nolan, J., and McBride, M. (2013). (Leave Us) Alone, Together: Networked Sociality & ‘the Autistic Panic’. Summer Doctoral Programme, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University.
* McBride, M., and Nolan, J. (2013). Playing together, gaming alone: Reconceptualizing Parallel Play and the heteronomy of engagement. CONGRESS, Canadian Games Studies Association, Victoria, B.C., June 2013.
* Nolan, J., and McBride, M. (2013). Embodied Semiosis: Autistic ‘Stimming’ as Sensory Praxis. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 2013.
* Binder, M., Sorin, R., Nolan, J., Wilkinson, R., Chigeza, P. (2013). Multimodal meaning-making about environmental sustainability: Connecting globally through digital postcards. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 2013.
* Nolan, J., and McBride, M. (2012). I won’t play for you: play as game construction… & then they game us. Canadian Game Studies Association, Congress, Waterloo, Ontario, June 2012.
* Nolan, J., and McBride, M. (2011). Play or get played: Messing with the digital sandbox. October 27, 2011. Digifest, Toronto
* Bal, A., Seko, Y., & Nolan, J. (2011). Digital space as semi-permeable membranes. October 15-17. AoIR12, Seattle
* Kenneally, N., and Nolan, J. (2011). Snapshots of Play: Blogging before writing—digital media sharing pre-schoolers. October 15-17. AoIR12, Seattle
* Sociable Technologies: Adaptive Design for Children with Disabilities, Subtle Technologies Conference, Toronto, June 2-5, 2011 (with Alison Gaston and Noah Kenneally)
* The Young Child as Hacker: millenials in sociable media. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, April 8-12, 2011
Sociable Technologies: Teaching Adaptive Design for Children with Disabilities May 17 Teaching Today’s learners (with Alison Gaston and Noah Kenneally)
* Learning with Anne of Green Gables: Educational Perspectives on New Media for Young Girls. Internet Research 10.0: Internet Critical, Milwaukee, October 2009.
Scope for the imagination: Locating Constructionism in Science Simulations. The Reggio Inspired Care and Education Conference. Winnipeg. May 4-7 2009.
* The Changeling Child: Social Development and Becoming Human in Avonlea. International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, March 2009 (with Yuka Kajihara).
Meaningful Learning and Engagement in Virtual Learning Simulations. Shaping our Future: Teaching Excellence in a Changing Climate, Ryerson University, May 11-12, 2009 (with Alexandra Bal and Rochelle Mazar).
Social Media: folk culture locations for cultural exchange and knowledge co-construction. Shaping our Future: Teaching Excellence in a Changing Climate, Ryerson University, May 11-12, 2009 (with Alexandra Bal).
* Who’s Getting All the Fun: Locating Constructionism in Science Simulations in Second Life. Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking Communities, Copenhagen, October 2008
* Songchild on the OLPC: Authentic voices co-constructing identity in meshed-networked learning environments. Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place, Copenhagen, October 2008
* GimpGirl Grows Up: Women With Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, and Reclaiming Community Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place, Copenhagen, October 2008 (with Alejandra Ospina and Jennifer Cole).
* Anne of the Undead: changeling child and the uncanny in Avonlea. ACCUTE Conference, Vancouver, May31-June 3, 2008.
Engaging Children: Interactions in Early Childhood Settings. 2008 Faculty of Community Services SRC Poster Event, Ryerson University, March 28, 2008
Learning Inquiry: Journal Talk. The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, March 24-28, 2008.
Early Childhood Learning, Cultural Play, and Open License Children’s Music with Songchild.org. CapCHI: ACM SIG on Computer-Human Interaction, Ottawa, March 3, 2008.
* Songchild.Org: Cultural Play In Open Access Children’s Music. Toronto/Montréal/Lille: Together Elsewhere/Ensemble Ailleurs. A biennial of artistic exchange. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2008.
* Playing Mash-Up: Open Access Children’s Music for Early Learning Environments at Songchild.org. Internet Resarch 8.0: Let’s Play. October 17-20, 2007, Vancouver.
*Hacking Say, Chat Fatigue, Bots, Generics and Davy Jones’ Locker: Is there a Second Life in MOO? Internet Resarch 8.0: Let’s Play. October 17-20, 2007 Vancouver.
* Songchild.org: Learning and Play Through the Sharing of Open Access Children’s Music. Learning in Online Communities of Practice. Society for the Social Studies of Science. October 11-13, 2007, Montreal.
* Implementing large-scale blogging systems at universities. (with Rochelle Mazar) Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). June 16, 2006. University of Toronto
Issues in Early Literacy and Technology Leaders in Literacy, Ontario Early Years, Ryerson University, March 3, 2006

Invited Speaker/Presenter (selected; *abstract reviewed)
*User-Initiated Design: tuning spaces as social technology. Rockefeller Centre, Bellagio, Italy, November 9, 2014.
Beyond Ages & Stages: mediating younger children’s learning and play in mixed-age gaming environments. Generation XYS: Co-Viewing and Inter-Generational Play. INplay 2012. Tuesday May, 15, 2012. (with M. McBride)
Scope for the imagination: Locating Constructionism in Science Simulations. RICE: Reggio Inspired Care & Education conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba, May, 7, 2009.
*Hacking say and reviving ELIZA: Lessons from virtual environments. ULiveandLearn, January 14, 2009. (with R. Mazar)
Lions and tigers and Facebook… Oh my! Information technology and the camper. OCA Spring Training Conference, Ontario Camping Association, Toronto, May 12, 2007.
Critically Reflective and Narrative Multi-media for Middle-Schools. the Wallis Annenberg Initiative, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California, October 8, 2005.

Book Series Editor, Transdisciplinary Studies (with Jeremy Hunsinger)
Luke, T. and Hunsigner, J. (2012). Putting Knowledge to Work and letting Information Play. Dortrect, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Jensen, C. (2010). Generating Health Care Futures: Making HealthCare Futures Through Technologies. Dortrect, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Sunderland, N., Graham, P., Isaacs, P., and McKenna B. (2008). Towards Humane Technologies: Biotechnology, new media, and ethics. Dortrect, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
van Kerkhoff, L. (2008). Making a difference: Science, action and integrated environmental research. Dortrect, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.