Jason Harley

Jason Harley

Assistant Professor

Educational Psychology
5-139, Education North

Accepting grad students. Can supervise students in any program in the department of Educational Psychology, providing research overlap exists.


Postdoctoral fellow, Computer Science, Université de Montréal

Research Associate, 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 is the application of psychology to educational and technological contexts. His research has examined cognitive and emotional processes in mobiles apps, intelligent tutoring systems, games, and computerized testing. Emotion regulation, human-computer interaction, physiological measures of emotion, empathy, media literacy, LGBTQ+ issues in education, and academic-industry R&D collaborations figure prominently into Dr. Harley’s research interests. Dr. Harley is the Director of the Computer-Human Interaction: Technology, Education, and Affect (CHI-TEA) Laboratory. His research and teaching have led to appearances on Global News, CTV News, Radio-Canada: Le Téléjournal, CBC Radio, and the Edmonton Journal, amongst other media outlets.

Selected, Recent Publications

Harley, J. M., Taub, M., Azevedo, R., & Bouchet, F. (in press / online first 2017). “Let’s set up some subgoals”: Understanding human-pedagogical agent collaborations and their implications for learning and prompt and feedback compliance. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. DOI: 10.1109/TLT.2017.2756629

Jarrell, A., Harley, J.M., Lajoie, S.P., & Naismith, L. (2017). Success, failure and emotions: Examining the relationship between performance feedback and emotions in diagnostic reasoning. Educational Technology Research and Development, 65(5), 1263–1284.

Harley, J.M., Lajoie, S. P., Frasson, C., Hall, N.C., & (2017). Developing emotion-aware, advanced learning technologies: A taxonomy of approaches and features. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 27(2), 268-297. 

Poitras, E. G., Harley, J. M., Compeasu, T., Kee, K., & Lajoie, S.P. (2016). Augmented reality in informal learning settings: Leveraging technology for the love of history. In R. Zheng & G. Michael (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Serious Games for Educational Applications (pp. 272-293). IGI Global.

Harley, J. M., Carter, C.K., Papaionnou, N., Bouchet, F., Azevedo, R., Landis, R. L., & Karabachian, L. (2016). Examining the predictive relationship between personality and emotion traits and students’ agent-directed emotions: Towards emotionally-adaptive agent-based learning environments. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 26, 177-219.

Harley, J.M., Poitras, E. G., Jarrell, A., Duffy, M. C., & Lajoie, S. P. (2016). Comparing virtual and location-based augmented reality mobile learning: Emotions and learning outcomes. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(3), 359-388.

Jarrell, A., Harley, J.M., & Lajoie, S.P. (2016). The link between achievement emotions, appraisals and task performance: Pedagogical considerations for emotions in CBLEs. Journal of Computers in Education, 3(3), 289-307. DOI: 10.1007/s40692-016-0064-3.

Bouchet, F., Harley, J.M., & Azevedo, R. (2016). Can adaptive pedagogical agents’ prompting strategies improve students’ learning and self-regulation? In A. Micarelli, J. Stamper, & K. Panourgia (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 9684. Intelligent Tutoring Systems (pp. 368-374). Switzerland: Springer.

Harley, J. M. (2015). Measuring emotions: A survey of cutting-edge methodologies used in computer-based learning environment research. In S. Tettegah & M. Gartmeier (Eds.). Emotions, Technology, Design, and Learning (pp. 89-114). London, UK: Academic Press, Elsevier.

Harley, J. M., Bouchet, F., Hussain, S., Azevedo, R., & Calvo, R. (2015). A multi-componential analysis of emotions during complex learning with an intelligent multi-agent system. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 615-625.

Courses Taught

  • EDPY 497/597: Advanced Learning Technologies (University of Alberta)
  • EDPY 501: Introduction to Methods of Educational Research (University of Alberta)
  • EDIT 488: Instructional Technology and Communication (University of Alberta)
  • EDU 210: Introduction to Educational Technology (University of Alberta)
  • EDPT 204: Educational Media (McGill University)
  • EDPE 668: Foundations of Computer-based Learning Environments (McGill University)