I live in Mackay, was born in Sydney, grew up in Canberra, and spent most of my life in Melbourne. My wife is a Houstonian but we are now empty nesters as our children are all adults. We enjoy taking our dogs Sam (Spoodle) and Tex (Labradoodle) for walks and watching movies.
I am a lecturer in teacher education at the Mackay city campus of CQUniversity Australia. As an early career researcher, my research interests are in explanatory animation creation, multimodality, conceptual consolidation and digital scholarship. I am also a musician and filmmaker.
Before entering academia I worked as a primary school teacher for 17 years. During this time I staged seven whole-school productions and six film festivals at some of Australia's largest theatres; namely the Astor theatre, National theatre, Palais theatre and Village Cinemas.
Research publications and conference presentation details are listed in the About this web site section.
My interest in multimodality began many years ago when I wrote some content to help people learn to play musical instruments. My first release was enable Bass (1999-2017) which was revised and updated for many years. This content is now available for free as part of this site. Simply click on the icon below or go to http://www.brendanpauljacobs.com/bass/index.html
Likewise, enable Guitar (2006-2017) can be accessed at http://www.brendanpauljacobs.com/guitar/index.html