Academic and Research Computing Services is very happy to introduce our new Instructional Designer, Dr. Yi Luo. Dr. Luo has a PhD in Learning, Design and Technology from Purdue University. Before coming to HMC, Dr. Luo was an Instructional Designer at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she worked with faculty to design both online and blended courses in Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard Learn and Moodle. She was also the instructional designer for a number of Illinois MOOCs on Coursera.
Dr. Luo has many research interests, including:
- Technology integration in teaching and learning, especially in science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) disciplines
- Online learning and learning analytics
- Emerging technologies in education (e.g. Web 2.0 technologies,mobile technologies)
- Methodology issues, such as assessment and measurement issues (e.g. the development of valid and reliable instruments to measure various constructs), program evaluation (e.g. formative and summative), and the effectiveness of various types of programs on students’ perception, motivation, attitudes and behaviors
In Dr. Luo’s spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, and exploring the parks and museums of Los Angeles with her husband and 1.5-year-old son.