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Dr. Kun Huang

Education

Ph.D., Instructional Psychology and Technology, The University of Oklahoma, 2011
M. Ed., Instructional Technology, University of Virginia, 2002
B. E., Inorganic and Non-metal Materials, East China University of Science & Technology, China, 1993

Courses Taught

TKT 8693 Multiple Perspectives in Instructional Technology
TKT 8823 Design, Delivery, and Management of Distance Education
TKB 4283/6283 Advanced Office Systems
TKB 4563 Introduction to Data Networks
TKT 4713/6713 Authoring for Instruction
TKT 4763/6763 Digital Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Research Interests

Design, development implementation, and investigation of computer-supported open learning environments, technology integration to improve learning and instruction in various educational settings, teacher education in instructional technology, the influence of metacognition and epistemic beliefs on learning and transfer; instructional strategies to promote students’ epistemic beliefs.

Selected Publications

Ge, X., Law, V., & Huang, K. (2016). Detangling the interrelationships between self-regulation and ill-structured problem solving in PBL. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 10(2).

Huang, K., Lee, S. J., & Dugan, A. (2016). Leveraging teaching presence in online courses: Strategies, technology, and student perspectives. In S. D’Agustino (Ed.), Creating teaching immediacy in online learning environments (pp.113-137).Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Beriswill, J. E., Bracey, P. S., Sherman-Morris, K., Huang, K., & Lee, S. J. (2016). Professional development for promoting 21st century skills and common core state standards in foreign language and social studies classrooms. TechTrends, 60 (1), 77-84.

Huang, K., Chen, C. H., Wu, W. S., & Chen, W. Y. (2015). Interactivity of question prompts and feedback on secondary students’ science knowledge acquisition and cognitive load. Educational Technology & Society, 18 (4), 159-171.

Ge, X., Lourdes, P., & Huang, K. (2015). Toward advancement of problem-based learning research and practice in health professions education: Motivating learners, facilitating processes, and supporting with technology. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 9(1), 1-8.

Chen, C. H., & Huang, K. (2014). The effects of response modes and cues on language learning, cognitive load and self-efficacy beliefs in web-based learning. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 23(1), 5-22.

Xie, K., & Huang, K. (2014). The role of beliefs and motivation in asynchronous online learning in college-level classes. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 50(3), 317-343.

Ge, X., & Huang, K. (2013). Lindsey Jenkins: Piloting case-based learning in a blended learning nursing curriculum. In P., Ertmer, J. Quinn, & K. Glazewski (Eds.), The I.D. Casebook: Case studies in Instructional Design (4th ed.NJ: Prentice Hall.

Ge, X., Law, V., & Huang, K. (2012). Diagnosis, supporting, and fading: A scaffolding design framework for adaptive e-learning systems. In H. Wang (Ed.), Interactivity in E-Learning: Case Studies and Frameworks (pp. 116-142). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Huang, K., Lubin, I., & Ge. X. (2011). Situated learning in an educational technology course for pre-service teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(8), 1200-1212.

Ge, X., Huang, K., & Dong, Y. (2010). An investigation of an open-source software development environment in a software engineering graduate course. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 4(2), 94-120.

Grants

No Child Left Behind Grant, Integrating Global Academic Essentials: Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and Technology. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (External, Co-PI, $90,000, AY 2017)

No Child Left Behind Grant, Integrating Global Academic Essentials: Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and Technology. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (External, Co-PI, $90,000, AY 2016)

No Child Left Behind Grant, Integrating Global Academic Essentials: Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and Technology. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (External, Co-PI, $90,000, AY 2015)

No Child Left Behind Grant, Integrating Global Academic Essentials: Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and Technology. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (External, Co-PI, $90,000, AY 2014)

Selected Conference Presentations

Huang, K., Law, V., & Lee, S. J. (2016, October). Examining the relationship between learners’ epistemic beliefs and perceptions of online learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, October 17-21, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

Lee, S. J., & Huang, K. (2016, October). Social presence in distance education . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, October 17-21, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

Huang, K., Law, V., & Lee, S. J. (2016, April). Role of epistemic beliefs in in an online community of inquiry . Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 8-12, 2016, Washington, DC.

Huang, K., Law, V., & Ge, X. (2016, April). Epistemic beliefs and need for closure: Effects on students’ responses to feedback in a problem-based learning environment . Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 8-12, 2016, Washington, DC.

Huang, K., & Law, V. (2015, November).Piloting a peer support forum in a fully online technology classPaper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, November 3-7, 2015, Indianapolis, IN.

Lee, S. J., & Huang, K. (2015, November). Using digital tools to enhance community of inquiry in an online class.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, November 3-7, 2015, Indianapolis, IN.

Law, V., Ge, X., & Huang, K. (2014, November). A meta-analysis of the scaffolding effects of question prompts in technology-supported learning environments.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, November 4-8, 2014, Jacksonville, FL.

Xie, K., Huang, K., & You, Z. (2013, June). Influence of epistemological beliefs and motivation on online learning through online discussions.Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Madison, Wisconsin.

Collins, V., & Huang, K. (2013, November). Empowering faculty to promote students' higher order thinking.Paper presented at the 2013 Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Collins, V., & Huang, K. (2012). Faculty development on teaching with technology: Examining evidence of impactPaper to be presented at the 2012 Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Conference, October 24-28, 2012, Seattle, Washington.

Huang, K., Ge, X., & Eseryel, D. (2012). Metaconceptually-enhanced simulation-based inquiry learning: Effects on the 8th grade students’ conceptual change and science epistemological beliefs.Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 13-17, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Schmitz, L., Collins, V., Huang, K., & Su, F. (2012). Real time monitoring of student learning in large lecture classes. Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, March 28-31, Washington, D.C.

Professional Leadership

British Journal of Educational Technology, Manuscript Reviewer
Teaching and Teacher Education, Manuscript Reviewer
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Manuscript Reviewer
American Educational Research Association, Conference Proposal Reviewer
Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Conference Proposal Reviewer

Honors

Mississippi State University Research Award for the College of Education, 2017

AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Burmeister Outstanding DDL-sponsored AECT Presentation Award, 3rd place. Association of Educational Communications and Technology, 2016.

National selection to NSF/AECT Early Career Symposium, Division of Research and Theory, Association of Educational Communications and Technology, 2014.

Outstanding Poster Award, World Conference on E-Learning, 2014.

POD Innovation Award, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, 2012.