Ai-Chu Elisha Ding
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology
Dr. Ding teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in support of the educational technology programs (computer education license addition, minor, certificate, elementary education concentration, MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology, virtual instruction license addition, and PhD in Educational Studies).
Her research focuses on teachers’ technology integration practices, pedagogies, and professional development, especially for literacy and language education. Specifically, she has explored the use of reflective practice and coaching for teacher professional development and the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Game-Based Learning (GBL) for classroom teaching.
Her dissertation is titled "Language Teachers’ Reflections on Technology Integration through Online Text-Based and Video-Based Tasks." The manuscript based on her dissertation received the Best Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) “Technology as Agent of Change for Teaching and Learning” Special Interest Group. Currently, she is investigating the use of a virtual reality game-based learning curriculum in supporting middle school students’ science literacy development.
Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology & Literacy, Culture and Language Education (Double Major)
Indiana University- Bloomington
M.A. in Educational Studies
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures
National Taiwan University
Ding, A. & Pawan, F. (2020). Multimodal identity construction of technology-using language teachers via stance taking in an online learning space. In K. Lindahl & B. Yazan (Eds.), Language teacher identity in TESOL: Teacher education and practice as identity work (pp. 83-100). Routledge.
Jung, J., Ding, A., Lu, Y., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., & Glazewski, K. (2020). Is Digital Inequality a Part of Preservice Teachers’ Reasoning About Technology Integration Decisions? American Behavioral Scientist, 64(7), 994–1011. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764220919141
Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Liao, Y., Karlin, K., Lu, Y., Ding, A. & Guo, M. (2020). Year-long implementation of a research-based professional development technology coaching model in an elementary school. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 36(4),206-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2020.1804494
Ding, A., Asher, S., DuBois, J. W. & Mick, M. S. (2020, April). Let's Make a Virtual Reality Game! A Case of Game-Based Learning Design from a Research-Practice Partnership [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/wdlofmn (Conference Canceled).
Ozogul, G., Karlin, M., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Ding, A. Liao, Y. & Guo, M. (2019). Instructional Practices for Addressing Computer Science Standards: Using Computer Kits in Preservice Teacher Education. Research on Education and Media.
Ding, A., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Lu, Y. & Glazewski, K. (2019). EFL teachers’ pedagogical beliefs and practices with regards to using technology. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. DOI: 10.1080/21532974.2018.1537816
Ding, A. (2019). Language Teachers' Content-Specific Technology Integration Reflection through the Video-Embedded Reflective Inquiry Model. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (pp. 250-254). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Ding, A. (2018). Promoting Language Teachers' Reflection on Technology Integration in a Video-Enhanced Online Environment. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (pp. 1225-1230). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).