Research & Theory
Featured Research Coordinator

Yi-Chun (Shelly) Hong
Arizona State University

Yi-Chun (Shelly) Hong is an assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University, primarily teaching the Master of Educational Technology program. She received her Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia. She has had diverse professional experience in language education, textbook development, and instructional design. She has been working in various contexts, including K-12, industry, and higher education settings. Her research interests lie in two areas. Her first research line focuses on designing online collaborative learning, particularly looking into students' interaction patterns in the asynchronous online environments. Her second research lies in the development of students' ill-structured problem solving skills, specifically investigating and supporting designers' reflective thinking skills in design problem solving. She has published in numerous journals, including Educational Technology Research & Development, British Journal of Educational Technology, and Tech Trends.  

Yi-Chun has been a member of AECT since she was a master student at the University of Georgia. In the past 10 years, AECT has provided many instrumental opportunities in her career development. Particularly, she was thankful to her experience as the 2010 ECT foundation Strohbehn Intern and a participant of the 2015 NSF/AECT Early Career Research Symposium. In the past, she has served on various roles within AECT, including the coordinator of Design & Development Showcase, the proposal reviewer, and the session facilitator. As she sees AECT as her instructional technology family, she seeks for an opportunity to get more involved within AECT and particularly with Research and Theory divisions colleagues as a Featured Research Coordinator.