Fei Gao, Ph.D.
WHAT I DO
I teach courses in the areas of learning design and learning technologies. Some of the courses I currently teach are LRND 6010 Principles of Learning Design, LRND 6700 Principles of Multimedia Production and Courseware Design, and LRND 6720 Digital Game Based Learning, and LRND 6740 Digital Learning Theories.
2004-2009 Ph.D., Michigan State University, Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Dr. Gao’s research is focused on understanding the nature of interaction and learning afforded by emerging technologies, and exploring how to make learning more efficient, effective and engaging by tapping into the capacities of these technologies. More specifically, her current research involves examining the types of interaction and learning enabled by online social technologies, designing technology-mediated environments that encourage meaningful social interaction, and exploring pedagogical methods that promote deep learning in such environments. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as, The Internet and Higher Education and British Journal of Educational Technology.