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Xiaopeng Ni, Ph.D.

Instructional Design Faculty

xiaopeng.ni@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. David Ni is currently an instructional design faculty member at Franklin University. His primary research interest is the intersection of design perspectives and emerging technologies to optimize teaching, learning, and educational leadership. He has participated in a broad range of funded research projects including training for emergency population protection, pathways to bilingualism, using mobile technology to improve student success and retention. Dr. Ni has also made numerous presentations and published various articles on instructional design and educational leadership in the digital age. He consults regularly with businesses and organizations on strategic planning and innovation. Dr. Ni actively promotes international connection and collaboration. Dr. Ni was a master reviewer of the nationally recognized program: Quality Matters (QM). He serves on editorial board of International Journal of Social Media, Interactive Learning Environment (IJ-SMILE), and China's Open Education Research. He serves as the board chair of Ohio Contemporary Chinese School and served as the school principal previously. He is also a board member of Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS). Dr. Ni received his PhD in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia in 2007, and his MS in Educational Technology from East China Normal University in 2002. Prior to joining Franklin University, Dr. Ni spent two years as a Senior Instructional Designer at Cleveland State University and three years as an eLearning Research Associate at Michigan State University. Before he came to the U.S., he was a faculty member of educational technology at Suzhou University in China.

Education

2007
The University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
Doctor of Philosophy, Instructional Technology
2002
East China Normal University (China)
Master of Science, Educational Technology
1995
East China Normal University (China)
Bachelor of Science, Electronic Technology of Education

Certifications

2016
Protecting Human Research Participants, The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Work Experience

2013 - Present
Franklin University, Instructional Design Faculty
1995 - 2002
Soochow University, Assistant Professor, Suzhou

Publications & Presentations

Ni, X., Forbes, R., & Ni Ph.D., X. (2019, Oct. 18). Teaching Innovation at Franklin University: Innovation Matters and Pedagogical Considerations in High Education. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Columbus, OH.
Ni, X. (2018, Oct. 19). Authentic Learning: A Reflection of Bicycle Adventure. Learning Showcase Conference, Columbus, OH.
Ni, X. (2016). A Three-Pronged Model to Learning Analysis and Instructional Design. Proceedings of 20th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, pp. 740-743. The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Sweetland, Y., & Ni, X. (2016, Dec. 31). Knowledge Building through Authentic Learning and Peer Review. 20th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE), Hong Kong.
Ni, X. (2015, Jun. 30). Design Matters and Pedagogical Considerations for Instructional Innovation. Franklin University Teaching and Learning Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Ni, X. (2015, Mar. 31). Quality Matters and its Implications for Online Teaching. I4 Professional Development Series, Columbus, Ohio.
Ni, X. (2014, Jun. 30). Status and Trends of eLearning in Higher Education. College of Educational Information Technology, Wuhan, China.
Brent, J., Forbes, R., & Ni, X. (2014, Jun. 30). The Effect of Instructor-Student Learning Style Preference Disparity on Student Performance. Teaching and Learning Conference.
Ni, X. (2014, May. 31). Collaborative Instructional Design Model and BlueQuill. Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education.
Ni, X. (2014, Apr. 30). Prepare Future Designers Through Immersion. Open House.
Ni, X. (2012, Dec. 31). Using information technology to promote Chinese immigrant education.. the Chinese School Association in the United States 9th National Convention and Chinese Education Conference, Cincinnati.
Ni, X., Diomede, S., & Rutland, S. (2012, Jun. 30). Strategies to increase engagement, effectiveness, meaningfulness in course management systems. the International EdMedia Conference, Denver, CO..
Ni, X. (2011, Nov. 30). Impact of QM course revision on withdrawal rates. the 3rd Annual Quality Matters Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Professional Service

2018
Board Member
Chinese School Association in the United States
2017
Chairperson
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School
(Columbus, Ohio)
2017
Committee Member
Doctoral Advisory Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2016
Committee Member
Faculty Senate Election Committee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2016
2016
Officer, President/Elect/Past
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2017
2016
Officer, Secretary
The Chinese Language and Culture Education Foundation of the Chinese School Association in the United States
(Chicago, Illinois)
2014
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Open Education Research
(Shanghai)
2013
Board Member
Ohio Contemporary Chinese School
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2015
2013
Reviewer/Paper Reader
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
(Athabasca)
2012
Board Member
Chinese School Association in the United States
2012
Board Member
Editorial Board Member, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
(Cleveland, Ohio) End Date: 2015
2012
Committee Member
Assessment Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2012
Committee Member
the hybrid technology advisory group
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2013
2012
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Educational Media International
2011
Reviewer/Paper Reader
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.
(Signapore)
2010
Board Member
Cleveland Contemporary Chinese School & Contemporary Chinese Association
(Cleveland, Ohio) End Date: 2014
2010
Committee Member
Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C)
(London)