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Yi Yang, PhD

Program Chair, Doctor of Professional Studies Program & Masters in Instructional Design

yi.yang@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. Yi Yang holds a PhD in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development from Mississippi State University, a MA in Technology and Learning and a BA in TESL (Teaching English as Second Language). Her research interests include gamification, game & simulation learning design, social learning, quality of online education; online teaching and learning effectiveness; participatory learning; Web 2.0 and emerging learning technologies; Web-based training and teaching; blended/hybrid learning; computer supported collaborative learning; online learning communities; collaborative instructional design. Prior to joining Franklin, she has taught undergraduate educational technology courses at Mississippi State University.

Education

2006
Mississippi State University
Doctor of Philosophy, Instructional Systems
2001
Alliant Int'l University
Master of Education, Technology and Learning
1994
Hunan Normal University
Bachelor of Arts, English

Certifications

2015
Protecting Human Research Participants, The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Franklin University, Program Chair, Doctor of Professional Studies in Instructional Design Leadership; Program Chair, Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Technology
2016 - 2017
Franklin University, Department Chair & Instructional Designer & Chair, DPS
2015 - 2016
Franklin University, Department Chair International Teaching + Innovation Services and Instructional Designer
2013 - 2015
Franklin University, Faculty
2008 - 2013
Franklin University, Faculty
2007 - 2008
Franklin University, Faculty
2006 - 2007
Franklin University, Instructional Design Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Yang, Y., Yang PhD, Y., Miner-Romanoff, K., Sweetland, Y., & Fennema, B. (2019). Assessment of Professional Development and Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Instructors of Online Undergraduate STEM Courses. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 9, pp. 51-61.
Washington, C., & Yang, Y. (2015, Feb. 6). Amplifying our impact: Exploring technology-enhanced approaches to extraordinary citizen diplomacy. 2015 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting, Washington D.C..
Yang, Y., & Yang PhD, Y. (2014). Three questions to ask before you embark on gamification. NO. eLearn Maganize. http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2686999
Yang, Y. (2014, Nov. 14). An innovative and promising doctoral program Doctoral of Professional Studies in instructional design leadership. Franklin University Learning Showcase, Columbus, Ohio.
Washington , C., Yang, Y., Gardner, J., & Chongwony, L. (2014, Nov. 14). Going global: transnational education partnership models - challenges and opportunities. Franklin University Learning Showcase, Columbus, Ohio.
Yang, Y., & Peng, M. (2014, Jun. 30). Using Game-based Learning to Enhance Students Problem Solving Ability. Franklin University The 2nd Teaching & Learning Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Yang, Y., & Chongwony, L. (2013, Oct. 29). Innovative Use of Facebook in Creating Online Learning Community. AECT Annual International Conference, Anaheim, CA.
Yang, Y., Peng, M., Birmingham, B., & Shoop, R. (2013, Feb. 28). Let's Play! Building a user-centered game-based learning environment.. Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Gardner, J., Chongwony, L., Yang, Y., & Luyegu, E. (2012, Nov. 30). The invisibles forces that affect instructional design.. 2012 AECT International Convention, Louisville, KY.
Yang, Y., Buchberger, M., & N/A, N. (2011). Assessing general education outcomes across programs. Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environment (pp. 620-634). IGI Global.
Yang, Y. (2011). Quality assurance for online programs: Roles, responsibilities, and leadership styles of higher education administrators.. Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environment (pp. 307-326). IGI Global.
Yang, Y. (2011). Web 2.0-based E-Learning: Applying social informatics for tertiary teaching.. American Journal of Distance Education.
Gardner, J., Yang, Y., Luyegu, E., & Chongwony, L. (2011, Nov. 30). The invisibles forces that affect instructional design.. 2011 AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FL.

Professional Service

2020
Committee Member
Academic Standards Committee
(Columbus)
2020
Committee Member
Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Research Review Board
(Columbus)
2020
Committee Member
Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Research Review BoardSocial and Behavioral Sciences InstitutioSocial and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Research Review Boardnal Research Review Board at Ohio State University
(Columbus)
2014
Board Member
Asian American Community Services
(Columbus, Ohio)
2014
Officer, Vice President
Central Ohio Association of Talent Development
(Columbus, Ohio)
2010
Committee Member
Curriculum Review Committee
2010
Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Review Committee
(Washington D.C., Ohio)
2010
Member
Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology
2006
Committee Member
Instructional Design Committee