My name is Shu-Ju Diana Tai and I am from Taiwan. I have received my PhD degree from Applied Linguistics and Technology (ALT) with a minor in Curriculum and Instructional Technology (CIT) at Iowa State University (ISU). I also hold an MA in Journalism from University of Texas at Austin. I worked as a lecturer in Foreign Language department/Language Center at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) for 5 years, exploring the applications and integration of technology to enhance and facilitate language teaching and learning.Currently, I'm working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) at ISU. My responsibilities include teaching and research. My research are mainly related to Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (CALL/CALT), Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), and CALL Teacher Education. I have taught a variety of ESL classes, ePortfolio for teacher professional development, as well as some teacher preparation courses, including CI556/456 Integrating Technology into the Reading and Language Arts Curriculum, CI515 Action Research in Education, CI201-Digital Learning in PK-6 Classroom, CI 280B Field Experience in Digital Learning, and CI454 Emerging Technologies in Digital Learning.
My main research interests focus on the integration of technology in language learning/teaching and in language teacher education (preparation and professional development):