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 6 years, exploring the applications and integration of technology to enhance and facilitate language teaching and learning. Now, I'm working as a postdoctoral researcher for Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) on research related to 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, 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 and in language teacher education (preparation and professional development):
facilitating L2 learning among Taiwanese learners. I will also continue pursuing my goal in developing web-based platforms to suit different
tasks in language learning that all ESL/EFL learners around the world can benefit.