About Me



Hi! My name is Yu-Chang Hsu

I am currently Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Boise State University. I hold a PhD in Instructional Systems and a minor in Educational Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining BSU, I served as the assessment and evaluation coordinator (post-doctoral scholar) for the Toys'n MORE project (NSF-STEP grant) with the College of Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

You are welcome to get to know more about me on this portfolio site, or view my profile on LinkedIn. If you are interested in contacting me for collaborating on research projects, or need consultation on instructional design and/or educational use of technology, please feel free to contact me at hsu@boisestate.edu :-)







Updates 

[8/21/2014] Our article won the second-place of 2014 AECT-DDL Journal Article Award in the category of Qualitative Focused Article for our paper, Peer Feedback to Facilitate Project-Based Learning in an Online Environment. (published in IRRODL) (co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching).

[3/11/2014] Elected as the Treasurer of the Instructional Technology SIG of AERA!

[1/16/2014] Selected as one of the coaches to train the Best-in-Nation teams of middle school students in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge!

[10/16/2013] Our paper, "Collaborative learning using VoiceThread in an online graduate course" published in Knowledge Management and E-Learning (KM&EL)!

[10/14/2013] Excited to join the editorial board of International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO)!

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9/30/2013] Our paper, "Mobile app design for teaching and learning: Educators’ experiences in an online graduate course” published in The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning!

[8/19/2013] MIT Center for Mobile Learning featured
on their website our story covered by Boise State Public Radio. Check this out: Idaho Upward Bound Program Teaches College Readiness with App Inventor!

[8/12/2013] Our paper, "Mobile computer-supported collaborative learning: A review of experimental research", is now published in British Journal of Educational Technology!


[7/20/2013]  Our paper, "Trends of Educational Technology research: More than a decade of international research in six SSCI-indexed refereed journals", is now published in Educational Technology Research & Development (ETR&D)!

[7/12/2013] In the news! Boise State Public Radio visited my summer App Design class with high school students. They did interviews with us and wrote a story about TRiO Upward Bound students making mobile apps. [See Boise State University News UPDATE and College of Education News]

[3/13/2013]
One of the high school girls from my 2012 App Design summer course won 1st Place in the Mobile Application category at Business of Professional America Competition in Idaho. She's representing Idaho to compete at the national level!

[2/24/2013]  Our paper,
"Trends of Educational Technology research: More than a decade of international research in six SSCI-indexed refereed journals", has been accepted for publication in Educational Technology Research & Development (ETR&D)!

[2/6/2013] One of the high school girls from my 2012 App Design summer course was selected to receive 2012 NCWIT
Award for Aspirations in Computing in Idaho!

[1/8/2013] Two EDTECH Students from my App Design course last fall won the First Place and Second Place respectively in 2012 MIT App Inventor Contest! Congratulations, Brian Nagy and Sherie Moran! See their apps here: http://gallery.appinventor.mit.edu/#page%3DContest.

[10/30/2012] Our paper, "Mobile microblogging: Using Twitter and mobile devices in an online course to promote learning in authentic contexts" is now published! (The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (SSCI)! (co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching).

[10/17/2012]
Our paper, Mobile computer-supported collaborative learning (mCSCL): A review of experimental research, got accepted by British Journal of Educational Technology (SSCI)! (co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching).

[10/8/2012]
We won the third place of 2012 IAP-DDL Distance Education Journal Article Award: Advancing Practice, for our article, Design-grounded assessment: A framework and a case study of Web 2.0 practices in higher education (published in AJET) (co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching).

[10/3/2012]
Our paper, "Mobile microblogging: Using Twitter and mobile devices in an online course to promote learning in authentic contexts," just got accepted by The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (SSCI)! (co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching).

[9/10/2012] 
New article co-authored with Drs. Jui-long Hung and Kerry Rice published in Educational Technology and Society (SSCI)!
See
Integrating Data Mining in Program Evaluation of K-12 Online Education.


[7/17/2012] Had a successful invited presentation on "Facilitating Mobile App Design through A Virtual Learning Community" at MIT's Media Lab.

[6/29/2012] Book chapter entitled, "Web 2.0 applications and practices for learning through collaboration" accepted in the 4th edition of the premier Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching and Dr. Barbara Grabowski).

[6/29/2012] Led a wonderful summer camp on mobile app design for high school students of the TRiO Upward Bound Summer Program.

[5/3/2012] Article entitled, "Integrating Data Mining in Program Evaluation of K-12 Online Education" accepted for publication in Journal of Educational Technology and Society (co-authored with Dr. Andy Hung and Dr. Kerry Rice).

[1/1/2012] New article co-authored with Dr. Kerry Rice and Dr. Lisa Dawley published in British Journal of Educational Technology (SSCI). See: Empowering educators with Google’s Android App Inventor: An online workshop in mobile app design.

[12/26/11] New article co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching published in Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal. 

[11/8/2011] Selected as one of the mLearning Scholars 2012 of Boise State University.

[8/31/11] Our article on App Inventor workshop in mobile app design has been accepted by BJET! (Empowering educators with Google’s Android App Inventor: An online workshop in mobile app design)

[8/20/11] New article co-authored with Dr. Yu-Hui Ching published! 

[06/08/11] Excited to offer a new professional development workshop through Boise State University's Extended Studies and TeacherStream starting June 27--August 5.

Explore and Design Mobile Apps for Teaching and Learning.

See more information here.

You can register for this workshop here.


[06/07/11] Co-authored article accepted and due for publication in August 2011!
Design-grounded Assessment: A framework and a case study of Web 2.0 practices in higher education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.
 
[02/07/11] Awarded a grant from Idaho Digital Learning Academy to create online learning model and identify students who need help.

[11/08/10] Now mLearning Scholar of Boise State University. Look forward to implementing and researching mLearning in spring 2011!

[10/12/10] Co-authored article published! [
Learning from animation: The effect of prior knowledge and navigation mode. International Journal of Instructional Media]

[09/13/10] Book chapter proposal accepted! [Web 2.0 Communications Tools and Technologies for Learning through Collaboration, Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology]

[07/20/10] Join the EDTECH faculty at Boise State University!

[12/19/09] Unforgettable Commencement at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State University. Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu now.

[10/01/09] Successfully defended my dissertation: The effects of self-explanation and metacognitive instruction on undergraduate students' learning of statistics containing multiple external representations in a web-based environment.

[09/26/09] Journal article manuscript published as featured paper: Undergraduate students' self-regulated learning in the web-based learning environments. [Quarterly Review of Distance Education]

[08/09/09] Toys 'n MORE assessment [3000 students in math courses and 600 in toys courses]

[06/26/09] First year report to NSF STEP Grant submitted.

[05/29/09] Book chapter published: Chapter XXIII: The spirit of Educational Web 2.0 literacy:  Cognitive tools of the new media age for K-12. [Handbook of research on new media literacy at the K-12 level: Issues and challenges]

[03/17/09] Journal article manuscript published: The effects of web-based instruction navigation modes on undergraduates’ learning outcomes. [Journal of Educational Technology & Society]

[3/13/09] Fruitful NSF STEP Grantee Meeting.

[12/06/08] Presentation: Assessment and Evaluation Strategies for the  Toys 'n MORE Project [NSF-STEP Grant]

[11/17/08] E-learn 2008 presentations on bookmarking/tagging as a cognitive and collaborative tool and revising a large question pool for an Astronomy Class.

[09/16/08] Received Ralph T. Heimer Award in the College of Education for outstanding achievement by a doctoral candidate enrolled in Instructional Systems.

[05/01/08] Journal article manuscript accepted: Learning from animation: The effect of prior knowledge and navigation mode. [International Journal of Instructional Media]