Ji Hyun Yu

Ji Hyun Yu

Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Dr. Yu is currently an instructional designer of the Hub for Teaching and Learning Resources at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She provides consultations and workshops to faculty on teaching and course design with emphasis on digital pedagogy. She received her Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University, received B.A. in Education and M.A. in Educational Technology from Ewha Womans University in South Korea. Dr. Yu's research interests focus on digital pedagogy, social media, and learning analytics.


Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University, 2013
M.A. in Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University, 2003
B.A. in Education, Ewha Womans University, 2000

Select Publications

Watson, S. L., Watson, W. R., Yu, J., Almari, H., & Mueller, C. (2017). Learner profiles of attitudinal learning in a MOOC: An explanatory sequential mixed methods study. Computers & Education, 114, 274-285.

Yu, J., Jo, I., & Park, Y. (2016). Clustering blended learning courses by online behavior data: Case study in a Korean higher education institute. The Internet and Higher Education, 29, 1-11.

Capobianco, B. M., Yu, J., & French, B. (2014). Effects of engineering design-based science on elementary school science students’ engineering identity development across gender and grade. Research in Science Education, 45(2), 275-292.

Yu, J., Luo, Y., Sun, Y., & Strobel, J. (2012). A conceptual K-6 teacher competency model for teaching engineering. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 56(8), 243-252.

Ertmer, P., Newby, T.J., Yu, J., Liu, W., Tomory, A., Lee, Y., Sendurur, E., & Sendurur, P. (2011). Facilitating students’ global perspectives: Collaborating with international partners using Web 2.0 technologies. Internet and Higher Education, 14(4), 256-261.


Lead Instructional Designer / HRD consultant at Samsung Multicampus
Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech

Professional Memberships

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), 2008-present
American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2008-present
Online Learning Consortium (OLC), 2016-present
Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), 2017-present

Courses Taught

EDCI 51300
EDCI 52800
EDCI 53100
EDCI 56400
EDCI 56800
EDCI 56900
EDCI 57700
EDCI 60001