WooRi Kim

WooRi Kim

Learning Design & Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction


WooRi Kim is an adjunct faculty in the Learning Design and Technology program in the College of Education at Purdue University. She is also working as an instructional designer at AbbVie, a pharmaceutical company. She received her Ph.D. degree in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue in 2015. She received her BA in Education and MA in Educational Technology at Yonsei University in South Korea. Her research focuses on online learning, technology integration, and measurement and evaluation in teaching and learning. She is currently involved in projects focusing on learners' attitudinal changes in MOOC and deep engagement (called as learning flow) in online learning.


Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University, August 2015
Dissertation: Learning Flow, Motivation, and Community of Inquiry in an Online Master's Degree Program - Major Professor: Dr. Lehman, James

M.A. in Educational Technology, Dept. of Education, Graduate School of Yonsei University, Korea, Feb 2008
Dissertation: The Effect of Multimedia English E-book on Elementary Education - Major Professor: Dr. Lee, Myung-geun
Cognate Areas: Educational Technology and Educational Psychology

B.A. in Education, Dept. of Education, Yonsei University, Korea, Feb 2008

Select Publications

Kim, W., & Watson, S. L. (In review). Instructional activities and student perceptions of attitudinal learning gains: Case study of a human trafficking MOOC.

Kim, W. (In review). Influence of cooperative learning on design fixation: A case study of engineering design classes.

Watson, W. R., Kim, W., & Watson, S. L. (2016). Learning outcomes of a MOOC designed for attitudinal change: A case study of an Animal Behavior and Welfare MOOC. Computers & Education, 96, 83-93.

Lehman, J. D., Kim, W., & Harris, C. (2014). Collaborations in a community of practice working to integrate engineering design in elementary science education. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 15(3), 38-45.

Kim, M. C., Kozan, K., Kim, W., & Koehler, A. A. (2013). Technology integration: From implementation to dynamic scaffolding. In M. G. Moore (Ed), Handbook of distance education (3rd ed., pp. 299-315). New York, Routledge.


Sr. Instructional Designer at AbbVie Pharmaceutical
Instructional Developer/Adjunct Faculty at Purdue University
Instructional Designer and Developer at The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Researcher at Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE)
Researcher at Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI)

Professional Memberships

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Institute for Educational Research of Yonsei University
The Korean Society for Educational Technology

Courses Taught

EDCI 51300
EDCI 52800
EDCI 53100
EDCI 56000
EDCI 60001
EDCI 60002
EDCI 67200