Yi Yang

Yi Yang

Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Dr. Yang's research interests include online education quality, online teaching and learning effectiveness, e-learning, game-based learning, and instructional design leadership competencies. She has served as NSF grant reviewer and The Ohio State University Social and Behavior Science IRB Review Board.

Dr. Yang has tremendous experiences in learning design and program development, which resulted in over 40 publications and conference presentations. She has been teaching courses related to educational technology, learning design, and human performance technology since 2001.


Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development, Mississippi State University, 2006
M.A. in Technology and Learning, United States International University, 2001
B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, Hunan Normal University, 1994

Select Publications

Yang, Y. (2017). Using game-based learning as teaching strategies. Paper accepted and will be presented at the American Educational Communications and Technology annual conference in Jacksonville, FL.

Yang, Y., (2014). Three questions to ask before you embark on gamification. eLearn Magazine, November 2014. Available at http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2686999

Yang, Y. & Bonk, C. J. (2011).  Quality assurance for online programs: Roles, responsibilities, and leadership styles of higher education administrators.  In H. H. Yang & S. Yuen (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environment (pp. 307-326). Hersey, PA: IGI Global. 

Yang, Y. & Durrington, V. A. (2010). Investigation of students’ perceptions of online course quality.  International Journal on E-Learning, 9(3), 341-361.

Yang, Y., & Cornelious, L. F. (2005). Preparing instructors for quality online instruction. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 8(1). Available at http://www.westga.edu/%7Edistance/ojdla/spring81/yang81.htm


  • Created and manage the doctoral of professional studies (DPS) in Instructional Design Leadership program
  • Manage the masters of instructional design and learning technology program
  • Designed and developed multiple business related academic programs

Professional Memberships

e-Learning Guild

Courses Taught

EDCI 56400
EDCI 56800
EDCI 56900
EDCI 57500
EDCI 57700