Dr. Jiahui Wang is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Kent State University. She received M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Virginia and Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Florida.
Dr. Wang’s research examines how people with individual differences learn STEM content in technology-supported environments and how learning environments can be designed to accommodate individual needs. Specifically, she is interested in examining the influence of individual differences in cognition (e.g., working memory capacity), pre-existing interest and knowledge, as well as learning disability (e.g., dyslexia). In addition to traditional outcome measures of learning, her research also employs neurocognitive and psychophysiological tools such as electroencephalography (EEG) and eye-tracking to study the underlying attentional and cognitive processes while people learn with technology. The learning environments include but are not limited to K-12 classrooms, online learning, multimedia learning, and digital game-based learning.
Her research has been published in a number of well-respected journals including Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Educational Technology Research and Development, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Journal of Special Education Technology, Journal of Vision, and Dyslexia. Her work has also been recognized by several awards, such as Alec Courtelis Award, University of Florida Outstanding Graduate Research Award, and AECT Three Minute Thesis Competition Award.
Ph.D. in Educational Technology, University of Florida, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Virginia,
Technology and individual differences; Technology integration in STEM education; Online learning; Educational neuroscience