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Chientzu Candace Chou, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Teacher Education
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
MOH 311
(651) 962-4814

Dr. C. Candace Chou is an associate professor of Learning Technology. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar (2015-16), conducting research on digital equity in education in Taiwan. She teaches courses on the topics of digital storytelling, use of technology for instruction and principles of educational research. Her main research interests include instructional strategies of online learning, pedagogy of emerging technologies, mobile learning, virtual reality and digital equity. Dr. Chou provides consultation and workshops on technology integration for K-12 schools, higher education institutes and learning professionals in organizations. She has been designing and implementing online and blended learning for two decades.

Selected Publications

  • Chou, C. C., & He, S. J. (2017). The effectiveness of digital badges on student online contribution. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 54(8), 1092-1116. doi:10.1177/0735633116649374
  • Brendel, W., & Chou, C. C. (2016). Transforming organizational changes through collaborative digital storytelling. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 9(1), 13-27. DOI: 10.18785/jetde.0901.02.
  • Lin, C. S., Ma, J. T., Kuo, K. Y., & Chou, C. C. (2015). Examining the efficacy of project-based learning on cultivating the 21st century skills on high school students in a global context. Journal on School Educational Technology, 11(1), 1-9.
  • Chou, C. C., Block, L., & Jesness, R. (2014). Strategies and challenges in iPad initiative: Lessons learned from year two. IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 12(2), 85-101
  • Chou, C. C. & Hart, R. K. (2013). A case study of designing experiential learning activities in virtual worlds. In E. McKay (Ed.) ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web-Mediated Human Computer Interaction (pp. 228-242). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference/IGI Global.
  • Chou, C. C., Block, L., & Jesness, R. (2012). A Case Study of Mobile Learning Pilot Project in K-12 Schools, Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 5(2). 11-26.
  • Chou, C.C. (2012). Creating a Performance-Based Faculty Development Process for Online Teaching. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 2258-2263). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Chou, C. C., & Hart, R. K. (2012). Chapter 30: The pedagogical considerations in the design of virtual worlds for organization learning. In H. Yang & S. Yuen (Eds.), Handbook of research on practices and outcomes in virtual worlds and environment (pp. 561-569). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference/IGI Global.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2017-18, Program Chair, Technology as an Agent of Change for Teaching and Learning (TACTL) SIG, American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • 2017, UST STELAR Research Grant on Virtual Reality
  • 2015-2016, Fulbright Senior Scholarship
  • 2013-14, Research Grant on a book project from UST Faculty Development Center
  • 2012-13, BReaD fund from College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling on iPad study and Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit hosting
  • 2011, Teaching Enhancement Grant from the University of St. Thomas Faculty Development Center
  • 2006, Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) Fellowship
  • 2004-2005, “Minnesota Educators and Leaders Technology Initiative (MELTI),” a subcontract to the University of St. Thomas from the Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2) grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. This grant provided free professional training opportunity for fifty five K-12 educators to attend the Learning Technology Certificate Program at the University of St. Thomas ($195,251)

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