Meina Zhu

Meina  Zhu
Assistant Professor

365 Education Bldg.

Office Hours: Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 pm & By appointment.

313-577-7822

Education

Ph.D. (2019) Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
MS (2011) Educational Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing
BA (2008) Educational Technology, Shandong Normal University, Jinan

Research Interests

Online education, MOOCs, self-directed learning, STEM education, and active learning.

Courses Taught

Backgrounds, Issues, and Trends in Instructional Technology

Community Engagement Activities

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • AECT Summer Symposium Intern, July 2019
  • ISTE Tech-In-Action Award Committee, April 2019 - Present
  • AECT Research & Theory Division Communications Officer Elect, March 2019 - Present
  • Open Education 2019 Program Committee, Oct. 2018 - Present
  • HKAECT Program Committee, July 2018 - Present
  • AECT Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Representative, March 2018 - Present
  • Technical Supporter and Office Administrator, Member of Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) 2017 - 2018
  • Learning and Teaching with Technology Committee, Indiana University, School of Education (classroom technology evaluation team), 2018
  • Parliamentarian at Graduate of Instructional Systems Technology (GIST), Indiana University, Aug. 2016-May. 2017
  • Facilitation Team Leader in IST conference, Indiana University, 2016 - 2017


Journal Reviewer

  • Frontiers Psychology, 2019
  • Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT), 2019
  • Journal of Learning for Development (JL4D), 2019
  • Computers & Education, 2018
  • Online Learning Journal, 2018, 2019
  • The Asia Pacific Education Review (APER), 2018
  • The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL), 2017, 2018

Conference Reviewer

  • International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2019), Biloxi, MS
  • AECT proposal reviewer, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • AERA proposal reviewer, 2018, 2019
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 2019
  • IST Conference, Indiana University, 2016, 2018

 

Awards

  • 2018 AECT Early Career Research Symposium Award, AECT
  • 2018 Jerrold E. Kemp Instructional Systems Technology Fellowship Fund, Indiana University
  • 2018 L.C. and Sharon Larson Fund, Indiana University
  • 2018 OER Research Fellows, the Open Education Group.
  • 2017 Jerrold E. Kemp Instructional Systems Technology Fellowship Fund, Indiana University
  • 2017 L.C. and Sharon Larson Fund, Indiana University
  • 2015-2019 School of Education Fellowship, Indiana University
  • 2010 Academic Excellent Scholarship, Beijing Normal University

Presentations

  • Zhu, M. & Bonk, C., J. (2019, October). Self-directed Learners’ Perceptions and Experiences of Learning STEM through MIT OCW. To be presented at 2019 Open Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Bonk, C. J., Doo, M., Tang, Y., & Zhu, M. (2019, October). Mixed Methods Look at MOOC Instructor Motivation and Career and Professional Development. To be presented at 2019 Open Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Zhu, M., Loucks, S., Ozogul, G. (2019, October). Adult Learning Principles-Driven Instructional Design for an Online Graduate Class: Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Course Design Captured Using the Community of Inquiry Framework. To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Phan, T., Zhu, M. (2019, October). Journey to Massive Open Online Courses by Pre- and In-service Teachers. To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Pawan, F., Qu, P., Zhu, M., Zhong, W. (2019, October). Online PD for English Teachers in Rural China: China-Planting Seeds of Change? To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • An, Y., Bonk, C., J., Lin, L., Zhu, M. (2019, October). Exploring Instructors’ Perspectives on the Use of Gamification in MOOCs. To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Loucks, S., Ozogul, G., Lachheb, A., Abramenka, V., Abramenka, V., Sari, A., Zhu, M. (2019, October). Professional Learning in Action: Using Virtual Teams to Teach Leadership in an Online Business Course. To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Kwon, K. Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Brush, T., Jeon, M., Zhu, M., Gok, F. (2019, October). Exploring 6th-grade Students’ CT Concepts and Practices. To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Brush, T., … Zhu, M.,… Dalkilic. M. (2019, October). Inspiring the Next Generation of Learners: Using Socially Relevant Computer Science (CS) Problem-based Learning Curriculum at the 6th Grade Level. To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Boling, E.,…, Zhu., M., Bhattacharya, P. (2019, October). Design precedent: Critical knowledge as it is defined and used across fields of design. To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Zhu, M. (2019, October). Learning from Experts in Early Career Symposium (ECS). To be presented at 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C., J. (2019, September). Designing MOOCs to facilitate participants’ self-monitoring. To be presented at Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9), Edinburgh, England.
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C., J., & Sari, A. (2019, April). Designing MOOCs to Facilitate Participant Self-directed Learning: An Analysis of Instructor Perspectives and Practices. Poster presented at the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Roman, T. & Zhu, M. (2019, April). Learning spaces at scale: A university-level classroom needs analysis. Presentation at the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Zhu, M., & Bonk, C., J. (2019, March). Fostering Personalization, Engagement, and Self-Directed Learning in MOOCs: Insights from a Series of Research Studies. Presentation at the IST conference 2019, Bloomington, IN.
  • Boling, E.,…Zhu, M. (2019, March). Study of design practice to inform theory and pedagogy. Presentation at the IST conference 2019, Bloomington, IN.
  • Morrone, A. S. & Zhu, M. (2019, February). Methods for conducting a university-wide classroom needs analysis. Paper presentation at the 2019 ELI Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Zhu, M., Basdogan, M., & Bonk, C. J. (2018, October). A Case Study of the Design Practices and Judgments of Novice Instructional Designers in Public Health Majors. Paper presentation at the 2018 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.
  • Zhu, M., Herring, S., & Bonk, C. J. (2018, October). Presence in Online Learning: A Discourse Analysis of Asynchronous Discussion. Poster presentation at the 2018 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.
  • Sari, A., Bonk, C. J., & Zhu, M. (2018, October). 'Instructors’ Reasons and Considerations in Designing MOOCs: A South East Asian’s Perspectives. Paper presentation at the 2018 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.
  • Sari, A., Bonk, C. J., & Zhu, M. (2018, October). The Design Challenges of MOOCs: A Case Study of Indonesian and Malaysian MOOCs. Paper presentation at the 2018 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.
  • Ozogul, G., Loucks, S., Lachheb, A., Sari, A., Zhu, M., Abramenka, V., Abramenka, V., & Chaudhuri, P. (2018, October). Large Online Undergraduate Business Course: A study on Cascading Communication as an Instructional Strategy. Paper presentation at the 2018 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.
  • Bonk, C. J., Lin, Lin., Zhang, K., Gao, F., Dennen, V., Hilton, J., Wiley, D., Zhu, M., Sari, A. R., Martin, F., & Budhrani, K. (2018, October). Systematic Reviews of the Research on Emerging Online Technologies: What’s Been Done; What’s To Come. Presidential panel, presentation at the 2018 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Kansas, MO.
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C., J., & Sari, A. (2018, October). A Mixed Method Study of Instructor Design and Delivery of MOOCs for Participant Self-directed Learning. Paper presentation at E-Learn 2018—World Conference on E-Learning, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Zhu, M., Sari, A., & Bonk, C. J. (2018, June). A Systematic Review of MOOC Research Methods and Topics: Comparing 2014-2016 and 2016-2017. Paper presentation at EdMedia 2018: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Marciniak, M., Paradowski, M., & Zhu, M. (2018, April) Different forms of assessment in a pronunciation MOOC – reliability and pedagogical implications. Presentation at the 3rd World Conference on Blended Learning (IABL 2018), Warsaw, Poland.
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C. J., & Sari, A. (2018, April). Instructor Experiences in Designing MOOCs in Higher Education: Considerations and Challenges. Poster presentation at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, New York City, NY.
  • Bonk, C. J., Zhu, M., & Sari, A. (2018, April). MOOC Instructor Motivations, Innovations, and Designs: Surveys, Interviews, and Course Reviews. Presentation the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, New York City, NY.
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C. J., & Sari, A. (2018, March) MOOC Instructor Experiences and Pedagogical Choices: Some Instructional Design Considerations and Challenges. Presentation at the IST conference 2018, Bloomington, IN.
  • Zhu, M., Techawitthayachinda, R., Ling, Q., & Cho, Y. (2017, November). Assessing the Needs of Students and Instructors to Improve Online Courses. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Zhu, M., Bae, H., Kwon, K., & Park, J. (2017, November). The Effect of Instructor Guidance on the Quality of Online Discussion. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Boling, E., Ergulec, F., Gyabak, K., Tomita, K., Kizilboga, R., Zhu, M., Lachheb, A., & Alangari, H. (2017, November). Challenges Implementing Methods in a Study of ID Practice. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Xu, S., & Zhu, M. (2017, November). A Review of OER for ESL Teaching and Learning. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Sari, A., Zhu, M., & Lee, M. (2017, November). A Systematic Review of Research Methods and Topics of the Empirical MOOC Literature. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Kwon, K., Khlaif, Z., Nadir, H., Gok, F, Sari, A., & Zhu, M. (2017, November). Teacher’s Self-Efficacy toward Mobile Technology Matters. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Karlin, M., Bae, H., Alsaif, M., Basdogan, M., Edelberg, T., Nadiruzzaman, H., Sari, A., Zhu, M., Brush, T., & Glazewski, K.D. (2017, November). Signals of Reflective Thinking among Middle School Learners in a Maker Environment. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Marciniak, M., Paradowski, M., & Zhu, M. (2017, November). Improving the Reliability of Peer Assessment in Pronunciation MOOCs: The Case of Japanese. Presentation at the 2017 Seoul International Conference on Speech Sciences (SICSS 2017), Seoul, Korea.
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C. J., & Sari, A. (2017, October). Instructor Experiences in Designing and Delivering Interactive MOOCs in Higher Education. Presentation at E-Learn 2017—World Conference on E-Learning, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Sabir, N., Bonk, C., J., Lee, M., M., Zhu, M., Xu, S., Sari, A., & Kim, M. (2017, April). Adapting for Learners' Cultural Diversity in Open Courses: MOOC Instructors' Efforts at Personalized Learning Environments. Poster presentation at the 2017 American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Bonk, C., J., Sabir, N., Xu, S., Kim, M., Zhu, M., & Sari, A. (2017, April). Toward a More Personalized MOOC: Resources, Activities, and Technologies for MOOC Design and Implementation. Roundtable session at the 2017 American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Karlin, M., Bae, H., Alsaif, M., Basdogan, M., Edelberg, T., Nadiruzzaman, H., Sari, A., Zhu, M., Brush, T., & Glazewski, K.D. (2017, April). Examining Reflective Thinking in Middle School Design Problem Solving in a Maker Environment. Poster presentation at the 2017 American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Sabir, N., Bonk, C., J., Zhu, M., Sari, A., Kim, M. & Xu, S. (2017, March). Equalizing MOOC Instruction: Instructor perspectives in addressing learner diversity. Paper presentation at the 2017 Conference of the Comparative International Education Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • Zhu, M., Techawitthayachinda, R., Ling, Q., & Cho, Y. (2017, March). Assessing the Needs of Students and Instructors to Increase Learning & Satisfaction in IST-Preliminary findings. Presentation at IST conference 2017, Bloomington, IN.
  • Xu, S., & Zhu, M. (2017, March). The Quality, Content, and Pedagogical Design of ESL OER. Presentation at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Presentation at IST conference 2017, Bloomington, IN.
  • Kwon, K., Khalif, Z., Zhu, M., Nadir, H., Sari, A., & Gok, F. (2017, March). Teacher’s self-efficacy toward Mobile Technology Matters. Presentation at IST conference 2017, Bloomington, IN.
  • Bonk, C. J., Zhu, M., Sari, A., Kim, M., Sabir, N., & Xu, S. (2016, November). Instructor Efforts to Address Cultural Diversity in MOOC Design and Application. Presentation at E-Learn 2016—World Conference on E-Learning, Washington, DC.
  • Bae, H., Zhu, M., Techawitthayachinda, R., Alsaif, M., & Cho, Y. (2016, March). What Do Online Students Learn in a Project-Based Class? Presentation at IST conference 2016, Bloomington, IN.
  • Khlaif, Z., Zhu, M., Gok, F., Nadir, H., Sari, A., & Kwon. K. (2016, March). Integrating iPads in Schools: Teachers’ Perceptions and Attitudes. Presentation at IST conference 2016, Bloomington, IN.
  • Zhu, M. (2015, May). Research of Basic Spanish Flipped Classroom Instructional Design Model in Information Technology Environment. Poster presentation at The 19th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE), Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Li., Y., Zhu, M., & Wu, L. (2011, July). Overview and Development Orientation of Mobile Learning. Presentation at Symposium of Artificial Intelligence and Computer-aided Education of China, Qingdao, China, 104-118.
  • Li., Y., Zhu, M., Wu, L. Ma, J., & Huang, R. (2010, August). Research on Applying Podcast Technology for on-Campus Students. Presentation at the 6th International Conference on Digital Content, Multimedia Technology and its Applications, Seoul, Korea, 332-339.

Publications

  • Cho, Y., Zhu, M., Techawitthayachinda, R., & Ling, Q. (in press). Assessing the Needs of Students and Instructors to Improve Online Courses. Case studies in needs assessment.
  • Doo, M. Y., Zhu, M., Bonk, C. J., & Tang, Y. (in press). The Effects of Openness, Altruism, and Instructional Self-efficacy on Work Engagement of MOOC Instructors. British Journal of Educational Technology.
  • Sari, A. R., Bonk, C. J., & Zhu, M. (in press). MOOC Instructor Designs and Challenges: What can be Learned from Existing MOOCs in Indonesia and Malaysia? Asia Pacific Education Review.
  • Doo, M., Tang, Y., Bonk, C. J., & Zhu, M. (in press). A Mixed Methods Look at Motivation and Career Development of MOOC Instructors. Distance Education, 41(1).
  • Zhu, M., Herring, S. C., & Bonk, C. J. (2019). Exploring ¬presence in online learning through three forms of computer-mediated discourse analysis. Distance Education, 40(2), 205-225. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2019.1600365
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C. J., & Sari, A. (2019). MOOC Instructor Motivations, Innovations, and Designs: Surveys, Interviews, and Course Reviews. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 45(1), 1-22.
  • Kwon, K., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A.T., Sari, A., Khlaif, Z., Zhu, M., Nadiruzzaman, H., Gok. F. (2019). Teacher’s Self-efficacy Matters: Mobile Computing Device Integration in Middle Schools. TechTrends.
  • Zhu, M., Bonk, C. J., & Sari, A. (2018). Instructor experiences designing MOOCs in higher education: Pedagogical, resource, and logistical considerations and challenges. Online Learning, 22(4), 203-241.
  • Bonk, C. J., Zhu, M., Kim, M., Xu, S., Sabir, N., & Sari, A. (2018). Pushing toward a more personalized MOOC: Exploring instructor selected activities, resources, and technologies for MOOC design and implementation. The International Review of Research on Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL), 19(4), 92-115.
  • Zhu, M., Sari, A., & Lee, M. M. (2018). A Systematic Review of Research Methods and Topics of the Empirical MOOC Literature (2014-2016). The Internet and Higher Education, 37, 31-39.
  • Boling, E., Alangari, H., Gyabak-Kumka, K., Guo, M., Hajdu, I., Khlaif, Z., Kizilboga, R., Tomita, K. Alsaif, M., Lachheb, A., Bae, H., Ergulec, F., Zhu, M., Basdogan, M., Buggs, C., Sari, A., & Techawitthayachinda, R. (2017). Core Judgments of Instructional Designers in Practice. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 30(3), 199-219.
  • Zhu, M. (2015). The Reform of Curriculum System of Spanish Department. In Chang, F. (Eds.), Study of Spanish language and culture (263-271). Beijing: FLTPR.
  • Zhu, M. (2011). The Reform Strategies of Education Administration to Cultivate Foreign Language Learners’ Creativity. Essays of Teaching in Beijing Foreign Studies University (82-88). Beijing: FLTPR.
  • Li., Y., Zhu, M., Huang, R., & Feng, N. (2010). Research on Mobile Learning-from Practitioner's Perspective. China Information Technology Education. Vol. 09, 82-88.