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Publication in the Journal of Korea Multimedia Society

Publication in the Journal of Korea Multimedia Society

January 27, 2023

Kim, J., Lee, M., Park, J., Kim, J., & Sohn, E. (2022). Effects of a Cognitive Flexibility Hypertext Learning Environment for University Software Education. Journal of Korea Multimedia Society, 25(12), 1698–1713.

Abstract
This paper analyzed the effects of a cognitive flexibility hypertext learning environment to improve computational thinking skills, and perceptions and attitudes towards software in university software education. The research questions were ‘Is cognitive flexibility hypertext learning environments effective in improving university students’ computational thinking skills?’ and ‘Is cognitive flexibility hypertext learning environments effective in improving university students’ perceptions and attitudes towards software?’. The following conclusions can be drawn based on the results of the study: First, cognitive flexibility hypertext learning environments can be effective in improving university students’ computational thinking skills. In particular, it was found that cognitive flexibility hypertext learning environments can be effective in promoting pattern recognition. Second, cognitive flexibility hypertext learning environments can have no effect in improving university students’ perceptions and attitudes towards software. Based on the discussions, cognitive flexibility hypertext learning environments can be an effective method to develop learners’ computational thinking skills in university software education.

Dr. Young Rok Kim joined the lab as a visiting scholar

Dr. Young Rok Kim joined the lab as a visiting scholar

January 19, 2023

We have a visiting scholar!

Dr. Young Rok Kim joined our lab. He is an associate professor at the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Kangwon National University, one of the largest national universities in Korea. His studies cover education policy, especially distance education policies, based on his 12 years of work experience at Korean Educational Research and Information Systems. During his visit to GSU, he wants to conduct a comparative study on how the pandemic impacted educational technology policies in the United States and Korea.  

His major is public policy, and detailed majors include comparative policy, financial administration, and education policy. Among education policies, he has pursued studies of distance education policies. Dr. Kim also has 12 years of work experience at a government institution, Korea Education Research Information Service (KERIS), researching education with technology in Korea.  

During his visit, he will conduct research about educational innovation and policies. During the pandemic, schools in Korea were unable to conduct face-to-face classes for about one and a half years. Distance education in Korea made a great contribution to reducing the educational gap during the pandemic as experienced in the US. He will conduct a comparative study on education policies during the pandemic between the United States and Korea in various dimensions such as major policies, educational methods, technology deployment, new pedagogical models, benefits and challenges, etc.

Senior Program Committee Member for 2023 ICLS  and Program Committee Member for CSCL

Senior Program Committee Member for 2023 ICLS and Program Committee Member for CSCL

January 19, 2023

Co-Director, Dr. Min Kyu Kim, serves as a Senior Program Committee Member for the Learning Sciences (ICLS) and program Committee Member for  Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL).  The theme for this year’s annual meeting, Building knowledge and sustaining our community, explores the recent unfolding educational and social climate and new roles and practices for technology and distributed communities that have been quick to evolve and become adopted.  The ICSL meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada, from June 13, 2023, to June 17, 2023.  

Review Editor in Frontiers in Psychology

Review Editor in Frontiers in Psychology

January 19, 2023

Frontiers in Psychology is one of the field's top gold SSCI journals in the category of Psychology, Multidisciplinary with an impact factor of 4.232. As a review editor, Co-director, Dr. Nam Ju Kim, will suggest and/or co-edit a research topic article collection- contribute to the editorial direction of the journal by developing an article collection that is in line with the field of educational psychology and also recruit the reviewers for the submitted manuscripts.