Distance Learning
VP Awards

Hajeen Choi
Florida State University

Hajeen Choi is a doctoral candidate in the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program at Florida State University. Before she returned to academia, she had been working in an Internet portal company, IT/management consulting firms, and an education company for about 15 years. She received her bachelorsí and masterís degrees in educational technology from Ewha Womansí University and MBA from Duke University. She was selected as one of the participants for the DDL Mentoring and Networking Seminar at AECT 2021. She has also been serving as the graduate student representative for RTD division for 2 years. At FSU, she has served as a secretary of Instructional Systems Student Association and worked as the president of Korean Student Assembly within the department.

Her research includes learner motivation and engagement in online learning, social media in education, and informal networked learning. Currently for her dissertation, she is studying how course context such as course design, facilitation, and community can support studentsí basic needs and shape their situational motivation to actively participate in asynchronous online discussion. She is also working on the projects such as the feeling of othering in online learning, Twitter Conference Backchannel, and a systematic literature review for network analysis in education. In terms of teaching, she has been teaching an educational technology to pre-service teachers for more than three years and working as a teaching assistant for many years.

From her 15 years of work experiences, she knows how to collaborate and communicate with diverse people within an organization. Her goal as the VP of Awards is to collaborate with the board members to realize the divisionís vision and to coordinate the DDL Awards programs to successfully promote the best distance learning activities and products.

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