Shuyan Wang, Ph.D.


Dr. Shuyan Wang earned her doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Ohio University in 2004. As an IT Professor at USM, Dr. Wang teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Instructional Technology programs. She is the advisor of undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests include technology integration into teaching and learning, technology integration into EFL classroom, distance learning, e-learning, assessment, and electronic portfolios.

Dr. Wang has large numbers of publications in the format of books, book chapters, research articles, and has conducted over 70 local, national, and international conference presentations. In addition, she was invited to give lectures and be the keynote speaker in various Chinese universities and international conferences since the summer of 2008, which provided her with the opportunity to exchange research ideas and teaching experiences with the experts in the field as well as establishing cooperative relationship internationally.

Dr, Wang has been actively involved in several national and international academic associations as a member and/or a board member. She was the vice president (2007, 2012 -2015) and the president (2008-2011) of the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) since 2007. She served as an editorial board member for the academic journals such as Journal of Visual Literacy and International Journal of Information & Communication. She has been the managing editor (2008-2012) and Associate Editor (2012 - present) of the Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange. Dr. Wang also served as a chair, facilitator, presider, proposal reviewer, and/or the conference chair at various national or international conferences.

Dr. Shuyan Wang has recently published the following books: (1) Learning Experiences in Developing Electronic Portfolios: A Case Study; (2) Cases on E-Learning Management: Development and Implementation; (3) Cases on Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments: Opportunities and Practices;  (4) Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications; and (5) Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Leadership.

Dr. Wang teaches the following courses:

  • IT 201 – Introduction to Educational Technology:  Introduce students to the concepts and principles of using a computer as an instructional tool with special emphasis on application software use and the Internet.
  • IT 365 – Computer Applications in Education:  Skill development in the use of computer technology appropriate to teaching, learning, and managing education.
  • IT 465 – Educational Technology Applications (Online Course):  Skill development in the use of computer technology appropriate to teaching, learning, and managing education.
  • IT 467/567 – Digital Publishing and Visual Design (Desktop Publishing): Office-based microcomputer production of typeface/ graphic enhanced media, designed to be both pleasing in appearance and effective in communication.
  • IT 469/569 – Multimedia Design and Development:  Introduction to multimedia concepts, design, and instructional applications.
  • IT 601 - Foundations of IT System (Online Course): Survey of the historical aspects of instructional media. Application of research in the development of technology relating to libraries, classrooms, industry, and instruction.
  • IT 636 – Instructional System Design (Online Course): Translation of instructional specifications into a prototype system.
  • IT 645 – Computers in Education (Online Course):  Applications of current and emerging computer technology to instructional and administrative programs from the user's point of view (converted to online format from fall 2007).
  • IT 648 – Communications in Education (Online Course):  Examines hardware, software, implementation, and utilization of telecommunication technology as it applies to education.
  • IT 650 – Instructional Strategies of Online Teaching (Distance Learning Systems, Online Course):  Survey of distance learning models, theoretical frameworks, historical development and practical applications.
  • IT 662 – Networks in Education (Hybrid Course):  Examines hardware, software, implementation, and utilization of network technologies as it applies to education.
  • IT 709 – Administration of Instructional Technologies  (Online Course): Apply administrative practices and principles to implement effective instructional technology learning environments.
  • IT 740 – Interactive Instructional Media (Hybrid Course):  Develop interactive instructional media and discuss design principles related to teaching and learning.
  • IT 742 – Research in Instructional System Design (Online Course):  Research in problems of formulating objectives, analyzing audiences, using media and evaluating educational outcomes.
  • IT 725 – Leadership and Professional Development in Technology (Online Course):  Examines leadership skills required for implementing technology into an educational program and furthering professional development.
  • IT 780 – Seminar in Instructional Technology (Online Course): Examine specific issues related to Instructional Technology that includes research developments, emerging technologies, and other current trends in the field.
  • IT 832 – Evaluation and Assessment of Instructional Design (Online Course): Use methods of inquiry and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional improvement programs and assess teaching and learning.
  • IT 855 – Electronic Portfolio Assessment (Online Course): Focus on the planning, design, development, and assessment of professional electronic portfolios.