2018 News

Assistant professor to receive multiple awards at Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s annual convention

Sanghoon Park, PhD

Sanghoon Park, PhD

TAMPA, Fla. (July 25, 2018) – College of Education Assistant Professor Sanghoon Park, PhD, was selected to receive two awards from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s (AECT) Division of Distance Learning at the association’s annual convention.

Dr. Park received the AECT Crystal Award, an award that recognizes innovative and outstanding multimedia-based distance learning courses and projects, for his work in creating an innovative multimedia-based distance learning module for the “Current Trends in Instructional Technology” course offered at USF. Dr. Park also received a Best Journal Article Award in the quantitative research category for his paper, “Relationships between motivational strategies and cognitive learning in distance education courses.”

Dr. Park is an assistant professor in the Instructional Technology program and teaches graduate courses in current trends of educational technology and interactive media. He was a recipient of the 2018 USF Nexus Initiative (UNI) Award for his project on “Culturally-contextualized virtual teaching simulation.” He is currently serving as a faculty researcher for the project “community-based virtual healthy buddy program” funded by Connell – CTECH.

The AECT is the premier professional association for instructional design and educational technology. The organization works to provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning.