Dr. Sanghoon Park
AssOCIATE Professor and Learning Design and Technology program coordinator
Dr. Sanghoon Park currently teaches graduate courses in Current trends of Instructional
Technology, Interactive Media, and Motivational Design in Learning Technology. His
teaching goals are to create an optimal learning environment and provide students
with excellent teaching and advising. His teaching is closely intertwined with his
research and service, both of which focus on strengthening students’ potential for
academic growth and positive learning experiences.
Dr. Park’s research agenda involves utilizing effective instructional design approaches and emerging technologies to provide optimal learning experiences in diverse learning settings. His research has focused on designing motivational interventions for online learners, investigating the effectiveness of multimedia technology, and exploring the educational implications of emerging technologies for learning experience design (i. e. pedagogical agent, augmented reality, and virtual simulation). Dr. Park is an author of more than 40 publications on online learning, virtual simulation, and emerging technologies including top-tier academic journals such as Computers and Education, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Educational Technology & Society, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, and International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
Dr. Park has received numerous awards, including the young researcher award, best article awards, the best practice award, and the crystal award from professional associations such as American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He was also a recipient of both Excellence in Teaching Award and Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award from Northwestern State University where he served as a graduate program coordinator previously. Recently, he received the USF Nexus Initiative (UNI) Award for his project on “Culturally-contextualized virtual teaching simulation.”
Dr. Park has been an active member of the AECT, AERA, and Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). In addition to regularly presenting at these professional organizations’ annual conferences, he has been serving in various capacities, including as an editorial board and ad-hoc committee member for journals and conferences, a program committee member and program planner for professional organizations, as chair, co-chair, and treasurer for special interest groups (SIGs), and as a speaker giving invited talks or attending invited events.
Dr. Park is currently collaborating with colleagues on two projects that support optimal learning experiences in online learning environments through Learning Experience Analysis (LxA) and Motivational Regulation Chatbot. He is also working with colleagues in South Korea to design, develop, and validate virtual teaching simulations for teacher education.
Dr. Park is serving as a coordinator for USF’s new Master of Science (M.S.) program in Learning Design and Technology. He has been also serving as a major professor/chair/committee member for more than 90 doctoral students and more than 170 masters/specialist students.
Kim, D., Jung, E., Yoon, M., Chang, Y., Park, S., Kim, D., & Demir, F. (2021). Exploring the structural relationships between course design factors, learner commitment, self-directed learning, and intentions for further learning in a self-paced MOOC. Computers & Education, 166, 104171. DOI:10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104171.
Hart, J., & Park, S. (2021). Exploring nontraditional community college students’ motivational experiences for goal achievement in a blended technology course. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 45(2), 124-138.
Khoshnevisan, B., & Park, S. (2021). Affordances and pedagogical implications of augmented reality (AR) integrated language learning. In G. Akcayir, C. D. Epp (Eds.), Design, Deploying, and Evaluating Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Park, S., Yun, H., Kim, D., Jung, E., & Yoon, M. (2021, April). Motivation regulation and learning engagement between undergraduate and graduate students in online and on-campus courses. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Virtual.
Smith, S. A., Carlo, M.S., & Park, S. (2021, April). More than words: Dual language vocabulary instruction via augmented reality (Symposium). Presented at AERA, Virtual.
Park, S., Ryu, J. H.,Tak, Y., Jo, S., & Kim, D. (2021, July). Expanding the horizon: Vocational training simulation for students with intellectual disabilities. AECT Summer Symposium (virtual).
Park, S. (2021, June). Virtual reality teaching simulations in the US. Invited presentation hosted by Hannam University, South Korea (virtual).
Park, S. (2021, August). Systematic literature review, Research workshop, the 19th International Conference for Media in Education, South Korea (virtual)
Park, S. (2021, August). Educational uses of AR/VR and teaching simulation in the U.S., the 19th International Conference for Media in Education, South Korea (virtual)