Dr. Lius teaching and research interests center on educational uses of new media and other emerging technologies, particularly the impact of such technologies on teaching and learning; and the design of new media enriched interactive learning environments for learners at all age levels. She has published over 82 peer-reviewed research articles in leading educational technology research journals, 20 peer-reviewed book chapters, and presents regularly at national and international technology conferences.
Dr. Liu regularly invites her students to join her research projects as she views this as a mentoring and training opportunity for future faculty and researchers. As shown in her publications and conference presentations, almost all of her co-authors and co-presenters are her current and former graduate students.
She develops and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on new media design, production, and research in multiple modes. The courses she has taught include Interactive Multimedia: Design and Production, Designs and Strategies for New Media, Instructional Systems Design, Educational Research Design, Live, Play, Communicate, and Learn with Digital Media Technologies, Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning, Analysis of Research in Instructional Technology, Multimedia Authoring, and Interactive Multimedia Research. She also serves on a number of editorial boards for research journals in Learning Technology/Instructional Technology.
Dr. Liu directs the development of several digital media technology projects. One of her projects has been selected as the Winner of 2012 Interactive Learning Award and was the recipient of 2013 Outstanding Practice Award , both sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), a major international IT professional organization. Another project was a Finalist of 2010 national Learning Challenge Competition sponsored by Disney Research. Her project, Alien Rescue, is being used as part of the science curriculum by middle schools in at least 30 states and 4 countries. Her article, A Multiple-Case Study Examining Behavior Patterns By Students With Different Characteristics In a Serious Game received the Best Paper Award in 2016 from Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning SIG of American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Citations on Google Scholar: http://tinyurl.com/MinLiu-GoogleScholar
Citations on Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Min Liu
Examines inequities in digital spaces and focuses on creating technology-enhanced learning opportunities for socioeconomically disadvantaged middle school students and supporting in-service teachers to integrate technology in their classrooms.
Her interest includes learning analytics, game-based learning, STEM education, maker education, design thinking, design-based research, massive open online course, and personalized learning.
Learning Experience Design (LXD), User Experience Design (UXD), Video Game Development, Human-Centered Design, Technology Leadership, Technology Integration
Assistant professor at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
Assistant professor at Utah State University
Associate Research Fellow at Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE). S. Korea
Executive Director at Texas Board of Professional Engineers, TX
Director, Office of Instructional Innovation, COE, UT - Austin
Technology Integration Specialist, Keystone School, San Antonio, TX
Assistant Professor at Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Manager at Chevron
Associate Professor, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Instructional Designer, Austin Community College
Associate Professor, Univ. of Texas San Antonio
Associate Director & Senior Lecturer, Game Development Program, UT-Austin
Executive Director, Distance Education & Instructional Design, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Professor, National Taiwan Normal University
Associate Professor, Texas A&M
Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Clinical Asso. Prof., Texas A&M
Director of Learning and Technology Professional Development, Harrisburg University of Science and Technologies
|2023||Spring||EDC 385G: 29-Intr Multimed Dsgn/Prod-Wb|
|2022||Fall||EDC 390T: 21-Instructnal Systems Dsgn-Wb|
|2022||Spring||EDC 385G: 45-Dsgn/Strat For New Media-Wb|
|2021||Fall||EDC 390T: 43-Foundtns Of Learng Tech-Wb|
|2021||Spring||EDC 385G: 29-Intactv Multimed Dsg/Prd-Wb|
|2020||Fall||EDC 390T: 21-Instructnal Systems Dsgn-Wb|
|2019||Summer||EDC s380R: Educational Research & Design|
|2019||Spring||EDC 385G: 29-Intactv Multimed Dsgn/Prod|
|2018||Fall||EDC 390T: 21-Instructional Systems Dsgn|
|2018||Summer||EDC s385G: 45-Dsgn/Strat For New Media|
|2018||Spring||EDC 385G: 29-Intactv Multimed Dsgn/Prod|
|2017||Fall||EDC 390T: 21-Instructional Systems Dsgn|
|2017||Summer||EDC f380R: Educational Research & Design|
|2017||Spring||EDC 385G: 45-Dsgn/Strat For New Media|
|2016||Fall||EDC 390T: 21-Instructional Systems Dsgn|
|2016||Summer||EDC f380R: Educational Research & Design|
|2016||Spring||EDC 385G: 29-Intactv Multimed Dsgn/Prod|
|2015||Fall||EDC 390T: 21-Instructional Systems Dsgn|
|2015||Summer||EDC f380R: Educational Research & Design|
|2015||Spring||EDC 385G: 29-Intactv Multimed Dsgn/Prod|
|2014||Fall||EDC 390T: 21-Instructional Systems Dsgn|
|2014||Summer||EDC s396: 3-Learning Technologies|
Alien Rescue (R&D project directed by Dr. Liu)
Alien Rescue is an online problem-based 3D immersive learning environment for sixth grade science. It combines best practices from educational research with innovative technologies to deliver an engaging learning experience.