Yi Shi is a doctoral student in the Learning Technologies program at University of Texas at Austin. Before she came to Austin, Yi used to teach English and Chinese in Nanjing, China.
During her study at UT, Yi has become increasingly more interested in how teachers come to know and engage with learning technologies. To be specific, shes concerned with the broader implications of educators decisions to use certain learning technologies over others. She is also interested in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), online instruction, learning analytics in MOOCs, and educational games.
Yi Shi is now a teaching assistant at Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. Before that, she was a web developer and graduate research assistant at the Knight Center for the Journalism in the Americas where shes developed different learning metrics to evaluate student performance in a distance learning program . Shes also been working on the development of a teachers manual for online instruction.
Since 2017, Yi Shi has joined the web team in a research and development project, Alien Rescue , which is an educational game designed for 6th graders. As a member of this team, her role is to investigate the factors that might affect the ways that teachers use technology in problem-based instruction.