Young-Jin Lee

School of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0625
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 413
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

Young-Jin Lee is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Kansas (KU). He received his doctorate in Educational Psychology focusing on Educational Computing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and participated in various research projects at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before joining at KU. His research interests include interactive learning environments, educational use of computer simulations and mobile learning.

Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology Specialty: Educational Computing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.Ed., Science Education, Seoul National University

B.S., Earth Science, Seoul National University

Research Interests

  • Learning Analytics
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Constructivist learning technologies
  • Computer simulation and games
  • Mobile learning
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education

Selected Publications

Lee, Y. (2015). Analyzing Log Files to Predict Students’ Problem Solving Performance in a Computer-Based Physics Tutor. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(2), 225–236.

Lee, Y. (2015). Developing iPad-based Physics Simulations that Can Help People Learn Newtonian Physics Concepts. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 34(3), 299–325.

Lee, Y. (2012). Developing an efficient computational method that estimates the ability of students in a Web-based learning environment. Computers & Education, 58(1), 579-589.

Lee, Y. (2010). Effects of instructional preparation strategies on problem solving in a Web-based learning environment. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 42(4), 385-406.

Palazzo, D. J, Lee, Y., Warnakulasooriya, R., & Pritchard, D. E (2010). Patterns, correlates, and reduction of homework copying. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 6(010104). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010104

Pritchard, D. E, Lee, Y., & Bao, L. (2008). Mathematical learning models that depend on prior knowledge and instructional strategies. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 4(010109). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.010109

Lee, Y., Palazzo, D. J, Warnakulasooriya, R., & Pritchard, D. E (2008). Measuring student learning with Item Response Theory. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 4(010102). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.010102


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