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Kay K Seo

Title: Professor, Instructional Design and Technology
Office: 600K Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-2531
Email: seoky@ucmail.uc.edu

Dr. Kay Seo is a Professor of Instructional Design and Technology. Her research focuses on learner engagement and interaction in virtual worlds and social networking spaces. She has published widely in top-tier academic journals and has presented numerous papers on instructional technology at nationally and internationally renowned conferences. Dr. Seo is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation in Education based in Geneva, Switzerland, and also the Founding President of the Learner Engagement Special Interest Group for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Curran, A., & Seo, K. (2018). Audio engagement and learning. American Journal of Distance Education, 32 (4).
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2017). Instructor perceptions in the assessment of student digital voice reflections. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 6 (1).
  • Seo, K., Just, B., & Victor, M. (2016). Cultivating positive social interactions through a web-Based cyberbullying prevention program. International Journal of Innovation in Education, 3 (3).
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2016). Reflection networking: A new way to promote meaningful interaction. International Journal of Innovation in Education, 3 (2).
  • Seo, K., Tunningley, J., Warner, Z., & Buening, J. (2016). An insight into student perceptions of cyberbullying. The American Journal of Distance Education, 30 (1).
  • Seo, K. (2016). A review on engaging students through social media. Columbia University Teachers College Record.
  • Engelhard, C., & Seo, K. (2015). Assessing the effectiveness of a clinical instructor online training module as measured by student perception and sustained best practices. Journal of Allied Health, 44 (1).
  • deNoyelles, A., Zydney, J., & Seo, K. (2015). Save the last word for me: Encouraging students to engage with complex reading and each other. Faculty Focus.
  • Lentz, C. L., & Seo, K. (2014). Revisiting the early use of technology: A critical shift from “How young is too young?” to “How much is ‘just right’?”. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 42 (1).
  • Seo, K., & Engelhard, C. (2014). Using the constructivist tri-dimensional design model for online health care continuing education. The American Journal of Distance Education, 28 (1).
  • Seo, K., & Ciani, J. (2014). Fostering a safe online culture with cyberbullying awareness and prevention. International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development, 6 (2).
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2013). Exploring the innovative use of audio-based journaling to enhance student reflection. International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2 (1).
  • Zydney, J., deNoyelles, A., & Seo, K. (2012). Creating a community of inquiry in online environments: An exploratory study on the effect of a protocol on interactions within asynchronous discussions. Computers & Education, 58 (1).
  • deNoyelles, A., & Seo, K. (2012). Inspiring equal contribution and opportunity in a 3D multi-user virtual environment: Bringing together men gamers and women non-gamers in Second Life. Computers & Education, 58 (1).
  • Engelhard, C., & Seo, K. (2010). Review for Regan J, Youn E. Past, present, and future trends in teaching clinical skills through web-based learning environments. J Soc Work Educ. 2008; 44(2): 95-114. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 24 (3).
  • Engelhard, C., & Seo, K. (2010). Review for Poulton T., Conradi, E., Kavia, S., Round , Hilton S. The replacement of ‘paper’ cases by interactive online virtual patients in problem-based learning. Med Teach. 2009; 31: 752-758. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 24 (3).
  • Seo, K., Curran, A., Jennings, N., & Collins, C. (2010). Creating a new mobile learning community with podcasting. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 20 (1).
  • deNoyelles, A., & Seo, K. (2010). Designing and facilitating learning communities in social 3D multi-user virtual environments. International Journal of Innovation in Education, 1 (2).
  • Seo, K., DeWitt, S., & Byk, A. (2009). Uniting technology and reflection: Electronic journaling in a social studies methods class. Ohio Social Studies Review, 45 (1).
  • Seo, K., Sowa, P., Schmidt, C. et al (2009). Online dialogue about instructional technology among education students in Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2009.
  • Seo, K., Templeton, R., & Pellegrino, D. (2008). Creating a ripple effect: Incorporating multimedia-assisted, project-based learning in teacher education. Theory into Practice, 47 (3).
  • Seo, K., Schmidt, C., Sowa, P., & Miller, P. (2008). Creating synergy between collectivism and individualism in cyberspace: A comparison of online communication patterns between Hong Kong and U.S. students. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 18.
  • Seo, K. (2007). Evaluating peer moderating as a strategy for improving student interaction in online discussions. The American Journal of Distance Education, 21 (1).
  • Seo, K., Lee, H., & Templeton, R. (2006). Through pre-service teachers’ eyes: Implementing cooperative learning in middle school teacher education. Focus on Middle School, 19 (2).
  • Seo, K. (2006). Coming out of the darkness: Utilizing a systematic approach to evaluate online discussion forums in light of learning objectives. Educational Technology, 46 (6).
  • Seo, K. & Gibbons, A. (2003). Design language: A powerful medium for communicating instructional design . Educational Technology, 43 (6).
  • Seo, K., Eastmond, N., & Cain, H. (2002). Twenty years (and more) of International Review: A retrospective view. Educational Technology Research and Development, 50 (4).

Published Books

  • Seo, K. (2013). Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: blogs, wikis, Twitters, and more. Routledge.
  • Seo, K., Pellegrino, D., & Engelhard, C. (2012). Designing Problem-Driven Instruction with Online Social Media. Information Age.

Book Chapters

  • Seo, K. (2017). Enjoyment in game based learning: Exploring the importance of the fun factor in game play. Game-based learning: Theory, strategies, and performance outcomes. Nova Science.
  • Seo, K., & Johnson, C. (2014). Exploring massively multiplayer online gaming as an emerging trend in distance education. Emerging priorities and trends in distance education: Communication, pedagogy, and technology. IGI Global.
  • Seo, K., Kreischer, N., & Demiral, M. (2013). Analysis of Second Life as a delivery mechanism in EFL education . Using social media effectively in the classroom. Routledge.
  • Highley, T., & Seo, K. (2013). Teacher insights on the pitfalls and possibilities of online social media in instructional design. Using social media effectively in the classroom. Routledge.
  • Seo, K., Kreischer, N., & Demiral, M. (2013). Analysis of Second Life as a delivery mechanism in EFL education.. Using Social media effectively in the classroom: blogs, wikis, Twitter, and more. Routledge.
  • Engelhard, C., & Seo, K. (2012). Going from obsolete to trendy: Empowering problem-based learning with online social media. Designing problem-driven instruction with online social media. Information Age Publishing.
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2012). Recorded voice reflection in problem-based learning scenarios. Designing problem-driven instruction with online social media. Information Age Publishing.
  • deNoyelles, A., & Seo, K. (2011). Understanding communication processes in a 3D online social virtual world. Teaching Arts and Science with New Social Media. Emerald Publishing.
  • Seo, K., & Tindall, D. (2011). Inspiring personal and social transformation through avatar role play in an online immersive virtual environment. Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality. Idea Group Inc.
  • Seo, K., & deNoyelles, A. (2011). A global conversation on effective technology integration in education. Meta-communication for reflective online conversations: Models for distance educations. Idea Group Inc.
  • Seo, K., Byk, A., & Collins, C. (2009). Cognitive apprenticeship inspired simulations. Digital simulations for improving education: Learning through artificial teaching environments. IGI Global.
  • Gibbons, A., McConkie, M., Seo, K., & Wiley, D. (2009). Theory for the design of instructional simulations and microworlds. Instructional-design theories and models, Volume III. Routledge.

Other Publications

  • Gibbons, S., Yauk, M., & Seo, K. (2017). Investigating the interplay between new technology and continuing professional education. Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology..
  • Seo, K., Just, B., & Victor, M. (2017). Student perceptions of the effectiveness of a cyberbullying prevention training program. Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology..
  • Seo, K. (2013). When social media turn against you: Pitfalls and solutions. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2013). Digitizing student thought process: The power of audio reflection. Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education..
  • Seo, K., & Engelhard, C. (2013). Make it 3D!: A new online paradigm for continuing professional development of clinical instructors. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education..
  • Seo, K. (2012). Empowering inquiry-driven instruction with social media. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K. (2012). Embracing a new wave of online social media in the classroom. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications..
  • Seo, K., Kreischer, N. & Demiral, M. (2012). Searching for the right delivery mechanism: Using Second Life to teach English as a foreign language. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K., & Engelhard, C. (2012). Becoming “trendy” with Web 2.0 social media. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications..
  • Seo, K., & Tindall, D. (2011). Discovering a whole new meaning of problem-based learning with online social media. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Tindall, D. & Seo, K. (2011). Reflection 2.0: Using recorded voice communication as a tool for reflection formation in teacher education. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K., & Tindall, D. (2010). Promoting social and cultural sensitivity in a 3D online social virtual world. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education..
  • Tindall, D. & Seo, K. (2010). Empowering online interaction with voice-based discussion boards. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education..
  • Seo, K. (2010). Are we doing the right job?: Challenges and dilemmas in preparing teachers for technology integration. Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education..
  • Seo, K., Sowa, P., Schmidt, C. et al. (2009). Talking technology across divides: Online dialogue among education students in Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K. DeWitt, S., & Byk, A. (2009). Empowering student reflection with technology: Using electronic journaling in a social studies methods class in teacher education. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K., Sowa, P., & Schmidt, C. (2007). Not just about technology: Structuring an effective technology course for pre-service teachers. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K. & Pellegrino, D. (2007). Double your trouble, double your fun!: Multimedia-assisted project-based learning. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K., Schmidt, C., & Sowa, P. (2007). New teachers, new technology: A comparison of instructional technology between South Korea and the United States. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference..
  • Seo, K. (2003). The evolution of design language terms of novice instructional designers. Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention..
  • Seo, K. (2003). The importance of design languages in systematic design. Proceedings of the 41st Annual ISPI International Performance Improvement Conference and Exposition..

Additional Publications

Editorial

  • Seo, K. (2018). Special Issue on Learner Engagement and Technology. American Journal of Distance Education.
  • Seo, K. (2016). Special Issue on Social Networking for Enhanced Interaction. The International Journal of Innovation in Education.
  • Seo, K. (2016). Theme Issue on Empowering Learning Communities with Social media. The American Journal of Distance Education.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Seo, K., Doering, A., Plass, J., Homer, B., & Pazurek, A. (2018). Presidential Session: Building powerful learner engagement. Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Convention – Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Gibbons, S., Yauk, M., & Seo, K. (2017). Investigating the interplay between new technology and continuing professional education. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology – Washington DC.
  • Seo, K., Just, B., & Victor, M. (2017). Student perceptions of the effectiveness of a cyberbullying prevention training program. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology – Washington DC.
  • Gibbons, S., Yauk, M., & Seo, K. (2017). Opportunities for learner engagement. Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Convention – Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Seo, K., Tunningley, J., Warner, Z., & Buening, J. (2016). Raising student voice for stopping cyberbullying. Global Learn – Limerick, Ireland.
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2016). Making student voice meaningful: New assessment criteria for digital voice reflections. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology – Vancouver, Canada.
  • Seo, K., Just, B., & Victor, M. (2016). Making social networking safe: The design and development of an innovative, interactive cyberbullying prevention program for adolescents. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology – Vancouver, Canada.
  • Seo, K. (2016). Keeping students safe in online social environments. Education Law Association’s Annual Conference – Orlando, Florida.
  • Seo, K., & Montier-Ball, J. (2015). Equalizing access to online career resources: Supporting midlife women career changers through a scaffolding virtual curriculum. The Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association – Chicago, Illinois.
  • Engelhard, C., & Seo, K. (2014). Identifying and maintaining clinical instructor best practices measured through students’ perceptions and CI practice. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Seo, K., & Engelhard, C. (2013). Make it 3D!: A new online paradigm for continuing professional development of clinical instructors. E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education , Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2013). Digitizing student thought process: The power of audio reflection. E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education , Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Seo, K. (2013). When social media turn against you: Pitfalls and solutions. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Seo, K., Kreischer, N., & Demiral. M. (2012). Searching for the right delivery mechanism. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , Austin, Texas.
  • Seo, K., & Engelhard, C. (2012). Becoming “trendy” with Web 2.0 social media. EdMedia , Denver, Colorado.
  • Seo, K. (2012). Embracing a new wave of online social media in the classroom. EdMedia , Denver, Colorado.
  • Seo, K. (2012). Empowering inquiry-driven instruction with social media. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , Austin, Texas.
  • Engelhard, C., & Seo, K. (2012). Empowering clinical instructors with web-based multimedia training. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association , Chicago, Illinois.
  • Zydney, J., Seo., K., & deNoyelles, A. (2011). Creating a community of inquiry in online environments: The power of protocols. The Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association , New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Seo, K., & Tindall, D. (2011). Discovering a whole new meaning of problem-based learning with online social media. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Tindall, D., & Seo, K. (2011). Reflection 2.0: Using recorded voice communication as a tool for reflection formation in teacher education. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Seo, K. (2011). Are we doing the right job?: Challenges and dilemmas in preparing teachers for technology integration. E-Learn , Orlando, Florida.
  • Seo, K., & Tindall, D. (2010). Promoting social and cultural sensitivity in a 3D online social virtual world.. E-Learn , Orlando, Florida..
  • Tindall D., & Seo, K. (2010). Empowering online interaction with voice-based discussion boards. E-Learn , Orlando, Florida..
  • Seo, K. (2009). Bring them together or break them apart?: Challenges and lessons learned in building a heterogeneous virtual community. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Louisville, Kentucky..
  • Zydney, J., Seo, K., & Byk, A. (2009). Paving the way for structured student interaction: Using online protocols in discussion. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Louisville, Kentucky..
  • Engelhard, C., & Seo, K. (2009). Designing a distance learning environment for clinical educators. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Louisville, Kentucky..
  • Seo, K. DeWitt, S., & Byk, A. (2009). Empowering student reflection with technology. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , Charleston, South Carolina..
  • Seo, K., Sowa, P., Schmidt, C. et al (2009). Talking technology across divides: Online dialogue among education students in Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , Charleston, South Carolina..
  • Seo, K., Curran, A., Jennings, N., & Collins, C. (2008). Lesson on demand!: Mobilizing classroom learning with podcasts. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Orlando, Florida..
  • Seo, K., & Byk, A. (2008). Show me what you are thinking!: Transporting cognitive apprenticeship into a virtual world. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Orlando, Florida..
  • Byk, A., & Seo, K. (2008). Finding a voice the “Wiki” way. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Orlando, Florida..
  • Seo, K., Sowa, P., & Schmidt, C. (2008). Building communities across distance. The Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association , New York City..
  • Seo, K., & Pellegrino, D. (2008). Blazing a path through the mind with multimedia project based learning. The Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association , New York City..
  • Wang, G., Gut, D., Seo, K. et al. (2008). New media and education in the 21st Century (Session proposal). The Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association , New York City..
  • Seo, K. & Pellegrino, D. (2007). Double your trouble, double your fun!: Multimedia-assisted project-based learning. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , San Antonio, Texas..
  • Seo, K., Schmidt, C., & Sowa, P. (2007). New teachers, new technology: A comparison of instructional technology between South Korea and the United States. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , San Antonio, Texas..
  • Seo, K., Sowa, P., & Schmidt, C. (2007). Not just about technology: Structuring an effective technology course for pre-service teachers. The International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education , San Antonio, Texas..
  • Seo, K. (2006). Solving the controversy between tutor moderation and nonmoderation: Power of peer moderation in online discussions. The Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association , San Francisco, California..
  • Seo, K. (2004). Eliciting meaningful interaction in online discussions involving U.S. and Hong Kong students. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Chicago, Illinois..
  • Seo, K., Lee, H., & Templeton, R. (2004). Assessing the instructional value of cooperative learning in teacher education: Perspectives of pre-service teachers. The Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association , San Diego, California..
  • Seo, K. (2003). A student-centered evaluation of instructional strategies: Assessing the value of cooperative learning in teacher education from a student perspective. The Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association , Reno/Sparks, Nevada..
  • Seo, K., Mariger, H., & Lee, H. (2003). More than just content: Usability testing as an essential part of the evaluation process for Web-based curriculums. The Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association , Reno/Sparks, Nevada..
  • Seo, K. (2003). The evolution of design language terms of novice instructional designers. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Anaheim, California..
  • Eastmond, N., & Seo, K. (2003). Building internationalism: A 50-year retrospective on the International Review section of ETR&D. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention , Anaheim, California..
  • Seo, K. (2003). The “fluid” nature of design languages: An insight into an interactive discourse of five instructional designers. The 15th Annual Instructional Technology Institute , Logan, Utah..
  • Mariger, H. & Seo, K. (2003). Usability testing: A simple and cost-effective technique for creating a more user-friendly website. The 15th Annual Instructional Technology Institute , Logan, Utah..
  • Seo, K. (2003). What do design languages do?: Design languages as a design process generator. The 41st Annual ISPI International Performance Improvement Conference and Exposition , Boston, Massachusetts..
  • Seo, K. (2003). Assessing the instructional value of cooperative learning in teacher education: Perspectives of pre-service teachers. The 6th Intermountain Paper and Poster Symposium , Logan, Utah..
  • Mariger, H., Seo, K., & Rule, S. (2003). Are your users learning or just lost?: Building a model for usability testing web-based educational curricula. The 6th Intermountain Paper and Poster Symposium , Logan, Utah..
  • Mariger, H., Rule, S., & Seo, K. (2003). Usability analysis: How to involve consumers in website design. The 23rd Annual American Council on Rural Special Education National Conference , Salt Lake City, Utah..
  • Eastmond, N. & Seo, K. (2002). Evaluating a student electronic portfolio builder in an ongoing PT3 project. The Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association , Washington, D.C..
  • Seo, K. & Nafziger, M. (2002). An instructional transition from paper-based to online. The Summer Instructional Technology Institute , Logan, Utah..

Experience & Service

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • International Convention Planner for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology,
  • Founding President of the AECT Learner Engagement Special Interest Group,
  • Associate Editor for the International Journal of Innovation in Education,
  • Journal Reviewer for Technology, Knowledge and Learning,
  • Journal Reviewer for The American Journal of Distance Education,
  • Journal Reviewer for the International Journal of Innovation in Education,
  • Journal Reviewer for Learning, Media, and Technology,
  • Journal Reviewer for Computers and Education,
  • Journal Reviewer for Multimedia Tools and Applications,
  • Journal Reviewer for Teaching and Teacher Education,
  • Journal Reviewer for The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning,
  • Editorial Advisory Board for Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education; Methods and Outcomes,
  • Editorial Advisory Board for The Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation,
  • Editorial Advisory Board for Digital Simulations for Improving Education: Learning through Artificial Teaching Environments,
  • Program Committee for the IEEE International Conference on Digital Games and Intelligent Toys Based Education,
  • Conference Reviewer for the International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA,
  • Conference Reviewer for the IEEE International Conference on Digital Games and Intelligent Toys Based Education,