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Office Location

850 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Education

Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Florida State University December 2007
M.Ed. Educational Media and Technology Boston University, Boston, MA August 2004
M.Ed. Educational Technology Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea February 2003
B.A. Special Education Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, South Korea February 1998

Areas of Expertise

  • learning design and research
  • program and project evaluation
  • block-based programming and debugging
  • educational robotics
  • special education
  • learner motivation, emotions, beliefs, and engagement

Research Summary

Dr. ChanMin Kim is an Associate Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology. She researches critical aspects of learning such as motivation and engagement. She studies various designs for improving such critical aspects. When she was a special education teacher, she programmed mathematics games for young children with special needs such as autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, and learning disabilities. Her learning design research is not only for student learning but also for teacher learning. Her current NSF IUSE research involves design for future early childhood teachers' learning of block-based programming and debugging during robot building. A project funded by the NSF STEM+C program involves design for elementary teachers' use of collective argumentation in integrating block-based programming in teaching mathematics and science. Another current project, funded by USDA PD-STEP, involves designing for agriscience teachers' professional learning. Dr. Kim led research on a USDOE Comprehensive School Reform project, in which she worked with teachers and students in 8 rural K-8 schools in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. Her newest research, based on a synthesis of experience of almost 20 years, is on design of block-based programming for social learning of children with autism spectrum disorders.