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Ji Yae Bong, PhD

Assistant Professor, Education

Ji Yae Bong, PhD
Office: S-FG 6325 
Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building,
1610 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5735

Dr. Jiyae Bong is an assistant professor of Educational Technology in the Department of Education at Concordia University. Bong graduated with a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies and a graduate certificate in Measurement and Statistics from Florida State University in 2020. Bong’s research focuses on (a) how people interact and engage in knowledge activities in technology-integrated learning spaces and (b) how educators make instructional design decisions in their specific contexts. Before joining Concordia, Bong served as the board associate in the Design and Development division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) in 2015. She also received the NSF/AECT Early Career Award in 2019 and PacificCorp Design and Development Award (currently Design and Development Competition) from the AECT in 2014; and the Excellence in Online Mentoring Award and Digitech Excellence Award from FSU in 2015.

Research Keywords

  • Open pedagogy (OER and MOOCs) 
  • Mobile technology (social media, augmented reality, and robotics)
  • Online learning community, collaborative learning, and project-based learning
  • Design and development research


Current projects

  • Open Educational Resources (OERs): Developing, implementing, and evaluating OERs for instructional designers.
  • K-12 online teaching and learning during COVID-19: Investigating online teaching at middle and high schools in China and South Korea.
  • Web/learning analytics and social media: Exploring knowledge network activities through social media channels such as Twitter using web/learning analytic approaches.
  • Mobile technology-integrated interventions as a reminiscence therapy: Developing digital memory books, augmented reality materials, and therapy programs for patients with dementia and caregivers.

Conference presentations
  • Rice, D., Bong, J., & Klein, J. (2020, November). Design and implementation of robotics instruction in the K-12 environment. Emerging Technology Showcase accepted at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 
  • Bong J., & Park, M. (2019, October). A case study of peer assessment of an ill-structured group task in an Information Technology course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Bong, J., & Dennen, V. P. (2015, April). Learning analytics to explore the learner participation in discussions of a Massive Open Online Course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Bong, J., Joo, M., & Dennen, V. P. (2014, November). SRS-G: A mobile application design framework for group work. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.


Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Bong, J., & Park, M. (2020). Peer assessment of contributions and learning processes in group projects: An analysis of Information Technology undergraduate students’ performance. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2020.1727413
  • Lim, T., Bong, J., Kang, J., & Dennen, V. P. (2019). The effects of information volume and distribution on cognitive load and recall: Implications for the design of mobile marker-less augmented reality. Educational Technology International, 20(2). 137-168.
  • Dennen, V. P., & Bong, J. (2018). Cross-cultural dialogues in an open online course: Navigating national and organizational cultural differences. TechTrends, 62(4), 383-392. doi: 10.1007/s11528-018-0276-7
  • Dennen, V. P., & Bong, J. (2015). Behind the scenes of an independent MOOC: Instructional design problems and solutions. International Journal for Educational Media and Technology, 9(1), 25-31.
Book Chapters
  • Dennen, V. P., & Bong, J. (2017). Reframing MOOCs in higher education: Exploring professional development options. In R. Bennett, & M. Kent (Eds.), Massive Open Online Courses and Higher Education: Where to Next? (pp. 151-166). Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

Professional Memberships

  • AECT - Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • AERA - American Educational Research Association
  • PIDT - Professors of Instructional Design and Technology

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