Dr. Min Liu’s research interests center on educational uses of new media and other emerging technologies, particularly the impact of such technologies on teaching and learning; and the design of new media enriched interactive learning environments for learners at all age levels. She has published in leading Learning Technology/Instructional Technology research journals and presents regularly at national and international technology conferences. She develops and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on new media design, production, and research. Her courses include “Interactive Multimedia: Design and Production,” “Designs and Strategies for New Media,” Multimedia Authoring,” “Interactive Multimedia Research,” “Instructional Systems Design” and “Analysis of Research in Instructional Technology.” She also serves on a number of editorial boards for research journals in Learning Technology/Instructional Technology.
Current R&D projects include:
Designing and researching immersive multimedia learning environments using simulations and game-based learning approaches; and analytics in serious game environments; See an example (This is my long-term R&D project.) See research related to this topic.
Examining mobile technology for teaching and learning. Specifically, studying the use of iPod touch devices for English Language Learner and how teachers use iPads in their instruction; See research related to this topic.
Understanding MOOCs as an emerging online learning tool; See research related to this topic.
Use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching & learning: Specifically, researching the use of social network sites for language learning by college ESL students. See research related to this topic.