Who We Are
Who We Are
SIG Officers 2021-2022


Xinhao Xu
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science
& Learning Technologies
University of Missouri

Xinhao Xu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He teaches courses on information technologies and instructional designs. His research interests include embodied interactions and learning, immersive virtual learning environments, and game‐based learning for STEM subjects.


Program Chair
Secil Caskurlu 
Research Associate 
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Michigan State University 

Secil Caskurlu is a Research Associate at Michigan State University in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. She holds a PhD in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She is particularly interested in the factors that impact student outcomes and how to integrate them into the design, development and evaluation phases as they relate to learning environments, experiences, technologies and the like. Her second research interest focuses on the application of learning principles derived from learning sciences to online teaching and learning, and their impacts on student outcomes. She is also interested in integrating computational thinking into K-12 education. More specifically, she is interested in teacher competencies required for meaningful integration of computational thinking into K-12 to foster student outcomes while they are engaged in computational thinking-related tasks. As for teaching, she has designed, developed and taught various face-to-face, blended and fully online graduate courses focusing on different topics ranging from instructional design to advanced research in instructional design and technology and online teaching and learning. From a practical perspective, she has been doing consultation work for faculty and graduate students in different fields with a focus on instructional design, competency-based education as well as online teaching and learning.


T. Logan Arrington
Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Technology and Foundations
University of West Georgia

Logan Arrington is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of West Georgia. Logan received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies from Florida State University in 2018. At UWG, he teaches graduate level courses on Instructional Design and Performance Improvement. Logan’s research interests are failure-based instructional strategies, professional issues in the field of Instructional Design and Technology, and authentic learning opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Communications Manager

Alison L. Moore
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Studies
University of South Carolina

Alison Moore is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Educational Studies Department at the University of South Carolina. In late 2016, she earned a Ph.D. from the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program at Florida State University. Currently, she supports doctoral students in the Learning Design and Technologies program at the University of South Carolina. Alison has held several instructional design and education research roles in corporate and higher education settings.

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