Who We Are
Who We Are
SIG Officers 2020-2021



Min Kyu Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Learning Sciences
Georgia State University

Min Kyu Kim is an assistant professor of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from the Learning, Design and Technology program at the University of Georgia in 2012. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California (2012-2014) and The Ohio State University (2014-2016).  Kim's program of research has three primary foci: (a) adaptive learning informed by learning progression models, (b) descriptive and predictive models of how people learn individually or in a group in CSCL environments, and (c) creative and innovative design solutions to advance technology-enhanced learning experience.



Program Chair
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.     





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.



Communications Manager
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. 

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