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Kim, Nari

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise:

  • Web-based learning
  • Computer-mediated discourse analysis


Brief Bio:

For one and a half decades, I have worked as an instructional designer, researcher, and instructor in various contexts such as P–12 education, teacher education, higher education, cooperation training, and lifelong learning. After graduating with a B.A. in Educational Technology from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea in 1997, I worked as a team manager and senior instructional designer of the Team Mathematics in Samsung’s Web School project. In 1999, I researched instructional design models for Web-based training at the Web-Based Training Institute in Educational Information Systems after completing my master program in Educational Technology at Ewha Womans University. Also, as a senior instructional designer, I planned Woongjin’s Cyber Class for secondary mathematics. As a doctoral student in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University in Bloomington, I taught technology integration courses for pre–service teachers. Currently, I am an assistant professor of the Dept. of Human Services and Educational Leadership.

My research interests are (a) promoting critical thinking in communities of practice, (b) designing inquiry–based learning environments, and (c) integrating Web 2.0 technologies for informal and formal learning. I am studying how to scaffold critical thinking and collaboration in wikibook creation across international institutions. In particular, I have investigated the characters of the interactions in wikibooks and analyzed the impacts of scaffolds and peer feedback on student engagement, critical thinking, collaborative learning, and satisfaction in wikibook creation.

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: September 2009
Years of P-12 Experience: 7 years


Classes Typically Taught:

  • Integrating technology in teaching
  • Multimedia design and development


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