Kyung Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D. Learning, Design and Technology, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Text Analytics
  • STEM literacy
  • Computer-Supportive Collaborative Learning
  • Computer-Based Scaffolding

Recent Publications

  • Tawfik, Kim, K, and Kim, D. (in press). Effects of case library recommendation system on problem solving and knowledge structure development. Educational Technology Research and Development [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 2.672; Acceptance rate: 10%]
  • Kim, K., Clariana, R., and Kim, Y. (2019). Automatic representation of knowledge structure: Enhancing science learning through knowledge structure reflection in an online course. Educational Technology Research and Development. [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 2.672; Acceptance rate: 10%]
  • Kim, K., and Clariana, R. (2019). Applications of Pathfinder Network scaling for identifying an optimal use of first language for second language science reading comprehension. Educational Technology Research and Development. [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 2.672; Acceptance rate: 10%]
  • Kim, K. (2019). Graphical Interface of Knowledge Structure: A web-based research tool for representing knowledge structure in text. Technology, Knowledge and Learning [Scopus-indexed; Acceptance rate: 22%]
  • Tawfik, A., Kim, K., Hogan, M., and Msilu, F. (2019). How success vs. failure cases support knowledge construction in collaborative problem solving. Journal of Educational computing Research [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 1.542; Acceptance rate: 17%]
  • Kim, K. (2018). An automatic measure of cross-language text structures. Technology, Knowledge and Learning [Scopus-indexed; Acceptance rate: 22%]
  • Zimmerman, W.A., Kang, H.B., Kim, K., Johnson, G., Clariana, R., and Zhang, F. (2018). Computer-automated approach for scoring short essays in an introductory statistics course. Journal of Statistics Education [Scopus-indexed; Acceptance rate: 25%]
  • Smithwick, E., Baxter, E., Kim, K., Edel-Malizia, S., Rocco, S., and Blackstock, D. (2018). Interactive Videos enhance learning about socio-ecological systems. Journal of Geography [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 5.035; Acceptance rate: 15%]
  • Tawfik, A., Law, V., Ge, X., Wanli, X., and Kim, K. (2018). The Effect of sustained vs. faded scaffolding on students' argumentation in ill-structured problem solving. Computers in Human Behavior [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 4.417; Acceptance rate: 30%]
  • Kim, K. (2017). Visualizing first and second language interactions in science reading: A knowledge structure network approach. Language Assessment Quarterly. [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 1.468; Acceptance rate: 20%]
  • Kim, K., and Clariana, R. (2017). Text signals influence second language science text comprehension: Knowledge structure analysis. Educational Technology Research and Development. [SSCI-indexed; 5 year impact factor: 2.396; Acceptance rate: 10%]

Honors and Awards

  • AECT Young Researcher Award, AECT, 2019
  • RTD Outstanding Empirical Journal Article Award, AECT, 2019
  • DDL Distance Education Best Practice Award, AECT, 2019
  • Timothy and Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award, International Literacy Association (ILA), 2019
  • D&D Outstanding Practice Award, AECT, 2018
  • DDL Outstanding Journal Article Award, AECT, 2018
  • CLT Outstanding Journal Article Award, AECT, 2018
  • DDL Distance Education Best Practice Award, AECT, 2017
  • McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award, AECT, 2017
  • RTD Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award, AECT, 2016
  • NSF/AECT Early Career Award, AECT, 2016

Selected Funded Projects

  • Principal Investigator. Making Connection: Linking Processes and Outcomes of Reading to Identify Struggling Readers. Funded by NIU Research and Artistry ($15,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Visualizing Reading and Writing: Network Approach for Revealing the Relationship between What Is Read and What Is Written. Funded by IBM ($30,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Providing Touchable Knowledge Structure Graphic Feedback for Blind Online Learners: Tablet-Based Haptic Feedback and Paper-Based Tactile Feedback. Funded by The Center for Online Innovation in Learning ($50,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Exploratory Development of a Tool to Measure Learners’ Knowledge Structure in Online Learning Courses. Funded by The Center for Online Innovation in Learning ($50,000)

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Contact

815-753-9445
kkim2@niu.edu
Gabel Hall 101F
kyungkim.weebly.com

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