Wei-Chen Hung, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair


Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

Research Interests

Problem solving, HCI, Performance support system


Ph.D., Instructional Systems Technology with Minor in Information Science, Indiana University-Bloomington.


  • ETT429 Computers in Classroom Teaching
  • ETT501 Proseminar in Instructional Technology
  • ETT510 Instructional Media and Technology
  • ETT529 Theories of Computer-Based Education
  • ETT530 Software Tools for Instructional Technologists
  • ETT536 Web Based Learning
  • ETT538 Developing Educational Software
  • ETT539 Courseware Systems Development
  • ETT555 Media Design: Multimedia
  • ETT742 Seminar in Instructional Technology Research
  • ETR531 Program Evaluation

Recent Papers

  • Luo, W., Pelletier, J., Duffin, K., Ormand, C., Hung, W.-C., Shernoff, S., Zhai, X., Iverson, E., Whalley, K., & Gallaher, C. (In press) Advantages of computer simulation in enhancing students’ learning about landform evolution: A case study using the Grand Canyon. To appear in Journal of Geoscience Education
  • Hung, W-C., Smith, T. J., & Smith, M., C. (2015). Design and usability assessment of a dialogue-based cognitive tutoring system to model expert problem solving in research design. British Journal of Educational Technology. 46(1), 82-97. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12125.
  • Paver, J., Walker, D. & Hung, W.-C. (2014) Adjunct faculty characteristics that may predict intention to integrate technology into instruction. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 38(10), 859-872. doi: 10.1080/10668926.2013.819790
  • Paver, J., Walker, D. & Hung, W.-C. (2014) Factors that predict the integration of technology for instruction by community college adjunct faculty. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 38(1), 68-85. doi: 10.1080/10668926.2013.799449
  • Hung, W.-C., Kalota, F. (2013). Design and validation of MAPS for educators: A performance support system to guide media selection for lesson design. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 26(1), 81-99. doi: 10.1002/piq.21136.
  • Kalota, F., & Hung, W-C. (2013). Formative evaluation of the instructional effects on a performance support system designed to guide pre-service teachers in developing technology integration strategies. British Journal of Educational Technology. 44(3), 442-452. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01318.x
  • Hung, W-C., & Jeng, I-F., (2013). Factors influencing future educational technologists' intentions to participate in online teaching. British Journal of Educational Technology.44(2), 255-272. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01294.x
  • Hung, W-C., & Lockard, J. (2012). Integrating metacognitive prompts and critical inquiry process display to scaffold learners’ development of problem solving skills. In S. B. Fee, & B, R. Belland (Eds.). The role of criticism in understanding problem solving: Essays in memory of John C. Belland. (pp. 115-140). New York: Springer.
  • Oldenburg, N. & Hung, W-C., (2010). Problem-solving-strategies used by RN-BS students in an online PBL course. Journal of Nursing Education.49(4): 219-22.
  • Hung, W-C., Smith, T. J., Harris, M. S. & Lockard, J. (2010). Development research of a teachers’ educational performance support system: The practices of design, development, and evaluation. Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), 58(1), 61-80.
  • Chasnoff, J. I., & Hung, W-C. (2010). [Computer Software] Cause and Consequence – An interactive behavior management system. Chicago: NTI publishing. ISBN 97809845053124
  • Omale, N., Hung, W-C., Luetkehans, L., & Cooke-Plagwitz, J. (2009). Learning in 3-D Multi-User Virtual Environments: Exploring the use of unique 3-D attributes for problem based learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(3), 480-495.
  • Millis, K., Baker, S., Blackemore, J., Connington, F., Harper, Y., Hung, W-C., Kohn, A. & Stowell (2009). Teaching and learning in a digital world. In D. F. Halpern. (Ed.), Undergraduate education in psychology: A blueprint for the future of the discipline. Washington, DC: APA. (authorship by alphabetical order except for the first author)
  • Kitts, K., Luo, W. & Hung, W-C. (2008). Did it ever rain on Mars? A professional development opportunity for teachers and an actual NASA research opportunity for middle and high school students. The Earth Scientist, 27(2), 17-20.
  • Hung, W-C. & Lockard, J. (2007). The design and impact of using an advance organizer guided behavior matrix to support teachers’ problem solving in classroom behavior management. Journal of Special Education Technology. 22(1). 23 – 39.
  • Hung, W-C. & Chao, C-A. (2007). Integrating advance organizers and multidimensional information display in electronic performance support systems. Innovations in Education and TeachingInternational. 44. 181 – 198.

National/State Grant Research Support

  • Web-based Interactive Landform Simulation Model (WILSIM). National Science Foundation, TUES Phase 1. $236,041, 2013-16, Role: Senior Faculty Expert, Grant# TUES-1140375.
  • Information security awareness. Elgin Community College. $10,000, 2011–12. Role: Principal Investigator, Grant# G3B67469.
  • Development of an intelligent tutoring system for training social and behavioral sciences students in research methods fundamentals. National Science Foundation, CCLI Phase 1. $150,000, 2008-12, Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Grant# DUE-0737068.
  • MARS Valley Networks Project: Martian Valley Networks Analysis: Run-off or Sapping? NASA Office of Space Science/Education Outreach. $20,000, 2005-07, Role: Faculty Expert, Grant# NNG04GJ71G.
  • Specialized Computer and Other Technology and Providing Improved Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children from Multicultural/Multilingual Communities. Illinois Department of Education. $75,000, 2005-07, Role: Faculty Expert, Grant# 44-G3B67314.

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