M.Ed. (Educational Psychology)
Ph.D. Candidate (Technology in Education)
Levina Yuen is the Instructional Media Analyst and Educational Technology Developer for the Centre of Distance Education (Athabasca University). Currenlty she is a PhD student in Educational Psychology specializing in Technology in Education (University of Alberta). Her research interests include professional development in educational technologies, online and blended learning, virtual worlds for education, cognitive learning assessments, as well as video games for teaching and learning.
Levina has worked as a teacher, educational developer, instructional designer and learning management systems analyst at the University of Alberta for over 6 years. She has taught a variety of undergraduate courses including EDIT 202 (Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning) and EDIT 486 (Interactive Multimedia and Video Games in Education). In 2013, Levina led educational technology and media development for the University of Alberta Provostial Blended Learning Pilot in EDEL 325 (Curriculum and Pedgagogy in Elementary School Music), which won numerous awards for innovation in blended learning. Her dedication to learning and growth is reflected in her work with diverse projects including: (a) the evaluation of the Alberta Education Learning and Technology Policy Framework, (b) development of Virtual Environments for Social Skills Training, (c) training for Digital Literacy Initiatives - Library Makerspaces in Lego Robotics, Video Game Design & Coding, and (d) open education initiatives such as the Technology Enabled Learning Massive Open Online Course and Alberta Open Educational Resources Project.
Updated August 24 2017 by CDE