SUSAN PEDERSEN
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 643 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 458-1128
E-mail:
Primary Emphasis Area: Educational Technology
Vita: View Document
Short Bio
Susan Pedersen joined the educational technology faculty in 2000 after completing her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches graduate level classes in instructional design and the design of advanced learning applications, including educational videos, games, tutorials, and simulations. Her research focuses on the use of technology to bring student-centered learning approaches, such as problem-based learning and student-directed inquiry, to K-16 environments.
Research Interests
Cognitive Apprenticeship
Educational Software
Problem-Based Learning
Student-Centered Learning Environments
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. *Pedersen, S. & Irby, T. (2014). The VELscience project: Middle schoolers[48]19 engagement in student-directed inquiry within a virtual environment for learning. Computers & Education, 71, 33- 42 *

2. Kim, H., Pedersen, S. & Baldwin, M. (2012). Improving user satisfaction via a case-enhanced e-learning environment. Education + Training 54(2/3), 204 – 218 *

3. Chen, C. Y., Pedersen, S. & Murphy, K. (2012). The influence of perceived information overload on student participation and knowledge construction in computer-mediated communication. Instructional Science, online first *

4. *Chen, C. Y., Pedersen, S. (2012). Learners' internal management of cognitive processing in online learning. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 49(4), 363-373

5. Bulu, S. T. & Pedersen, S. (2012). Supporting problem-solving performance in a hypermedia learning environment: The role of students' prior knowledge and metacognitive skills. Computers in Human Behavior (28), 1162-1169

6. Kim, H., Miller, H. R., Herbert, B., Pedersen, S., & Loving, C. (2012). Using a wiki in a scientist-teacher professional learning community: Impact on teacher perception changes. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 21(4), 440-452

7. Kim, H., & Pedersen, S. (2011). Advancing young adolescents' hypothesis-development performance in a computer-supported and problem-based learning environment. Computers & Education, 57(2), 1780 - 1789 *

8. *Wu, H. L. & Pedersen, S. (2011). Integrating computer- and teacher-based scaffolds in science inquiry. Computers & Education, 57(4), 2352-2363

9. Kim, H., Miller, H. R., Herbert, B., Pedersen, S., & Loving, C.C. (2011). Using a wiki in a scientist-teacher professional learning community: Impact on teacher perception changes. Journal of Science Education and Technology

10. Arslanyilmaz, A. & Pedersen, S. (2010) Enhancing negotiation of meaning through authentic subtitled videos. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), 9(2), 64-77 *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Transforming Undergraduate Learning in Digital Systems in Texas (TX DS). (Co-PI)
National Science Foundation (Federal)
2011/08/01 - 2019/08/31
Total Funding: 238,428.
Courses Taught
2018 - 2019
EDTC 602, EDTC 641, EDTC 691, EPSY 691
2017 - 2018
EDTC 602, EDTC 621, EDTC 641, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 691, EPSY 691
2016 - 2017
EDTC 602, EDTC 651, EDTC 689, EDTC 691, EPSY 691
2015 - 2016
EDTC 602, EDTC 621, EDTC 641, EDTC 691
2014 - 2015
EDTC 602, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 685, EDTC 691
2013 - 2014
EDTC 641, EDTC 684, EDTC 689, EDTC 691, EDTC 685
2012 - 2013
EDTC 685, EDTC 691, EDTC 684
2011 - 2012
EDTC 602, EDTC 651, EDTC 654, EDTC 683, EDTC 684, EDTC 689, EDTC 691
2010 - 2011
EDTC 602, EDTC 631, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 685, EDTC 689, EDTC 691, EPSY 691
2009 - 2010
EDTC 602, EDTC 631, EDTC 684, EDTC 691, EPSY 691
2008 - 2009
EDTC 602, EDTC 684, EDTC 685, EDTC 691, EPSY 691, EDTC 631, EDTC 651, EDTC 655, EPSY 684, EPSY 685
2007 - 2008
EDTC 602, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 691, EPSY 691, EDTC 631, EPSY 685
2006 - 2007
EDTC 602, EDTC 631, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 691, EPSY 691, EDTC 621, EPSY 621, EPSY 684, EPSY 685
2005 - 2006
EDTC 602, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 685, EDTC 691, EPSY 691, EPSY 684, EPSY 685
2004 - 2005
CEHD 600, EDTC 602, EDTC 631, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 685, EDTC 691, EPSY 691
2003 - 2004
CEHD 300, EDTC 602, EDTC 621, EDTC 651, EDTC 685, EDTC 691
2002 - 2003
EDTC 602, EDTC 621, EDTC 631, EDTC 645, EDTC 651, EDTC 684, EDTC 685, EDTC 691, EPSY 691
2001 - 2002
EDTC 602, EDTC 631, EDTC 645, EDTC 651, EDTC 685, EPSY 691
2000 - 2001
EDTC 621, EDTC 631, EDTC 645, EDTC 651
Former Doctoral Students
Chun-Ying Chen (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Yakut Gazi (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Abdurrahman Arslanyilmaz (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Saniye Bulu (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Hye Jeong Kim (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Kathryn Seifert (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Hui-Ling Wu (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Robbie Fitzpatrick (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Martha Green (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Shemesha Shenay Thomas (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
David Sean Sweeney (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Consulting Editor (2001 - ). Educational Technology Research and Development

Awards

(2011). Adobe Design Achievement Award.  Rigglefish won 1st place in Interactive Meida in Education Category

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