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Julia McKeown

Assistant Professor

402D Poe Hall

Bio

Julia McKeown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University and coordinates the Learning, Design, and Technology graduate programs. She currently focuses her research and teaching on instructional design and development, learning theories, human performance improvement, management of change, and emerging technologies. Dr. McKeown also has a passion for financial education and a large part of her outreach work is currently devoted to developing and managing large scale personal finance education and media projects to promote financial literacy, planning, and education.

Research Description

Dr. McKeown is currently focused on two primary areas of research. The first focus is on modeling, mapping, and assessing complex problem solving, in a variety of settings including education programs and financial settings. This includes work on evaluating and developing methods for partial to complete automation of mental model elicitation and analysis of complex problem representations. The second area is focused on emerging technologies that have the potential to improve human performance especially in the areas of learning and instruction. Particular emphasis is placed on areas where technology facilitates paradigm shifts in way learning may occur or be facilitated.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Instructional Systems from Florida State University in 2009
Master of Science in Instructional Systems from Florida State University in 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Florida State University in 1999

Programs

Courses Taught

  • ECI 511 Introduction to Learning, Design, and Technology
  • ECI 512 Emerging Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • ECI 514 Developing and Delivering Online Instruction
  • ECI 517 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Learning Environments
  • ECI 518 Program and Staff Development
  • ECI 519  Special Topics including Open Learning, Media, HPI, and Development

Editorial Boards

  • TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning (Springer)
  • Educational Technology Research & Development (Springer)

Research Areas