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Julia McKeown

Associate Professor


402D Poe Hall


Julia McKeown, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University and coordinates the Learning, Design, and Technology graduate programs. Her teaching and research areas include instructional media, instructional design, learning theories, online learning, emerging technologies, and multimedia design and development.

Research Description

Dr. McKeown is currently focused on two primary areas of research. The first is exploring how various types of media can be used to facilitate, deliver, and improve learning in formal and informal settings. This includes exploring storytelling narratives developed and delivered using video as both the method and the medium to promote specific learning outcomes and objectives. The second area is focused on emerging technologies that have the potential to improve learning and human performance especially in the areas of online instruction and distance education. Particular emphasis is placed on areas where technology facilitates paradigm shifts in the way learning may occur or be facilitated.

Courses Taught

  • ECI 503 Media, Technology, and Open Learning
  • ECI 511 Introduction to Learning, Design, and Technology
  • ECI 512 Emerging Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • ECI 513 Video for Teaching and Learning
  • ECI 514 Developing and Delivering Online Instruction
  • ECI 517 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Learning Environments
  • ECI 519  Special Topics including Open Learning, Instructional Video Production, Media and Content Creation, and Design Thinking.
  • ECI 652 Field-Based Applications of Learning Design and Technology

Editorial Boards

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


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Instructional Systems Florida State University 2009

Master of Science Instructional Systems Florida State University 2005

Bachelor of Arts Music Education Florida State University 1999