Hua bai
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
(773) 442-5248
Courses Taught
INMD 410: Media Technology for Educators
HRD 315: Computer Utilization in Human Resource Development
SCED 304E: Clinical Experiences in Secondary Schools
HRD 362: Instructional Media in Human Resources
HRD 490: Multimedia Application and Design
Research Interests
Computer technology use in learning environments, Communication and participation in online learning, and Student’s problem-solving in instructional design

Ph.D., 2006
Educational Technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, Purdue University

Selected Publications

Bai, H. (2013). Using digital mapping tool in ill-structured problem solving. InternationalJournal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning7(2). Available online at

Wong-Lo, M. & Bai, H. (2013). Recommended practices: Cultivating a culturally responsive learning environment for Chinese immigrants and Chinese American students. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth,57(1), 17-21.

Bai, H. (2012). Students' use of self-regulatory tool and critical inquiry in online discussions. Journal of Interactive Learning Research23(3), 209-225.

Bai, H. (2009). Assigning students in cooperative and individual learning environments according to cognitive styles: Achievement and perceptions in computer technology learning. i-manager’s Journal on School Educational Technology5(1), 7-16.

Bai, H.(2009). Facilitating students’ critical thinking in online discussion: An instructor’s experience. Journal of Interactive Online Learning8(2). Available online at

Bai, H.(2008). Facilitating the development of student teachers’ beliefs about technology through electronic modeling, reflection and technology experience. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning5(1), 35-43.

Bai, H.,Ertmer, P. A. (2008). Teacher Educators’ Beliefs and Technology Uses as Predictors of Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Technology Attitudes. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education16(1), 93-112. 


Dr. Bai has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional technology, ranging from applying technology to teaching and learning in K-12 education contexts to advanced instructional design. Her recent research focuses on strategies that are employed to facilitate teacher education students’ learning about technology integration.

Additional Information

Selected Presentations

Bai, H. (2013, October). Game-based learning: Elementary education students’ attitudes and efficacy. Paper presented at Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Bai, H. (2012, March). Using online mapping tool in problem solving activity. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Austin, TX.

Bai, H. (2011, March). Facilitating students’ critical thinking in online discussion: Requiring students to self-code. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Nashville, TN. 

Bai, H. (2009, June). Students’ cognitive thinking in online discussion. Paper presented at ED-MEDIA2009 annual conference: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Honolulu, HI. 

Bai, H. (2008, March). Strategies for facilitating the development of student teachers’ beliefs about technology. Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. 


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