Young-Jin Lee

School of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0625
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 413
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Young-Jin Lee is an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Kansas (KU). He received his doctorate in Educational Psychology focusing on Educational Computing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and participated in various research projects at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before joining at KU. His research interests include interactive learning environments, educational use of computer simulations and mobile learning.

Selected Publications

Lee, Y. (2015). Analyzing Log Files to Predict Students’ Problem Solving Performance in a Computer-Based Physics Tutor. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(2), 225–236.

Lee, Y. (2015). Developing iPad-based Physics Simulations that Can Help People Learn Newtonian Physics Concepts. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 34(3), 299–325.

Lee, Y. (2012). Developing an efficient computational method that estimates the ability of students in a Web-based learning environment. Computers & Education, 58(1), 579-589.

Lee, Y. (2010). Effects of instructional preparation strategies on problem solving in a Web-based learning environment. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 42(4), 385-406.

Palazzo, D. J, Lee, Y., Warnakulasooriya, R., & Pritchard, D. E (2010). Patterns, correlates, and reduction of homework copying. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 6(010104). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010104

Pritchard, D. E, Lee, Y., & Bao, L. (2008). Mathematical learning models that depend on prior knowledge and instructional strategies. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 4(010109). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.010109

Lee, Y., Palazzo, D. J, Warnakulasooriya, R., & Pritchard, D. E (2008). Measuring student learning with Item Response Theory. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 4(010102). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.010102

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Specialized in Educational Computing), University of Illinois, Champagne, Illinois, 2003
  • M. Ed., Science Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 1996
  • B.S., Earth Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 1994

Research Interests

Constructivist learning technologies, computerized tutoring systems, computer simulations, mobile learning environments, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education

Recent Publications

  • Lee, Y.-J. (2011). Utilizing formative assessments to guide student learning in an interactive learning environment. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 39(2), 245–260.
  • Lee, Y.-J. (2010). Empowering teachers to create educational software: A constructivist approach utilizing Etoys, pair programming and cognitive apprenticeship. Computers & Education, 56(2), 527–538.
  • Lee, Y.-J. (2010). Developing a mobile physics learning environment based on physics misconception research and e-learning design principles. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 29(3), 399–416.
  • Palazzo, D. J., Lee, Y.-J. , Warnakulasooriya, R., & Pritchard, D. E. (2010). Patterns, correlates, and reduction of homework copying. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 6, 010104, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010104
  • Lee, Y.-J., Palazzo, D. J., Warnakulasooriya, R., & Pritchard, D. E. (2008). Measuring student learning with Item Response Theory, Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 4, 010102, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.010102

Courses

Dept Number Course Name
ELPS 301 Instructional Technology in Elementary/Middle Education
ELPS 302 Instructional Technology in Middle/Secondary Education
ELPS 811 Constructivist learning technologies
ELPS 810 Educational Media Development

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Awards/Honors/Major Service

  • MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005 - 2007.

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