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Department of Secondary Education

Instructional Technology Faculty


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College of Education
Department of Secondary Education
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., EDU105

Tampa, FL 33620-5650


Dr. Sanghoon Park is an assistant professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at the University of South Florida (USF). He currently teaches graduate courses in Current trends of educational technology and Interactive media. Prior to coming to USF, Dr. Sanghoon Park taught at Northwestern State University (NSU) in Natchitoches, Louisiana and served as a program coordinator for Graduate programs in Educational Technology. At NSU, Dr. Park was a recipient of both Excellence in Teaching Award and Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award.


He earned his doctorate from the Florida State University with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Interactive Technologies including on-line distance learning. He has been involved in a range of research projects investigating the educational benefits of interactive technologies including multimedia, pedagogical agents, and mobile technologies in various learning contexts.


Dr. Park's research interest is in designing, developing, and evaluating instructional multimedia technologies to promote optimal learning. Specifically, he is interested in (1) visual representations of online learning information using interactive multimedia to support learning interest and performance, and (2) designing interactive pedagogical agents to facilitate personalized learning by effectively controlling a learner’s cognitive load and affective load.


With his research experience, he has published a book on multimedia learning and articles in Journal of Interactive Learning Research, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Applied Cognitive Psychology, and Journal of Educational Computing Research. He was selected as one of five interns across the nation at the AECT 2004 convention. At the AERA 2006 meeting, his dissertation was selected as best research paper by the AERA SIG - Advanced Technologies for Learning.








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