I am Hongxin Yan, and have been with Centre for Learning Design and Development at Athabasca University since February 2008. I was an educational media analyst (for multimedia producing, Flash and web programming), and then since 2011 I have been working as a learning designer.
I have a B.E. in Mechanics, and a M.E. in Mechanics (computer aided design), both from China. I also have a M.A. in educational technology from Concordia University in Montreal.
As a learning designer, I am very enthusiastic on exploring how to design learning environments for online courses in effectiveness; how computer and online technologies facilitate students’ learning; and what can best motivate and engage students online. I am very interested in personalized and adaptive learning, competency-based education, learning analytics, and intelligent technologies. I believe education, rather than being a knowledge transmitter, should be a path of discovering and nurturing individual's talents and good natures.
Updated September 09 2016 by Student & Academic Services