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Kim, Dongho

Dongho Kim HeadshotAssistant Professor
School of Teaching and Learning

College of Education
University of Florida
2-205 Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-4196

Research Biography

Dongho Kim is an assistant professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning. His research focuses on using learning analytics in online and STEM education contexts. He has engaged in numerous research projects involving the use of multimodal data, such as learner traces and physiological responses. Learning analytics is the main approach that he has taken to obtain an in-depth understanding of learners and their learning processes in a variety of technology-enhanced learning environments. One of his recent projects seeks to develop an intelligent recommendation system using machine learning algorithms.


Ph.D. in Learning, Design, Technology, 2017
University of Georgia

M.A. in Educational Technology, 2013
Seoul National University

B.A. in Education, 2011
Seoul National University

Key Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida, 2018-present

Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, Northern Illinois University, 2017-2018

Activities and Honors

Distinguished Paper Award for the Florida Educational Research Association, 2019

Hewlett Foundation: Open Educational Resource Research Fellowship, 2016-2018

Outstanding Journal Article Award (1st place) for the AECT 2016 conference: Distance Learning Division, 2016


Key Personnel.
Precision Education: The Virtual Learning Lab, Institute of Education Sciences

Co-Principal Investigator
College Research Incentive Fund, College of Education, University of Florida, $39,978

Co-Principal Investigator
iABLE: Individualized Achievement Based Learning Environment, Mary F. English Donation, Northern Illinois University. $200,000

Co-Principal Investigator
A Prediction Model of School Social Environmental Factors in the U.S and South Korea: Examining the Influence of Principal Support, Professional Learning Communities, Collective Responsibility, and Teacher Expectations on Ninth-Grade Students’ Academic Achievement, National Research Foundation of Korea. $206.803.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Huggins-Manley, A. C., Beal, C. R., D’Mello, S. K., Leite, W. L., Cetin-Berber, D. D., Kim, D., & McNamara, D. S. (in press). A commentary on construct validity when using operational virtual learning environment data in effectiveness studies. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Yuan, J., Kim, C., Hill, R., & Kim, D. (in press). Robotics integration for learning with technology. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.

Kim, D., Lee, H., & Park. J-H. (2019). Latent class analysis of non-formal learners’ self-directed learning patterns in open educational resource repositories. British Journal of Educational Technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/bjet.127466.

Jung, E., Kim, D., Yoon, M., Park, S. H., & Oakley, B. (2019). The influence of instructional design on learner control, sense of achievement, and perceived effectiveness in a supersize MOOC course. Computers and Education. 128, 377-388.

Kim, C., Yuan, J., Kim, D., Doshi, P., Thai, C. N., Hill, R. B., & Melias, E. (2019). Studying the usability of an intervention to promote teachers’ use of robotics in STEM education. Journal of Educational Computing Research. 56(8), 1179-1212..

Kim, D., Yoon, M., Jo, I, & Branch, R. (2018). Learning analytics to support self-regulated learning in asynchronous online courses: A case study at a women’s university in South Korea. Computers and Education. 127, 233-251

Kim, D. (2018). A framework for web resource-based professional development in pre-service teacher education: Integrating open educational resources into lesson design activities. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 19(4). Retrieved from: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3394/4723

Kim, D., & Lim, C. (2018). Promoting socially shared metacognitive regulation in collaborative project-based learning: A framework for the design of structured guidance. Teaching in Higher Education, 23(2), 212-226.

Kim, D., Park, Y., Yoon, M., & Jo, I. (2016). Toward evidence-based learning analytics: Using proxy variables to improve asynchronous online discussion environments. The Internet and Higher Education, 30, 30-43.

Kim, C., Kim, D., Yuan, J., Hill, R. B., Doshi, P., & Thai, C. N. (2015). Robotics to promote elementary education pre-service teachers’ STEM engagement, learning, and teaching. Computers and Education, 91, 14-31.

Jo, I., Kim, D., & Yoon, M. (2015). Constructing proxy variables to measure adult learners’ time management strategies in LMS. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(3), 214-225.

Lim, C., Kim, Y., & Kim, D. (2012). College of engineering students’ perception on creativity education. Korean Journal of Engineering Education Research, 15(2), 30-37.

Lim, C., Kim, H., & Kim, D. (2012). Analysis on learners’ satisfactions of video conferencing in global engineering education. Korean Journal of Engineering Education Research, 15(4), 66-75.


Yoon, S., Kim, D., Kim, N., & Cheon, J. (2017). Big data and education. Seoul, Korea: Communication Books.