Jin “Joy” Mao, Ph.D., Associate Professor of School of Education, has recently received the 2015 Outstanding Article Award by the Systems Thinking & Change Division of Association for Educational Communications and Technology. The Association is a prestigious national organization with 24 state and six international affiliates, with a focus on instructional or educational technology and human learning. Her publication is titled “Social media for learning: A mixed methods study on high school students’ technology affordances and perspectives,” published in Computers in Human Behavior, a scholarly journal dedicated to examining the role of computers in education from a psychological perspective.
She also co-presented with Anthony L. Liuzzo, J.D., Ph.D., Director of Arizona Business Programs and Professor of Business and Economics, and two other colleagues from the Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Community College, in the 2015 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. The paper presented is titled “Teaching the next generation: Pedagogical and legal implications of social media.”