Wei-Fan Chen

Program Co-Coordinator, Information Sciences and Technology
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Office Phone
Office Location
Center for Technology, Room 003
Thursdays, 8:00am – 2:00pm
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
Biography

Dr. Chen holds teaching and research positions in the University College at Penn State University. He designs, builds, and studies ways for information sciences to enhance thinking and learning. Dr. Chen has degrees in Computer Science Engineering and Education, and currently his research focuses on the human-computer interaction for cognitive learning.

Research Interests

Dr. Chen's research interests include human-computer interaction, especially for cognitive learning for undergraduate students.

Publications

(2017) Current Trends in K-12 Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2017

(2017) Elementary School Students’ Conceptions of Engineers: A Drawing Analysis Study in Taiwan, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2017

(2017) Utilizing 3D Open Source Software to Facilitate Student Learning of Fundamental Engineering Knowledge: A Quasi-Experimental Study, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2017

(2017) Enhancing Student Learning Experience by Implementing an Electronic Voting System: A Quasi-experimental Approach, Proceedings of International Conference of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education - March 5, 2017

(2016) Epistemological Beliefs of Electrical Engineering: A Case Study, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2016

(2016) The Effect of Online Peer Assessment in Engineering Education: A Quasi-experimental Study, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2016

(2015) An Investigation of Using Wiki to Facilitate Group Composition in Learning Engineering Knowledge: A Quasi-Experimental Study, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2015

(2015) Current Trends of E-Learning in Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2015

(2015) Female Engineering Students' Perceptions of College Learning Experiences: A Qualitative Case Study in Taiwan, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2015

(2015) Students’ Perspectives on E-portfolios’ Development and Implementation: A Case Study in Taiwanese Higher Education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology - 2015

(2015) The Role of Affective Domains in Instructional Design: A Case Study of K-12 Education in the United States, Proceedings of the 33rd Curriculum and Instruction Forum - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2015

(2015) Using 3-D Open Source Software to Facilitate Students’ Spatial Visualization Skills, Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education 45th Annual Conference - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2015

(2014) Examining College Students’ Experience and Perspectives on Laptop Use in Teaching and Learning: A Mixed Method Study, Proceedings of E-Learn 2014 – World Conference on E-Learning - 2014

(2014) Global Resources in Engineering Education: A Content Analysis of Worldwide Engineering Education Journals, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2014

(2014) Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives on One-to-one Computing: A Mixed Method Study, EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning - 2014

(2013) The Effects of Self-directed Learning Ability and Page Interface Design on Students’ Electronic Reading Performances, Proceedings of the AECT International Conference on the Frontier in E-Learning Research 2013 - June 18, 2013

(2013) The Current Trends of e-Learning in US Higher Education, Proceedings of The 2013 International Conference on Education: Educational Issue and Development of the Digital Era - May 9, 2013

(2013) Peer Evaluation in an Undergraduate Database Management Class: A Quasi-experimental Study. , Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education 43th Annual Conference - May 8, 2013

(2012) The Investigation of Varied Types of Blended Learning Environments on Student Achievement: An Experimental Study, International Journal of Instructional Media - 2012

(2012) Guest Editorial - Current Trends in Nanotechnology Education, International Journal of Engineering Education - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2012

(2011) Using a Computer Gaming Strategy to facilitate Undergraduates’ Learning in a Computer Programming Course: An Experimental Study , Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education 41th Annual Conference - 2011

(2011) Effect of Varied Types of Collaborative Learning Strategies on Young Children: An Experimental Study, International Journal of Instructional Media - 2011

(2011) The Effect of Varied Game-based Learning Systems in Engineering Education: An Experimental Study, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2011

(2011) Effect of Varied Concept Mapping on Students’ Hypermedia Learning , International Journal of Instructional Media - 2011

(2010) An Investigation of Varied Game-Based Learning Systems in Engineering Education , Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education 40th Annual Conference - 2010

(2010) Developing a Game-based Learning Environment in Classrooms: A Conceptual Model, Proceedings of International Conference of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education - 2010

(2010) A Pedagogical Web Service-based Interactive Learning Environment for a Digital Filter Design Course: An Evolutionary Approach, Computer Applications in Engineering Education - 2010

(2010) Chinese Students’ Perceptions of Online Learning in Western Discussion Boards: A Cultural Perspective, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning - 2010

(2010) Development and Evaluation of Web Service-Based Interactive and Simulated Learning Environment for Computer Numerical Control, Computer Applications in Engineering Education - 2010

(2009) Creating Expert Systems in Engineering Education, Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education 39th Annual Conference - 2009

(2009) E-portfolio Use at Higher Education Institutions: Potential Problems for Pedagogy , Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Information and Communication Technologies in Education - 2009

(2009) Non-native English Students’ Perceptions of Culture in the Online Asynchronous Discussion Board , Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications - 2009

(2009) The Effect of Concept Mapping on Students’ Online Hypermedia Learning: A Pilot Study , Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Health, & Higher Education - 2009

(2009) A Model for Assessing Web-based Simulations in Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2009

(2009) Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study, Educat0ional Technology & Society - 2009

(2009) Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study, Educat0ional Technology & Society - 2009

(2009) Name-display Feature for Self-disclosure in an Instant Messenger Program: A Qualitative Study in Taiwan, The Journal of Issues in Informing Science & Information Technology - 2009

(2009) Teaching Problem Solving in Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education - 2009

(2009) Understanding Online Non-Native English Speakers: An Acculturation Approach, Educational Technology - 2009

Education

PhD, Learning Design and Technology (formerly Instructional Systems), Penn State University