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- Ph.D. — Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University (2008)
- Ph.D. — Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University (2008)
- M.Ed. — Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University (2005)
- B.A. — Educational Technology, Ewha Woman’s University (2001)
- 2018 – presentAssociate Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
- 2008 – 2012
Department of Educational Studies
Teachers College, Ball State University
- 2004 – 2008
Department of Instructional Systems Technology
School of Education, Indiana University
- 2004 – 2005
Corporate Instructional Designer
Marsh, McDonald’s, Walgreens, BearingPoint, Accenture Projects, WisdomTools, Inc.
- 2003 – 2004
Instructional Design and Technology Consultant
Instructional Consulting and Technology Services, School of HPER, Indiana University
- 2001 – 2003
Secondary English Teacher
Yungduk High School, South Korea
- 2000 – 2001
Instructional Designer & Consultant
Solve-It Media Inc., South Korea
Dr. Sunnie Lee Watson teaches and conducts scholarly work in the field of learner-centered paradigm of education. Her areas of research focus on attitudinal learning and mindset change for social justice in both formal and informal educational settings, learner-centered online instruction and innovative educational technologies, and critical systems thinking for educational change.
- Bawa, P., & Watson, S. L. (2017). The looking glass effect: A phenomenological study of graduate Asian students’ English writing challenges. Journal of Research Initiatives, 3(1), 633-657.
- Bawa, P., Phillion, J., & Watson, S. L. (2017). The Changing Face of Race-Based Aggression in the USA: Where We Are, Why We Are Here and Where We Are Going. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3(1), 633-657.
- Watson, S. L., Loizzo, J., Watson, W. R., Mueller, C., #Lim, J., & Ertmer, P. (2016). Instructional design, facilitation, and perceived learning gains: An exploratory case study of a human trafficking MOOC for attitudinal change. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(6), 1273-1300.
- Kim, W, Watson, W. R. & Watson, S. L. (2016). Student perceptions of learning in three MOOCs: A case study of attitudinal change instruction. Educational Media International. 53(3), 168-183.
- Beese, E. & Watson, S. L. (2016). Developing student self-direction over the course of a personalized homeschool education. Theory and Research in Education.13(2). 15-37.
- Watson, S. L., Watson, W. R., Richardson, J. & #Loizzo, J. (2016). Instructor’s use of social presence, teaching presence and attitudinal dissonance: A case study of an attitudinal change MOOC. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 17(3), 54-74.
- Watson, W. R., Kim. W. & Watson, S. L. (2016). Learning outcomes of a MOOC designed for attitudinal change: A case study of an animal behavior and welfare MOOC. Computers and Education, 96, 83-93.
- Watson, S. L., & Kim, W. (2016). Enrollment purposes, instructional activities, and perceptions of attitudinal learning in a human trafficking MOOC. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 31(3), 273-287.
- Tomory, A. & Watson, S. L. (2015). Flipped classrooms for advanced science courses. Journal of Science Education and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s10956-015-9570-8.
- Reigeluth, C. M., Aslan, A., Chen, Z., Dutta, P., Huh, Y., Lee, D., Lin, C. Huei, L. Min, M. Tan, V., Watson, S. L. & Watson, W. R. (2015) PIES: Technology functions for the learner-centered paradigm of education. Journal of Educational Computing Research. 52(3).
- Watson, W.R., Watson, S. L., & Reigeluth, C.M. (2015). Education 3.0: Breaking the mold with technology. Interactive Learning Environments, 23(3), 332-343. DOI: 10.1080/10494820.2013.764322
- Watson, S. L. & Park. G. (2015) Towards progressive and dynamic multicultural education: Teachers’ awareness of multicultural education in South Korean schools. International Journal of Education, 7(1), 57-74.
- Watson, W. R., & Watson, S. L. (2013). Exploding the ivory tower: systemic change for higher education. TechTrends, 57(5), 42-46.
- Watson, S. L., & Reigeluth, C.M. (2013). Living the vision: A disadvantaged and marginalized alternative school’s perspective on school culture and educational change. International Journal of Education, 5(2), 53-74.
- Wyss, V. & Watson, S. L. (2013) Developing videos to better inform middle school students about STEM career options. TechTrends, 57(2), 54-62.
- Watson, S. L., *Watson, W. R. (2011). Critical, emancipatory and pluralistic research for education: A review of critical systems theory. Journal of Thought, 46(4), 63-77.
- Watson, S. L. (2011). Somebody’s gotta fight for them: A disadvantaged and marginalized alternative school’s learner-centered culture of learning. Urban Education, 46(6), 1496-1525.
- Park, G. C. & Watson, S. L. (2011). Multicultural education in contexts: lessons from Korean multicultural education for their immigrants to American educators. Multicultural Education, 16(3), 2-6.
- Watson, S. L., Park, G., & Lee, H. (2011). Pre-service teachers’ awareness and attitudes on South Korea’s increasing cultural and ethnic diversity and the role of multicultural education in K-12 schools. International Journal of Education, 3(2), 1-19.
- Watson, S. L. & Watson. W. R. (2011). The role of technology and computer based instruction in a Disadvantaged Alternative School’s Culture of Learning. Computers in the Schools, 28(1), 39-55.
- EDCI 51300 — Foundations of Learning Design and Technology: An Introduction to the Field
- EDCI 53100 — Learning Theories and Instructional Design
- EDCI 56400 — Integration and Management of Computers in Education
- EDCI 67200 — Advanced Practices in Learning Systems Design
- EDTEC 55200 — Multimedia Web Design and Development for Education (BSU)
- EDTEC 65000 — Introduction to Qualitative Research (BSU)
- EDTEC 66000 — Instructional Design and Technology (BSU)
- EDSTU 66000 — Ethnographic Research in Education (BSU)
- EDSTU 67000 — Technology, Policy and Pedagogy (BSU)