Pearl Chen, Ph.D.

Instructional Technology
Charter College of Education
Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
Office Location: KH A2037
Email: hchen6@exchange.calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

Dr. Pearl Chen is a Professor of Instructional Technology in the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education. She joined the faculty of the Charter College of Education in 2002.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Chen teaches courses in instructional design, media production, learning theories, current technology, and applied experiences in instructional design and technology in the Educational Technology Leadership and the New Media Design and Production MA programs.


RESEARCH

Dr. Chen's research interests include experience design, situated cognition, visual thinking, blended learning, design-based learning, technology affordances, and technology-supported intentional learning and knowledge building.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Chen, P., & Dong, J. (2014).  A case study: How collaborative PBL affects learning of minority students in engineering courses at senior level. Proceeding of American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IL.
  • Qin, X., Chen, P., & Dong, J. (2014).  Enhancing collaborative project-based learning using participatory design approach. Proceeding of IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • Dong, J., Qin, X., & Chen, P. (2014). Enhancing CPBL using Participatory Design Approach. Invited presentation at 2014-2015 Fall Faculty Day, California State University, Los Angeles.
  • Chen, P. (2014). American graduate education: A guide for Asian international students. Invited lecture, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Chen, P., & Dong, J. (2014).  A case study: How collaborative PBL affects learning of minority students in engineering courses at senior level. American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IL.
  • Dong, J., & Chen, P. (2014). Impact of collaborative project-based learning on the self-efficacy of urban minority students in engineering. Invited talk at the Annual American Educational Research Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dong, J., Chen, P., & Qin, X. (2013). Creating a practical field with collaborative project-based learning for minority engineering students: A progress report.  Annual International Conference of Association of Science Education, Changhua, Taiwan.
  • Chen, P. (2013). Field experiences as legitimate participation in instructional design and technology. Annual International Conference of Association of Science Education Taiwan, Changhua, Taiwan
  • Chen, P. (2013). Learning and training in complex enculturating environments. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Anaheim, CA.
  • Chen, P. (2012).  Field Experiences in Instructional Design and Technology: Lessons Learned and Recommendations.  Journal of Applied Learning Technology, 2(4), 34-40.
  • Chen, P. (2012). Field experiences in instructional design and technology: Legitimate participation and stolen knowledge. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 5(1), 13-28.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1999, Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, Manhatta, Kansas

1992, M.S. Secondary Education, Kansas State University, Manhatta, Kansas

1984, B.S. in Horticulture, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan