Gi Woong Choi

Gi Woong Choi

Assistant Professor

2610 University Cir
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0022
Phone 513-556-1031

Professional Summary

Dr. Gi Woong Choi (최지웅) is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology. Before coming to University of Cincinnati, He was an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at SUNY Oswego. He is a learning scientist by training and has a background in human-computer interaction and user experience. Dr. Choi received his Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State University. His current research interests include AI in Education, mobile learning, game-based learning, informal learning, problem-solving, makerspaces, educational affordances of technologies, learning technologies in higher education, HCI in education, etc. Dr. Choi also has professional experiences in game user experience design and GUI research and development.

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List of Publications


Ph.D.: The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA, 2018 (Learning, Design, and Technology)

M.S.: Yonsei University Seoul, Korea, 2009 (Cognitive Science and Engineering: Human-Computer Interaction)

B.S.: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Daejeon, Korea, 2007 (Bio and Brain Engineering)

Positions and Work Experience

2020 -To Present Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2018 -2020 Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY

2012 -2018 Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2010 -2012 Game User Experience Designer, Civilization Online Project, XLGAMES, Korea

2009 -2010 GUI Researcher, MacroImpact, Korea

Research Support

Grant: #9427 / LG-252377-OLS-22 Investigators:Choi, Gi Woong 08-01-2022 -07-31-2025 Institute of Museum and Library Services Family Makers: Online STEM Program Model to Support Rural Libraries Role:PI 189956.00 Hold Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Moon J.; Do J.; Lee D.; Choi G.W. (2020. ) A conceptual framework for teaching computational thinking in personalized OERs.Smart Learning Environments, , 7 (1 ) , More Information

Kim S.H.; Choi G.W.; Jung Y.J. (2020. ) Design principles for transforming making programs into online settings at public libraries.Information and Learning Science, , 121 (7-8 ) ,619-630 More Information

Land S.M.; Zimmerman H.T.; Millet C.; Choi G.W. (2020. ) Supporting Observing-on-the-Move with Proximity-Based Technology: Designing for Children’s Scientifi.Visitor Studies, , 23 (2 ) ,182-204 More Information

Choi G.W.; Moon J.; Do J.; Lee D. (2020. ) Open Educational Resources in Korea.Lecture Notes in Educational Technology, , 63-81 More Information

Choi G.W.; Land S.; Zimmerman H. (2018. ) Investigating children's deep learning of the tree life cycle using mobile technologies.Computers in Human Behavior, , 87 ,470-479 More Information

Choi G.W; Pursel B.; Stubbs C. (2017. ) Supporting Educational Games in Higher Education: the Creation and Implementation of Custom Game Eng.TechTrends, , 61 (4 ) ,341-348 More Information

Pursel B.K.; Zhang L.; Jablokow K.W.; Choi G.W.; Velegol D. (2016. ) Understanding MOOC students: Motivations and behaviours indicative of MOOC completion.Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, , 32 (3 ) ,202-217 More Information

Zimmerman H.; Land S.; McClain L.; Mohney M.; Choi G.; Salman F. (2015. ) Tree Investigators: Supporting families' scientific talk in an arboretum with mobile computers.International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, , 5 (1 ) ,44-67 More Information

Weintrop D.; Choi G.W.; Maltese A.; Tissenbaum M.; Fofang J.B.; Walton M.; Walkoe J.; Scott J.; Jung Y.J.; Zimmerman H.T.; DeLiema D.; Dahn M.; Kim S.H.; Copeland A.; Yang J.; Simpson A.; Knox P.; Kim J.; Chan M.M.; Holbert N.; Flynn L.; Kwon K.; Ottenbreit-Leftwich A.; Brush T.A.; Blikstein P. (2020. ) What does computer science and maker education look like in 2030? .Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL, , 3 ,1519-1524

Pursel B.K.; Stubbs C.; Choi G.W.; Tietjen P. (2016. ) Digital badges, learning at scale, and big data.Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases, , 93-101 More Information

Seo J; Moon J; Choi G.W.; Do J. (2022. ) A Scoping Review of Three Computational Approaches to Ethnographic Research in Digital Learning Environments.TechTrends, , More Information

Choi G.W.; Pursel B.K. (2016. ) Acceptance model of learning technologies in media commons .Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS, , 2 ,1243-1244

Choi G.W.; Land S.M.; Zimmerman H.T. (2016. ) Educational affordances of tablet-mediated collaboration to support distributed leadership in small .Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS, , 2 ,882-885

Zimmerman H.; Land S.; Mohney M.; Choi G.; Maggiore C.; Kim S.; Jung Y.; Dudek J. (2015. ) Using augmented reality to support observations about trees during summer camp.Proceedings of IDC 2015: The 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, , 395-398 More Information

Zimmerman H.; Land S.; Seely B.; Mohney M.; Choi G.; McClain L. (2014. ) Supporting conceptual understandings outdoors: Findings from the tree investigators mobile project .Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS, , 2 (January ) ,1067-1071

Zimmerman H.T.; Land S.M.; McClain L.R.; Mohney M.R.; Choi G.W.; Salman F.H. (2013. ) Supporting science practices outdoors with mobile devices: Findings from the Tree Investigators augm .Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL, , 2 ,381-382

Lee I.; Choi G.W.; Kim J.; Kim S.; Lee K.; Kim D.; Han M.; Park S.Y.; An Y. (2008. ) Cultural dimensions for user experience: Cross-country and cross-product analysis of users' cultural.Proceedings of the 22nd British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers: Culture, Creativity, Interaction, BCS HCI 2008, , 1 ,3-12 More Information


instructional design and technology, learning sciences, mobile learning, problem-solving, informal learning, affordances of learning technologies, human-computer interaction, game design

Contact Information

Academic - TEACHER-DYER 615K
2610 University Cir
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0022
Phone: 513-556-1031