Director - CETE, Center on Education and Training for Employment
Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Program Area: Learning TechnologiesPersonal Website
Ana-Paula Correia is a professor of learning technologies in the Department of Educational Studies.
Dr. Correia is the Director of the Center on Education and Training for Employment. The Center bridges research and practical solutions to impact communities, education, and workforce development.
She is the founder and leader of the Learning and Experience Design Research Group, a group dedicated to investigating learning design processes and pedagogies to create deep learning at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Correia served as the Faculty Co-Coordinator of the Masters of Learning Technologies until September 2021. Launched in August 2016, this program is ranked 9th in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Dr. Correia has more than 25 years of experience in learning design and instructional systems technology. Specifically, Correia’s expertise lies in distance education, online and mobile learning, collaborative learning, and entrepreneurial education. Her work has been published in top-tier academic journals, such as Educational Technology Research & Development, British Journal of Educational Technology, Computers in Human Behavior, Teachers College Record, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, and Distance Education. To date, she published over 90 journal articles and book chapters in three different languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Dr. Correia’s research was awarded for excellence several times by the Association for Educational Communication and Technology as well as the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. She has delivered innumerable presentations at local, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Correia has been involved with research projects funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pappajohn Center/Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and the National Institutes of Health. She currently serves as the Past Chair for American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group in Online Teaching and Learning.
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- PhD, Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2005
- MSc, Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2001
- MSc, Educational Technology, University of Minho, Portugal, 1996
- BS, Teaching Biology and Geology, University of Minho, Portugal, 1989
- Educational Statistics and Research Methods
- Mixed Methods
- Naturalistic Inquiry
- Learning Technologies
- Collaborative Learning
- Entrepreneurship in Learning Technologies
- Learner Experience Design
- Learning Design
- Online Learning and Teaching
Toxicology mentoring and diversity inclusion training program
This project has been recently funded by the National Institutes of Health, Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training. It aims to offer a mentoring program to underrepresented college students and recruit them into the toxicology profession. Another specific aim of this project is to develop and deliver openly available online training modules that address toxicology core competencies. Toxicology is the science of characterizing the effects of poisons or toxicants on living organisms. It is an established profession in North America, however, the number of underrepresented groups in toxicology remains disappointingly low. The Toxicology Mentoring and Diversity Inclusion Training Program is addressing this problem. This is a multi-institutional project led by University of California - Davis and involving The Ohio State University, Iowa State University, Tuskegee University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University.
- 09/2020 – 06/2025. PI. ToxMSDT: An Innovative Toxicology Pathway mentoring program targeting underrepresented STEM students. National Institutes of Health, Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training. ($275,342) (Lead Institution, University of California - Davis)
- 06/2018. PI. Entrepreneurship in Educational Technology: The design of a Mobile Application that Bridges the Learning of Portuguese Culture with the Prevalence of Heritage Tourism. The Ohio State University’s Office of International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grant. ($4,176)
- 07/2016 – 06/2019. PI. Toxicology Mentoring and Diversity Inclusion Training Program. National Institutes of Health, Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training. ($49,904) (Lead Institution, Iowa State University)
- 01/2014-12/2016. Co-PI. Plant Breeding E-Learning in Africa. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ($1,643,817) (PI: Walter Suza, Iowa State University).
- Hickey*, S.,Correia, A.-P., & Fergus, K. (2022). The DACUM Virtual Institute: A case study in designing for adult learners. In P. Sullivan, B. Sullivan, & J. Lantz (Eds.), Cases on innovative and successful uses of digital resources for online learning. IGI Global.
- Liu*, C., & Correia, A.-P. (2021). A case study of learners’ engagement in mobile learning applications.Online Learning Journal, 25(4).
- Martins*, V., Santos, E. & Correia, A.-P. (2021). Learning in Diverse Educational Contexts: Bringing Social Justice when Designing Culturally Rich Learning Experiences in Brazil.Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 10(4).
- Correia, A.-P., & Halabi*, A. (2021). Tablet devices in the classroom: Their instructional role with children on the autism spectrum.Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 50(2), 273-293.
- Correia, A.-P., Hickey*, S., Lepicki, T., & Willis, A. (2021). Meeting online learners where they are: e-Learning during a time of pandemic. eLearn Magazine (August 2021).
- Julian, D., Bussell, K., Correia, A.-P., Lepicki, T., Qi, R., Ross, M., & Walker, K. (2021). Common Models and Sub-Processes Inherent to Translational Research: Public Health Examples of Science for the Public Good. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 13(2).
- Correia, A.-P. (2021). Community of Inquiry in a Collectivist/Feminine Society: An Examination. In J. Michael Spector, Barbara B. Lockee, & Marcus D. Childress (Eds.), Learning, Design, and Technology: An International Compendium of Theory, Research, Practice and Policy (pp. 1-22). Springer.
- Romero-Hall, E., Correia, A.-P., Branch, R., Cevik, Y. D., Dickson-Deane, C., Chen, B., Liu, C., Tang, H., Vasconcelos, L., Pallitt, N., & Thankachan, B. (2020). Futurama: Learning, Design and Technology Research Methods. In E. Romero-Hall (Ed.), Research Methods in Learning Design and Technology (pp. 206–226). Routledge.
- Correia, A.-P., Liu*, C., & Xu*, F. (2020). Evaluating videoconferencing systems for the quality of the educational experience. Distance Education, 41(4), 429-452.
- Correia, A.-P. (2020). Finding Junctures in Learning Design and Entrepreneurship: A Case of Experiential Learning in Online Education. In M. J. Bishop, E. Boling, J. Elen & V. Svihla (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology (5th edition) (pp. 689–712. Springer.
- Correia, A.-P. (2020). Healing the digital divide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 21(1), 13–21.
- Gonçalves, S., Dias, P. & Correia, A.-P. (2020). Nomophobia and lifestyle: Smartphone use and its relationship to psychopathologies. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 2(August-December 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chbr.2020.100025
- Featured/mentioned in The Columbus Dispatch and Ohio State News.
- Chatterjee*, R. & Correia, A.-P. (2020). Online students’ attitudes towards collaborative learning and sense of community. American Journal of Distance Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/08923647.2020.1703479
- Best Journal Article (Quantitative) Award, Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Division of Distance Learning.
- Correia, A.-P. (2019). Dealing with conflict in learning teams immersed in technology-rich environments: A mixed-methods study. Education and Information Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-019-10038-w
- Heideimann, S. P., Moreno, E., Correia, A.-P. (2018). Using technology to support chemistry teaching and learning in the context of Brazilian distance education. World Journal of Chemical Education, 6(5), 223-229.
- Correia, A.-P., Koehler, N., Thompson, A. & Phye, G. (2018). The application of PhET simulation to teach gas behavior on the submicroscopic level: Secondary school students’ perceptions. Research in Science & Technological Education, 37(2), 193-217. http://10.1080/02635143.2018.1487834
- Yusop, F. D. & Correia, A.-P. (2018). Teaching Online Simplified: A Quick Guide for Instructors. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 110 p. ISBN: 978-983-100-948-2.
- Correia, A.-P. (2017). Como criar e manter interações de qualidade em cursos online? – O potencial da moderação por pares e curadoria [How to create and sustain high quality interactions in online courses? - The potential of peers’ moderation and digital curation]. EaD em Foco: Revista Científica em Educação a Distância, 7(1) (in Portuguese)
- Baran*, E., & Correia, A.-P. (2017). What Motivates Exemplary Online Teachers? A Multiple Case Study. In Michael Spector, Barbara B. Lockee and Marcus D. Childress (eds.), Learning, Design, and Technology: An International Compendium of Theory, Research, Practice, Policy (pp. 1-17). Switzerland: Springer International.
- Oberfoell*, A. & Correia, A.-P. (2016). Understanding the role of the modality principle in multimedia learning environments. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 32(6), 607–617. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12157
- Yildirim*, C. & Correia, A.-P (2015). Exploring the Dimensions of Nomophobia: Development and Validation of a Self-Reported Questionnaire. Computers in Human Behavior, 49 (August 2015), 130-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.02.059
- Featured/mentioned in Today Show; HuffPost; Scientific American; The Conversation (French edition)
- Esper, T., Correia, A.-P., & Podalsky, L. (2022). Importance of Scholarly Writing/Publishing in High Impact Journals. Invited panel, 2022 Annual Faculty Professional Development Retreat, The Ohio State University, Newark, Ohio. September 9-10, 2022.
- Correia, A.-P., Liu*, C., & Xu*, F. (2021). How to decide among videoconferencing systems to support experiential e-learning. Presented virtually at the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia membership meeting, Sydney, Australia, August 26, 2021.
- Correia, A.-P. (2020). Online Graduate Education: Experiences in a Time of Pandemic. Invited Speaker, YouTube Live Talk Series Ideas to Postpone the End of the World, Rio Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2020.
- Correia, A.-P. (2020). Tips on Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities. Invited presentation for the Graduate Student Assembly at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2020 Virtual Conference, November 2-7, 2020.
- Correia, A.-P. (2020). It is the worst—and the best—of times! Invited panelist, Webinar based on Distance Education, Volume 41, Issue 4, Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Sydney, Australia, October 20, 2020.
- Correia, A.-P. (2020). How to Lead Centres for Teaching and Learning to Keep Higher Education Moving Forward: Changes and New Opportunities. Invited panelist, Online Symposium Leading the Future of Higher Ed: Planning for Sustainability, Faculté des Sciences de L’éducation, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, October 2, 2020.
- Correia, A.-P. (2020). Online Teaching & Project-Based Learning: Towards an Emerging Online Pedagogy. Invited speaker, Webinar organized by the Portucalense University’s Department of Science & Technology, Porto, Portugal, July 10, 2020.
- Correia, A.-P. (2019). Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação stricto sensu na Modalidade On-line [Research and Post-Graduate Education stricto sensu in On-line Modes]. Invited talk delivered at the 39th Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Educação (ANPEd) Annual Meeting, Niterói, Brazil, October 20-24, 2019.
- Xu*, F., Hewlett*, D., & Correia, A.-P. (2022). A socialized knowledge community on computational thinking: Teachers-Pay-Teachers. Presented at the American Educational Research Association 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 22-25, 2022.Liu*, C., & Correia, A.-P. (2022). External variables that impact m-Learning acceptance: A meta-analysis. Presented at the American Educational Research Association 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 22-25, 2022.
- Xu*, F., Xie*, J. & Correia, A.-P. (2022). How users seek Computational Thinking resources on Teachers-Pay-Teachers: A review-based content analysis. Presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Hybrid Conference 2022, San Diego, CA, April 11-15, 2022.
- Xu*, F., Correia, A.-P., & Hewlett*, D. (2021). Teachers Pay Teachers as a Socialized Knowledge Community: Analyzing Resources Related to Computational Thinking. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Hybrid International Convention, Chicago, IL, November 2-6, 2021.
- Hickey*, S., & Correia, A.-P. (2021). Understanding Instructional Design Decisions: Connections Between Professional Identity and Practice. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Hybrid International Convention, Chicago, IL, November 2-6, 2021.
- Xu*, F., & Correia, A.-P. (2021). A systematic review of distributed pair programming based on the team effectiveness model. Poster presentation at the 5th APSCE International Conference on Computational Thinking and STEM Education 2021 (CTE-STEM 2021), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 2-4, 2021.
- Best Poster Paper of CTE-STEM 2021.
- Liu*, C., & Correia, A.-P. (2021). Reviews of Learning Apps: What Do They Tell Us About Learners’ Online Engagement? Presented at American Educational Research Association 2021 Virtual Meeting, April 9-12, 2021.
- Martins*, V., Santos, E. & Correia, A.-P. (2020). Google My Maps as a Conduit to Culturally Rich Learning Experiences. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2020 Virtual Conference, November 2-7, 2020.
- Liu*, C. & Correia, A.-P. (2020). Learners’ Reviews in Mobile Learning Applications: A Study on Learners’ Online Engagement. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2020 Virtual Conference, November 2-7, 2020.
- Xu*, F. & Correia, A.-P. (2020). A Systematic Review on Using Scratch to Cultivate K-12 Students’ Computational Thinking: From a Learning Design Perspective. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2020 Virtual Conference, November 2-7, 2020.
- Liu*, C. & Correia, A.-P. (2020). Engagement in Mobile Learning Applications. Poster presented at 2020 Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 13, 2020.
- Xu*, F. & Correia, A.-P. (2020). A Systematic Review of Empirical Studies on Computational Thinking: From a Learning Design Perspective. Poster presented at 2020 Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 13, 2020.
- Leach, A., North*, C., Correia, A.-P., Shroyer, T. (2019). Are Instructional Design Graduates Ready for the Real World? Panel presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2019 Convention, Las Vegas, NV, October 21-25, 2019.
- Dias, P., Goncalves, S., & Correia, A.-P. (2019). An examination of nomophobia among Portuguese college students. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA), Yokohama, Japan, June 17-19, 2019.
- Correia, A.-P., North*, C. A., Korkmaz*, C., Clarke, E., Bruce Wallace*, K., McCord, R., & Voithofer, R. (2019). Digital Engagement: Learn What Students Want from Your Online Class. Panel delivered at InnovateX 2019, The Ohio State University, Ohio Union, Columbus, OH, May 16, 2019.
- Correia, A.-P., & Good*, K. (2019). Investigating Students’ Perceptions of Educational Technology Use in College Teaching. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, April 5-9, 2019.
- Correia, A.-P. (2019). Examining Online Learning Experiences in Collectivist Cultures through the Community of Inquiry Framework. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, April 5-9, 2019.
- Julian, D., Ross, M., Lepicki, T., Walker, K., Bussell, K. & Correia, A.-P. (2019). Establishing the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) as a Translational Research Center. Exhibit presented at 2019 Ohio State College of Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 14, 2019.
*Denotes work/writing developed while a graduate student under Correia’s advising.