Dr. Insook Han coordinates the Instructional Learning Technology graduate certification program. One of her research interests entails embodied cognition and the use of technology for improving students’ STEM learning. For the past several years, she has worked on several projects using emerging technologies (e.g., virtual reality) in K-12 classrooms to promote learning. She is also interested in pre-service teacher education for technology integration in classrooms as well as online learning. Her works have been published in various prestigious journals, such as Computers and Education, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Additionally, one of her collaborated works recently won the 2017 DDL Journal Article Application Based Award, which was awarded by the Division of the Association for Educational Technology & Communications.

Research Interests

  • Cognition
  • Instructional Technology
  • Teacher Education/Development

Courses Taught




EDUC 2255

Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms


EDUC 5212

Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education


EDUC 5255

Tech in Classrooms: TPCK


EDUC 8232

Technology, Teaching, and Learning


ILT 5499

ILT: Instructional Technology and Learning


EPSY 9287

ILT: Practicum in Instructional Technology


Selected Publications


  • Patterson, T., Han, I., & Esposito, L. (2022). Virtual reality for the promotion of historical empathy: A mixed-methods analysis. Theory & Research in Social Education, 50(4), pp. 553-580. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/00933104.2022.2118091

  • Jang, J., Ko, Y., Shin, W.S., & Han, I. (2021). Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Learning: An Examination Using an Extended Technology Acceptance Model. IEEE Access, 9, pp. 6798-6809. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3048708

  • Kwon, S., Lee, J., Han, S., Koo, Y., Han, I., Bhang, S., & Park, S. (2014). Teachers’ perception on smart education: Based on the analysis of importance and performance. Korean Journal of Educational Methodologies, 26(1), pp. 65-89.

  • Shin, W.S., Han, I., & Kim, I. (2014). Teachers' technology use and the change of their pedagogical beliefs in Korean educational context. International Education Studies, 7(8), pp. 11-22. doi: 10.5539/ies.v7n8p11

  • Kang, M., Shin, W.S., Han, S., Han, I., & Park, J. (2013). Exploring factors affecting learner's adoption of mobile learning management systems in a cyber university. Korean Journal of Educational Information and Media, 19(4).

  • Jung, H., Cho, K., Lee, N., Han, I., & Lee, J. (2012). Reciprocal Peer Review and Revision in Writing. Korean Journal of Cognitive Science, 23(1), pp. 47-71.

  • Shin, W.S., Han, I., & Eom, M. (2012). Influence of Technology Integration Course on Preservice Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge. Korean Journal of Information Education, 16(1), pp. 71-80.

  • Han, I.S. & Kinzer, C.K. (2008). Examining the effectiveness of a multimedia case-based environment for teaching technology integration to Korean preservice teachers. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL(PART 1), pp. 319-326.