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    WANG Cixiao Lecturer
    School of Educational Technology
    Field of study:educational technologies, online education, collaborative learning, embodied learning
    Address:Room C907, Science and Technology Building


    Peking University (PKU)                                                                           Beijing, China

    Ph. D. in Educational Technology, Graduate School of Education              09/2015-06/2020

    Beijing Normal University (BNU)                                                             Beijing, China

    B.S. in Educational Technology, Faculty of Education                                09/2011-06/2015

    University of California, Berkeley (UCB)                                                 California, USA

    Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Education                                           09/2018-09/2019

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)                               Illinois, USA

    Visiting Student, College of Education                                                          02/2017-03/2017


    Systematic Instructional Design, Enterprise E-Learning, Cognitive science and philosophy of Technology


    International Journal Articles

    Wang C., Li S.*. (2022). The trade-off between individuals and groups: Role interaction under different technology affordance conditions. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning,16(4), 525-557. (SSCI Q1) 10.1007/s11412-021-09355-5

    Wang C., & Le H.*. (2022). The More, the Merrier? Roles of Device-student Ratio in Collaborative Inquiries and its Interactions with External Scripts and Task Complexity. Journal of Educational Computing Research,59(8), 1517 -1542. (SSCI Q2)

    Liu W., & Wang C.*. (2022). How roles in collaboration respond to the exchange of device-student ratio under the impact of external scripts? Educational Technology & Society, 25(2), 15-30. (SSCI Q1)

    Wang C., Xu L., & Liu H.*. (2021). Exploring behavioral patterns of virtual manipulatives supported collaborative inquiry learning: Effect of device-student ratios and external scripts. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34(6), 917-927. (SSCI Q1)

    Wang C., Wang J., Shi Z*. & Wu F. (2021). Comparison of the effects of 1:1 and 1:m CSCL environments with virtual manipulatives for scientific inquiry-based learning: A counterbalanced quasi-experimental study. Interactive Learning Environments, 0(0), 1-18. (SSCI Q1)

    Wang C., OuYang J.*, & Wu F. (2021). Subgroups of assessor and assessee: the relationship between students’ peer assessment roles and perceptions of MSCL in science education. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 30, 816-828. (SSCI Q2)

    Wang C., Yu S.*. (2021). Tablet-to-student ratio matters: Learning performance and mental experience of collaborative inquiry. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 0(0), 1-17. (SSCI Q3)

    Wang C.*, Fang T., & Gu Y. (2020). Learning Performance and Behavior Patterns of Online Collaborative Learning: Impact of Cognitive Load and Affordances of Different Multimedia. Computers & Education,143. (SSCI Q1)

    Wang C., Ma Y., & Wu F.* (2020). Comparative Performance and Involvement in Collaborative Inquiry Learning: Three modalities of Using Virtual Lever Manipulative. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 29(5), 587-596. (SSCI Q2)

    Wang C., Xie A., Wang W., & Wu H.* (2020) Association between medical students’ prior experiences and perceptions of formal online education developed in response to COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in China. BMJ Open,10(10), 1-10. (SCI Q2) https://doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041886

    Wang C.*, Fang T., & Miao R. (2018). Learning Performance and Cognitive Load in Mobile Learning: Impact of Interaction Complexity. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34(6), 917-927. (SSCI Q1)


    Chinese Journal Articles

    Chai H., Chen L., Zheng Q., & Wang C. (2022). A New Trend of Comprehensive Student Evaluation: From Comprehensive Quality and Core Competency to Comprehensive Literacy, China Educational Technology, (03):36-43.

    Wang C., Li X., & Dong Q. (2021). Research on Student Feedback Literacy from Embodied Perspective: Re-understanding of the Affordance Relationship in the Internet Era, Distance Education Journal, 39(06):88-95.

    Wang C., & Liu W. (2021). How Technology Affordance affects Collaborative: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Effectiveness of Group Information Interaction. Modern Distance Education, (04),25-34.

    Wang H. & Wang C.* (2021). From the Front to the Back:A Qualitative Study on the Current Situation of MOOCs Construction in Colleges Journal of Open Learning, 26(04):24-32.

    Zhang J., Niu X., Liu Y., & Wang C.* (2021). The Connotation and Application of '4E+S' Cognition in the Learning Sciences. Modern Educational Technology, 31(08): 23-31.

    Wang C. (2021). The Dynamic Effect of Technology Affordance: An Epistemic Network Analysis for Embodied Engagement in Collaborative Inquiry. China Educational Technology, (02),113-122.

    Wang C. (2020). Substitution and Transcendence of Virtual Manipulatives to Physical Manipulatives: From Perspective of Embodied Cognition. e-Education Research, 41(12),50-58.

    Wang C., Yang P., & Shang J. (2020). Development Venation, Application Status, and Transformation Opportunities of Online Higher Education. Modern Educational Technology, 30(08),5-14.

    Wang C., Wang H., & Shang J. (2019). How to Teach the Learning Sciences?——Analysis of 37 Learning Science Courses in International Famous Universities. Modern Educational Technology, 29(08):25-33.

    Wang C. (2019). Embodied Design: Developing Thinking in the Dynamic Balance of Sensorimotor Cycle: An Interview with an American Expert in Embodied Cognition, Professor Dor Abrahamson. Modern Distance Education Research, (02), 3-10.

    Wang C. (2018). Take embodied cognitive theory to the ground: situational interaction under technical support. E-education Research, 39(04), 20-26.

    Wang C., & Wu F. (2018). Cognitive Orientation and Themes Evolution of Research on International Mobile Learning. Modern Distance Education Research, (07), 22-33.

    Wang C., Dong Q., & Wu F. (2018). The effects of mobile learning on students' learning performance: A meta-analysis. Distance Education Journal, 36(02):67-75.

    Wang C., Guo X., & Wu F. (2018). An overview of international research on Enterprise e-Learning. Distance Education in China, (03), 52-61+78.

    Wang C., & Wu F. (2018). Performance analysis and improvement path of pre-service teachers' TPACK level. Modern Distance Education, (02), 62-71.

    Wang C. (2018). The Effectiveness of Rule-based Mobile Learning Expert System for Plant Identification. Journal of Open Learning, 23(01), 30-36.

    Wang C., Li H., & Shang J. (2017). Application and Development Prospect of Educational Games Based on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. China Educational Technology, (08), 99-107.

    Wang C., Zhang B., & Wang J. (2017). The Relationship between Acceptance of Online Teaching and Teachers’ TPACK. Modern Distance Education, (05), 12-21.

    Wang C., Jiang J., & Li J. (2017). The development and teaching application of Algodoo. Information technology education in primary and secondary schools, (01), 70-73.

    Wang C., Fu Q., & Yang S. (2015). A Study on Creative Electronic Instructional Design from the perspective of Maker. Modern Educational Technology, 25(10), 106-112.

    Wu F., & Wang C. (2016). The Measurement and Comparison of Students' Learning Motivations Among Five Different Online Learning Modes. Modern Distance Education Research, (01), 78-84+95.

    Li J., Wang C., & Wu F. (2015). Designing the Online Learning Self-Efficacy Scale for learners and Its Measurement. Distance Education Journal, 33(06), 47-53.

    Wu F., Wang C., & Li J. (2015). An Assessment Scale to Measure Learners Motivation in Online Learning Environment with Non-Constraint. Distance Education Journal, (04), 60-65.

    Fu Q., & Wang C. (2014). When Maker in STEAM Education. Modern Educational Technology, 24(10), 37-42.

    Conference Papers

    Wang C. Roles interaction during mobile-blended collaborative learning: The impact of external scripts ICBL 2021 (International Conference on Blended Learning, Japan), 2021,08. (EI)

    Wang H., Wang C.*, & Wu F. How Multimedia Influence Group Interaction in STEM Education? An Epistemic Network Analysis for Online Synchronous Collaborative Learning. ISET 2020 (International Symposium on Educational Technology, Thailand), 2020,08. (EI)

    Wang J., Wang C.*, & Wu F. Comparations Between Physical and Virtual Manipulatives in Collaborative Inquiry. ISET 2020 (International Symposium on Educational Technology, Thailand), 2020,08. (EI)

    Wang C., & Wu F. An Expert System Approach to Support Blended Learning in Context-aware Environment. pp.45-56, ICBL 2018(International Conference on Blended Learning, Japan), 2018,07. (EI)

    Wang C. The application of plant identification and learning APP based on Expert System. pp.332-339, CSEDU 2017(International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Portugal), 2017,04. (EI)

    Wang C., & Gu Y. Cognitive Load and Affordances of Multimedia in Online Collaborative Learning. UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education Research Day Conference (USA), 2019,04.

    Wang C., Liu W, Zhao S., & Mo Y. Research and analysis of the status of TPACK free-tuition normal students. GCCCE (The Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, China Hong Kong), 2016,05.

    Books and Chapters

    Wang C. The influence of technology affordance on cooperative inquiry: from the perspective of embodied cognition. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2022.

    Zhao G., Zhao X., Wang C., etc. PPT Cloud-classroom Pedagogy. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2017.

    Wu F., Wu H., & Wang C. Educational Science Scale Manual. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2021.

    Wu F. Research on Corporate E-learning. Beijing: Science Press, 2017. (Wrote chapter 3: E-learning Cognitive Psychology) (funded by National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science)


    Research on knowledge representation and generation model of online collaboration from the perspective of embodied cognition funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities for Beijing Normal University   2020-2022

    From Front stage to Back-stage: Construction and Key Elements of MOOCs in Peking University funded by the Educational Research Center of Peking University   2018-2019

    Learning Performance and Cognitive Load in Mobile LearningImpact of Interaction Complexity funded by the Challenge Cup Competition of Peking University   2017-2018

    The Relationship between Acceptance of Online Teaching and Teachers’ TPACK funded by the Challenge Cup Competition of Peking University   2016-2017

    Research on the TPACK of Tuition-Free Normal Students funded by Undergraduate Scientific Research Fund of Beijing Normal University   2013-2014

    The Development Situation, Demand and Support Mechanism of Science Foundation for the Learning Sciences funded by National Natural Science Foundation.   2017-2018

    Internet Plus New Knowledge Production: Strategic Research on Building Enterprise Knowledge Sharing System Based by Enterprise MOOC funded by National Social Sciences Foundation.   2015-2017

    Learning Organization Knowledge Production under MOOC Model funded by Beijing Municipal Education Commission   2015-2017

    Maker Education in primary and secondary schools: A Case Study of Creative Electronic Education in Beijing funded by Beijing Municipal Commission of Education   2015-2016


    Ÿ   National Excellent Dissertation Award for Empirical Research in Education               2020
    Ÿ   Outstanding graduate of Beijing; Outstanding graduate of Peking University              2020
    Ÿ   Top Ten Graduate Academic Honor, Peking University                                                 2018
    Ÿ   National Scholarship, The Ministry of Education of P. R. China                                   2014,2016,2017,2018
    Ÿ   Presidential Scholarship for Doctoral student, Peking University                                  2017,2018
    Ÿ   Innovation Award for outstanding academic performances, Peking University             2016,2017,2018
    Ÿ   Merit Student Pacesetter, Peking University                                                                   2016,2017,2018
    Ÿ   1st Academic Scholarship, Peking University                                                                 2016,2017,2018
    Ÿ   Outstanding Graduate of Beijing Normal University                                                      2015

    Ÿ   1st Academic Scholarship, Beijing Normal University                                                   2013,2014


    Reviewer for the Teaching and Teacher Education (SSCI)                                                  2020-present

    Reviewer for the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (SSCI)                                       2019-present

    Reviewer for the Education Journal (TSSCI)                                                                       2020-present

    Reviewer for the ECNU Review of Education                                                                      2019-present

    Reviewer for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Educational Sciences                                          2019-present

    Reviewer for the annual conference of AECT 2018(USA, Kansas)                                     2018-2019

    Other Work Experience

    National University of Singapore, Business School                                                           Singapore

    Teaching Assistant of Supply Chain Management online course                                          07/2016-09/2016

    Ÿ   Participated in instructional design and teaching cases translation

    Ÿ   Developed the teaching materials, courseware and teaching video

    Kaohsiung Darong Private High School, Higher Vocational Department                         Taiwan, China

    Cloud Technology Intern                                                                                                        04/2015-05/2015

    Ÿ   Designed and developed the math e-learning platform based on Moodle

    Ÿ   Provided training of the use of the platform for teachers

    Instructional developer/designer of 3 MOOCs of Peking University

    Ÿ   Improving cooperative learning (, lecture: Prof. Qiong Wang

    Ÿ   Learning Engineer (, lecture: Prof. Feng Wu

    Ÿ   American Society and Culture (, lecture: Prof. Ming Yuan

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