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    DONG Yan Professor
    School of Educational Technology
    Address:201 Yanbo Buliding,19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100875, China


    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China


    Research interests

    Technology-enhanced Learning,  STEM Education,  Teacher Professional Development, TPACK,  Cognitive Psychology


    Bachelor                             Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

    September-1991 – July-1995

    Major in Educational Technology

    Master                                Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

    September-1995 – July-1998

    Major in Educational Technology

    Ph.D                                    Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

    September-2003 – July-2007

    Major in Psychology



    Teaching assistant              Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

    August-1998 - July-2000

    Computer Assissted Learning for graduate and undergraduate students.

    Lecturer                              Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

    August-2000 – July-2006

    Computer Assissted Learning, Research Methods for Education for graduate and undergraduate students.

    Visiting Scholar                  The University of Sydney, Australia

    July-2004– November-2004

    Research on bilingual teaching for undergraduate and graduate students.

    Associate Professor            Beijing Normal University Beijing, China

    August-2006 – July-2015

    Computer Assissted Learning, Introduction to Educational Technology for graduate and undergraduate students.

    Professor                             Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

    August-2015 – Currently

    Computer Assissted Learning, Research Methods for Education, STEM education for graduate and undergraduate students.



    Books and Translated Works

    [1] Thom Markham. Project-Based Learning, Design and Coaching Guide for K12 Educators[M]. Dong, Y., Translation. Guangming publishing house, 2015.10


    Journal Articles

    [1] Dong, Y., Wang, J. , Yang, Y. , & Kurup, P. M. . (2020). Understanding intrinsic challenges to stem instructional practices for Chinese teachers based on their beliefs and knowledge base. International Journal of STEM Education, 7(1), 47.

    (indexed in SSCI)


    [2] Hong, Jon-Chao, Cao, Miao, Dong, Yan, Hou, Xiaoju, & Luan, Lin. (2020). Exploring the role of online EFL learners’ perceived social support in their learning engagement: A structural equation model. Interactive Learning Environments., 1-12.

    (indexed in SSCI)


    [3] Dong, Y. , Xu, C. , Chai, C. S. , & X Zhai. (2019). Exploring the structural relationship among teachers' technostress, technological pedagogical content knowledge (tpack), computer self-efficacy and school support. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher(3).

    (indexed in SSCI)


    [4] Dong, Y., Xu, C., Song, X., Fu, Q., Chai, C. S., & Huang, Y. (2019). Exploring the Effects of Contextual Factors on In-Service Teachers’ Engagement in STEM Teaching. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 28(1), 25-34.

    (indexed in SSCI)


    [5] Zhai, X., Fang, Q., Dong, Y., Zhihui, W., Jing, Y., & Luca, C. , et al. (2018). The effects of biofeedback-based stimulated recall on self-regulated online learning: a gender and cognitive taxonomy perspective. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

    (Corresponding author, indexed in SSCI)


    [6] Sang, G. , Liang, J. C. , Chai, C. S. , Dong, Y. , & Tsai, C. C. (2018). Teachers’ actual and preferred perceptions of twenty-first century learning competencies: a chinese perspective. Asia Pacific Education Review.

    (Corresponding author, indexed in SSCI)


    [7] Zhai, X., Fang, Q., Dong, Y., Wei, Z., Yuan, J. (2018) The Influence of Stimulated Recall With Biofeedback On Online Self-regulated Learning: A Perspective of Cognitive Taxonomy and Gender [J].Journal of Computer Assisted Learning DOI:10.1111/ jacl12284.

    (Corresponding author, indexed in SSCI)


    [8] Zhai, X., Dong, Y., Wang, S., Wang, L., & Yuan, J. (2018). Exploring eye-tracking analyses of EFL learners’ cognitive processing of reduced relative clause. Cluster Computing (3), 1-12.

    (indexed in SCI)


    [9] Zhai, X., Dong, Y., & Yuan, J. (2018). Investigating Learners Technology Engagement-A Perspective From Ubiquitous Game-Based Learning in Smart Campus. IEEE Access 6: 10279-10287.

    (Corresponding author, indexed in SSCI)


    [10] Zheng, L., Dong, Y., Huang, R., Chang, C. Y., & Bhagat, K. K. (2017). Investigating the interrelationships among conceptions of, approaches to, and self-efficacy in learning science. International Journal of Science Education, 1-20.

    (indexed in SSCI)


    [11] Zhai, X., Zhang, J., Xu, H., Dong, Y., et. al. (2016). How Solid Learning Model Influence LearnersCreativity? An Empirical Study to Explore the Relationships Between Personalization, Interdisciplinary Capability and Creativity. (pp. 741-748). Springer, Cham. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

    (indexed in EI)


    [12] Dong, Y. , Liang, J. C. , Yu, Y. Y. , Wu, J. C. , & Tsai, C. C. (2015). The relationships between Chinese higher education students\" epistemic beliefs and their judgmental standards of searching for literature online: undergraduate versus graduate comparisons. Interactive Learning Environments, 23(2), 250-266.

    (indexed in SSCI)


    [13] Dong, Y., Chai, C. S., Sang, G. Y., Koh, J. H. L., & Tsai, C. C. (2015). Exploring the profiles and interplays of pre-service and in-service teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) in China. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18(1), 158-169.

    (indexed in SSCI)


    [14] Sang, G. , Tondeur, J. , Chai, C. S. , & Dong, Y. . (2014). Validation and profile of Chinese pre-service teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge scale. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 44(1), 1-17.

    (Corresponding author, indexed in SSCI)

    Book Chapters

    A cooperative study of home schools supported by new media(2019) . Elephant Publishing House (in Chinese)




    Research on the Curriculum and Supporting Platform of the Youth Technological Innovation and Growth System


    International Comparison and Cooperative Research of Disciplinary Innovative Talents Training System


    Research on the Status Quo and Strategy of Cultivating Youth Sci-tech Reserve Talents


    STEM Teachers' Professional Motivation Improvement Project


    Dragon Boat STEAM Education Cooperation Project


    Research on Situational Awareness Learning in Research Trip


    Interdisciplinary curriculum design and practical research cooperation project based on core literacy


    Youth STEAM course design and consulting services


    High-level science popularization talent training textbook construction funding project


    Consulting & Service 

    2009 to present

    In addition to teaching and scientific research, Yan actively participated in the organization and management team of the institute of educational technology, coordinating and assisting the College in publicity, foreign affairs, postgraduate interviews, student work and other aspects of the work. At the same time in the College bridge a number of cross-platforms, Yan involved in a number of researches and team service works.


    In the summer of 2019, Yan assisted the Dean in the INEI International Summer School Program commissioned by the Ministry of Education, organized lectures for foreign students from 10 countries, as well as various affairs in Beijing. At the same time, teachers from two other schools worked hard to apply for INEI's seed funding scheme and received one grant. To promote the influence of our school in the international community.


    Since November 2019, Yan has been taking up the vice-president of the newly established Institute of Science Education in our school, participated in the preparation of the Institute and the interaction of the faculty. Besides, Yan always promoting active communication between the faculty in our discipline and interdisciplinary fields.


    Since 2011, the joint organization of the National Digital Campus Academic Exchange for Primary and Secondary Schools, in 2017 is the seventh. For primary and secondary school teachers to provide information-based academic exchange opportunities, set up a platform for exchanges. Starting in 2018, United College teachers will conduct classroom seminars and exchanges on STEM education and teaching in primary schools throughout the country.

    At present, 3 consecutive sessions, each session for the country's 400 teachers to provide free expert reports, classroom observation and other STEM exchanges and learning activities, STEM education in China has made a contribution to the promotion.

    All time

    Yan always invited to give presentations at conferences throughout the country, as well as a number of public service training. It plays a role in the promotion of STEM education and PBL teaching.




    The 10th Basic Skills Competition for Young Teachers in Beijing University Outstanding Instructor Award (Cultural History Group B)


    The first "Educational Empirical Research Outstanding Academic Paper Award" 2017 An Empirical Study on TPACK Knowledge of Ordinary Students "Teacher Education Research"