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    ZHANG Jingjing Lecturer
    School of Educational Technology

    Qualifications: BSc (BNU/Gakugei); MRes (UCL), MSc (Oxford), DPhil (Oxford)

    Position: Associate Professor, Research Centre of Distance Education, School of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

    Academic and Professional Background

    ZHANG Jingjing received her BSc in Computer Science from BNU, an MRes from University College London (UCL), an MSc and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. As an undergraduate, she was awarded 2003 AIEJ Scholarship for a one-year exchange study at Tokyo Gakugei University. At Oxford (MSc, DPhil), she was a Clarendon scholar and a member of Brasenose College (funded by ORS scholarship).
    She is now an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education of BNU, specialising in learning and technology. Before joining BNU, she was first trained in Directorate for Education, OECD Paris, and then interned at the Department of Management, the UN headquarters New York.

    Research Interests

    Her early research in machine learning and information visualisation has led to an educational product to analyse university curriculum structure. In the past few years, her research has been involved in work with educationists, sociologists and anthropologists. This has led a change of her research interests initially in machine learning in laboratory settings to social constructivism of learning in real-world settings.
    She is now particularly interested in how learning occurs between people engaging in communication that is situated in daily work environments online and offline. As well as to her recent research on the social sciences of learning and technology, she is also interested in the change to varies forms of human relationships in the networked society, such as leadership and trust; the development of open educational resources; the emergence of MOOCs, and the design of knowledge visualization.

    Teaching Experience

    1.      Introduction to Educational Research Methods [3 credits], International MA in Comparative Education (Education Management and Leadership)

    2.      Fundamentals of Computers [4 credits], BA in Educational Technology

    3.      Introduction of the Learning Sciences [2 credits], BA in Educational Technology

    4.      Adult LearningTheory[2 credits], MSc in Open and Distance Education

    Research Projects

    1.      PI, Big Data Centre for Technology-mediated Education, funded by the Beijing Normal University, 2015– 2018

    2.      PI, An Experimental Study on Contextual Learning: Reconstructing the Forms of Hypertexts of OER, funded by the National Education Science Foundation, 2013 – 2016

    3.      PI, A Study on Knowledge Sharing Paradigm for OER: From the Perspective of Open Standards and Licenses, funded by theBeijing Normal University Science Foundation, 2014 – 2015

    4.      PI,Open Educational Resources: UnderstandingOpen Standards& Licenses, funded by theBeijing Municipal Education Science Foundation for 12th Five-Year Plan, 2012 – 2015

    5.    PI, The Analysis of the Power Relationship in Weibo (Twitter) Conversation, funded by the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, 2013 – 2015

    6.      PI, Sub-project, Experimental Research on Teaching Model based on the Learning Cell, funded by Foundation of 985 for the Project of Theory and Practice of Educational Technology, School of Educational Technology, 2012 – 2013

    7.      PI, The Nature of Educational Technology Community, funded by School of Educational Technology, 2011 – 2012

    8.      PI, Distributed Leadership: Research Collaboration at a Distance, funded by BNU Social Sciences Foundation for Early-career Academics, 2011 – 2012

    9.      CI, Research intoBeijing Open University Professional Development Centre for Distance Education Professionals, funded by Beijing Open University, 2012 - 2013

    10.  CI, Academic Integrity: an exploratory analysis of Faculty perspectives, funded by Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research for New Staff, University of Hong Kong, 2011 – 2013

    Journal Articles

    1.      Zhang, J., Perris, K., Zheng, Q., Chen, L. (2015),Public Response to “the MOOC Movement” in China: Examining the Time Series of Microblogging, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(5), pp. 144 – 160

    2.      Zhang, J., Xu, L., Zheng, Q., Zeng, S. (2015). Revisiting Open Educational Resources: Current Issues and Solutions for Developing Open Standards and Licenses, Modern Distance Education, 5, pp. 64-72 (in Chinese)

    3.      Zhang, J., Li, S., Chen, L. (2015). The Role of Tutors in Distance Education: Using Grounded Theory, Journal of Beijing Radio and TV University, 3, pp. 26-32 (in Chinese)

    4.      Zhang, J., Xu, L., Zheng, Q. (2015). The Development of Chinese Open Educational Resources Research: A Social Network Analysis Perspective, e-Educational Research, 5, pp. 64-72 (in Chinese)

    5.      Skryabin, M., Zhang, J., Liu, L., Zhang, D. (2015).How the ICT development level and usage influence student achievement in reading, mathematics, and science, Computers & Education, 85, pp. 49-58

    6.      Li, S., Zhang, Y., Chen, L, Zhang, J., Liu, Y. (2014). An Empirical Study on the Role Defining and Functional Transform of Course Tutor of Open Universities in Online Education Era, China Educational Technology, 332(9), pp. 50 – 58

    7.      Zhang, J., Xu, L., Zheng, Q. (2014). The Relationship between the Online Presence of OERs and its Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study of the Learning Cell, China Educational Technology, 331 (8), pp. 73 – 81 (in Chinese)

    8.      Xu L., Zhang, J., Zheng, Q. (2014). The Landscape of Chinese Open Educational Resources Research, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 31(4), pp. 230-241

    9.      Zhang, J.(2014). Scholarship before Technology: Re-thinking the Relationship between Technology and Scholars, Communication and Education 1(1), pp. 3-15

    10.  Macfarlane, B., Zhang, J., Pun, A. (2014).Academic Integrity: A Review of the Literature, Studies in Higher Education, 39(2), pp. 339-358

    11.  Zhang, J., Song, X. (2014). Academic Dialogue: Towards the Understanding of Professional Learning in Academia, The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, 20

    12.  Song, X., Zhang, J., Wang H. (2014). How the Sure Start policy is implemented under the Labour government in the UK: A perspective of implementation network, Public Administration Research, 3(1), pp. 33-51

    13.  Zhang, J. (2013). The Nature of Distributed Research: Narratives of Shifting Experience, Educational Technology Development and Exchange 6(1) pp. 47-58

    14.  Zhang, J. (2013). The ‘Actual’ Online Presence of ‘Good’ Research: Reporting the Case Selection Process, Technology, Knowledge and Society 9(1) pp. 1-9

    15.  Zhang, J. (2012). e-Leadership in Academia: A New Form of Leadership Emerging from Networks of Interdisciplinary Research, Cambridge Studies 7(4) pp. 116-125

    16.  Zhang, J. (2008).OECD Education Synopsis: Investment and Return in InternationalisationProcess, Fudan Education Forum, 6(6), pp. 72 - 79

    17.  Zhang, J., Davies, C., Yokoyama, S., Miyadera, Y. (2008). A Hybrid Online Research Instrument beyond the Traditional Web Survey and its Application, Technology, Knowledge & Society 4(1) pp. 151-158

    Conference Papers and Proceedings

    1.      Zhang, J., Skryabin, M. (2015). Exploring Forum Dynamics in a Chinese MOOC: A Longitudinal Probabilistic Social Network Analysis, the 23rdInternational Conference on Computers in Education, Hangzhou, China

    2.      Zhang, J. (2015).The Challenge of Engaging in MOOCs: Chinese Student Perceptions of Participating in a First Chinese MOOC, 29th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    3.      Zhang, J. (2015). Understanding Social Learning in MOOC Forums, BeSeTo Symposium, Tri-nation Conference, Soul, South Korea

    4.      Zhang, J., Perris, K., Zheng, Q., Chen, L. (2015). Mining Microblogging Data to Assess Public Response to MOOCs in China. 26th ICDE Conference, Sun City, South Africa

    5.      Perris, K., Zhang, J. (2015). MOOCs for Skill Development: A Policy Framework for Design and Implementation. 26th ICDE Conference, Sun City, South Africa

    6.      Tang, Q., Zhang, J. (2013). The Value of Face-to-Face Tutorials in Open and Distance Education: Meeting Tutors in Classroom, 25th ICDE World Conference, Tianjin, China

    7.      Xu, L., Zhang, J., Zhang, Q. (2013). An Empirical Study of Knowledge Sharing Behavior and its Predictors: A Case Study of a Chinese Open Educational Resource, 25th ICDE World Conference, Tianjin, China

    8.      Xu, L., Zhang, J., Zheng, Q. (2013). The Development of Chinese Open Educational Resources Research: A Social Network Analysis Perspective, International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Crete, Greece

    9.      Zhang, J. (2011). Trust at a Distance: The Key to Distributed Research, 24th ICDE Conference, Bali, Indonesia

    10.  Zhang, J., McAlpine, L., Mills, D., Cox, M., Hopwood N. (2010). The Next Generation of Social Scientists: Experiences of Early Career Academics from Sub-Saharan Africa, SRHE Annual Research Conference, Newport, Wales, UK

    11.  Zhang, J., Lotto, B., Bergstom, I., Andreou, L., Miyadera, Y., Yokoyama, S. (2009). Development of a Visualised Sound Simulation Environment: An e-Approach to a Constructivist Way of Learning, 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24

    12.  Zhang, J. (2008). International research collaboration between different universities at a distance: Analysing e-Research networks, UNESCO Global Research Seminar: Sharing Research Agendas on Knowledge Systems, Paris (as an invited speaker with allowance)

    13.  Zhang, J. (2008). Unseen Professional Learning Mediated by Networked Technology in an Academic Context, eResearch Conference, Oxford

    14.  Davies, C., Zhang, J. (2006). Proposal for Digital Partners Project, Learning by Effective Utilisation of Technologies: Facilitating Intercultural Understanding, R. Mizoguchi et al. (Eds.) IOS Press

    15.  Zhang, J., Morita, T., Konya, H., Sasaki, H., Yokoyama, S., Miyadera, Y. (2004). A Seamless Course Selection System Based on Visualisations of Course Relationships, ICCE2004 – International Conference on Computers in Education, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

    16.  Zhang, J., Morita, T., Inoue, T., Yokoyama, S., Miyadera, Y. (2004). A Visualisation System of Relationships among Courses, Technical Report of IEICE ET 2003- 129 (2004-3), Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan


    Editorial Board Members, Journal of Communication and Education (JCE)

    International Programme Committee, Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, 2014

    Programme Committee, 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012)

    Country Champion, Oxford Education Society, 2011 – present

    Tin Ka Ping Visiting Fellowship, University of Hong Kong, 2011

    Observer, Global Policy Forum on Learning, University of Hong Kong2011

    Conference Coordinator, 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2011)

    Intern, United Nations Headquarters, New York 2010

    Trainee, OECD, Paris, 2008