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Liyan Song, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Master's Program Director

Office:   Hawkins Hall, Room 102D
Phone:   410-704-5751

Liyan Song

Dr. Song earned her doctorate in 2005 from the University of Georgia in Instructional Technology.  She has been teaching at Towson since 2005.  Dr. Song is the Instructional Technology Master’s Program Director for the Educational Technology and Instructional Design and Development tracks.  She regularly teaches several doctoral level courses including: ISTC 700 Assessment in Instructional Technology; ISTC 707 Learning Environments in a Digital Age; and ISTC 717 Distance Education in Theory and Practice.  She also teaches Master’s level courses and occasional undergraduate courses.  Dr. Song has research interests in areas specific to distance education and net generation technology integration.  She has made presentations at both the local and national levels and has authored several articles for journal publication.  Some of Dr. Song’s most recent publications include:

Hill, J., Song, L., & West, R. (2009). Social learning theory and web-based learning environments: A    review of research and discussion of implications. American Journal of Distance Education 23(2), 88-103.

Song, L. & Hill, J. R. (2009). Understanding adult learners’ self regulation in online environments: A qualitative study. International Journal of Instructional Media, 36(3), 263-274.

Song, L., & McNary, S. W. (Accepted). Understanding students’ online interaction: Analysis of discussion board postings. Journal of Interactive Online Learning.





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