Ph.D., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Dr. Cai has a Ph.D in K12 Administration and Supervision from University of Virginia and a Master's degree in Educational Technology. Upon completion of her degree, she worked as an instructional designer first at College of Continuing Studies at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, then at the Information Technology Division at Minnesota State University. Before joining Towson University, Dr. Cai was assistant professor and graduate coordinator for the Educational Technology program at Minnesota State University. Dr. Cai has teaching and research experience in instructional design, online collaborative learning, and feedback design.
Cai, Q., Chen, B., Wu, H., & Trussell, G. (2018). Improve learning performance through differentiated feedback in an introductory statistics course. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. doi:10.1080/14703297.2018.1508362
Cai, Q. (2017). Enhance student engagement through leadership strategies. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal. 9(3).
He, N., Huang, H., & Cai, Q. (2016). Teaching touch sensing technologies using ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers. Computers in Education Journal, 26(2), 79-88.
Cai, Q., Lewis, C. L., & Higdon, J. (2015). Developing an early-alert system to promote student visits to tutor center. The Learning Assistance Review, 20(1), 61-72.
Cai, Q. (2019). Designing learning journals to enhance online discussion among in-service teachers in a graduate course. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (pp. 1137-1142). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Cai, Q. (2018). Promoting Scholarly Conversations among in-service teachers in an online graduate program. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (pp. 104-109). Washington, DC., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Cai, Q. (2017). Instructional design for improving Scholarly Conversations among online graduate students. In J. Dron & S. Mishra (Eds.), E-Learn 2017 Proceedings. Paper presented at World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 263-268). Vancouver, British Columbia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Cai, Q. (2017). Promoting knowledge building in online collaborative learning in graduate course. In J. Johnston (Ed.), EdMedia 2017 Proceedings. Paper presented at EdMedia 2017 World Conference on Educational Media & Technology (pp. 394-400). Washington, District of Columbia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Cai, Q., Wu, H., & Chen, B. (2016). Using differentiated feedback messages to promote student learning in an introductory statistics course. In C. Looi, J. Polman, U. Cress, & P. Reimann (Eds.), Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning Sciences 2016, Singapore (pp. 795-798). Singapore: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.