Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2018
M.Ed. in Learning Sciences and Technologies, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
B.S. in Elementary Education, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan, 2008
Teacher Professional Development
Yin-Chan (Janet) Liao is an assistant professor of learning technologies in the Department of Learning Sciences. Her research explores teacher preparation and professional development approaches to supporting K-12 teachers’ computing and technology integration in the classroom. She focuses on supporting teachers through research-practice partnerships and case studies.
Current projects include equity issues in K-8 computing education and computational thinking integration through a co-design process with teachers. She currently serves as president-elect of the Teacher Education Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
Liao, Y-C., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Zhu, M., Jantaraweragul, K., Christie, L., Krothe, K., & Sparks, K. (2021). How can we support online learning for elementary students? Perceptions and experiences of award-winning K-6 teachers. TechTrends, 65(6), 939-951.
Liao, Y-C., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Glazewski, K., & Karlin, M. (2021). Coaching to support teacher technology integration in elementary classrooms: A multiple case study. Teaching and Teacher Education, 104, 103384.
Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Liao, Y-C., Karlin, M., Lu, Y., Ding, A., & Guo, M. (2020). Year-long implementation of a research-based technology integration professional development coaching model in an elementary school. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 36(4), 206-220.
Ozogul, G., Karlin, M., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Ding, A., Liao, Y-C., & Guo, M. (2019). Instructional practices for addressing computer science standards: Using computer kits in preservice teacher. Research on Education and Media, 11(1), 18-24.
Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., Liao, Y-C., Sadik, O., & Ertmer, P. (2018). Evolution of teachers’ technology integration knowledge, beliefs, and practices: How can we support beginning teachers use of technology? Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 282-304.