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Pi-Sui Hsu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Technology integration in science teaching and learning


Ph.D., Instructional Systems
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

M.A., Instructional Technology and Media
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY


Undergraduate Courses

    ETT 229 Computers in Education

    ETT 429 Computers in Classroom Teaching

    ETT 401A Integrating Technology in Elementary Schools

    ETT 401B Field Experience for Integrating Technology

    ETT 402 Teaching and Learning with Technology

Graduate Courses

    ETT 501 - Proseminar in Instructional Technology

    ETT 510 - Instructional Media and Technology

    ETT 511 - Advanced Message Design

    ETT 530 - Instructional Technology Tools

    ETT 592 - Virtual Pedagogy

    ETT 740 - Doctoral Seminar: Instructional Technology Foundations

    ETT 741 - Doctoral Seminar: Instructional Technology Theory

    ETT 742 - Doctoral Seminar: Instructional Technology Research

    ETT 798 - Research Seminar in Instructional Technology

Recent papers:

Hsu, P.-S.,Van Dyke, M., & Smith, T. J. (2017). The effect of varied gender grouping on argumentation skills among middle school students in different cultures. Middle Grades Review, 3(2), 1-22.

Hsu, P.-S. (2016). Examining the current beliefs, practices and barriers about technology integration: A case study. Tech Trends, 60(1), 30-40.

Hsu, P.-S., Van Dyke, M., Chen, Y., & Smith T. J. (2016). A cross-cultural study of the effect of a project-based learning environment that incorporates a graph-oriented, computer-assisted application on middle school students' science knowledge and scientific argumentation. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 32(1), 51-76.

Hsu, P.-S., Adulseranee, R., Newman, E., Underwood, J., Wills, C. & Van Dyke, M. (2016). Designing an online collaborative tool for middle school students. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 7(3), 34-41.

Hsu, P.-S., Van Dyke, M., & Chen, Y. (2015). Examining the effect of teacher guidance on collaborative argumentation in middle level classrooms. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 38(9).

Hsu, P.-S., Van Dyke, M., Chen, Y., & Smith, T. J. (2015). The effect of a graph-oriented computer-assisted project-based learning environment on argumentation skills. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 31(1), 32-58. DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12080

Hsu, P.-S. (2013). Examining changes of preservice teachers’ beliefs about technology integration during student teaching. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 22(1), 27-48.

Hsu, P.-S. (2012). Examining the impact of educational technology courses on preservice teachers’ development of TPACK. Teaching Education, 23(2), 195-213.



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