|Affiliation||Center for IT-Based Education (CITE)|
|Fields of Research||Creation-based learning; instructional design; e-Learning; active learning; entrepreneurship education; STEM education; research literacy|
|Degree||Ph.D. (USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)|
|Academic Societies||American Association of Psychology; IEEE; IEEE Education Society; American Educational Research Association (AERA); 日本教育工学会; International Society for Educational Technology (ISET); Moodle Association of Japan|
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|Laboratory website URL||https://cite.tut.ac.jp/|
|Researcher information URL（researchmap）||Researcher information|
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◐ 進行中の作品 Ongoing work
◍ 完成した作品 Completed work
Theme1：The CLEAR Initiative: To Foster Digital Changes in University-Level STEM Education and Faculty Development by Promoting Active Learning
◐ Funded by: 豊橋技術科学大学2021年度教育研究活性化経費
Project page: https://sites.google.com/view/clearinitiative
Project summary: With the worldwide collapse of the total fertility rate to 1.1% and more jobs being lost to automation (Dunlop, 2020), our education system cannot afford the unequal education that creates only a few elites but fails most students. The current reform effort in science education requires a substantive change in how science is taught; unequivocally teachers are playing a central role in the process and therefore an equally substantive change in professional development practices is required (Council & others, 2012; Datnow, 2020). Inspired by active learning this research explores the potential of a novel mental model CLEAR as a new approach to foster digital changes in undergraduate-level STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and faculty development. Research activities will include: (1) a review of active learning practices in the research literature; (2) an online survey and individual interviews to collect feedback to improve the CLEAR framework; (3) a pilot development of online CLEAR template courses as digital faculty development programs (FDPs); (4) an online randomized experiment to test the impact of online CLEAR template courses.
Selected publications and works
◍ The "Experience Moodle by Examples" courseware won the Open Courseware Awards 2022 (honorable mention) by Moodle Association of Japan. Link: https://showcase.moodlejapan.org/course/view.php?id=195 OR https://lms.cite.tut.ac.jp/course/view.php?id=7.
◐ Lin, J., Lin, S., Liang, X., Lin, H., Josic, G., & Lei, C. U. (2022). Using Student Content Creation Activities to Promote Online Active Learning: A Convergent Parallel Mixed-Methods Study. Active Learning in Higher Education. Under peer review.
◐ Lin, J. (2022). The CLEAR Framework to Implement Active Learning in Moodle-based CMS: The Evaluation from a Pre-Experiment among STEM Students. 日本ムードル協会全国大会発表論文集10巻 (2022). MoodleMoot Japan 2022 Conference. Nagasaki International University. February 17-19, 2022. Manuscript ready to be submitted.
◍ Lin, J. (2022). Connect Curriculum to Reality via Creation-based Learning: The Pre-Experiment of the CLEAR Pedagogy among STEM Students. 15th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (20th to 23rd September 2022), Singapore. Accepted.
◍ Lin, J. (2021). The CLEAR Framework to Implement Active Learning in STEM Education. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology & Education (TALE), 2021, pp. 01-05, DOI: 10.1109/TALE52509.2021.9678702.
◍ Lin, J. (2022). Crafting Hackerspace with Moodle and Mahara: The Potential of Creation-based Learning. Keynote speaking at MoodleMoot Japan 2022 at the Nagasaki International University. February 17-19. The full speech is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slIITVfOhXg
◍ Lin, J. (2022). The CLEAR instructional model and its pre-experiment research. Oral presentation of the paper at MoodleMoot Japan 2022 at the Nagasaki International University. February 17-19. The full presentation is available on https://youtu.be/3OkWxlEq4Qc
◍ Lin, J. (2022). Mahara Training in 90 minutes. A session presentation at MoodleMoot Japan 2022 at the Nagasaki International University. February 17-19, 2022. The full workshop recording is available on https://youtu.be/-JU1jku8ydc
◍ Lin, J. (2021). The CLEAR Framework to Implement Active Learning in STEM Education. Paper presentation at IEEE TALE 2021 online. December 5-8, 2021. The presentation can be found online via https://youtu.be/kMNjmyimLU4
[Past Publications during doctoral study period]==========
◍ Lin, J. (2018). Exploring the experiences of instructors teaching massive open online courses in tourism and hospitality: a mixed methods approach (Doctoral dissertation, Università della Svizzera italiana).
◍ Lin, J., & Cantoni, L. (2018). Decision, implementation, and confirmation: Experiences of instructors behind tourism and hospitality MOOCs. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(1).
◍ Lin, J., Cantoni, L., & Murphy, J. (2018). MOOCs in tourism and hospitality: a review. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 18(3), 217-235.
◍ Lin, J., & Cantoni, L. (2017). Assessing the performance of a tourism MOOC using the kirkpatrick model: a supplier’s point of view. In Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2017 (pp. 129-142). Springer, Cham.
◍ Ng, M., & Lin, J. (2016). Testing for mediation effects under non-normality and heteroscedasticity: a comparison of classic and modern methods. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 3(1-2), 24-40.
◍ Lin, J., Kalbaska, N., & Cantoni, L. (2016). How to develop and evaluate an eTourism MOOC: An experience in progress. e-Review of Tourism Research (Ertr), 7, 1-5.
◍ Lin, J., Kalbaska, N., Tardini, S., Frick, E. D., & Cantoni, L. (2015, June). A journey to select the most suitable MOOCs platform: The case of a Swiss University. In EdMedia+ Innovate Learning (pp. 273-283). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Theme2：Youth Entrepreneurship Education Review (YEER)
◍ Funded by: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan (Standard); JSPS特別研究員奨励費; TUT教員数積算経費+新任教員スタートアップ支援経費
Project page: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Youth-Entrepreneurship-Education-Review-YEER
Project summary: This systematic literature review project aims to search for relevant publications between 1990 and 2019 on the topic of entrepreneurship education for high school adolescents (15-19 years old), to cluster research themes from the thirty-year literature, to draw a piece of research evidence-informed conceptual map, and to assess in detail existing evidence to suggest directions for further research.
Selected publications and works
◐ Lin, J., Qin, J., Lyons, T., Nakajima, H., Kawakatus, S., & Sekiguchi, T. (2022). Planning and Evaluating Youth Entrepreneurship Education Programs in Schools: A Systematic Literature Review. Evaluation and Program Planning. Under review.
◍ Lin, J., Qin, J., Lyons, T., Nakajima, H., Kawakatsu, S. and Sekiguchi, T. (2022), "The ecological approach to construct entrepreneurship education: a systematic literature review", Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-12-2021-0455
◍ Lin, J. (2021). Positioning the research on skills for entrepreneurship through a bibliometric analysis. Entrepreneurship Education, 4, 351–374. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41959-021-00061-9
◍ Lin, J., & Sekiguchi, T. (2020). E-learning in Entrepreneurship Education: A Systematic Literature Review. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), 2020, pp. 83-90, doi: 10.1109/TALE48869.2020.9368412.
Theme3：Impact of Online Journal Club on Educational Research Literacy: Towards New Model, Measurement, and Practice
◐ Funded by: 若手研究 JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
Project page: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Impact-of-Online-Journal-Club-on-Educational-Research-Literacy-Towards-New-Model-Measurement-and-Practice
Project summary: This research adopts the exploratory sequential mixed methods research design to investigate an underexplored topic: applying online journal club as a signature pedagogy, and its effectiveness on improving educational research literacy of researchers and students. The main objectives are to create a new research literacy model, to develop and validate a measurement instrument of research
literacy in the digital age, and to measure the effectiveness of the online journal club as an eLearning intervention on improving research literacy using the developed instrument. As interdisciplinary research, this study has the potential to create and lead a new branch of research and practice crossing the domains of eLearning, researcher development, and pedagogy. It will open new grounds to promote open and reusable research literacy training on the internet for the global audience.