LED research group welcomes Jiarui Xie!

The LED research group welcomes Jiarui Xie! Jiarui Xie is a doctoral student in Education specializing in Learning Technologies. Jiarui holds a B.S. and M.S. in Educational Technology from Shaanxi Normal University in China in 2016 and 2019, respectively. She also studied at the University of California, San Diego, for four months in 2018.

Jiarui worked as a news videographer and a news editor in the News Center of Shaanxi Normal University during her undergraduate studies. She was mainly responsible for filming critical events in the university, then editing them into video news, and posting the information on its website. She also worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Shaanxi Normal University. During this period, she helped her advisor design and create two online courses for undergraduates. After graduation and before she started her doctoral study, she taught an English course at Xi’an Vocational and Technical College in China.

Jiarui likes to travel and explore different cuisines. She is a food critic with nearly 2,000 fans. She often publishes food reviews on a well-known food app in China named Dianping; more than 5 million people have viewed her posts.

Jiarui’s current research interests include online teaching and learning, learning design, collaborative learning, mixed research methods, and equity in Education.