Ji Yae Bong

Ji Yae Bong

Assistant Professor of Learning, Design and Technology
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 281

Ji Yae Bong is an assistant professor of Learning Design and Technology (LDT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches graduate level courses in LDT. Dr. Bong’s research focuses on (a) exploring technology-integrated intervention design and implementation and (b) assessing networked learning in informal online learning contexts including social media and open learning platforms. She earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies from Florida State University. Bong organized the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) conference as a chair in 2022 and served as a board associate in the Design and Development division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) in 2015. She received the NSF/AECT Early Career Award in 2019, PacificCorp Design and Development Award (currently Design and Development Competition) from the AECT in 2014, and the Excellence in Online Mentoring Award from Florida State University in 2015.


Ph.D. – Florida State University, Instructional Systems and Learning Technology
M.A. – Inha University, South Korea, Education
B.A. – Inha University, South Korea, Education, English Language and Literature, Moral and Ethics Education


Advanced Issues in Educational Research
Instructional Multimedia Development


  • Technology-integrated instruction/intervention design and implementation
  • Online learning environment design
  • STEM higher education
  • Professional development


  • The Impact of the Gamification in the Creation and Exchange of Informal Knowledge focusing on User Emotion, Cognition, and Behavior. Funded by Concordia Team Grant Program.
  • Applying Self-Determination Theory and In-Game Learning Support to an Educational Game, “Life on the Edge” Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
  • Mobile technology-integrated interventions as a reminiscence therapy: Developing digital memory books, augmented reality materials, and therapy programs for patients with dementia and caregivers.