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  JUNG, Insung


   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
1. 1984/08~1988/12 Instructional Systems Technology, Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Completed, Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology
2. 1978/03~1982/02 Education, Education, Seoul National University, Graduated
■ #Professional Background
1. 2016/04~2018/03 Chair, Dept. of Education and Language Education
2. 2013/04~2015/03 Director, Institute for Educational Research and Service, International Christian University
3. 2010/09~2012/03 Chair, Dept. of Education, International Christian University
4. 2003/09~ Professor
5. 2003/09~ Professor of International Christian University
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■ #Present Specialized Fields
Educational technology, Education (Key Word:E-learning & M-learning,Distance Education,Instructional design,Blended learning,Quality Assurance,Online learner competencies,Cultural and gender differences in ICT use,Open Educational Resources (OER),Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs),Liberal Arts Education) 
■ Profile
Dr. Insung Jung has been a professor of Education at the International Christian University (ICU, a premier liberal arts college in Japan) since 2003.

Before joining ICU in 2003, she served as the Director of the Multimedia Education Center at the Ewha Women’s University in Seoul for three years. The Center was established to develop, deliver and manage e-learning programs for the University. She established numerous collaborative relationships with national, regional, and international institutions to develop and deliver online programs to professional women (e.g., e-learning specialist certification programs; online courses in Korean Studies and Women’s Studies; an online program for women in business) in the region and throughout the world.

From 1992 through 2000, she was on the faculty of the Korea National Open University (KNOU, Korea’s premier distance learning institution) and led several research and development projects on the design and evaluation of various technology-enhanced education. Her contributions to KNOU include the establishment of video conferencing system connecting KNOU’s 12 regional centers across the nation, the development of the first version of KNOU online database digitizing its video and audio lectures, and the integration of network technologies in one-way distance education at KNOU in the 1990s, all with the Korean government’s Informatization in Education fund.

She has edited and authored several books with scholars from various parts of the world, including recent publications: “Distance and blended learning in Asia” (2009, Routledge), “Quality, quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning: Models, policies and research” (2011, Routledge), "Quality assurance in distance education and e-learning: Challenges and solutions from Asia" (2012, Sage Publications), “Online learner competencies: Knowledge, skills and attitudes for successful learning in online and blended settings” (2013, Information Age Publishing), "Culture and online learning: Global perspectives and research" (2014, Stylus), and “Liberal arts education and colleges in East Asia: Possibilities and challenges in the global age” (2016, Springer). Her recently edited book titled “Open and distance education theory revisited: Implications for the digital era” was published in 2019 by Springer.

She has served as a consultant and advisor in DE/e-learning to numerous national and international institutions, including: UNESCO’s Open and Distance Learning Initiative for Higher Education Knowledge Base (ODLKB), World Bank’s Human Development Network, the APEC ICT Human Capacity Building and Facilitation of Human Resources Exchange, Asia Development Bank Institute, Saudi Arabia’s National E-learning Center, the Advisory Committee of World Bank’s GDLN project in Korea, the Committees of several Korean Ministries and higher education institutions; the judging committee for NHK’s Japan Prize, and the executive board of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-sponsored Openness and Quality in DE in Asia project. Moreover, she has been involved in Korea’s national policy development in DE including a recent ASEAN Cyber University project and has evaluated several initiatives in which information and communications technologies (ICT) have been used in the K-12, tertiary, teacher training, and corporate education sub-sectors. She has conducted extensive research in DE and quality assurance. Recently she worked as the project leader of the so called Future Liberal Arts Colleges project and the Design and Implementation of a New Faculty Orientation Program for Liberal Arts Education, and founded the Global Research Network for Liberal Arts Education (

Currently, she is serving as a member of an editorial board of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education; an associate editor of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies; an editorial board member of Distance Education, Asian Journal of Distance Education, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (USA), the Journal of Distance Learning, and an advisor to the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi), and a reviewer of several other journals including British Journal of Educational Technology, Educational Technology Research & Development, Computers & Education, and Journal of Educational Technology & Society. She is also conducting research projects on the quality of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and impacts of OERs.

For more details, visit her personal website -
■ #Main Course Titles
Computers in Education, Instructional Design and Technology, Media Literacy, Creative Learning and Motivation Design Theories and Models, Distance Education and e-Learning, Research Methods in Edu.
■ #Books and Articles
1. Article Instructional changes instigated by university faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic: the effect of individual, course and institutional factors International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education 18(52) (Collaboration) 2021/09 Link
2. Article K-12 education responses to COVID-19: A comparison of five countries International Journal for Educational Media and Technology 15(1) (Collaboration) 2021/08 Link
3. Article Faculty as reflective practitioners in emergency online teaching: An autoethnography International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education  (Collaboration) 2021/05 Link
4. Article A comparative study of national infrastructures for digital (open) educational resources in higher education Open Praxis  (Collaboration) 2020 Link
5. Article Understanding immersion in 2D platform-based online collaborative learning environments   (Collaboration) 2020 Link
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■ #Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2020 Quality education for all: Good practices of using broadcast media and ICT in education (28th JAMCO Online International Symposium.)
2. 2018/10/19 Theories of Open and Distance Education: Past Present and Future (The 19th International Conference on Education Research)
3. 2018/10/02 Openness in Higher Education: Cases of Korea and Japan (Inaugural COER International Research Symposium 2018)
4. 2018/06/26 University Educators’ Use OER: A Cross-Cultural Study (EdMedia and Innovative Learning Conference)
5. 2016/10/21 MOOCs: Emerging trends, Empirical results, and Future implications. (Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2016)
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■ #Lectures
1. 2010/10/27 ICT-supported distance education for marginalized populations in rural Asia: Opportunities and challenges
2. 2010/10/01 What would teaching and learning look like in extended spaces? : A suggestion for a model of e-education
3. 2010/02/19 E-learning, Mobile Learning Development and Research in Asia
4. 2010/02/19 E-learning, Mobile Learning Development and Research in Asia
5. 2010/01/26 Quality Assurance in Distance Education in Asia
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■ #Academic Society Memberships
1. 2015~ International Committee, Japan Society for Educational Technology
2. 2012~ International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction
3. 2010~2016 British Journal of Educational Technology
4. 2010~ Distance Education
5. 2009~2011 International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction
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■ Educational Achievements
● Practice example of education method
1. 2017 Introducing Google Hangouts and Youtube video interactions during TCP courses
2. 2010 Integrating online discussions to promote cognitive engagement of students
3. 2009~ Share course content and materials with open faculty sharing community
4. 2007/04/01~2009/03/31 Innovation in Teaching: Creating an interactive blended learning environment through multimedia instruction in Media Literacy course
5. 2005/04/01~2007/03/31 Use of video conferencing
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■ #Teaching Experience
1. Distance Education(Korea National Open University)
■ Professional Achievements
● Other note that should be mentioned specially on duty
1. Insung Jung teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in media literacy, instructional design and technology, e-learning and distance education and research methods. Her current research interests include: liberal arts education, quality assurance in e-learning; OER and MOOCs; web 2.0 technology-based collaboration; culture, technology and learning; and online learner competencies. She has served as a consultant and researcher to international organizations including UNESCO, the World Bank, APEC, the Asian Development Bank, ASEM, the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi) and the International Development Research Centre. She is coauthor or coeditor of these recent publications: Distance and blended learning in Asia (Routledge); Quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning: Models, policies and research (Routledge); Quality assurance in distance education and e-learning: Challenges and solutions from Asia (Sage); Online learner competencies: Knowledge, skills and attitudes for successful learning in online and blended settings (Information Age Publishing); and Culture and online learning: Global perspectives and research (Stylus).(more details on her work, visit
■ #Qualification and Licenses
1. 1982/03/01 Secondary School Teacher's License (Moral Education)
■ #Academic Awards
1. 2019 Athabasca University, Canada Distinguished Women Scholars in Open and Distance Education (Nominated)
2. 2016 AECT Women Leaders in Educational Technology (Women's Voices in the Field of Educational Technology)
3. 2015 Seoul National University College of Education Department of Education Distinguished Alumni Award
4. 2011 The 25th AAOU Best Paper Award - Silver Medal
5. 2007 Sakamoto Memorial Prize
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■ #Research Topics, Funded Research, and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
1. 2019/04~2024/03  From Open Education To Open Thinking: The role of OER and MOOCs in promoting university students' open thinking ability  (Key Word : MOOC, Open education, OER, Open thinking)
2. 2018/10~2020/06  Digital educational architectures: Open learning resources in distributed learning infrastructure (EduArc) – Cases of Japan and Korea: Macro, mezzo and micro level analyses  (Key Word : )
3. 2016/04~2019/03  A Comparative Case Study: Pedagogical, Practical, and Policy Impacts of OER on Higher Education (Kakenhi)  (Key Word : )
4. 2016/07~2018/06  Design and Implementation of a New Faculty Development Program For Liberal Arts Education (United Board-Funded)  (Key Word : )
5. 2014/04~2017/03  New framework for Japanese Private Higher Education:  Attaining sustainable growth for international competitiveness of small liberal arts colleges  (Key Word : )
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■ #Social Activities
1. 2020/08~ Series editor, Springer Book Series in Liberal Learning
2. 2016~ Series editor, SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education
3. 2012~2015 Consultant of Seoul Cyber University - ASEAN Cyber University Project
4. 2012~2015 Scientific Committee Member of eLearn Center, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain
5. 2010~2012 Board member of IDRC PAN Network - Openness and Quality in Asian Distance Education
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■ #Committees and Societies
1. 2020/08~ Springer series in Crossing Cultures: Liberal Learning for a World in Flux Series Lead Editor
2. 2018~ Center for Open Education Research, University of Oldenburg, Germany Board Member Link
3. 2016/03~ SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education Series editor Link
4. 2016/01~ International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education ( Springer) Editorial Board Member
5. 2015~ Global Research Network in Liberal Arts Education Founder and Leader Link
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■ #Websites
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