About

Ying Xu is a Ph.D. student in School of Education, UC Irvine, with a specialization in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests broadly center on the areas of technology assisted language learning, digital literacy, and learning analytics.

Education

  • University of California, Irvine, PhD Student in Education, 2016 - Present

  • Sun Yat-Sen University, Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Park, Y., Xu, Y., Collins, P. Farkas, G., & Warschauer, M. (in press). Scaffolding learning of language structures with visual-syntactic text formatting. British Journal of Educational Technology.

  2. Xu, Y. Rethinking literacy education in digital era: Digital storybook as a learning tool for young children [J], China Educational Technology, 2014, 333(10): 29-35.

Book Chapters

  1. Warschauer, M., & Xu, Y. Technology and equity in education. In J. Voogt, G. Knezek. R. Christensen, & K-W. Lai (Eds.) International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education. New York: Springer US, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53803-7_76-1

  2. Xu, Y. & Warschauer, M. (in press). Language and digital divide. In B. Warf (Ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of the Internet. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Manuscripts under Review

  1. Xu, Y., Xu. D., Simpkins, S., & Warschauer, M. Does it matter which parent is absent?: Labor migration, parenting, and adolescent development in China (revise and resubmit in Journal of Family and Child Studies).

  2. Tate, T., Collins, P., & Xu, Y., Krishnan, J., Yau, J.C., Prado, Y., Farkas, G., & Warschauer, M. Visual-syntactic text format: Improving adolescent literacy (revise and resubmit in Scientific Studies of Reading).

  3. Yau, J.C., Krishnan, J., Xu, Y., Tate, T., Farkas, G., Collins, P., & Warschauer, M. Better together: How teacher collaboration supports technology implementation and student learning during a large-scale technology-based literacy intervention.

Selected Conference Presentations

Paper Presentation

  1. Xu, Y., Yau, J., Warschauer, M., & Collins, P. (2018 April). Examining the role of teacher efficacy in the implementation of a large-scale technology-based intervention. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. [View]
    • Nominated for Best Paper Award in the Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL) sig.
  2. Xu, Y., Yau, J., & Reich, S. (2018 April). Understanding preschool children’s engagement and learning with interactive eBooks. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. [View]

  3. Xu, Y., Xu. D., Simpkins, S., & Warschauer, M. (2017 April). Does it matter which parent is absent?: Labor Migration, Parenting, and Adolescent Development in China. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX. [View]

Poster Presentation

  1. Xu. Y., Yau, J., & Reich, S.(August 2018). Reading with hotspots: Exploring young children’s haptic engagement with touchscreen stories. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. [View]

  2. Xu. Y., Yau, J., & Reich, S. (April 2018). Tablet for independent reading?: Exploring young children’s page navigation and story comprehension. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association: Technology, Mind, and Society, Washington. D.C. [View]

  3. Krishnan, J., Tate, T., Yau, J., Xu. Y., Prado, Y., Collins, P., Farkas, G., & Warschauer, M. (January 2018). Digital scaffolding for English language arts. Poster presented at the Institute of Education Science’s Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Research Experience

  • Digital Scaffolding for English Language Arts, US Department of Education Award, IES Goal 3 Study, 2016 - Present
  • Interactive Word Knowledge E-Book, US Department of Education Award, IES Goal 2 Study, 2017 - Present

Skills

  • Proficient in the statistical programming language, R and Stata.
  • Proficient in quantitative data analysis methods, including various causal inference models, multi-level models, social network analysis.
  • Proficient in video analysis.
  • Intermediate level in programming of Python.

Work Experience

  • Visiting Research Scholar, UC Irvine, 2015 - 2016

  • Digital Book Designer/Editor Guangdong Publish Group, Guangzhou, China, 2012 - 2013

    • Designing digital interactive storybooks for young language learners.
    • Collaborating with authors to convert original printed book to digital version.
    • Participating in research project Digital Publishing: Current Challenge and Future Promise.