Xornam Apedoe

Xornam Apedoe

Associate Professor, Learning and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4480 School of Education 131


Xornam (pronounced 'ha-num') Apedoe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning & Instruction. Prior to this, She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Learning Research & Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD in Instructional Technology from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She received her BS Honors Psychology degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

PhD, Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology, University of Georgia, Athens
BS Honors Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Learning Research & Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
Design-based research
Inquiry-based and design-based learning
Technology-enhanced learning environments
Conceptions of teaching and learning
Selected Publications

Apedoe, X., & Ford. M. (in press). The empirical attitude, material practice and design activities. Science & Education.

Apedoe, X., Reynolds, B., Ellefson, M., & Schunn, C. D. (in press). Bringing engineering design to high school science classrooms: The Heating/Cooling unit. Journal of Science Education and Technology.

Apeode, X., Holschuh, D.R., & Reeves, T.C. (in press). The relationships between teaching conceptions and a course management system among award-winning university professors. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook.

Apedoe, X. (2008). Engaging students in inquiry: Tales from an undergraduate geology laboratory-based course. Science Education, 92(4), 631-663.

Apedoe, X. (2007). Investigating the use of a digital library in an inquiry-based undergraduate geology course. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 33(2), 21-42.

Apedoe, X., Ellefson, M., Reynolds, B., Schunn, C. D.* (2007). Designing a Heating/Cooling System: A design-based learning unit. Learning Research & Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Apedoe, X., & Reeves, T.C. (2006). Inquiry-based learning and digital libraries in undergraduate science education. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 15(5-6), 321-330.

Apedoe, X., Walker, S.E., & Reeves, T.C. (2006). Integrating inquiry-based learning into undergraduate geology laboratories. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54(3), 414-421.

Apedoe, X. (2005). The interplay between teaching conceptions and course management system design: Research implications and creative innovations for future design. In P. McGee, C. Carmean & A. Jafari (Eds.), Course management systems for learning: Beyond accidental pedagogy (p. 57-68). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc.

Reeves, T. C., Apedoe, X, & Woo, Y. H. (2003). Evaluating digital libraries: A user-friendly guide. Available at https://www.academia.edu/2799062/Evaluating_digital_libraries_a_user-friendly_guide