Learning and Instruction — Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Xornam  Apedoe

Xornam Apedoe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Learning and Instruction

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 Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She received her BSc. Honors Psychology degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology, University of Georgia, Athens

Research Areas

Design-based research; inquiry-based and design-based learning; technology-enhanced learning environments; conceptions of teaching and learning.

Courses Offered
  • Dissertation Proposal Seminar
  • Literature Reviews
  • Instructional Design
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
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: http://www.dpc.ucar.edu/projects/evalbook/index.html.