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Hongxin Yan

Hongxin Yan

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(December 16, 2015 - 9:58am)

General info

Brief description: Learning Designer at Athabasca University (AU); Doctoral Student at University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Contact info

Phone number: Office: (+1)780.421.5837
Street Address: Edmonton West
Province/State/County/Region: Alberta
Postal Code: T5T 4H1
Country: Canada
Twitter ID: yanhongxin
Skype username: hongxin.yan


Occupation: Online Program and Course Design
Industry: Higher Education
Company / Institution: Athabasca University
Job Title: Learning Designer
Job Description

Working with academics, design online courses in higher education for effectiveness, engagement, and aesthetics.

AU courses, roles, etc

Role(s) at AU

About me

I am a learning designer with Faculty of Science and Technology at Athabasca University, working with professors to design online courses for effectiveness and engagement, and explore online pedagogy and technologies to facilitate and motivate students’ learning. Currently I am also a part-time doctoral student in educational technology program at University of Eastern Finland, with research interest in adaptive learning and learning analytics.


  • BEng (SUT, China)
  • MEng (XUT, China)
  • MA (EdTech) (Concordia University, Montreal)
  • Ph.D Student (EdTech) (East Finland University)


I believe education, rather than being a knowledge transmitter, should be a pathway of discovering and nurturing individual's talents and good natures.