Moon-Heum Cho earned his Ph.D. in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to joining Syracuse University, he was at Sungkyunkwan University, a private research university in Seoul, South Korea where he taught instructional design, technology, and program evaluation. In addition, he taught classes on technology integration in K-12, learning theories, and educational psychology to preservice teachers at Kent State University in Ohio.
He is interested in designing theory-based learning activity and transforming learning environments to enhance student learning experiences. His research focuses on understanding and supporting student engagement in challenging learning environments (e.g., online learning, project-based learning, and interdisciplinary collaborative learning) through instructional design, development, technology, and evaluation. Using diverse learning theories including social cognitive theory, constructivism, self-directed learning, epistemic beliefs, motivation, cognition, and emotion as a theoretical lens, he empirically examines, intervenes, interprets, and expands understanding about human learning in diverse contexts.
His research has been published in research journals such as Educational Technology Research & Development (ETRD), Internet and Higher Education, Interactive Learning Environments, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Educational Psychology, and Social Psychology of Education. In addition, he has served on editorial boards in well-respected journals, including Internet and Higher Education and Distance Education.