Dr. Young Hoan Cho (조영환)

I am an associate professor at the Department of Education in Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. I like to play with new technologies, design meaningful learning activities, and investigate how people learn in online learning environments. I believe that people construct their knowledge through active interaction with teachers, peers, and objects. Recently, my research interests include computer-supported collaborative learning, problem-based learning environments, mobile seamless learning, and virtual learning communities. I often work with researchers in other domains like STEAM education, public health, and computer science.


  • Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technologies, 2011, University of Missouri (MU), U.S.A.
  • M.A. in Educational Technology, 2005, Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea
  • B.A. in Education, 2002, SNU, South Korea

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Education, SNU, 2017 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Education, SNU, 2013 - 2017
  • Research Scientist, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 2011 - 2013
  • Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Problem Solving, MU, 2006 - 2010


  • 상임이사, 한국교육공학회(Korean Society for Educational Technology), 2017-present
  • Executive Editor, Asia-Pacific Education Review, 2016-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Learning: Research and Practice, 2014 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, 평생학습사회(Journal of Lifelong Learning Society), 2014 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal for Educational Media and Technology, 2014 - present
  • Associate Director, National Academy for Educational Administrators, SNU, 2014 - present
  • Steering Committee Member, Center for Teaching and Learning, SNU, 2013 - 2014
  • General Secretariat, International Conference on Education Research, Seoul, 2013
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computers in Education, 2012 & 2015
  • Guest editor, Journal of Virtual Worlds, 2012


  • Award for Best Poster (with Mirye Ok, Sun Young Huh, Hae Ree Cho, Hyun Kyung Lee), International Conference of Educational Technology, Seoul, April 2016
  • 우수연구자상, BK21플러스 미래교육디자인 연구사업단, 2015년 3월
  • Graduate Student Scholar of the Year Award, University of Missouri, April 2011
  • William Elgin Wickenden Award (with Prof. David H. Jonassen), Best Paper Published in the Journal of Engineering Education during 2009, American Society for Engineering Education, June 2010
  • Featured Research Paper (with Prof. David H. Jonassen), Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2009


  • Smart Collaboration System (스마트 협력 시스템), 10-2014-0052269


  1. Lim, C., Cho, Y. H., & Kim, S. (2016). Partnerships and innovation for blended learning at Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. In C. P. Lim, & L. Wang (Eds.), Blended learning for quality higher education: Selected case studies on implementation from Asia-Pacific (pp. 211-233). Bangkok: UNESCO.
  2. 곽덕주, 강대중, 박현정, 소경희, 이선영, 정동욱, 조영환 (2016). 미래교육, 교사가 디자인하다 [Teachers design future education]. 파주: 교육과학사.
  3. Cho, Y. H., Caleon, I. S., & Kapur, M. (Eds.). (2015). Authentic problem solving and learning in the 21st century: Perspectives from Singapore and beyond. Singapore: Springer.
  4. Ng, Z. Y., Tay, W. Y., & Cho, Y. H. (2015). Usefulness of peer comments for English language writing through web-based peer assessment. In G. Chen, V. Kumar, Kinshuk, R. Huang, & S. C. Kong (Eds.), Emerging issues in smart learning (pp. 385-392). Berlin: Springer.
  5. Cho, Y. H. (2015). Collaborative learning and 21st century skills. In J. M. Spector (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of educational technology (pp. 128-131). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  6. Cho, Y. H., & Hong, S. Y. (2015). Mathematical intuition and storytelling for meaningful learning. In K. Y. T. Lim (Ed.), Disciplinary intuitions and the design of learning environments (pp. 155-168). Singapore: Springer.
  7. 이영주, 조영환, 조규락, 최재호 공역 (2014). 테크놀로지와 함께하는 유의미학습 [Meaningful learning with technology]. 파주: 아카데미프레스.
  8. Jonassen, D. H., & Cho, Y. H. (2008). Externalizing mental models with mindtools. In D. Ifenthaler, P. Pirnay-Dummer, M. Spector (Eds.), Understanding models for learning and instruction: Essays in honor of Norbert M. Seel (pp. 145-160). Springer: New York.

Journal Articles

A. Learning to Solve Problems
  1. 백종호, 정대홍, 조영환 (2016). 과학탐구와 디자인 융합교육 프로그램 개발: 부력의 원리와 수영복 만들기 [Development of convergence education program for scientific inquiry and design: Buoyancy principles and swimsuit design]. 현장과학교육, 10(2), 182-194.
  2. 조영환, 황매향, 김윤강, 김명섭, 홍서연 (2015). 3차원 가상세계를 활용한 학교폭력 문제해결 활동의 효과와 개선점: 활동이론을 적용하여 [Effectiveness and weakness of school-bullying problem solving activities in a 3D virtual world: Application of activity theory]. 교육과학연구, 46(4), 71-97.
  3. Cho, Y. H., Yim, S. Y., & Paik, S. (2015). Physical and social presence in 3D virtual role-play for pre-service teachers. Internet and Higher Education, 25, 70-77. (SSCI)
  4. 조영환, 김윤강, 황매향 (2014). 3차원 가상세계 역할놀이를 통한 초등학교 예비교사의 문제해결력 증진 방안에 관한 사례연구 [A case study on 3D virtual role play for improving problem solving skills of elementary school pre-service teachers]. 교육공학연구, 30(1), 45-75.
  5. Jonassen, D. H., & Cho, Y. H. (2011). Fostering argumentation while solving engineering ethics problems. Journal of Engineering Education, 100(4), 680-702. (SSCI)
  6. Jonassen, D. H., Shen, D., Marra, R. M., Cho, Y. H., Lo, J. L., & Lohani, V. K. (2009). Engaging and supporting problem solving in engineering ethics. Journal of Engineering Education, 98(3), 235-254. (SSCI)
  7. 박성익, 조영환 (2005). 문제의 구조화수준과 표면유사성이 유추전이에 미치는 효과 [The effect of problems’ structuredness and surface similarity between source problems on analogical transfer]. 아시아교육연구, 6(2), 71-94.
  8. 임철일, 조영환, 장선영, 하미리 (2005). 사용자중심설계 모형에 관한 개발연구: 웹기반 문제중심학습을 중심으로 [A developmental study on the user-centered design model for developing online problem-based learning environments]. 교육학연구, 43(3), 231-263.
  9. 조규락, 조영환, 김미경, 성봉식 (2004). Goal-based Scenarios (GBS) 모형을 적용한 웹기반 교육용 컨텐츠의 설계 및 개발연구 [Design and development of WBI contents: A goal-based scenarios model]. 컴퓨터교육학회 논문지, 7(5), 9-21.
B. Collaborative Learning
  1. 조영환, 설보연, 이현경, 강다현, 조애리 (2017). 클라우드 컴퓨팅 기술을 활용한 협력적 문제해결에서 자기조절과 그룹조절 활동 탐색 [Exploring self-regulation and group-regulation in collaborative problem solving with cloud computing technology]. 교육정보미디어연구, 23(3), 345-371.
  2. 이현경, 조영환, 강다현, 설보연 (2017). 컴퓨터 기반 협력적 문제해결에서 그룹조절 활동에 따른 군집별 학습과정과 결과 [Learning process and outcomes of group regulation clusters in computer-supported collaborative problem solving]. 교육공학연구, 33(3), 625-652.
  3. Cho, Y. H., & Lim, K. Y. T. (2017). Effectiveness of collaborative learning with 3D virtual worlds. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(1), 202-211. (SSCI)
  4. 옥미례, 조영환, 허선영 (2016). 초등 디자인 교육에서 동료평가를 위한 학습자 지원전략 개발 및 적용 [The development and application of learner support strategies for peer assessment in elementary design education]. 교육과학연구, 47(2), 23-52.
  5. 조영환, 박현정, 김정연, 석유미, 이신혜 (2015). 온라인 토론 촉진을 위한 피드백의 역할 탐색[Exploring roles of feedback to facilitate online discussion]. 아시아교육연구, 16(2), 289-313.
  6. Cho, Y. H., Ding, N., Tawfik, A., & Chávez, Ó. (2014). Computer-supported collaborative concept mapping for learning to teach mathematics. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 4(1), 21-33.
  7. 조영환, 홍서연, 이정은 (2014). 예비교사를 위한 3차원 가상세계 역할놀이에서 학습자 간 상호작용에 관한 탐색적 연구 [An exploratory study on learner-to-learner interaction in a 3D virtual role-play for pre-service teachers]. 교육정보미디어연구, 20(1), 27-50.
  8. Cho, Y. H., & Lee, S. E. (2013). The Role of co-explanation and self-explanation in learning from design examples of PowerPoint presentation slides. Computers and Education, 69, 400-407. (SSCI)
  9. Cho, Y. H., & Cho, K. (2011). Peer reviewers learn from giving comments. Instructional Science, 39(5), 629-643. (SSCI)
  10. Cho, Y. H., Lee, J., & Jonassen, D. H. (2011). The role of tasks and epistemological beliefs in online peer questioning. Computers and Education, 56(1), 112-126. (SSCI)
C. Instructional Design
  1. Rha, I., Lim, C., Cho, Y. H., Choi, H., Yun, H., Yoo, M., & Jeong, E. (2017). Developing a national data metrics framework for learning analytics in Korea. Educational Technology International, 18(1), 1-25.
  2. Suk, Y., Cho, Y. H., & Jeong, D. H. (2017). Profile analysis of elementary school students' smart device usage. Educational Technology International, 18(1), 27-47.
  3. 조영환, 허선영, 최효선, 김정연, 이현경 (2015). 고등교육 분야 온라인 학습 연구의 동향: 생태계적 접근 [Research trend of online learning in higher education: an ecological approach]. 교육공학연구, 31(4), 725-755.
  4. 이창윤, 조영환, 홍훈기 (2015). 감성측정 테크놀로지의 교육적 활용방안 탐색 [Educational use of emotion measurement technologies]. 한국콘텐츠학회논문지, 15(8), 625-641.
  5. 최효선, 조영환, 유명순 (2014). 건강증진 메시지 디자인 원리의 중요도와 실행도에 관한 탐색적 연구 [An exploratory study on the importance and performance analysis of health message design principles]. 한국콘텐츠학회논문지, 14(6), 307-318.
  6. 조영환, 최효선, 유명순 (2014). 핵심정보 중심 건강 메시지 디자인을 위한 웹진 내용분석 [Content analysis of webzine for gist-based health message design]. 한국콘텐츠학회논문지, 14(2), 192-204.
  7. 심민선, 조영환, 최효선, 손희정, 주영기, 유명순 (2013). 핵심정보 중심의 건강증진 및 보건교육 메시지 구성 원리 [Gist-based message design principles for health promotion and public health education: Explication of Fuzzy Trace theory]. 보건교육건강증진학회지, 30(5), 189-199.
  8. Cho, Y. H., & Jonassen, D. H. (2012). Learning by self-explaining causal diagrams in high school biology. Asia Pacific Education Review, 13, 171-184. (SSCI)
  9. 박성익, 조영환 (2005). 원격교육매체에 대한 학습자의 인식 분석: 다차원 척도법을 적용하여 [Learners’ perception of distance education media: Using multidimensional scaling methods]. 열린교육연구, 13(2), 115-137.
D. Teacher Education
  1. Caleon, I. S., Tan, Y. S. M., & Cho, Y. H. (in press). Does teaching experience matter? The beliefs and practices of beginning and experienced physics teachers. Research in Science Education. (SSCI)
  2. 박나실, 우한솔, 박유진, 장도현, 조영환 (2017). 교사의 인문적 역량에 관한 요구도 조사 [A study on teachers' needs of humanistic competences]. 한국교원교육연구, 34(3), 201-219.
  3. 박세준, 성지현, 최상복, 이윤식, 곽봉종, 황진숙, ... 조영환 (2017). 미래 핵심역량 기반 수업실천에 대한 교사의 군집유형별 특성과 교사교육에 관한 요구도 [The differences of teachers' characteristics and professional development needs according to cluster types based on instructional practice for future core competencies]. 교육정책연구, 1(2), 135-157.
  4. Yim, S. Y., & Cho, Y. H. (2016). Predicting pre-service teachers' intention of implementing peer assessment for low-achieving students. Asia Pacific Education Review, 17(1), 63-72. (SSCI)
  5. Cho, Y. H., & Huang, Y. (2014). Exploring the links between pre-service teachers' beliefs and video-based reflection in wikis. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 39-53. (SSCI)
E. General Education
  1. Koh, E., Cho, Y. H., & Caleon, I. (2015). Learning and instruction research in the Asia-Pacific region from 2002 to 2011: Examining trends, authors, and institutions. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 24(4), 719-730. (SSCI)
  2. Kim, Y., & Cho, Y. H. (2014). The second leap toward "world class" education in Korea. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 23(4), 783-794. (SSCI)
  3. 신종호, 조영환, 이규민, 이현주 (2006). 신경과학, 교육심리, 인지심리 연구를 통해 본 뇌기반 교육의 타당성 [Study on the validity of brain-based learning evaluated through research in educational psychology and cognitive neuroscience]. 아시아교육연구, 7(4), 87-109.