Ana-Paula Correia, PhD

Ana-Paula Correia, PhD, director of the Center on Education and Training for Employment, has more than 25 years of experience in learning design and instructional systems technology. Specifically, Dr. Correia’s expertise lies in distance education, online and mobile learning, collaborative learning, entrepreneurial education, and artificial intelligence in Education and Training. 

Her work has been published in top-tier academic journals, such as Educational Technology Research & Development, Teachers College Record, British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Computers in Human Behavior, and Distance Education. To date, she has published over 90 journal articles and book chapters in three different languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish. In 2017, she published the book Teaching Online Simplified: A Quick Guide for Instructors, intended to serve as a practical guide or “handbook” for those who have limited or no prior knowledge of teaching and/or education but are interested in online teaching.

Dr. Correia is also a Professor of Learning Technologies in the Department of Educational Studies at The Ohio State University. She leads the Learning and Experience Design Research Group, a group dedicated to investigating learning design processes and pedagogies to create deep learning. She served as the Faculty Co-Coordinator of the Masters of Learning Technologies until September 2021. Launched in August 2016, this program is ranked 8th in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Dr. Correia has been involved with research projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Pappajohn Center/Kauffman Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. Her research was awarded for excellence several times by the Association for Educational Communication and Technology as well as the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. She has delivered innumerable presentations at local, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Correia earned her Master’s and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University-Bloomington. For more information visit https://www.ana-paulacorreia.com/

Research Interests

  • Learning Technologies
  • Learning Design
  • Learner Experience Design
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship in Learning Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education and Training
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods
  • Mixed Methods
  • Naturalistic Inquiry