Ana-Paula Correia, PhD

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

Her work has been published in top-tier academic journals, such as Educational Technology Research & DevelopmentTeachers College RecordBritish Journal of Educational TechnologyJournal of Computer Assisted LearningComputers in Human Behavior, and Distance Education. She has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters in three different languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Her book with co-author Farrah Dina Yusop, Teaching Online Simplified: A Quick Guide for Instructors, is intended to serve as a practical guide or “handbook” for those with limited or no prior knowledge of teaching and 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.

Dr. Correia is one of the lead faculty for Ohio State’s Masters of Learning Technologies. This year, this program reached No. 8 in the U.S. News and World Report online graduate education programs list in the Educational and Instructional Media Design specialty category.

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 Masters and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University-Bloomington. For more information, visit her professional website.

Research Interests

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