In 1997, after eight years computer science teaching experience at the college level, I decided to study in the doctoral program at Seattle Pacific University. Indeed, I spent three years in the School of Education and earned my doctoral degree in 2000. During the three years at SPU, my major study and research fields were focused on educational theory, educational statistics, and education psychology. Professors, such as Dr. Ellis and Dr. Sink gave me great assistance as I integrated educational theories as well as educational research methodology into an investigation how technology can assist learning. I was particularly interested in the Internet as a learning assistance tool. While at SPU, I learned how to integrate educational theories, such as constructivism and active learning theory, into technology for learning purposes.
After earning my doctoral degree, I come back to Taiwan. In this period of time, my research interests include e-learning, mobile learning, attitudes toward technology acceptance, knowledge management, and Virtual Reality for learning. In my recent work, I am more interested with e-books or hand-held devices for learning. My research has been published in over 70 research papers in journals, conferences, and book chapters that include the British Journal of Educational Technology, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Educational Technology, Information Systems Management, International Journal of Instructional Media, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Perceptual and Motor Skills, and Psychological Report.
I am glad that I had an opportunity to study at Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. Shu-Sheng Liaw is currently a Professor at China Medical University in Taiwan.