||Center for Teaching Excellence
Virginia Commonwealth University
Academic Learning Commons
1000 Floyd Avenue, Suite 4102
Richmond, VA 23284
Born in Singapore, Yin is an instructional designer, education researcher, and much more. A multifaceted border-crosser, Yin believes that breakthroughs happen at intersections. She is passionate about crafting instruction across fields, disciplines and cultures to support quality learning and engagement.
Yin received her Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore, majoring in English Language and Sociology. She completed her teacher preparation training at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, earning a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. She has taught courses in different formats in Singapore and America. She also worked briefly in corporate settings as an English Language CD-ROM content-writer-instructional designer and business e-learning designer. In Syracuse University, she trained and practiced as an instructional technology consultant after graduating with a Master's in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. She has worked on several grant-funded research projects at Syracuse University while completing her Doctorate (Ph.D., Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation).
Yin has presented at several professional conferences and is an active member of the American Educational Research Association. She embraces teaching, evaluation and dissemination of research findings/best practices as important elements of a multi-pronged approach to effective learning and instruction.
- instructional systems design
- quality of online learning and instruction
- motivation research and design
- hybridity/hybrid spaces
- creativity and talent development
- study of “difference” and instructional solutions