Reading and Language Arts

Pawley Hall, Room 490A
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3054

Ledong Li, Ph.D.

Research interests

The two major areas of my current research are educational technology (e-learn and digital literacy theories and practice in K-12 classrooms) and global literacy (focusing on literacy education issues both in the US and in China). As the coordinator of China programs at the School of Education and Human Services, I have supervised numerous international projects and programs in the areas of ESL teacher training, joint Master’s Degree of Arts in Teaching Reading and Language Arts, and K-12 school teachers and students international-cultural exchange.

  • Digital Literacy in the 21st Century
  • Educational Technology: Theory and Practice
  • International Literacy Learning Community
  • K-12 Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning
  • ESL Teaching and Learning

Past research activities/experience

  • Theory in Reading Processes
  • Phonological Processing of Reading in Chinese and English
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Stance and Navigation in Expository Hypertext
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • Translation: Chinese and English

Current research activities

  • Publishing a book of methods in teaching reading and language arts (in Chinese) based on recent research done in the US and China

Research goals/plans for future projects

  • Carrying out research in e-learn at K-12 levels
  • Publishing a book on theory and practice in teaching digital literacy in the 21st century

Workshops, In-Service Institutes, and Community Events

  • Summer English Language Institute in Guizhou, China
  • Cross-cultural perspectives and awareness
  • Digital literacy workshops
  • Learning tools in the 21st century
  • 21st century learners and learning communities
  • Technology committees

(248) 370-4373
Vita available upon request.