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Jia Li

Associate Professor

Faculty of Education

Contact information

Education Building - Room 522
Downtown Oshawa
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON


Dr. Jia Li is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and currently also a John A. Sproul Research Fellow at UC Berkeley. She was a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received her doctoral degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and conducted her postdoctoral research at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on data-driven innovative instruction using new technologies for language and literacy development. This includes interventions that enhance K-12 and undergraduate students’ reading and writing skills and vocabulary knowledge in an academic context.

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Courses taught

Master of Education

  • Educational Technology & Communication - EDUC5102G
  • Research Methods - EDUC5002G
  • Technology Diffusion in Education - 5105G

Research and expertise

  • Culturally responsive pedagogy and literacy instruction for Indigenous youth
  • Language and cultural awareness among diverse youth across Canada and the US
  • Language and literacy development and assessment for linguistically diverse learners
  • Mobile technologies, social networking media and instructional design
  • Quantitative studies and mixed methods
  • Technology-assisted language and literacy acquisition
  • Teaching English as a second language across curriculum and bilingual education