Scholarship Briefs

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Peer-reviewed publications
National and international presentations
  • Thor, D., Xiao, N., & Zheng, M. (2017). Evaluating a flipped classroom model in physiology.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Conference.
  • Fa, B. & Zheng, M. (2017). Beyond ordinary assessment: Using Canvas for video-based self-assessment.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Conference.
  • Zheng, M. & Bender, D. (2017). Digital badges to acknowledge and certify faculty professional development.  Educause ELI Annual Meeting.
  • Bender, D., Zheng, M., & Kulman, K. (2017). Outcomes of computer-based testing: Student acceptance and impact on their exam performance and learning.American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Conference.
  • Zheng, M. (2017). Evidence-based best practices in online learning design. Invited online seminar conducted for Magna Publications.
  • Kulman, T., Zheng, M., & Bender, D. (2016). A case study of the implementation of computer-based  testing with ExamSoft: Best practices and policies.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Conference.
  • Zheng, M. (2016).  Policies and current practices of distance learning in the U.S. and China.  Online presentation delivered to medical faculty in China at the FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) Distance Learning Workshop, GuangZhou, China.
  • Zheng, M. (2016). How to design and facilitate online discussions to promote deep learning and engagement? Online seminar conducted for Magna Publications.
  • Zheng, M., Bender, D., & Nader, N. (2015; Accepted). Web 2.0 and mobile learning tools integration in pre-doctoral dental education.  American Dental Education Association  (ADEA) Conference.
  • Spires, H., Zheng, M., & Bartlett, M. (2014). Digital gameplay: Effects on young adolescents' science content learning. American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference.
  • Zheng, M. (2014). The integration of an interactive web 2.0 tool in a blended graduate course.  American Dental Education Association  (ADEA) Conference.
  • Zheng, M., Bender, D., & Nadershahi, N. (2014). The science of learning applied faculty professional development.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Conference.
Grants
  • Bernadette Fa. (2016). Designing and using cartoons in the local anesthesia course. Technology in Education Committee, University of the Pacific.
  • Meixun Sinky Zheng, Leticia Ferreira, Bina Surti, Daniel Bender, et al. (2016). Designing student-centered online learning with SoftChalk.  Technology in Education Committee, University of the Pacific, $16,500.
  • Meixun Sinky Zheng, Jeff Wood, Der Thor, Nan Tori Xiao, Daniel Bender (2016). Using iPad to promote active learning and classroom engagement. Technology in Education Committee, University of the Pacific, $5,400.
  • Meixun Sinky Zheng. (2016). Travel grant to attend Educause Annual Conference.  Technology in Education Committee, University of the Pacific, $2,500.
  • Meixun Sinky Zheng. (2015). University Priority grant to support dental faculty to take a series of Educause ELI online courses on digital pedagogies. Provost's Office, University of the Pacific, $35,00.
  • Meixun Sinky Zheng, Daniel Bender, Andrew Young, and Maritza Mendaz (2013).  Health sciences faculty development in emergent pedagogies for instructional innovation in the digital age.  CAPD grant, University of the Pacific, $3,500.