Beaumie Kim

Beaumie Kim



Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Learning Sciences


Educational Background

PhD Instructional Technology, University of Georgia, 2004

MEd Instructional Technology, University of Georgia, 2000

BS Educational Technology, Hanyang University, 1998


Dr. Beaumie Kim joined University of Calgary in January 2013. Prior to University of Calgary, she researched and taught at the Learning Sciences Lab and Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group in National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She previously worked for NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future program at the Center for Educational Technologies in Wheeling Jesuit University in the United States. She spent her early childhood in Ulsan and later grew up in Seoul, South Korea.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Areas of Research

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Kim’s work is focused on using scientists’ resources and tools (especially Earth Sciences) for the research and development of learning resources and tools using technology. In her National Research Foundation of Singapore funded project, her team conducted progressive design workshops to design and develop an educational game that promotes a deeper understanding of our Earth. Her research work is carried out in collaboration with teachers and students as design partners, and by observing their interactions, discourse and artifacts.

  • Collaborative, school-based research
  • Integrating technology in education
  • Learners' ideas in science
  • Qualitative research using video
  • User-centered design
  • Virtual reality and simulation
  • Game-based learning


Course number Course title Semester
EDER 67868 LEC 02 02 Spc'l Topics Learning Sciences 2021
EDUC 54602 SEC 05 S05 Design-based Elementary Route 2021
EDER 701/603 Advanced Research Methods (Design-Based Research) Spring 2022


  • Leadership in Education Award, Werklund School of Education, The University of Calgary. 2021
  • University of Calgary Teaching Awards nominee in the Award for Full-Time Academic Staff Category, The University of Calgary. 2015
  • Best paper award (2nd author) at 2011 Global Learn Conference, 2011 Global Learn Conference. 2011
  • Best paper award nominee at the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, 19th International Conference on Computers in Education. 2011
  • Distinguished Doctoral Student Nominee, University of Georgia. 2004
  • UGA-Invited Student Participant at the Professors of Instructional Design and Technology Annual Meeting, Professors of Instructional Design and Technology. 2004
  • Excellence in Media Production, AECT International Student Media Festival, AECT International Student Media Festival. 2003
  • University-wide Dissertation Completion Award, University of Georgia. 2004
  • AECT Cochran Intern Award, ECT Foundation. 2002
  • M.Ed. Distinguished Student, University of Georgia. 2000
  • University-wide Research Assistant Scholarship, University of Georgia. 2002
  • Study Abroad Scholarship, Hanyang University. 2000
  • Merit Scholarship, Hanyang University. 1997
  • Merit Scholarship, Hanyang University. 1993


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