Project Manager, Federal Programs
Chaohua Ou oversees the day-to-day workings of the NSF AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education (AI ALOE), a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research institute for which GRA is the lead institution.
In this role, Chaohua coordinates 11 partner institutions, managing the day-to-day operations of the AI-ALOE Institute. The position is concurrent with her role as assistant director of special projects and educational initiatives in the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia Tech.
An expert on learning technology and learning design, Chaohua joined Georgia Tech in 2005 and has worked on various aspects in the field of learning technology in higher education. She has profound knowledge and experience in leading and managing programs and initiatives to promote and support the innovative use of technologies in teaching and learning.
Her research interests center on how learning design and technology integration impacts student learning in different learning environments. She has obtained internal and external grants to support research projects on the effective use of classroom technology, blended learning, online learning and open educational resources.
Chaohua made important contributions to implementing alternative forms of instruction at Georgia Tech during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her work with the Georgia Tech Remote and Hybrid Teaching Academy earned her the 2021 Staff Excellence Award. She also served in the EDUCAUSE expert panel for Horizon Report, an annual publication on the trends, challenges and developments of educational technology in higher education.
Chaohua holds M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees in instructional technology from Texas Tech University and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, China.