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Louie Zhu, Ph.D.

Louie Zhu
  • Senior Lecturer, Informatics

Contact

louiezhuiupui [dot] edu
IT 459
317-278-9536

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Education

  • Ph.D. Food Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
  • B.S. Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Biography

Louie Zhu currently teaches several core courses in the Informatics Bachelor of Science program. He regularly teaches INFO I201, INFO I210, and INFO I211. Before joining IUPUI in 2009, Louie was an associate professor at Vincennes University, Indiana, teaching information technology courses.

Louie is a big believer in active learning. Over the years, he has used various active learning methods in his courses to engage students and promote student participation. To disseminate the techniques he has regularly used in his teaching, Louie has given poster and oral presentations at local, regional, and international conferences focused on scholarship of teaching and student learning.¬† Louie developed a web application called Louie’s CodeLab, which is a browser-based, interactive code editor. It is a tool for both teaching and learning PHP, JavaScript, and HTML. Louie also built a sign-in application, which allows students to sign-in electronically and to view attendance records at any time.

Research Interests

  • Back-end web development: PHP, ASP.NET, and JSP
  • Front-end web development
  • Relational and non-relational database design and management
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Web services and cloud computing

Presentations

Recent presentations on college teaching and learning:

  • Sara Hook and Liugen Zhu (2016): Impact of SoTL on Online and Face-to-Face Courses. Presented at The Seventeen Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University South Bend. April 1, 2016.
  • Liugen Zhu, Joseph Defazio, Edgar Huang, and Sara Hook (2015): The Impact of Attendance and Participation on Undergraduate Student Performance in Face-to-Face and Online Courses. Presented at the 35th Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, OH. November 19-22, 2015.
  • Sara Hook and Liugen Zhu (2015): A Carrot or a Stick:¬† Enhancing Student Motivation through Accountability in Online and Face-to-Face Courses.¬†Presented at The Sixteen Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University South Bend. April 10, 2015.
  • Liugen Zhu and Sara Hook (2014): Looking Out and Looking In: Promoting Academic Success through Peer Review and Self-Reflection in Online and Face-to-Face Courses. Presented at the 34th Annual Lilly International Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, OH. November 20, 2014.
  • Sara Hook and Liugen Zhu (2014): Using Technology to Provide Multimodal Learning Opportunities and Enhance Student Engagement in Face-to-Face and Online Courses. Presented at the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) 5th Annual Conference, Boston, MA. July 30, 2014.
  • Liugen Zhu and Edgar Huang (2014): Pedagogical Approaches to Promoting Active Student Learning in Information Technology Courses. Presented at The Fifteen Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University South Bend. April 11, 2014.
  • Liugen Zhu and Sara Hook (2014): GREAT Expectations: Promoting Active and Collaborative Learning in Online and Face-to-Face Courses. Presented at 2014 E.C. Moore Symposium, IUPUI. April 4, 2014.

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