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Angela Liang Xiong

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Angela Liang Xiong

Angela Liang Xiong

Learning Designer

I truly feel passionate about creating aengaging learner-centered environment to teach and help people learn.  From my early career as an English teacher in Beijing, China to my role as a learning designer in the U.S., I am an advocate for constructivist learningbackward design, and universal design for learning in blended and online course design. 

As a learning designer in the School of Professional Studies, I collaborate with subject matter experts and learning technologists to create high-quality innovative online courses. Prior to joining Northwestern,  I had nearly ten years of experience in instructional design, teaching, and faculty development in the Chicagoland higher education institutions. My work as a learning designer satisfies my desire and dedication for continuous learning, meeting challenges, and building relationships with faculty members. 

My educational background includes a doctorate in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University and master in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. My current research interests focus on areas of technology integration, online teaching best practices, and instructional design. 

Outside of work, I enjoy teaching Chinese, baking, singing, dancing, and visiting national parks. Currently I live in Naperville with my husband and two sons.