Emily Kuzneski Johnson

Emily Kuzneski Johnson

Biography

Emily K. Johnson, Ph.D. conducts research focusing on UX, user-centered design, educational technology, learning games, playful/gameful learning, simulations and learning, self-regulated learning, learner motivation, and self-efficacy. She designs and researches educational games in VR, AR, mobile, PC/Mac, and nontraditional platforms. Emily earned her Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida in 2015 after teaching middle school Language Arts for eight years. She earned her M.A. in Reading Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and her BA in English from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Research Interests

  • technical communication
  • UX, human-centered design
  • educational technology
  • leaning games
  • playful/gameful learning
  • self-regulated learning
  • embodied cognition
  • VR, MR, AR, XR, etc.
  • computer assisted language learning 

Recent Research Activities


Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

  • Johnson, E.K., Giroux, A.L., Merritt, D., Vitanova, G., Sousa, S. (2020). Assessing the Impact of Game Modalities in Second Language Acquisition: ELLE the EndLess LEarner. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 26(8), 880-903.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81099 ENC4265 Writing for Computer Industry Web-Based (W) Unavailable
This course is an introduction to designing and creating different kinds of online help files or help systems for the computer industry. In addition to learning some of the specialized language of the software industry, students will study the major kinds of software documents and online help systems: software tutorials, procedures, and reference guides. Emphasis will be placed on writing and designing clear, concise, task-oriented instructions. 

 

Students will be able to:

Apply general principles for writing and designing effectively for the online environment.
Understand and use specialized language typical of the computer software industry.
Assess current trends concerning online help and tools for creating it.
Create effective online software tutorials, procedures, and reference guides.
Write clear, reader-friendly tutorials, procedures, and reference guides using a task-oriented point of view.
Design and develop professional digital portfolios.
Follow minimalist writing principles: knowing the audience, removing nonessential content, and focusing on user goals instead of product functions.
81294 ENG6812 Res Methods for Texts and Tech Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2021.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11261 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web-Based (W) Unavailable

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better in ENC 1102 and junior standing.

Instruction and practice in expository prose used in technical writing, layout and design, and translation of technical documents for the lay audience. Students will explore the importance of the writer's purpose and audience. In addition, we will examine the use of tone, voice, graphics, document design, content organization, standard document formats, and rhetoric when preparing technical communications. We will rely primarily on the case study method of learning.

11263 ENC3241 Writing for Technical Prof Web-Based (W) Unavailable

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better in ENC 1102 and junior standing.

Instruction and practice in expository prose used in technical writing, layout and design, and translation of technical documents for the lay audience. Students will explore the importance of the writer's purpose and audience. In addition, we will examine the use of tone, voice, graphics, document design, content organization, standard document formats, and rhetoric when preparing technical communications. We will rely primarily on the case study method of learning.

19621 ENC4265 Writing for Computer Industry Web-Based (W) Unavailable
Class Hours: 3
Lab and Field Work Hours: 0
Contact Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C (2.0) or better in ENC 1102 or C.I. Corequisite(s): None. Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): None.

Creating different kinds of software manuals or online help systems for the computer industry.

Updated: Mar 10, 2021