Ayesha Sadaf is an Assistant Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her PhD in Learning Design and Technology and MS in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University. Prior to her current position, she taught at Ball State University for three years. Dr. Sadaf’s research focuses on the impact of instructional strategies and emerging technologies on higher-level learning and engagement in online learning environments. She is also interested in preparing teachers to integrate new technologies such as Web 2.0 tools, digital literacy, games, and simulations into K-12 classrooms. Her research has been published in Educational Technology Research and Development, Computers & Education, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, and Journal of Computing in Higher Education. She is the recipient of the 2015 Distance Education Best Practice Award and 2013 Distance Education Best Journal Article Award from the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).