About the Digital and Online Teaching Team

Bo Choi
M.A., Educational Media
UCINetID: boyeunc
(949) 824-2886

Bo Choi

Instructional Designer

Bo is an experienced instructional designer, with significant training and many years of experience in creating effective learning experiences and materials for online learning. Bo is impeccably prepared and organized, two of the most important teaching factors for influencing student learning, according to meta-analysis studies of effective teaching characteristics. In addition, Bo is an engaging presenter, using well-designed activities, detailed and timely feedback, and has a habit of moving about the room to ensure that people are on task and have help. Bo uses campus learning technologies such as Canvas and third party tools to great effect, with attention to universal design principles that provide meaningful learning opportunities for students with different strengths, and with attention to accessibility issues so that students with disabilities or language barriers can fully participate.


Setting up Take-Home Exams and Assignments for Online Submission

February 15, 2023

Who Are Our Students? Understanding The Diversity of UCI and Taking The First Step in Inclusive Excellence

February 03, 2022

Recent Projects

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2023 Inclusive Course Design Institute

The Inclusive Course Design Institute (ICDI) is a professional development program designed to support faculty in cultivating a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEI-A) culture in the classroom. The Goal of the program is to provide pedagogical resources and encourage faculty discussion in the areas of inclusive excellence, transparency in course design, accessibility, humanizing teaching, and pedagogical wellness.

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2023 Digital Learning Institute

In response to the increasing faculty interest in online teaching, the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is offering an eight-week faculty development program in Spring 2023, the Digital Learning Institute (DLI). The goal of DLI is to assist faculty in creating a quality online learning environment that embraces pedagogical excellence and enhances the student online learning experience.
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2021 – 2022 Teaching Experiment Academy

Higher education institutions are looking for ways to improve learning outcomes in STEM education. A collaborative team from UC Irvine, San Jose State University, and Cal Poly Pomona has created a cohort-based faculty development program, the Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA). The Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA) is a year long program (2021-2022) designed for STEM faculty to redesign their undergraduate courses with the components of Mastery Learning and Specifications Grading.

Blog Posts


“I must once again communicate my gratitude for all of your help, support, and insights through the DLI course.  You went above and beyond.  You are a patient, intelligent, delightful consultant who truly cared about my course vision(s) and how to accomplish goals pedagogically.  You really helped me think through important choices and offered excellent ideas.”

— Hillary Berk, Assistant Professor of Teaching, UCI School of Social Ecology

“I like to thank Bo Choi, Instructional Designer, for all her hard work on designing the Canvas space, helping me design the course, finding the right visuals, and for her exceptional organizational and leadership skills to keep me and all of us on track.”

— Mahtab Jafari, Professor, UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Kailey Baez and Bo Choi are so knowledgeable, supportive and a joy to work with. I worked less frequently with Fanny Tsai, but found her excellent too.I sincerely hope that DTEI continues to find a way to offer this kind of training as we continue to develop our capacity to offer excellent teaching remotely. Knowing that I had access to the expertise of the virtual office hours team made all the difference in what has been a challenging time for everyone!”

— Sarah Farmer, Professor, UCI School of Humanities