Lingzi is a third year PhD student in the Department of Curriculum,Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has completed degrees in Language and Literature (Hon.B.A.), Organizational and Administrative study in Education (M.Ed). Lingzi was once a certified Chinese language and literature teacher, and later, she has worked at several post-secondary institutions in Canada and internationally, including a newly established international collaborative university. From there, her continued passion in education and technology encouraged her to pursue doctoral study at OISE. Her research interests broadly lies in the area of online education and learning analytics. Drawing upon constructive perspectives, her current research seeks to measure the socio-cultural impact on the varied online learning behaviour patterns and understand its root cause of such differences through a comparative lens. She is particularly interested in the issues of developing culturally responsive online teaching pedagogy, instructional design to foster a culturally inclusive online academic environment and its correspondent teacher’s professional development.