Profile Details

Dr WANG, Tianchong Alex 王天寵博士

Post-doctoral Fellow / Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Phone No.: (852) 2948 7279
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Email: chzhoc@eduhk.hk
Address: Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
The Education University of Hong Kong,
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories,
Hong Kong
 
  • Profile
  • Research Interests
  • Selected Outputs
  • Research Projects
  • External Appointments
  • All

Dr WANG, Tianchong Alex is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The Education University of Hong Kong. He received an EdD degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an MSc degree from the University of Hong Kong, and a BA Hons degree from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr Wang has a solid technical background in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs); he is holding a number of professional qualifications such MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, ACSP, ACTC, and THXCP. He is also a member of IEEE.

As an advocate of using digital technologies to enhance education quality and inclusion., Dr Wang’s current research interests include AI in assessment, blended learning, mobile learning, flipped classrooms, ICT-enabled learning at scale, and digital learning for development. He has been participating research projects commissioned or supported by international organisations such as UNESCO, IDRC and The HEAD Foundation as well as local research funding bodies such as Education Bureau (EDB) and The University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong.

Dr Wang is a passionate teacher educator. He serves as a PT Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong who teaches in the MSc (IT in Education) programme as well as a resource person who conducts teacher capacity-building activities for international organisations and government agencies.

 

  • AI in assessment
  • Blended learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Learning at scale
  • Digital learning for development

Chapter in an edited book (author)

  • Zaugg, H., Graham, C. R., Lim, C. P., & Wang, T. (In-press). Current and Future Directions of Blended Learning and Teaching in Asia. In C. P. Lim & C. R. Graham (Eds.), Blended learning for quality access in Asian universities. Singapore: SpringerNature.

  • Lim, C. P., Wang, T., Nith, B., & Mak, N. (In-press). Adopting Blended Learning to Close the Urban-Rural Higher Education Quality Gap: A STEM Course in Three Cambodian Universities. In C. P. Lim & C. R. Graham (Eds.), Blended learning for quality access in Asian universities. Singapore: SpringerNature.

  • Laurillard, D., Kennedy, E., & Wang, T. (2018) How could digital learning at scale address the issue of equity in education? In C. P. Lim & V. L. Tinio (Eds.), Learning at scale for the global south (pp. 1-31). Quezon City, Philippines: Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development.

  • Yang, M, Wang, T., & Lim, C. P. (2017). E-portfolios as digital assessment tools in higher education. Learning, Design, and Technology. In J. M. Spector, B. B. Lockee, & M. D. Childress (Eds.), Learning, design, and technology: An international compendium of theory, research, practice, and policy (pp. 1-23). Singapore: SpringerNature.

  • Lim, C. P., & Wang, T. (2016). A Proposed Framework and Self-assessment Tool for Building the Capacity of Higher Education Institutions for Blended Learning. In C. P. Lim, & L. Wang, (Eds.), Blended learning for quality higher education: Selected case studies on implementation from Asia-Pacific (pp. 1-38). Paris: UNESCO.

  • Lim, C. P., & Wang, T. (2016). Teaching Staff Professional Development for Blended Learning in a Faculty: A Case Study of The Education University of Hong Kong. In C. P. Lim, & L. Wang, (Eds.), Blended learning for quality higher education: Selected case studies on implementation from Asia-Pacific (pp. 187-210). Paris: UNESCO.

  • Wang, T. (2016). Overcoming teachers’ concerns - Where are we in the harnessing of mobile technology in K-12 classrooms in Hong Kong?. In D. Churchill, J. Lu, T. Chiu, & B. Fox, (Eds.), Mobile learning design: Theories and applications (pp. 239-248). Singapore: Springer.

Journal Publications

  • Lim, C. P., Ra, S., Chin, B. & Wang, T. (In-press). Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance education equity, quality, and efficiency: Case studies of Bangladesh and Nepal. Educational Media International.

  • Lim, C. P., Ra, S., Chin, B. & Wang, T. (2019). Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Access to Quality Education in the Global South: A Case Study of Sri Lanka. Education and Information Technologies.

  • Lim, C. P., Wang, T., & Graham, C. R. (2019). Driving, sustaining and scaling up blended learning practices in higher education institutions: A proposed framework. Innovation and Education, 1(1), 1-12.

  • Wang, T., & Teter, W. (2018). Blended learning - Building local capacity to achieve SDG4 in Asia-Pacific. IAU Horizons, 23(1), 27-29.

  • Wang, T. (2017). Overcoming barriers to ‘flip’: building teacher’s capacity for the adoption of flipped classroom in Hong Kong secondary schools. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 12(1), 1-11.

  • Wang, T., Towey, D., & Jong, S. Y. (2016). Exploring Young Student’s Learning Experiences with the iPad: A Comparative Study in Hong Kong International Primary Schools. Universal Access in the Information Society, 15(3), 359-367.

  • Towey, D., & Wang, T. (2016). Can Computer Science Students do Without the Desktop?. IAFOR Academic Review, 2(1), 15-23.

  • Churchill, D., & Wang, T. (2014). Teacher’s Use of iPads in Higher Education. Educational Media International, 51(3), 214-225.

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Wang, T., Towey, D., & Ng, Y. K. R. (in-press). Microlearning in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET): A Case Study during the Coronavirus Outbreak in Hong Kong. Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2020). Hong Kong, China.

  • Kelsch, J., & Wang, T. (2019). Confessions of a Blended Learning Sceptic: A Teaching Staff’s Journey to Success in Flipped Teaching Adoption. Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2019). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., Ng, Y. K. R., & Towey, D. (2018). Harnessing OERs in Hong Kong Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2018 (TALE 2018). Wollongong, Australia.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2018). Unlocking the Potential of Open Educational Resources: Where We Are Today and How We Can Address the Challenges. Paper presented on the 2018 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2018). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2017). Open Educational Resource (OER) Adoption in Higher Education: Challenges and Strategies. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2017 (TALE 2017). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2017). Can English Language Teachers do Flipped Teaching?: A Hong Kong Secondary School Perspective. Paper presented on the 6th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Pickering, T. A., Yuen, T. T., & Wang, T. (2016). STEM conversations in social media: Implications on STEM education. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2016 (TALE 2016) (pp. 296-302). Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Towey, D., Ricky, Y. K. N., & Wang, T. (2016). Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET). Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2016 (TALE 2016) (pp. 284-288). Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Wang, T., & Jong, S. Y. M. (2016). Towards equitable quality education for all: Are MOOCs really a way out?. Proceedings of the 20th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2016). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., Jong, S. Y. M., & Towey, D. (2015). Challenges to Flipped Classroom Adoption in Hong Kong Secondary Schools: Overcoming the First- and Second- Order Barriers to Change. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2015 (TALE 2015) (pp. 108-110). Zhuhai, China.

  • Wang, T., Liu, S., & Gao, Y. (2015). Using Mobile-based Interactive E-books in K-12 Chinese as a Second Language Classroom: Opportunities and Challenges. Proceedings of the Second Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2015). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2015). Intercultural Conflict surrounding Technological Innovation: A Curious Case Study in a PRC EMI University. Paper presented on the 5th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Wang, T., & Jong, S. Y. M. (2015). Teachers’ Concerns over Harnessing Mobile Technology in Hong Kong K-12 Classrooms. Proceedings of the 19th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2015) (pp. 156-163). Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Jong, M. S. Y., Tsai, C. C., & Wang, T. (2015). Implementation of constructivist online game-based learning at school: Teacher facilitation in the academically achieving classroom. Paper presented at America Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2015 (AERA 2015), Chicago, Illinois.

  • Jong, M. S. Y., Ho, E., Tam, V., Hue, M. T., Shang, J. J., Tsai, C. C., & Wang, T. (2015). How are teachers concerned about harnessing EagleEye in inquiry learning? Paper presented at America Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2015 (AERA 2015), Chicago, Illinois.

  • Churchill, D., & Wang, T. (2014). Teacher’s Use of iPads in Higher Education. Proceedings of the International Mobile Learning Festival 2014 (IMLF 2014). Bali, Indonesia.

  • Towey, D., & Wang, T. (2014). Can Computer Science Students do without the Desktop?. Proceedings of the European Conference on Education 2014 (ECE 2014) (pp. 287-296). Brighton, UK.

  • Wang, T., & Churchill, D. (2014). Teaching with “Post-PC” Tablets: An Ongoing Study of Teacher Adoption of iPads in Higher Education. Proceedings of the Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2014). Hong Kong, China.

  • Churchill, D., Lu, J., & Wang, T. (2013). Teacher Thinking and Affordances of TouchPad Technology: An Ongoing Study of Teacher Adoption of iPads in Higher Education. Workshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2013) (pp. 100-109). Bali, Indonesia: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

  • Wang, T., & Churchill, D. (2013). Educational Applications of TouchPad Technology in Higher Education in Hong Kong: Explorative Case Studies of University Teachers’ Adoption of iPads. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Conference of International Council for Education Media (ICEM 2013) (pp. 1-6). Singapore.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2013). A Mobile Virtual Environment Game Approach for Improving Student Learning Performance in Integrated Science Classes in Hong Kong International Schools. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2013 (TALE 2013) (pp. 386-388). Bali, Indonesia.

  • Wang, T. (2013). Learning Science with the Mobile Game on iPads in Hong-Kong-based International Schools Context. Proceedings of 2013 International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE 2013). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2013). Using Tangible Avatars through iPads to Enhance English Storytelling Lessons. Paper presented on the 4th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Churchill, D., Lu, J. & Wang, T., (2013). Exploring the Educational Affordances of the Current Mobile Technologies: Case Studies in University Teachers’ and Students’ Perspectives. Paper presented on the 8th eLearning Forum Asia 2013. Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Churchill, D. (2013). Exploring University Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Hong Kong. Paper presented on the Mobile Learning Festival 2013. Hong Kong, China.

  • Churchill, D., & Wang, T. (2013). Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Paper presented on the CITE Research Symposium 2013. Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2012). A Rethinking of Digital Learning Device Projects. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2012 (TALE 2012) (pp. W2C-1 - W2C-5). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2012). Understand the Digital Natives: A Rethinking of ICT Literacy in Hong Kong. Paper presented on the CITE Research Symposium 2012. Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2012). Education Change Beyond Introducing “New Toys”. Paper presented on the Pearl River Delta Graduate Conference on ‘Culture and Identity in Times of Change’. Macau, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2011). Using Social Networking to Enhance the EFL Classroom. Proceedings of IEEE 2011 15th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2011) (pp. 815-818). Hangzhou, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2011). Socialising Education: Using Social Networking in Education. Paper presented on The 3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2011). Web 2.0 - Socialised English Teaching. Paper presented on 2011 the 4th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL) Conference. Hong Kong, China.

Keynote Speech

  • Wang, T. (2017, July). A Holistic Approach to HEIs’ Strategic Planning for Quality Higher Education with Blended Learning. Keynote speech presented at the Doctoral Student Forum on MOOC Research, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Invited Seminars and Workshops

  • Wang, T. (2020, March). Important Roles of ICT and Device in Promoting Learning and Teaching. Seminar conducted at the Seminar on “Critical Role of Capacity Building and Human Resource Development in the Formation of an Asian Community”, Svay Rieng, Cambodia.

  • Wang, T. (2019, December). Important Roles of ICT and Device in Promoting Sustainable Development. Seminar conducted at the Seminar on “Towards the Establishment of an Asian Community: Capacity Building for Sustainable Development”, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

  • Wang, T. (2018, March). Blended Learning for Quality Higher Education. Workshop conducted at the National Workshop on Blended Learning for Education 2018, University of Kelaniya & Ministry of Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Wang, T. (2017, August). Blended Learning for Quality Higher Education. Workshop conducted at the 2017 Seminar on ICT in Higher Education Innovation for Asian and African Countries, UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI), Shenzhen, China.

External Appointments

Profile

Dr WANG, Tianchong Alex is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The Education University of Hong Kong. He received an EdD degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an MSc degree from the University of Hong Kong, and a BA Hons degree from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr Wang has a solid technical background in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs); he is holding a number of professional qualifications such MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, ACSP, ACTC, and THXCP. He is also a member of IEEE.

As an advocate of using digital technologies to enhance education quality and inclusion., Dr Wang’s current research interests include AI in assessment, blended learning, mobile learning, flipped classrooms, ICT-enabled learning at scale, and digital learning for development. He has been participating research projects commissioned or supported by international organisations such as UNESCO, IDRC and The HEAD Foundation as well as local research funding bodies such as Education Bureau (EDB) and The University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong.

Dr Wang is a passionate teacher educator. He serves as a PT Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong who teaches in the MSc (IT in Education) programme as well as a resource person who conducts teacher capacity-building activities for international organisations and government agencies.

 

Research Interests
  • AI in assessment
  • Blended learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Learning at scale
  • Digital learning for development
Selected Outputs

Chapter in an edited book (author)

  • Zaugg, H., Graham, C. R., Lim, C. P., & Wang, T. (In-press). Current and Future Directions of Blended Learning and Teaching in Asia. In C. P. Lim & C. R. Graham (Eds.), Blended learning for quality access in Asian universities. Singapore: SpringerNature.

  • Lim, C. P., Wang, T., Nith, B., & Mak, N. (In-press). Adopting Blended Learning to Close the Urban-Rural Higher Education Quality Gap: A STEM Course in Three Cambodian Universities. In C. P. Lim & C. R. Graham (Eds.), Blended learning for quality access in Asian universities. Singapore: SpringerNature.

  • Laurillard, D., Kennedy, E., & Wang, T. (2018) How could digital learning at scale address the issue of equity in education? In C. P. Lim & V. L. Tinio (Eds.), Learning at scale for the global south (pp. 1-31). Quezon City, Philippines: Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development.

  • Yang, M, Wang, T., & Lim, C. P. (2017). E-portfolios as digital assessment tools in higher education. Learning, Design, and Technology. In J. M. Spector, B. B. Lockee, & M. D. Childress (Eds.), Learning, design, and technology: An international compendium of theory, research, practice, and policy (pp. 1-23). Singapore: SpringerNature.

  • Lim, C. P., & Wang, T. (2016). A Proposed Framework and Self-assessment Tool for Building the Capacity of Higher Education Institutions for Blended Learning. In C. P. Lim, & L. Wang, (Eds.), Blended learning for quality higher education: Selected case studies on implementation from Asia-Pacific (pp. 1-38). Paris: UNESCO.

  • Lim, C. P., & Wang, T. (2016). Teaching Staff Professional Development for Blended Learning in a Faculty: A Case Study of The Education University of Hong Kong. In C. P. Lim, & L. Wang, (Eds.), Blended learning for quality higher education: Selected case studies on implementation from Asia-Pacific (pp. 187-210). Paris: UNESCO.

  • Wang, T. (2016). Overcoming teachers’ concerns - Where are we in the harnessing of mobile technology in K-12 classrooms in Hong Kong?. In D. Churchill, J. Lu, T. Chiu, & B. Fox, (Eds.), Mobile learning design: Theories and applications (pp. 239-248). Singapore: Springer.

Journal Publications

  • Lim, C. P., Ra, S., Chin, B. & Wang, T. (In-press). Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance education equity, quality, and efficiency: Case studies of Bangladesh and Nepal. Educational Media International.

  • Lim, C. P., Ra, S., Chin, B. & Wang, T. (2019). Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Access to Quality Education in the Global South: A Case Study of Sri Lanka. Education and Information Technologies.

  • Lim, C. P., Wang, T., & Graham, C. R. (2019). Driving, sustaining and scaling up blended learning practices in higher education institutions: A proposed framework. Innovation and Education, 1(1), 1-12.

  • Wang, T., & Teter, W. (2018). Blended learning - Building local capacity to achieve SDG4 in Asia-Pacific. IAU Horizons, 23(1), 27-29.

  • Wang, T. (2017). Overcoming barriers to ‘flip’: building teacher’s capacity for the adoption of flipped classroom in Hong Kong secondary schools. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 12(1), 1-11.

  • Wang, T., Towey, D., & Jong, S. Y. (2016). Exploring Young Student’s Learning Experiences with the iPad: A Comparative Study in Hong Kong International Primary Schools. Universal Access in the Information Society, 15(3), 359-367.

  • Towey, D., & Wang, T. (2016). Can Computer Science Students do Without the Desktop?. IAFOR Academic Review, 2(1), 15-23.

  • Churchill, D., & Wang, T. (2014). Teacher’s Use of iPads in Higher Education. Educational Media International, 51(3), 214-225.

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Wang, T., Towey, D., & Ng, Y. K. R. (in-press). Microlearning in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET): A Case Study during the Coronavirus Outbreak in Hong Kong. Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2020). Hong Kong, China.

  • Kelsch, J., & Wang, T. (2019). Confessions of a Blended Learning Sceptic: A Teaching Staff’s Journey to Success in Flipped Teaching Adoption. Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2019). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., Ng, Y. K. R., & Towey, D. (2018). Harnessing OERs in Hong Kong Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2018 (TALE 2018). Wollongong, Australia.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2018). Unlocking the Potential of Open Educational Resources: Where We Are Today and How We Can Address the Challenges. Paper presented on the 2018 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2018). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2017). Open Educational Resource (OER) Adoption in Higher Education: Challenges and Strategies. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2017 (TALE 2017). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2017). Can English Language Teachers do Flipped Teaching?: A Hong Kong Secondary School Perspective. Paper presented on the 6th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Pickering, T. A., Yuen, T. T., & Wang, T. (2016). STEM conversations in social media: Implications on STEM education. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2016 (TALE 2016) (pp. 296-302). Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Towey, D., Ricky, Y. K. N., & Wang, T. (2016). Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET). Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2016 (TALE 2016) (pp. 284-288). Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Wang, T., & Jong, S. Y. M. (2016). Towards equitable quality education for all: Are MOOCs really a way out?. Proceedings of the 20th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2016). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., Jong, S. Y. M., & Towey, D. (2015). Challenges to Flipped Classroom Adoption in Hong Kong Secondary Schools: Overcoming the First- and Second- Order Barriers to Change. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2015 (TALE 2015) (pp. 108-110). Zhuhai, China.

  • Wang, T., Liu, S., & Gao, Y. (2015). Using Mobile-based Interactive E-books in K-12 Chinese as a Second Language Classroom: Opportunities and Challenges. Proceedings of the Second Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2015). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2015). Intercultural Conflict surrounding Technological Innovation: A Curious Case Study in a PRC EMI University. Paper presented on the 5th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Wang, T., & Jong, S. Y. M. (2015). Teachers’ Concerns over Harnessing Mobile Technology in Hong Kong K-12 Classrooms. Proceedings of the 19th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2015) (pp. 156-163). Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Jong, M. S. Y., Tsai, C. C., & Wang, T. (2015). Implementation of constructivist online game-based learning at school: Teacher facilitation in the academically achieving classroom. Paper presented at America Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2015 (AERA 2015), Chicago, Illinois.

  • Jong, M. S. Y., Ho, E., Tam, V., Hue, M. T., Shang, J. J., Tsai, C. C., & Wang, T. (2015). How are teachers concerned about harnessing EagleEye in inquiry learning? Paper presented at America Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2015 (AERA 2015), Chicago, Illinois.

  • Churchill, D., & Wang, T. (2014). Teacher’s Use of iPads in Higher Education. Proceedings of the International Mobile Learning Festival 2014 (IMLF 2014). Bali, Indonesia.

  • Towey, D., & Wang, T. (2014). Can Computer Science Students do without the Desktop?. Proceedings of the European Conference on Education 2014 (ECE 2014) (pp. 287-296). Brighton, UK.

  • Wang, T., & Churchill, D. (2014). Teaching with “Post-PC” Tablets: An Ongoing Study of Teacher Adoption of iPads in Higher Education. Proceedings of the Inaugural International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2014). Hong Kong, China.

  • Churchill, D., Lu, J., & Wang, T. (2013). Teacher Thinking and Affordances of TouchPad Technology: An Ongoing Study of Teacher Adoption of iPads in Higher Education. Workshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2013) (pp. 100-109). Bali, Indonesia: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

  • Wang, T., & Churchill, D. (2013). Educational Applications of TouchPad Technology in Higher Education in Hong Kong: Explorative Case Studies of University Teachers’ Adoption of iPads. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Conference of International Council for Education Media (ICEM 2013) (pp. 1-6). Singapore.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2013). A Mobile Virtual Environment Game Approach for Improving Student Learning Performance in Integrated Science Classes in Hong Kong International Schools. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2013 (TALE 2013) (pp. 386-388). Bali, Indonesia.

  • Wang, T. (2013). Learning Science with the Mobile Game on iPads in Hong-Kong-based International Schools Context. Proceedings of 2013 International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE 2013). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2013). Using Tangible Avatars through iPads to Enhance English Storytelling Lessons. Paper presented on the 4th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Churchill, D., Lu, J. & Wang, T., (2013). Exploring the Educational Affordances of the Current Mobile Technologies: Case Studies in University Teachers’ and Students’ Perspectives. Paper presented on the 8th eLearning Forum Asia 2013. Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Churchill, D. (2013). Exploring University Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Hong Kong. Paper presented on the Mobile Learning Festival 2013. Hong Kong, China.

  • Churchill, D., & Wang, T. (2013). Exploring Teachers’ Adoption of iPads in Higher Education: Case Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Paper presented on the CITE Research Symposium 2013. Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2012). A Rethinking of Digital Learning Device Projects. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2012 (TALE 2012) (pp. W2C-1 - W2C-5). Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2012). Understand the Digital Natives: A Rethinking of ICT Literacy in Hong Kong. Paper presented on the CITE Research Symposium 2012. Hong Kong, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2012). Education Change Beyond Introducing “New Toys”. Paper presented on the Pearl River Delta Graduate Conference on ‘Culture and Identity in Times of Change’. Macau, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2011). Using Social Networking to Enhance the EFL Classroom. Proceedings of IEEE 2011 15th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2011) (pp. 815-818). Hangzhou, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2011). Socialising Education: Using Social Networking in Education. Paper presented on The 3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication. Macau, China.

  • Wang, T., & Towey, D. (2011). Web 2.0 - Socialised English Teaching. Paper presented on 2011 the 4th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL) Conference. Hong Kong, China.

Keynote Speech

  • Wang, T. (2017, July). A Holistic Approach to HEIs’ Strategic Planning for Quality Higher Education with Blended Learning. Keynote speech presented at the Doctoral Student Forum on MOOC Research, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Invited Seminars and Workshops

  • Wang, T. (2020, March). Important Roles of ICT and Device in Promoting Learning and Teaching. Seminar conducted at the Seminar on “Critical Role of Capacity Building and Human Resource Development in the Formation of an Asian Community”, Svay Rieng, Cambodia.

  • Wang, T. (2019, December). Important Roles of ICT and Device in Promoting Sustainable Development. Seminar conducted at the Seminar on “Towards the Establishment of an Asian Community: Capacity Building for Sustainable Development”, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

  • Wang, T. (2018, March). Blended Learning for Quality Higher Education. Workshop conducted at the National Workshop on Blended Learning for Education 2018, University of Kelaniya & Ministry of Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Wang, T. (2017, August). Blended Learning for Quality Higher Education. Workshop conducted at the 2017 Seminar on ICT in Higher Education Innovation for Asian and African Countries, UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI), Shenzhen, China.

 
 

External Appointments

Profile

Dr. Karen Zhoc is a Post-doctoral Fellow of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Education University of Hong Kong. She obtained her MEd (Psychology in Education) from the University of Bristol and PhD (Educational Psychology) from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the EdUHK, she worked at HKU and HKUST overseeing institutional surveys and research projects related to teaching and learning in higher education. She also served at the then Education and Manpower Bureau and took part in various steering committees to monitor the quality of the research projects commissioned.

 

Research Interests
  • Psychological measurement and evaluation
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Emotional intelligence and academic achievement and wellbeing
Selected Outputs

Journal Publications

  • Zhoc, K. C. H., Webster, B. J., King, R. B., Li, J. C. H., & Chung, T. S. H. (2018). Higher Education Student Engagement Scale (HESES): Development and Psychometric Evidence. Research in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11162-018-9510-6
  • Zhoc, K. C. H., Li, J. C. H. & Webster, B. J. (2017). New reliability and validity evidence of the Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35(6), 599-614. doi: 10.1177/0734282916653901
  • Zhoc, K. C. H. & Chen, G. (2016). Reliability and validity evidence for the Self-Directed Learning Scale. Learning and Individual Differences, 49, 245-250. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2016.06.013
  • Lo, R., Woo J., Zhoc, K., Li, C., Yeo, W., Johnson, P., Mak, Y. and Lee, J. (2002) Quality of life of palliative care patients in the last two weeks of life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 24(4), 388-397.
  • Lo, R., Woo J. & Zhoc, K., Li, C., Yeo, W., Johnson, P., Mak, Y. and Lee, J. (2001). Cross-cultural validation of the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire in Hong Kong Chinese. Palliative Medicine, 15(5), 387-397.

Manuscripts under Review

  • Zhoc, K. C. H., Chung, T. S. H., & King, R. B. (Revise and Resubmit). Emotional intelligence (EI) and self-directed learning: Examining their relation and contribution to better student learning outcomes in higher education. In revision with British Educational Research Journal.
  • Zhoc, K. C. H., Chung, T. S. H., King, R. B., & Chen, J. (under review). Emotionally intelligent students are more engaged and successful: Examining the role of emotional intelligence in higher education. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Zhoc, K. C. H., King, R. B., Law, W.& McInerney, D. M. (under review). Intrinsic and extrinsic future goals: Their differential effects on students’ self-control and distal learning outcomes. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Conference Papers

  • Zhoc, K. (2017, December). Emotional intelligence (EI) and self-directed learning: Their relation and contribution to student success in higher education. Symposium conducted at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
  • Zhoc, K. (2013, December). On the psychometric properties of the Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS): Findings from a sample of university students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Conference 2013, Hong Kong.
  • Lo, R., Woo J., & Zhoc, K., Li, C., Yeo, W., Johnson, P., Mak, Y. and Lee, J. (2001). Cross cultural validation of McGill Quality of Life Scale in palliative care for Hong Kong Chinese – Final analysis. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2001.
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