Plenary Speaker

Kong Siu Cheung, PhD

Hong Kong Institute of Education, HKSAR


Prof. Kong Siu Cheung is Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology (MIT); and Director of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Prof. Kong is the President of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL) and Journal of Computers in Education (JCE). Prof. Kong is the Convener of Theory and Practice of Pedagogical Design for Learning in Digital Classrooms International Research Network (IRN) under the World Educational Research Association (WERA). Prof. Kong served as a member (2003 - 2009) of the Steering Committee on the Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education that was set up by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR. He is now member of the Assessment and Monitoring Sub-committee of the Quality Education Fund (QEF) of the HKSAR.


Title: e-Learning in School Education in Hong Kong: An Evaluation of 11 Pilot Projects

Presenter: Kong Siu Cheung

The Hong Kong government completed a three-year pilot scheme on e-Learning in the school education sector in August 2014. An in-depth case study of 11 selected pilot projects was conducted for scheme evaluation. This talk discusses the results and implications of the in-depth case study. A four-level research framework was developed for examining the e-Learning benefits achieved and lessons learned at both school and system levels in the 11 project cases. The in-depth case study collected both quantitative and qualitative data from focus group interviews and questionnaire surveys with various stakeholder groups, as well as pre-and-post-tests and class observation with task-time analysis of selected teaching units. The study identified various patterns of e-Learning for technological integration aligned with pedagogical beliefs and practices; five models of teacher development for scaling up e-Learning practices in school education; and five structures of partnership between schools and related stakeholders for promoting e-Learning development.