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I'm a Senior Lecturer at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre at HKU. I primarily train postgraduate teaching assistants how to teach, and provide training to incoming teaching staff at HKU.  I completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics (2014, Waterloo, Control Theory) but have since shifted my research efforts to education.

 

Research Interests
- Mathematics and science education in secondary and tertiary education, 
- Students' self-efficacy and interest in science and mathematics, and how motivation interplays with ongoing performance,
- Learning experiences: classroom and online, 
- Postgraduate teaching assistant training, and

- Use of quantitative methods (Variable-centred analyses: structure equation modelling, latent curve analysis, Person-centred analyses: latent profile/class, latent profile/class transition analysis).

Current Projects
- Feeding Formative Feedback Forward in Mathematics (Secondary schools and Higher Education): Providing regular quizzes to students on mobile phones, and supporting students in making goals, self-efficacy in mathematics courses, and mathematics interest development.
- Getting Interested: Developing and managing an online tactile tool for students to report their interest

Supervision

I'm currently looking to supervise prospective EdD students who are interested in pursuing research projects related to Motivation and/or Teaching & Learning Strategies in STEM fields. Interested? Drop me an e-mail!

Contact: +852 3917 4958
E-mail: alexshum@hku.hk

Dr. Alex Shum
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I'm a software developer.  Currently, I’m working at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in HKU to develop the new version of "Getting Interested".

Enid Lam
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I’m currently an EdD student at HKU. My research interests include: 

-Students’ interest and self-efficacy

-Educational technology (e.g., gamification)

-English language education

 

Current Projects

- Investigating the shared role of interest and self-efficacy for vocabulary learning achievements in gamified formative assessment with digital badges credentialed

- The playing motivations of male and female gamers and the effects of stereotypes on their motivations in Honour of Kings

 

Recently Completed Projects

- Utilising gamified formative assessment to support English language learning in schools: A scoping review

 

 

Contact: +86 15797783592 or +852 93621191

E-mail: chunqili@connect.hku.hk

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Chunqi Li
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I am currently pursuing a PhD in educational psychology at HKU. I completed my bachelor’s degree in English at Renmin University of China and my master’s degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. My research interests lie in students’ interest and motivation development and its application in real educational settings. I am currently working on a scoping review on situational interest sources in educational settings. 

Email: u3007937@connect.hku.hk

Zhixing Guo

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Lishi Liang

I am currently pursuing a PhD in education at HKU. I completed my bachelor's degree in Psychology at Wuhan University and my master's degree in Human Development at The University of Pennsylvania. My research interests include:

- the normal acquisition of reading,

- primary school students' language development, and

- phonological-based instruction.


Current Projects
Review study

- The effectiveness of phonological-based instruction in improving East Asian EFL learners’ reading ability: A scoping review

Book chapter

- Quality assurance in higher education in Asia-Pacific region

E-mail: lsliang@connect.hku.hk

Yuchun Zhong

E-mail: sunnyzhong33@connect.hku.hk

Mobile Phone: +852 52246406 

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yuchun-Zhong-2

Google scholar: https://shorturl.at/gjHVW

 

About me                                                                      

I am a PhD student at the Faculty of Education, HKU. Prior to this, I completed my MPhil at the University of Cambridge and earned my MA and BA degrees from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Between these academic experiences, I worked in managerial roles at various educational institutions, where I was deeply committed to fostering environments conducive to student learning. In these roles, I led initiatives aimed at curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and the integration of technology to enhance interactive learning experiences.

   

My research interests included: 

Generic skills/ social emotional competence, 

transfer of learning, 

learning interest & motivation,

technology-assisted learning (e.g., esports, AI tools, and virtual reality ) 

Current Projects                                                                     

1.     A comparative study of interest trajectories between competitive sandbox game environment and teacher-

led classroom

2.     The continuum of engagement: How students interact in esports gaming over time? 

3.     More than just fun: can esports promote 21st century skills development?

4.     Beyond entertainment: unlocking the potential of leveraging esports for developing 4Cs competence in

competitive sandbox game-based experiential learning

5.     From gaming to reality: effectiveness of skills transfer from competitive sandbox gaming environment to

near and far contexts

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Dr. Patricia Simon

I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre in HKU, and also a licensed psychologist in the Philippines. As my interests lie in education and mental health, I have worked on and continue to work on topics such as mental health and well-being, student engagement and learning with the aid of technologies.

Current Projects

Assessment of class participation in online and offline learning environments: A qualitative investigation of teachers’ best practices and challenges  

- Scoping review and bibliometric analysis of research on augmented reality in environmental education

Completed Projects

Assessing Class Participation in Physical and Virtual Spaces: Current Approaches and Issues

- Behind the scenes of adaptive learning: A scoping review of teachers’ perspectives on the use of adaptive learning technologies

- Measurement of higher education students’ and teachers’ experiences in learning management systems: A scoping review

​- A systematic review of student engagement research in adaptive learning platforms

- Quality assurance in higher education in Asia-Pacific region

- An assessment of Moodle use across different faculties in a Hong Kong university: Perspectives from teachers and students

-Capturing students' LMS experience: Measurement invariance across Chinese and English versions

- Climate change discussion with family and friends and media exposure’s influence on support for decarbonization policies in Hong Kong: The mediating role of climate worry

Email: psimon@hku.hk

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Dr. Juming Jiang

I am a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre at HKU. My research interests include supporting students' learning motivation and interest in offline and online learning environments, with extended reality (i.e., virtual/augmented/mixed reality) and artificial intelligence technologies.

 

Current Projects

Review studies

-Systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of simulation learning

-Systematic review of multi-user extended reality learning

-Scoping review of built-in social tools in MOOCS

-Scoping review of effects of chatbot on learning motivation

 

Empirical studies 

-The effects of extended reality (XR) on students' learning motivation and skill acquisition in architecture

-The effects of virtual reality laboratory on interest, self-efficacy and knowledge acquisition in pharmaceutical chemistry

-The effects of entertainment rewards and growth rewards on students' needs satisfaction, intrinsic motivation, engagement and self-efficacy towards learning

-The effects of pseudo-synchronous social experience on belongingness, interest, persistence and achievement in MOOCs

Recently Completed Projects

Book chapters

-Jiang, J., & Fryer, L. K. (in press). Chapter 2: Model Empirical Chapter – The University of Hong Kong. In L. K. Fryer, R. B. King, & L. M. Zeng (Eds.), Student Engagement Across Pacific Asia. Springer Nature.

-Jiang, J., Lo, D. F. Y., Chen, J., & Fryer, L. K. (in press). Chapter 3: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In L. K. Fryer, R. B. King, & L. M. Zeng (Eds.), Student Engagement Across Pacific Asia. Springer Nature.

-Jiao, D., Duan, X., Sun, N., You, Y., Shi, S., & Jiang, J. (in press). Chapter 6: Henan University of Science and Technology. In L. K. Fryer, R. B. King, & L. M. Zeng (Eds.), Student Engagement Across Pacific Asia. Springer Nature.

-Wang, W., Jiang, J., Qi, F., & Li Y. (in press). Chapter 9: Henan University. In L. K. Fryer, R. B. King, & L. M. Zeng (Eds.), Student Engagement Across Pacific Asia. Springer Nature.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

-Jiang, J., & Fryer, L. K. (2023). The effect of virtual reality learning on students' motivation: A scoping review. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning,1–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12885

-Simon, P. D., Jiang, J., & Fryer, L. K. (2023). Measurement of higher education students’ and teachers’ experiences in learning management systems: a scoping review, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2023.2266154

-Jiang, J., Lai. C., Ho, T., Hung, Y., Yu, S., Lee, J., Tsang, K., Yeung, W., Yan, W., & Chan, Y. (under review). Effects of augmented reality intervention on knowledge acquisition, empathy and learning experience of medical students in learning vision symptoms of eye diseases: A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

-Hung, Y., Chu, W., Jiang, J., Yeung, W., Yan, W., Kowk, K., & Chan, Y. (under review). Augmented Reality (AR)-based health education program for educating elderly population the visual symptoms of common age-related eye diseases. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

-Simon, P. D., Jiang, J., & Fryer, L. K. (under review). An assessment of Moodle use across different faculties in a Hong Kong university: Perspectives from teachers and students. Technology, Knowledge and Learning.

-Jiang, J., Simon, P. D., & Fryer, L. K. (under review). Capturing students’ LMS experience: Measurement invariance across Chinese and English versions. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

-Jiang, J., Goepel, G., Crolla, K., & Fryer, L. K. (in submission). Impact of extended reality on students’ interest, self-efficacy and performance in architecture education: A mixed-methods research. Advanced Engineering Informatics.

-Jiang, J., Shum, A., & Fryer, L. K. (in submission). The effects of readiness and content repetition on interest and its development within social tasks in higher education foundation courses. Higher Education.

 

-Jiang, J., & Tanaka, A. (in submission). Students’ perception of autonomy support from artificial intelligence and its' effect on intrinsic motivation. Computers & Education.

-Ikeda, K., Jiang, J., & Tanaka, A. (in submission). Expecting to satisfying interest for future learning increases judgments of learning. Learning and Instruction.

Email: jiangjm@hku.hk

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