Dr ZOU, Di   鄒迪
Assistant Professor
Department of English Language Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 7377
Email: dzou@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-8435-9739
Phone
(852) 2948 7377
Email
dzou@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
56319369100
Research Interest

technology-enhanced language learning;

computer assisted language learning;

mobile assisted language learning;

game-based language learning;

flipped classrooms;

second language acquisition

Personal Profile

Dr. Di Zou is an Assistant Professor at The Education University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include technology-enhanced language learning, game-based language learning, and flipped classrooms. She is an Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology and an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation and has approximately 100 publications in international journals, conferences, and books.

Research Interest

technology-enhanced language learning;

computer assisted language learning;

mobile assisted language learning;

game-based language learning;

flipped classrooms;

second language acquisition

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Zou, D., Wang, F. L., Kwan, R., & Xie, H. (2018). Investigating the Effectiveness of Vocabulary Learning Tasks from the Perspective of the Technique Feature Analysis: The Effects of Pictorial Annotations. Cheung, S.K.S., Lam, J., Li, K.C., Au, O., Ma, W.W.K., Ho, W.-S., Technology in Education. Innovative Solutions and Practices (3-15). Hong Kong: Springer
Zou, D., Wang, F. L., Xie, H., & Kohnke, L. (2018). Game-Based Vocabulary Learning in China and Hong Kong: Students’ Evaluation of Different Word Learning APPs. Cheung, S.K.S., Lam, J., Li, K.C., Au, O., Ma, W.W.K., Ho, W.-S., Technology in Education. Innovative Solutions and Practices (44-55). Hong Kong: Springer
Zou, D., Xie, H. R., Wong, T. L., Poon, C. K., & Ho, W. S.A (2015). Comparative study on heterogeneous profiling sources for second language learners. J., Lam, K.K., Ng, S.K.S., Cheung, T.L., Wong, K.C., Li, & F.L. Wang, Technology in Education: Transforming Educational Practice with Technology (209-218). Hong Kong: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Zou, D., Xie, H. R., & Wang, F. L. (2015). The use of monolingual mobile dictionaries in the context of reading by intermediate Cantonese EFL learners in Hong Kong. F. Helm, L. Bradley, M. Guarda, & S. Thouesny, Critical CALL. (569-574). Padova, Italy: Research-publishing.net
Edited book (editor)
Cheng, G., Xie, H., & Zou, D. (Eds) (2020). Proceedings of International Conference on Education and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (ICEAI 2020). Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Chen, X., Zou, D., & Xie, H (2022). A Decade of Learning Analytics: Structural Topic Modeling Based Bibliometric Analysis. Education and Information Technologies, Online publication, 1-45 Doi:10.1007/s10639-022-11046-z.
Zhang, R., & Zou, D. (2022). Self-regulated Second Language Learning: A Review of Types and Benefits of Strategies, Modes of Teacher Support, and Pedagogical Implications. Computer Assisted Language Learning, Online publication, 1-47 Doi:10.1080/09588221.2022.2055081.
Wang, F.L., Zhang, R., Zou, D., Au, O.T.S., Xie, H., & Wong, L.P. (2021). A Review of Vocabulary Learning Applications: From the Aspects of Cognitive Approaches, Multimedia Input, Learning Materials, and Game Elements. Knowledge Management and E-Learning, 13(3), 250-272 Doi:10.34105/j.kmel.2021.13.014.
Huang, X., Zou, D., Cheng, G., & Xie, H. (2021). A Systematic Review of AR and VR Enhanced Language Learning.. Sustainability , 13, 1-28
Zou D. & Xie H. (2021). Vocabulary Learning Based on Learner-Generated Pictorial Annotations: Using Big Data as Learning Resources.. Sustainability, 13, 1-17
Chen, C. Y., Chang, S. C., Hwang, G. J., & Zou, D. (2021). Facilitating EFL learners’ active behaviors in speaking: a progressive question prompt-based peer-tutoring approach with VR contexts. . Interactive Learning Environments, 00, 00-00
Chen, X., Zou, D., Xie, H., & Cheng, G. (2021). A Topic-Based Bibliometric Review of Computers in Human Behavior: Contributors, Collaborations, and Research Topics.. Sustainability, 13.4859, 1-21
Chen, X., Zou, D., Xie, H., & Cheng, G. (2021). Twenty years of personalized language learning: topic modeling and knowledge mapping. Educational Technology & Society, 24(1), 205-222
Chen, X., Zou, D., Xie, H., & Wang, F. (2021). Past, present, and future of smart learning: a topic-based bibliometric analysis.. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 18(2), 1-24
Darzhinova, L. & Zou, D. (2021). A systematic review of technology-enhanced assessment of monolingual and bilingual written language comprehension. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 18(1), 319-328
Zhang, R. & Zou, D. (2021). A state-of-the-art review of the modes and effectiveness of multimedia input for second and foreign language learning. . Computer Assisted Language Learning, 00, 00-00
Zhang, R. & Zou, D. (2021). Types, features, and effectiveness of technologies in collaborative writing for second language learning.. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 000, 00-00
Zhang, R. Zou, D., & Xie, H. (2021). Spaced repetition for authentic mobile-assisted word learning: nature, learner perceptions, and factors leading to positive perceptions.. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 00, 00-00
Zou, D. & Zhang, R. (2021). Flipped primary EFL classroom: impact, feasibility and potential. . ELT Journal, 00, 00-00
Zou, D., Zhang, R., Xie, H., & Wang, F. (2021). Digital game-based learning of information literacy: effects of gameplay modes on university students’ learning performance, motivation, self-efficacy, and flow experiences. . Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 37(2), 152-170
Liu, C., Zou, D., Chen, X., Xie, H., & Chan, W. H. (2021). A bibliometric review on latent topics and trends of the empirical MOOC literature (2008–2019). Asia Pacific Education Review, 00, 00-00
Di Zou , Shuqiong Luo , Haoran Xie & Gwo-Jen Hwang (2020). A systematic review of research on flipped language classrooms: theoretical foundations, learning activities, tools, research topics and findings.. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 000, 1-28
Su, F. & Zou, D. (2020). Technology-enhanced collaborative language learning: theoretical foundations, technologies, and implications.. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 000, 1-20
Chen, X., Xie, H., Zou, D. & Hwang, G. J. (2020). Application and theory gaps during the rise of Artificial Intelligence in Education. . Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence, 1, 1-20
Chen, X.L., Zou, D., Cheng, G. & Xie, H. (2020). Detecting latent topics and trends in educational technologies over four decades using structural topic modeling: A retrospective of all volumes of Computers & Education. Computer & Education, 151, 1-21
Hwang, G.J., Zou, D. & Lin, J. (2020). Effects of a multi-level concept mapping-based question-posing approach on students' ubiquitous learning performance and perceptions.. Computer & Education, 149, 1-17
Kohnke, L., Zou, D. & Zhang, R. (2020). Exploring Discipline-Specific Vocabulary Retention in L2 through App Design: Implications for Higher Education Students. . RELC Journal., 00, 1-18
Yang, Q.F., Chang, S.C., Hwang, G.J. & Zou, D. (2020). Balancing cognitive complexity and gaming level: effects of a cognitive complexity-based competition game on EFL students' English vocabulary learning performance, anxiety and behaviors.. Computers & Education, 148, 1-21
Zhang, R. & Zou, D. (2020). Types, purposes, and effectiveness of state-of-the-art technologies for second and foreign language learning.. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 000, 1-47
Zou, D., Xie, H., Wang, F. L. & Kwan, Reggie. (2020). Flipped learning with Wikipedia in higher education. . Studies in Higher Education., 45, 1026-1045
Chen, X.L., Zou, D. & Xie, H. (2020). Fifty years of British Journal of Educational Technology: a topic modelling based bibliometric perspective.. British Journal of Educational Technology, 51(3), 692-708
Chen, M.P., Wang, L.C., Zou, D., Lin, S.Y., Xie, H. & Tsai, C.C. (2020). Effects of captions and English proficiency on learning effectiveness, motivation and attitude in Augmented-Reality-enhanced theme-based contextualized EFL learning.. Computer Assisted Language Learning., 00, 1-32
Di Zou, Minhong Wang, Haoran Xie, Gary Cheng, Fu Lee Wang, Lap-Kei Lee (2020). A comparative study on linguistic theories for modelling EFL learners: facilitating personalized vocabulary learning via task recommendations. Interactive Learning Environments, xxx, 1-34
Wong, T.L., Zou, D., Cheng, G., Tang, K.T., Cai, Y. & Wang, F.L. (2020). Enhancing Skill Prediction through Generalizing Bayesian Knowledge Tracing.. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation., 0, 0-0
Zhang, R.F., Zou, D., Wang, F.L., Au, T.S. & Xie, H.R. (2020). A systematic review of research on e-book-based language learning.. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 12(1), 106-128
Zou, D. (2020). Gamified flipped EFL classroom for primary education Student and teacher perceptions.. Journal of Computers in Education., 7(2), 213-228
Li, T., Zou, D., Weng, X., Wang, M., Xie, H., & Wang, F (2019). Acceptance and implication of smartphones for informal language learning in foreign study tours. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, X, X-X
Zhang, R. & Zou, D. (2019). Influential factors of working adults’ perceptions of mobile-assisted vocabulary learning with multimedia annotations.. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, X, X-X
Ming-Puu Chen, Li-Chun Wang, Di Zou, Shu-Yuan Lin, Haoran Xie (2019). Effects of caption and gender on junior high students' EFL learning from iMap-enhanced contextualized learning. Computers & Education, 10.1016/j.compedu.2019.103602, 1-15
Haoran Xie, Minhong Wang, Di Zou, Fu Lee Wang (2019). A Personalized Task Recommendation System for Vocabulary Learning Based on Readability and Diversity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11546, 82-92
Kohnke, L, Zhang, R. F. & Zou, D (2019). Using mobile vocabulary learning Apps as aids to knowledge retention: Business vocabulary acquisition. The Journal of AsiaTEFL, X, 1-15
Zou, D., Huang, Y. & Xie, H. R (2019). Digital game-based vocabulary learning: Where are we and where are we going?. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 10.1080/09588221.2019.1640745, XX-XX
Tu, Y., Zou, D. & Zhang, R (2019). A Comprehensive Framework for Designing and Evaluating Vocabulary Learning App. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, X, XX-XX
Wong, T. L., Xie, H., Zou, D., Wang, F. L., Tang, J. K. T., Kong, A., & Kwan, R. (2019). How to facilitate self-regulated learning? A case study on open educational resources. Journal of Computers in Education, 10.1007/s40692-019-00138-4, 1-27
Xie, H., Zou, D., Zhang, R., Wang, M., & Kwan, R. (2019). Personalized word learning for university students: a profile-based method for e-learning systems. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 10.1007/s12528-019-09215-0, 1-17
Di Zou, Haoran Xie, Fu Lee Wang (2018). Future trends and research issues of technology-enhanced language learning: A technological perspective. Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 10(4), 426-440
Di Zou and Haoran Xie (2018). Flipping an English writing class with technology-enhanced just-in-time teaching and peer instruction. Interactive Learning Environments, 10.1080/10494820.2018.1495654, 1-15
Di Zou, Fu Lee Wang, Haoran Xie, Tak-Lam Wong and Reggie Kwan (2018). A Flexible Graph-based Model for Facilitating Digital Learning Activities. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 23(4), 444-462
Wang, F.L., Zou, D., & Xie, H. (2018). Personalized Word Learning for ESL Students via Integration of Implicit and Explicit Profiles. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10949, 301-310
Zou, D., & Xie, H. R. (2018). Personalized word-learning based on technique feature analysis and learning analytics. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 21(2), 233-244
Di Zou, Haoran Xie, Fu Lee Wang and Tak-Lam Wong (2018). Modeling Second Language Learners For Learning Task Recommendation. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 23(1), 76-92
Zou, D., Kwan, R., Wang, F.L., Xie, H., & Chan, W.H. (2017). A Technology-Enhanced Framework for Supporting Peer Instruction and Just-in-Time Teaching in Flipped English Classrooms. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), 8(4), 2726
Di Zou, Haoran Xie, Tak-Lam Wong, Fu Lee Wang, Kwan Reggie, and Wai Hong Chan (2017). An explicit learner profiling model for personalized word learning recommendation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10676, 495-499
Xie, H., Zou, D., Wang, F.L., Wong, T.L., Rao, Y., & Wang, S.H. (2017). Discover learning path for group users A profile-based approach. Neurocomputing, 254, 59-70
Haoran Xie, Di Zou, Fu Lee Wang and Tak-Lam Wong (2017). A Review on Recent Development of the Involvement Load Hypothesis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10309, 447-452
Di Zou, Haoran Xie, Fu Lee Wang, Tak-Lam Wong and Qingyuan Wu (2017). A study on the effectiveness of electronic and paper dictionaries: comparing the hybrid use of both and the pure use of either. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 21(4), 379-398
Di Zou, Haoran Xie, Yanghui Rao, Tak-Lam Wong, Fu Lee Wang and Qingyuan Wu (2017). A Comparative Study on Various Vocabulary Knowledge Scales for Predicting Vocabulary Pre-knowledge. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 15(1), 69-81
Haoran Xie, Di Zou, Fu Lee Wang, Tak-Lam Wong, Yanghui Rao and Simon Ho Wang (2017). Discover Learning Path for Group Users: A Profile-based Approach. Neurocomputing, 254, 59-70
Xie, H. R., Zou, D., Wong, T. L., Rao, Y. & Wang, F. L. (2017). Guest editorial preface: special issue on user modeling for web-based learning.. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 15(2), 5-8
Zou, D. (2017). Vocabulary acquisition through cloze exercises, sentence-writing and composition writing: Extending the evaluation component of the involvement load hypothesis. Language Teaching Research, 27(1), 54-75
Zou, D., & Lambert, J. (2017). Feedback methods for Student Voice in the digital age.. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(5), 1081-1091
Zou, D., Xie, H. R. & Wong, T. L. (2016). Modelling second language learners for learning task recommendation. International Journal of Innovation and Learning., 23(1), 0-0
Di Zou, Fu Lee Wang, Haoran Xie and Tak-Lam Wong (2016). English Education for the Elderly in Hong Kong. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10108, 306-310
Tak-Lam Wong, Haoran Xie, Di Zou and Fu Lee Wang (2016). Using iBeacon Technology for Active Aging Learning. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10108, 331-336
Zou, D., Xie, H. R., & Wang, F. L. (2016). Exploring the effects of learner-generated multimedia annotations on vocabulary acquisition. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction: A Journal of Vocabulary Research, 4, 105-106
Xie, H. R., Zou, D., Lau, Y. K., Wang, F. L., & Wong, T. L. (2016). Generating incidental word-learning tasks via topic-based and load-based profiles.. IEEE Multimedia, 23(1), 60-70
Zou, D. (2016). Comparing dictionary-induced vocabulary learning and inferencing in the context of reading.. Lexikos, 26(1), 372-390
Haoran Xie, Tak-Lam Wong, Di Zou, Fu Lee Wang and Leung Pun Wong (2016). Sentiment Analysis for Older People in Cross Platform Instant Messaging Service.. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10108, 301-305
Wang, F. L., Zou, D., Xie, H. R. & Wong, T. L. (2016). Editorial: Special issue on user modelling and learning analytics... International Journal of Innovation and Learning., 0, 0-0
Zou, D., Xie, H. R., Wang, F. L., Wong, T. L. & Wu, Q. Y. (2016). The augmented hybrid graph framework for multi-level e-learning applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9757, 360-370
Zou, D., Xie, H. R., Wang, F. L., & Wong, T. L. (2015). Investigating the effectiveness of the uses of electronic and paper-based dictionaries in promoting incidental word learning. . Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2167, 59-69
Zou, D., Xie, H. R., Wong, T. L., Rao, Y. H., & Wang, F. L. (2015). Predicting preknowledge on vocabulary from e-learning assignments for language learners. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 9584, 111-117
Zou, D., Xie, H. R., Li, Q., Wang, F. L., & Chen, W. (2014). The load-based learner profile for incidental word learning task generation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8613, 190-200
Publication in non-refereed journal
Jiemin Zhong, Di Zou, Winnie W. M. Lam & Haoran Xie (2020). Project-based collaborative learning with an online evidence-based assessment system. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 27, in press

Conference Papers
Refereed conference paper
Zhang, R., Cheng, G & Zou, D. (2022, 5). Digital Game-based Learning: Effects on Primary School Students' Perceptions of Failures. Paper presented at the 26th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Hsinchu, Shanghai, Hong Kong https://www.gcsce.net/en/proceedings.php
Chen, X., Zou, D., Cheng, G., & Xie, H. (2020, 11). Thirty years of Interactive Learning Environments: A text mining based bibliometric analysis. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (ICEAI 2020), Online
Chen, X., Zou, D., Xie, H., Cheng, G., & Liu, C. (2020, 11). A Bibliometric Study on Artificial Intelligence in Education for Two Decades. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (ICEAI 2020), Online
Huang, X., Zou, D., & Cheng, G. (2020, 11). Artificial Intelligence in language education. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (ICEAI 2020), , Online
Haoran Xie, Wing Shui Ng, Di Zou, Fu Lee Wang (2018, 6). A Comparative Study on Recent Educational Policy Changes of Primary and Secondary Schooling in Hong Kong and Macau. the 4th International Symposium on Educational Technology (ISET2018) , Osaka, Japan
Li, Z., Zou, D., Xie, H., Wang, F.L., & Chang, M. (2018, 5). Enhancing Information Literacy in Hong Kong Higher Education through Game-based Learning. In Proceedings of 22nd Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, China, Guangzhou
Kohnke, L., Zou, D., Wang, F.L., & Xie, H. (2018, 1). Game-based Vocabulary Learning in Hong Kong: Students’ Perceptions, Attitudes and Expectations of a Game-mediated Vocabulary Learning APP. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Technology in Education, Hong Kong
Zou, D., Wang, F.L., Kwan, R., & Xie, H. (2018, 1). Effects of Learner-generated and Given Multimedia Annotations on Vocabulary Acquisition. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Technology in Education, Hong Kong
Zou, D., Xie, H., Wang, F.L., & Wong, T.L. (2017, 6). Audience and Multimodality: Factors with Important Influences on the Effectiveness of E-portfolios. Proceedings of the Canada International Conference on Education, Toronto, Canada
Zou, D., Xie, H., Wang, F.L., & Wong, T.L. (2017, 6). Flipping the English for Scientific Communication Classroom with Peer Instruction and Just-in-time Teaching. Proceedings of the Canada International Conference on Education, Toronto, Canada
Wong, T.L., Xie, H., Wang, F.L., Poon, C.K., & Zou, D. (2017, 3). An Automatic Approach for Discovering Skill Relationship from Learning Data. Proceedings of the 7th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Zou, D., Xie, H., & Wang, F.L. (2016, 11). Student Voice in Digital Classrooms: The Use of Digital Tools for Continuous Student Feedback Collection. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Independent Learning Association, Wuhan, China
Zou, D., Xie, H., Wong,T.L., Wang, F.L., & Wu, Q.-Y. (2016, 7). The Augmented Hybrid Graph Framework for Multi-level e-learning Applications. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Blended Learning, Beijing, China

All Other Outputs
Journal editor ('editorial membership' should be excluded)
Wang, F.L., Zou, D., Xie, H., & Wong, T.L. (Eds) (2018). Special issue on user modelling and learning analytics. InderScience
Xie, H., Zou, D., Wong, T.L., Rao, Y., & Wang, F.L. (Eds) (2017). Guest Editorial Preface: Special Issue on User Modeling for Web-based Learning. IGI Global

Project

Effects of Computer Assisted Peer, Teacher, and Self-feedback on Students’ Collaborative Writing, Critical Thinking, and Learning Engagement

Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Facilitate Emotion Classification Based on Non-Intrusive Learner Data via Deep Neural Networks

Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Promoting a Dynamic Pedagogical Model of Asynchronous and Synchronous Virtual Teaching and Learning to Enrich Students’ Virtual Learning Experiences
Having meticulously considered the situation of the COVID-19 in Hong Kong, the EdUHK has been conducting Virtual Teaching and Learning (VTL) since 2020 spring. Most lecturers deliver lectures synchronously using Zoom and assist students’ asynchronous learning through sharing materials on Moodle and other online platforms and conducting online learning activities. A range of measures have been taken to help teachers and students cope with the challenges and problems, for example, developing Zoom tutorial videos and conducting online workshops, seminars, and sharing sessions to introduce and explain useful approaches to effective VTL. However, many teachers may feel overwhelmed by the large amount of resources and do not know exactly how to apply these strategies or methods in their lessons. Thus, it is necessary to provide them with a pedagogical model, which is easy to follow, conducive to effective VTL, and can be adapted to meet diverse teachers’ and students’ needs. In response to this call, we propose a dynamic pedagogical model that synthesizes and balances asynchronous and synchronous VTL (AS-VTL). To establish and promote this pedagogical model in Faculty of Humanities (FHM), we aim to develop a series of innovative virtual learning resources and implement the AS-VTL pedagogical model in a range of FHM courses across all the five departments/units in FHM. We will also establish a community of practice (CoP) for the wider adaptation of the AS-VTL pedagogical model in FHM, and indeed, in the EdUHK and beyond.


Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): WANG, Lixun 王立勛 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Self-Regulated Vocabulary Learning: Effects, Challenges, and Strategies
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Promoting blended and online teaching in FHM to enhance students’ learning: Increasing readiness, resources, innovation and effectiveness
In keeping with the intense shift toward adopting blended learning, including especially online teaching pedagogies, at universities world-wide, this project will provide a platform for the development of online teaching effectiveness among the academic and teaching staff of FHM. In this project, staff members will try-out blended and online teaching approaches developed on the TPACK and TIM frameworks (Herring, Koehler & Mishra, 2012) in order to produce models-in-context of effective blended teaching and learning practices. This experience and these models will, in turn, provide the basis of a professional development package available to all FHM colleagues via a purpose-built project website.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): WANG, Lixun 王立勛 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Transferring Knowledge of Virtual Classroom for Teaching Writing
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Establishing a Research Cluster for Promoting Artificial Intelligence in Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (AI-TELL) Research
This project aims to propose and establish a research cluster to promote artificial intelligence in technology-enhanced language learning (hereafter, AI-TELL) research in Hong Kong. The ultimate goal of the proposed AI-TELL research cluster is to identify and bridge the gap between AI techniques and TELL towards developing pedagogical innovations to enhance language learning.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Kwok Shing 鄭國城 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Facilitating Theme-based Vocabulary Learning by Neural Topic Modeling based on Completely Random Measures
In this interdisciplinary project, we will exploit the topics identified by our proposed neural topic models (NTMs) for theme-based vocabulary learning. The topics and relevant documents identified through NTMs will assist teachers to easily organize and produce appropriate learning materials for vocabulary learners. Drawing on the proposed models, a vocabulary learning framework will be developed to support students in learning theme-based vocabulary.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Kwok Shing 鄭國城 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Language Enhancement at EdUHK and Beyond: Fostering a Community of Practice on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching
This project intends to achieve the following objectives: 1). Identify creative and effective use of technologies in language learning and teaching (English / Cantonese / Putonghua / other modern languages); 2). Investigate how such technologies help to enhance students’ language learning and teachers’ language teaching through guided self-reflection and critical evaluations of their technology-enhanced language learning/teaching practices; 3). Build a Community of Practice on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching among tertiary students and academic/teaching staff and motivate them to use technologies in language learning and teaching; 4). Discuss language learning related issues (e.g., English/Chinese academic writing, corpus-based language learning, etc.) and offer pedagogical suggestions on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching for both students and teachers; 5). Sustain the community members’ interests in using technologies in language learning and teaching through regular sharing of members’ successful experiences and invited talks given by local and overseas experts in the field of technology enhanced language learning and teaching, and through the organization of an international conference on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching.

Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): WANG, Lixun 王立勛 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Facilitating Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics Research in Education
This project aims to develop AI in education and big data analytics in education as the departmental strategic areas. It is also planned to facilitate the development of the two areas through various related research activities, which include organizing research seminars, undertaking collaborative research, and inviting world-leading scholars for discussion and consultation
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Kwok Shing 鄭國城 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Exploring the Effects of a Short-term Overseas Immersion Program: The Case of Hong Kong Student Teachers
immersion program
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Ju Seong 李主聖 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Transferring Knowledge of Multi-modal Measurement of Learning Engagement of Hong Kong Primary School Students to the General Public
KT project
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
A New Approach to Content-based Language Teaching and Learning: Integrating Spherical Video-based Virtual Reality into the Flipped Classroom
content-based language teaching and learning
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Task-based Vocabulary Learning in Digital Game Environments for EFL Learners: An Eye-tracking Data Analysis Approach
digital game-based learning
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
AR-enhanced Theme-based Contextualized EFL Learning
AR
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Digital Formative Assessment Environment Project: Developing a Big Data Analytic Framework for Online Assessment-based Platform in Mathematics Learning
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN WAI HONG 陳偉康, PAN, Yi, HWANG, Gwo-jen, HAO, Tianyang (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Effects of Caption and Prior-Knowledge on EFL Learning from Context-Aware Ubiquitous Language Learning
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Integrating an International and Intercultural Dimension into the Immersion Programmes for BEd (EL) and PGDE (ENG)
global awareness
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Supervised Humor Detection Models with GAN-based Data Argumentation Framework for Affective Vocabulary Learning Systems
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): XIE HAORAN 謝浩然, CHENG, Kwok Shing 鄭國城 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Generative Use of Vocabulary in Web-based and Paper-based Collaborative and Individual Writing
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Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Bridging Formal Learning and Real Life Learning Experiences with E-book and Learner-generated Content Tools to Enhance Primary Students’ English Vocabulary Learning
This Internal Research Fund (IRG) project aims to bridge the formal language learning and the real life learning experiences via e-book and learner-generated content tools to enhance students’ English vocabulary learning and motivate them to learn at a primary level in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): SONG, Yanjie 宋燕捷 (ZOU, Di 鄒迪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Multimedia Annotations for Vocabulary Acquisition: Modes, Modalities, Application, Effects and Pedagogical Implications
To investigate multimedia annotations for vocabulary acquisition: Modes, modalities, application, effects and pedagogical implications
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Flipping English Classrooms with Peer-instruction and Just-in-time-teaching
To flip English classrooms with peer-instruction and just-in-time-teaching
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪, TAYLOR, Timothy William
 
Developing a Personalized Vocabulary Learning System Based on the Checklist of Technique Feature Analysis
To develope a personalized vocabulary learning system based on the checklist of technique feature analysis
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
A Review of Articles on Game-Based Vocabulary Learning and Vocabulary Learning in Virtual Environments
To review game-based vocabulary learning and vocabulary learning in virtual environments.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): ZOU, Di 鄒迪
 
Prizes and awards

Silver Medal
AI in Education
Date of receipt: 19/11/2020, Conferred by: The International Innovation and Invention Competition (IIIC) Taiwan 2020
 
Best Reviewer Award

Date of receipt: /11/2020, Conferred by: The 28th International Conference on Computers in Education
 
Excellent Paper Award

Date of receipt: /6/2020, Conferred by: The 13th International Conference on Blended Learning
 
Golden Medal

Date of receipt: /9/2019, Conferred by: International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN)
 
Special Award - British Innovation Award

Date of receipt: /9/2019, Conferred by: International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN)
 
Outstanding Research Achievement Award

Date of receipt: /7/2019, Conferred by: Asia Pacific Society for Computing and Information Technology
 
Excellent Paper Award (International Conference on Blended Learning 2016)

Date of receipt: 21/7/2016, Conferred by: Hong Kong Society for Multimedia and Image Computing
 
Patents

Automatic Emotion Recognition Method, System, Computing Device, and Computer Readable Storage Medium
本發明公開了一種自動情緒識別方法、系統、計算設備及電腦可讀存儲介質。 - A/G06
 
Automatic Emotion Recognition Method, System, Computing Device, and Computer Readable Storage Medium
本發明公開了一種自動情緒識別方法、系統、計算設備及電腦可讀存儲介質。 - A/G06
 
Automatic Emotion Recognition Method, System, Computing Device, and Computer Readable Storage Medium
本發明公開了一種自動情緒識別方法、系統、計算設備及電腦可讀存儲介質。 - A/G06