Prof LOOI, Chee Kit    呂賜杰 教授
Research Chair Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-9905-2713
Phone
(852) 2948 8492
Fax
(852) 2948 7563
Email
cklooi@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Research Interests
Key Areas of Research
 
·    Learning Sciences
·    Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
·    Mobile Learning
·    AI & Education
·    Computational Thinking







Teaching Interests

Courses taught at National Institute of Education


Pre-service courses for teachers

EED 100: Introduction to Instructional Technology

PED 513: Instructional Technology

CED 201: Learning, Thinking and Instructional Technologies


Graduate courses

MAIDT 816: Advanced Computer-based Learning Systems

MAIDT 809: Designing, Conducting, and Reporting Investigations

MLT 834: Technologies as Cognitive Tools

MLT 807: Cognitive Foundations of the Learning Sciences

MLT 808: Design of Interactive Learning Environments

MLT 809/MLT 909: Research Methodologies for the Learning Sciences

MTD 802/MTD 902: Foundations of Learning and Instruction

MLT 801/MLT 901: Foundations of the Learning Sciences

EDTM901 Design of Technology-Medicated Learning Environments


In-service courses for school practitioners

DDM: Diploma in Departmental Management (6-month programme to train Heads of Departments in schools)

MLS: Management and Leadership in Schools (17-week programme to train Heads of Departments in schools)

LEP: Leaders in Education Programme (6 month programme to train school vice-principals to be principals)

Research for Educators (R4E) 


In my courses, I deployed the technologies with which I conducted my research in K-12 schools. I used GroupScribbles, mobile technologies, and VMT-Chat in my courses since 2007: firstly, I showed them the kind of activities we co-designed with teachers in K-12 schools, and secondly, I designed the courses so that the NIE students used the technologies as part of their learning experiences. 


Theses supervised 

PhD thesis by Juan Dee WEE, “Reinventing Mathematics Problem Design and Analysis of Chat Interaction in Quasi-Synchronous Chat Environments”, 2010. Early versions of parts of this PhD thesis are published as a book chapter in Stahl (ed, 2009), Studying Virtual Math Team, published by Springer, as well as presented in ICLS 2008.


PhD thesis by Longkai WU, “Scaffolding of Students’ Reflection by Agent Prompts in an Intelligent Learning-by-Teaching Environment”, oral examination in 2010. Early versions of parts of this PhD thesis are published as a book chapter in a volume by Springer, as well as presented in ICLS 2008. Professor Wu is now a full professor in CCNU, China.


PhD thesis by Yun WEN, “Investigating Social Interaction in a Networked Second Language Collaborative Writing Classroom”, 2014. This thesis has been published as a book by Springer.


PhD thesis by Peter Seow, “A Phenomenological Study of Teachers’ Experiences in Integrating 1-to-1 Technology in Singapore Classrooms”, 2015.


MA thesis by Sheralyn WOON, “Improving Visual Communications Skills Through the Use of the Tablet PC”, degree awarded in 2008.


MA thesis by Seau-Yoon FOO, “An Exploratory Study of Productive Disciplinary Engagement: Understanding Primary Pupils’ Emergent Dialogical Argumentation with Science Fieldwork”, degree awarded in 2009. Seau-Yoon is the winner of the MA in Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal for 2009.


MA thesis by Michael Francis JALLEH, “Social Studies as a Transdisciplinary Subject in an Integrated Programme School”, degree awarded in 2009.


I serve as the External Examiner for Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in IT-in Education, from 2004 to 2010. I also serve as a member of International Scientific Advisory Board of the IMPDET (International Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Studies in Educational Technology) programme of University of Joensuu, Finland, since 2004. In 2014, I serve as External Reviewer for the proposed Master of Arts in Learning and Data Sciences of HKIEd. I serve as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the national doctoral programme , UPGRADE Sweden, from 2019.  



External Appointments

Professional Activities (National and International Societies, International Conferences, and other engagements)


1. External Reviewer for EUHK’s Specialised Area of “Science Education and Education for Sustainability”, Doctor of Education (EdD) Programme 

2. External Reviewer, EdUHK’s project “Blended Learning for University Enhancement II (BLUE Phase II)” comprising small group meetings with around 40 co-supervisors/instructors for 49 e-Learning resources, Hong Kong, 24-26 May 2021.

3. Member of expert panel around the development of a learner progression of collaboration skills with Menlo Education Research and Pearson, 2020.

4. Committee Member, Academic Committee of the Education Informatization Strategy Research Base (Beijing), Ministry of Education, China, 2021.

5. Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the national doctoral programme , UPGRADE Sweden, from 2019.  

6. General Co-chair, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 2021.

7. Conference Chair, International Conference on Computational Thinking and STEM Education, 2021

8.  Member of Local Evaluation Panel (LEP) of Strategic Capabilities Research Centres Funding  

  Initiative, National Research Foundation (NRF), 2021

9. Member of Interview Panel, MOE’s Outstanding Computer Teacher Award (OCTA), 2019, 2020.

10. Guest lecturer in New York Academy of Science online course, 2019

11. President, Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education, 2017-2019.

12. Member of High-level Advisory Panel of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) Secretariat of the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government (2017/2018).

13. Advisory Member of University of Sydney’s Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation since 2017. 

14. External Reviewer, e-learning Goals, Strategies and Implementation Plans, Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), 1-3 March 2018.

15. Convenor, International Re-designing Pedagogy Conference, 31 May – 2 June 2017, Singapore.

16. Member of Advisory Board for Global framework for STEM education, Global STEM Alliance, The New York Academy of Sciences, 2015

17. Member of review panel for research proposals using Nanyang Technological University Centre for Research and Development for Learning’s start-up grant, 2015

18. Program Co-chair, International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Singapore, 2016

19. Consultant to Singapore Corporation Enterprise on China’s Zhuhai city Smart Education Project, 2015-2016

20. Honorary Advisor, 21st Century Competencies, Hwa Chong Institution, 2015

21. External Reviewer of Research Grants Council (RGC) grants of the Hong Kong SAR, China.

22. Consultant to the Beijing Normal University (BNU) project with Intel on the five-year plan for Informatization in Education, 2015; and to the Smart Education Institute of BNU.

23. Consultant, HKIEd EDB project “Provision of Services for Conducting the Research Study on the Pilot Scheme on e-learning in Schools (Part 2)”, April 2014.

24. Programme Committee member of ICALT 2014 & ICALT 2015.

25. Senior Programme Committee of AIED 2015.

26. Programme Committee member of SMART conference 2014.

27. Senior Reviewer, International Conference on the Learning Sciences, Colorado, June 2014.

28. Panel Member of Institutional Audit of Mauritius Institute of Education, 15-19 July 2013.

29. Conference Chair of Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Educations (GCCCE 2013), Beijing, China, May 2013.

30. Member of international collaboration group awarded International Research Network of World Educational Research Association on Theory and Practice of Pedagogical Design for Learning in Digital Classrooms, 2012.

31. Member of High-level Advisory Panel of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) Secretariat of the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government (2011/2012).

32. Scientific Advisory Board member for the Israeli Center of Excellence "Education in the Digital Era: From Information Consumption to Knowledge Construction". 

33. Tutorial and workshop chair, The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, 9 – 13 July, 2013, Memphis, USA.

34. Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials Co-chair, 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Connecting computer supported collaborative learning to policy and practice, 15-19 June, 2013, Madison, USA.

35. Programme Committee Member of 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2012)

36. Programme Committee Member of Workshop on Scalability and Interoperability Dimensions for Mobile Learning applications (SID-ML2012)

37. Programme Committee Member of Enhancing Learning with Ambient Displays and Visualization Techniques (ADVTEL'2011)

38. Core Group Member of Collaborative Problem Solving Expert Group, of PISA, OECD, 2011.

39. Programme Committee member of 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, 2011.

40. Editorial member of International Journal of Mobile Learning Organization, since 2007.

41. Programme Committee member, 1st International Workshop on Enhancing Learning with Ambient Displays and Visualization Techniques (VIZTEL'11), 6th European conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2011), Palermo, Italy.

42. Sponsorship Co-chair and Senior Programme Committee member, The 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, 27 June – 1 July, 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand.

43. Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials Co-chair, 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Connecting computer supported collaborative learning to policy and practice, July 4-8, 2011, Hong Kong, China.

44. Member of scientific committee of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems for 2008, 2009 & 2010 - "e-LEARNING – eL2008/2009/2010)".

45. Programme Committee member of IEEE Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education, WMUTE, 2010, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

46. General Co-chair, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 2010, Singapore.

47. Senior Programme Committee member and Panels Co-Chair of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2010, Pittsburgh, USA.

48. Programme Co-Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2009, Hong Kong China.

49. Member of SingTel Customer Advisory Council for Education (2008-2010)

50. Programme Committee member of IEEE Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education, WMUTE, 2008.

51. Programme Co-Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.

52. Programme Committee member of workshop on MULE (mobile and ubiquitous learning environment, Hiroshima, Japan, on Nov 5-9, 2007.

53. Advisory Board, James J. Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA, since 2007.

54. External Examiner for Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in IT-in-Education, since 2004.

55. International Scientific Advisory Board of the IMPDET (International Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Studies in Educational Technology) programme of University of Joensuu, Finland, since 2004.

56. Programme Co-chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2005, Singapore.

57. Programme Co-chair of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Education, 2005, July 18-22, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

58. Referee for research proposals from Hong Kong’s University Grant Committee (UGC), 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011.

59. Regional Editor and Member of International Board of Advisors for Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning (SSCI journal), Blackwell Publishers

60. Programme Co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Joensuu, Finland, 2004.

61. Programme Co-chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2004, Melbourne, Australia.

62. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2001, Seoul, Korea.

63. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan.

64. Conference Chair of Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 29-31 May 2000, Singapore.

65. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 1999, Chiba, Japan.

66. "Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines" Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 1998, Beijing, China.

67. Member of Programme Committees of:

• International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation & Personalization, Trento, Italy, 22-26 June 2009.

• International Conference on AI in Education, Brighton, U.K, 2009;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2008), Montreal, Canada, 2008;

• Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, 29 Sep – 2 Oct, 2008, Nice, France.

• International Conference on Computers in Education, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

• International Conference on AI in Education, Los Angeles, 2007;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2006), Taipei, 2006;

• Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

• International Conference on WWW 2005

• Education Track, Fourteenth International World Wide Web Conference, May 10-14, 2005, Chiba, Japan

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2004), Maceio, Brazil, 2004;

• Pacific Rim Conference on AI, Melbourne, Australia, 2000; Tokyo, Japan, 2002; Auckland, New Zealand, 2004

• IADIS Web-based Communities 2004

• International Conference on AI in Education, Sydney, Australia, 2003;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2002), San Sebastian, Spain, 2002;

• International Conference on AI in Education, San Antonio, USA, 2001; 

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2000), Montreal, Canada, 2000;

• International Conference on AI in Education, Le Mans, France, 1999;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-1998), Texas, USA, 1998;

• International Conference on Computers in Education, 1997, Kuching, Malaysia;

• International Conference on AI in Education, Kobe, Japan, 1997; 

• World Congress on Expert Systems, Seoul, South Korea, 1996; 

• International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-1996), Montreal, Canada, 1996; 

• Pacific-Asia Conference on Expert Systems, Huang Shan, China, 1995; 

• AACE International Conference on AI in Education, Washington, D.C., 1995;

• International Conference on Computers in Education, 1995, Singapore; 

• International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), Taiwan, 1993; 

68. Managing Editor of International Journal on Information Technology (1996 - 2000)

69. Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Artificial Intelligence & Education (1997 - present)

70. Executive Committee Member of the Global Chinese Society on Computers in Education (1997 - present)

71. Council Member of TIMS College on AI and Management Science (1994 - 2000).

72. President of Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Asia-Pacific Chapter (AACE APC) (1997-2001).

73. President-elect of Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Asia-Pacific Chapter (AACE APC) (1996-1997).

74. Executive Council Member of Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Asia-Pacific Chapter (AACE APC) (1993-2001), and Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (2001 – present)

75. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, Dec, 1995 (ICCE 95).

76. Chair of Technical Committee & Member of Organizing Committee of Second Singapore International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Nov, 1994 (SPICIS 94).

77. President of Singapore Computer Society AI Chapter (1994 -1995).

78. Vice-president of Singapore Computer Society Artificial Intelligent (AI) Chapter (1992, 1993).

79. Member of Technical & Organizing Committees of First Singapore International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Sept, 1982 (SPICIS 92).



Professional Activities (Editorial Boards of Journals) 


1.  Associate Editor, Journal of Computer Science Education.

2.  Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Education

3. General Editor of series entitled Routledge Advances in the Learning Sciences

4. Associate Editor, International Journal of the AI and Education

5. Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Educational Psychology (specialty section of Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Education). 

6. Honorary Advisor, Journal of Computers in Education, Springer (2013 – present).

7. Member of Editorial Board, Smart Learning Environments, Springer (2007 – present).

8. Associate Editor of Journal of the Learning Sciences (2013 - 2016)

9. Strand Editor (Out of School) of Journal of the Learning Sciences (2013 – 2016)

10. Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT) (2007 – 2014).

11. Editorial Board Member of Book Series “The Future of Learning”, IOS Press (2005 – present).

12. Member of Editorial Board of International Journal on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (2005 – 2019).

13. International Advisory Board of Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning, Blackwell Publishers (1999 – present)

14. Managing Editor of International Journal on Information Technology (1996 - 2000).

15. Editor of Singapore Computer Society IT Journal (1991 – 2003).


Other Activities

Invited/Keynote Talks at International Conferences & Events 


1. Keynote Speaker, “Research Findings on ICT in Education: What We Learn about Digitalization of Teacher Education from Singapore and beyond”, FALL Symposium with GRADEresearch, Sweden. November 2021, 17-18, THEME: Learning in a digital world.

2. Keynote Speaker, “Designing for the ever-changing norm: perspectives from the learning sciences”, Singapore University of Technology and Design's Annual Pedagogy Day Conference, 9 November 2021.

3. Keynote Speaker, Taiwan Association of Educational Communications and Technology (TAECT) 2021 (Theme: Digital Innovation in Education for the Post-COVID-19 Era), at Taipei, Taiwan, 3 December 2021. 

4. Keynote Speaker, “Online education due to the Covid-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities from an equity perspective”, 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit, Internet and Education forum, September 26 to 28, 2021.

5. Keynote Speaker, 13th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICETC 2021) and the 12th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2021), October 22-25, 2021, Beijing.

6. Keynote Speaker, 19th Annual MEITAL National Conference “Teaching and Learning Technologies Accelerating Higher Education: Trends and Developments”, Israel, 1 July 2021.

7. Keynote Speaker, “Whither Computational Thinking Education: Sharing of Practices, Research and Reflections from Singapore”, 15th International Olympiad Informatics Conference, Singapore, 21 June 2021. 

8. Invited Speaker, European Workshop on Reviewing Computational Thinking in Compulsory Education, Organizer: National Research Council of Italy, European SchoolNet and Vilnius University, 9 June 2021.

9. Keynote Speaker, the 6th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning, ICDEL2021, Shanghai, China, May 21-24, 2021

10. Keynote Speaker, Innovative Education and Digital Technology Conference 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19– 20 November 2020.

11. Keynote Speaker, Revisiting Self-Directed Learning Competencies during Times of School Closures due to COVID-19, at the “National Academy for Educational Research (NAER) 2020 Education Conference: Development and Applications of Resources for Self-Directed Learning,” Taipei, Taiwan, July 17, 2020.

12. Keynote Speaker, Seamless Learning as a Disruptive Learning Innovation, Third International Conference on Learning Innovation, Malang, Indonesia, 9-10 October 2019.

13. Keynote Speaker, Seamless Learning: Reflections from a decade of research work, World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2019), Delft, Netherlands, 17-18 September, 2019.

14. Keynote Speaker, Designing for Disciplinary-specific CT: How to bring CT into Mathematics classrooms? International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 13-15 June 2019.

15. Keynote Speaker, Where Learning Meets Theory Meets Technology Meets HCI Design, International Conference on Human Computer Interface, Jeju, South Korea, 13-16 February 2019.

16. Invited Speaker, Contemporary Approaches to the Assessment of Computational Thinking, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 12 February 2019.

17. Invited Speaker, Landscape of Learning Sciences Research Innovations in Singapore Schools, National Taiwan Normal University, 1 October 2018.

18. Keynote Speaker, When Mobile Learning meets Cognitive Load Theory, International Conference on Cognitive Load Theory, Sep 4-6, Beijing, China.

19. Keynote speaker, Whither Seamless Learning: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities, IADI International Conference on Mobile Learning, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 April, 2018.

20. Invited Speaker, Smart Education and Learning Analytics: Research Case Studies in Singapore Schools, Department of Educational Technology, South China Normal University, China, 6 September 2017.

21. Keynote Speaker, Realizing inquiry learning in schools: Innovation, implementation & impact. 8th Global Chinese Conference on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications: GCCIL 2017, June 27 ‐ 29, 2017, ChengDu, China.

22. Panel speaker, Panel Session on Computational Thinking and Education Policy for the International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017 (CTE2017), 13-15 June 2017.

23. Keynote speaker, Pedagogies for Teaching Computational Thinking: 

Pathways and Possibilities, Seminar on Computational Thinking Education in Hong Kong on 31 March 2017.

24. Keynote speaker, A Technology-enabled Inquiry Science Curriculum for Primary Schools: Making and Measuring Effects at Scale, IEEE T4 Conference, Mumbai, India, Dec 2-4, 2016.

25. Keynote speaker, Weaving Language Learning and Creativity Together, KAMALL 2016 conference: Promoting creativity in English education through CALL, Seoul, Korea, August 8, 2016.

26. Invited speaker, Rethinking Smart Learning Environments: Can Advanced Interactive Learning Technologies Change the World?, "International Conference for Educational Technology (ICET) 2015" in Seoul, Korea, April 18-21, 2016, co-hosted by KSET and AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) under the central theme of "Rethinking Educational Technology in the Smart Environment". 

27. Invited Theme-Speaker, Whither or Wither the Impact of Educational Research? 

Pathways to Sustainability and Scalability, ICCE, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2015.

28. Invited speaker, Teaching 21st century skills with technology

How peer to peer learning can nurture problem-solving, collaboration and rapid knowledge improvement, BETTS Asia, Singapore, 16-17 Nov 2015.

29. Invited speaker, Educational Innovations in Schools: Implementation, Impact & Scale-up, Presentation in MOE-Intel Workshop on Learning Design, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 10-11 April 2015.

30. Invited speaker, Curricular Innovation in Mobile Learning: A Sustainable Model, SAGE-iSummit 2014 (国际教育合作联盟暨2014西山国际峰会), Beijing, 21-23 November, 2014.

31. Keynote speaker, Enculturating Self-Directed Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Mobile Assisted Language Annual Conference of the Korean Association of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning (KAMALL) (http://www.kamall.or.kr/index_en.php), Seoul, Korea, Saturday September 20, 2014

32. Keynote speaker, “Enacting Mobile Learning Curricula in Schools: Innovation, Implementation and Impact”, International Conference on Technology in Education (ICTE), Hong Kong, China, 2-4, July 2014.

33. Invited speaker, “The Use of Textbooks for Instruction and Assessment in Singapore”, International Textbook Symposium (organized by Korea Textbook Research Foundation), Seoul, Korea, 25 October 2013.

34. Keynote speaker, “Scaling up Educational Innovations: Sharing Experiences rom Singapore”, International iCampus Symposium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24-25 November 2013.

35. Invited speaker, Academic Quality Management Framework of Singapore’s National Institute of Education, Seminar on “Preparing for an Audit: QA Agency’s, Auditor’s and Auditee’s Perspectives” organized by Tertiary Education Commission, Mauritius, 15 July 2013.

36. Keynote speaker, Bridging research to practice: what learning sciences research tell or does not tell us 贯通研究与实践的界限:学习科学中的已知与未知. Keynote Address, First International Conference on the Learning Sciences 第一屆學習科學學術研討會, Hsin-chu, Taiwan, 25-27 April, 2013.

37. Keynote speaker, ICT in Education and Mobile Learning: Perspectives from Singapore. Keynote Address, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 25-28 Feb, 2013.

38. Keynote speaker, Assessing Collaborative Problem Solving at Scale. Keynote Address, Seminar of the Ministry of Education, Chile, Santiago, Chile, April, 2013.

39. Keynote speaker, Design-based Research Perspectives to Foster 21st Century Learning in Educational Games, 2012 International Conference on Digital Game-based Learning, Hangzhou, Oct 25 - 27, 2012.

40. Invited speaker, Scaling up Mobile Learning, MobiLearn Asia Conference, Singapore, 24-25 October, 2012.

41. Keynote speaker, Sustaining and Scaling Educational Innovations: 

Sharing Experiences and Challenges from Singapore, CITER Symposium, University of Hong Kong, China, 16 June 2012.

42. Invited speaker, Bridging Knowledge to Practice: Lessons learned in scaling an innovation from one school to ten schools, Symposium on Policy, Practice and Research in e-Learning in School Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China, 24 April 2012.

43. Panel session speaker, Addressing the Goals of Masterplan 3 in Using 1:1, Seamless, Mobile Learning to Support a Student-Centric Pedagogy, at iCTLT, 29 March 2012.

44. Keynote speaker, The International Conference on Computer and Network Technologies on Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 22-23 December, 2011.

45. Invited plenary speaker, 'Time for science learning, take out your mobile phones', ICT Connection.LIVE event at Nan Chiau Primary School, 1 July 2011.

46. Keynote speaker, Sustained Innovation in Classroom Practices: The Role of Educational Researchers as Meso-Level Actors, Beijing Forum, Beijing, 4-6 November, 2011.

47. Keynote speaker, Sustainable Seamless Learning: What have we learned and where are we going?, 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Beijing, China, 18-21 October 2011.

48. Invited speaker, International Textbook Symposium (organized by Korea Textbook Research Foundation), 28 April 2011.

49. Keynote speaker, “Nurturing Sustainable Learning Eco-systems: Perspectives from Singapore”, 1st Nordic Symposium on Technology-Enhanced Learning, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, August 26-27, 2010.

50. Keynote speaker, “Can Research-based Technology Change School-based Learning? Perspectives from Singapore”, 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Keynote Address, Pittsburgh, US, June 14-18, 2010.

51. Invited panelist, “Research Policies on Technology-Enhanced Learning: Perspectives from Singapore”, Panel on Research Policies on Technology-Enhanced Learning, IEEE WMUTE Conference, 12 April 2010.

52. Invited speaker, “Key Research Activities in Technology-Enhanced Learning in Singapore”, The First Asian Workshop on Policy, Implementation, and Research in Technology Enhanced Learning, Taiwan, 9-12 March 2010.

53. Invited speaker, “Research Impacting Practices in Schools: Learning Sciences Perspectives from Singapore” at University of Hong Kong’s Strategic Research Theme on Sciences of Learning, 28 Sep 2009.

54. Invited panel speaker, SingTel iLuminate event, 24 September, 2008.

55. Invited speaker, e-Learning Global Leaders Conference, September 10-11, 2008.

56. Invited speaker, e-Learning Asia 2008, Seoul, Korea, September 10-11, 2008.

57. Keynote speaker, “Bridging Research to Practice in Technology-Mediated Learning: Innovations and Challenges in Singapore”, International Conference on Computers in Education, Hiroshima, Japan, November 5-9, 2007.

58. Keynote speaker, “Learning Sciences Innovations in Schools: Bridging Research to Practice”, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Guangzhou, China, May 27-30, 2007.

59. Keynote speaker, International IT in Education Conference, Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau, February 2006.

60. Invited speaker, International Meeting on e-learning, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 9-11 October, 2004.

61. Keynote speaker, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 31 Aug - 3 September 2004.

62. Keynote speaker, International Conference on E-Education, Macau, 24-25, June 2004.

63. Keynote speaker, First International Conference on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Joensuu, Finland, 2-3 September 2002.

64. Tutorial speaker, International Summer School on Educational Technology, 26-30 August, Joensuu, Finland, 2-3 September 2002. 

65. Invited speaker, Pan-Yellow-Sea International Workshop on Information Technologies for Network Era (PYIWIT`02), Kyushu, Japan, 7-8 March 2002.

66. Keynote speaker, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Kedah, Malaysia, 1-2 November 2001.

67. International Visitor, Monash University, Australia, 17-18 October 2001.

68. Invited speaker for Internet Business 2001 – The Evolving Net Economy, 6-7 September 2001.

69. Invited panel speaker for Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Chungli, Taiwan, 8-10 June 2001.

70. Guest speaker for E-Education: Environments, Effectiveness, Economics and Expectations Conference at National University of Singapore, Singapore, 9 January 2001.

71. Invited speaker for International Conference on Computers in Education, Taipei, Taiwan, November 21-24, 2000.

72. Invited speaker for Seminar on Web-based Education and Information Technology for Schools, ChungLi, Taiwan, 9 September 2000.

73. Invited speaker for Malaysia International Conference & Exhibition on Electronic Learning 2000 (e-learning 2000 Conference), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-28 May 2000.

74. Invited speaker for International Conference on Computers in Education, Taiwan, November 2000

75. Invited speaker at National Computer-Based Education Conference in Chungking, China, November 2000

76. Guest speaker at South China Normal University and South-West China Normal University, November 2000

77. Invited panel speaker at International Conference on Computers in Education, Chiba, Japan, November 1999.

78. Guest speaker for Singapore Computer Systems “Instructional Design Seminar”, November 1999.

79. Invited speaker for Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Hong Kong, China, June 1998;

80. Invited speaker on “Effective Uses of Technology for Military Training” at SAFTI Military Institute, 24 Nov 1998

81. Invited speaker for Annual Hong Kong Educational Research Association Conference, Hong Kong, 1997;

82. Invited speaker for International Conference on AI & Education, Japan, 1997; 

83. Invited speaker for Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Guangzhou, China, May 1997; 

84. Tutorial speaker on Teaching and Learning on MUDs, MOOs and WOOs, International Conference on Computers in Education, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 1997.

85. Invited Colloquium Speaker, Jasper in Singapore: A Case Study of Pupils' Problem Solving in Real-Life Contexts, Learning Technology Centre, Vanderbilt University, USA, June 10, 1996.

86. Invited talk on Intelligent Systems in Singapore to Rotary Club of Singapore North, November, 1994.

87. Invited speaker for Educational Technology Conference organized by MOE and NCB in May 30-31, 1994, Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Are they feasible or do we need them anyway?

88. Tutorial speaker on Intelligent Computer Tutors at Symposium on Intelligent Systems Applications, Singapore, November, 1993.


Personal Profile

Professor Looi Chee Kit is Research Chair Professor in the Education University of Hong Kong. He is Emeritus Professor at National Institute of Education (NIE) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).


During his stint in Singapore, Professor Looi Chee-Kit was with the Learning Sciences and Assessment Academic Group in the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He was the Co-Director of the Center for Research and Development into Learning (CRDL) of NIE, NTU.


Professor Looi was the Founding Head of the Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) of NIE (2005-2008; 2015-1018), the first research center devoted to the study of the sciences of learning in the Asia-Pacific region. He also served as the Head of the Centre of Excellence for Learning Innovation (COELI) of NIE (2008 – 2012). 


Professor Looi received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and MSc from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He was a senior research scientist (1988-1997), an assistant director (1997-2000) in the Information Technology Institute of Singapore, a senior program director in the Institute of Systems Sciences of the National University of Singapore before joining the Learning Sciences & Technologies Academic Group of NIE, NTU in 2004. Prof Looi was working as an associate professor (2004-2010) and full professor (2010-present) in the Learning Sciences & Technologies Academic Group, NIE, NTU.


Professor Looi’s research focuses on learning sciences, computer-supported collaborative learning, mobile learning, AI & Education, and computational thinking. He has published more than 120 international journal papers, more than 50 books or book chapters, and 160 refereed international conference papers. In 2022, In Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus, the number of publications indexed mounts to 362, 134, and 223 respectively, with citation counts of 10201, 2361, and 3282. Professor Looi has given more than 85 keynotes, plenary, and invited talks at international conferences and institutions. He has served as the principal investigator (PI) for Co-PI for more than 20 research projects funded by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Fund of Singapore, the Workforce Development Applied Research Fund, the General Research Fund of Hong Kong, China, or Google. His research has translated into high impacts on educational practices. His work on rapid collaborative learning was cited in the 2010 US National Educational Technology Plan as a key example of technology-enabled innovation of significant practical impact. His mobile learning projects were featured in the US-based Sesame Workshop’s 2009 report on "Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning" which ended with a proposal to the Obama government to adopt a multi-sector action plan to transform mobile learning. His published research work over the years covers the life span of K-12 to higher education to adult learning and lifelong learning. 


Professor Looi is a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences, and a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. He is an academic committee member of the Education Informatization Strategy Research Base of the Ministry of Education of China, and a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the national doctoral program of UPGRADE Sweden. He was the founding member of the Global Chinese Society of Computers in Education, its advisory board member, and served as its President (2017-2019). He was a member of the Core Expert Group for developing the framework for assessing Collaborative Problem Solving in OECD PISA 2015, an expert with the New York Academy of Sciences, and a special consultant to the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University.


Professor Looi is currently an associate editor for the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Education, the International Journal on Computer Science Education, an editorial member of the International Journal of Computers-Supported Collaborative Learning, the Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning, and the Journal of Smart Learning Environments, a review editor for Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Education, the general editor of series entitled Routledge Advances in the Learning Sciences, an editorial board member of series entitled The Future of Learning by IOS Press, and an honorary advisor of the Journal of Computers in Education. He also served as an associate editor for the Journal of the Learning Sciences, an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and the managing editor of the International Journal on Information Technology. 


Professor Looi chaired or co-chaired many international conference programs including but not limited to the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (2016), International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (2011, 2013), IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (2012), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (2004), International Conference on Computers in Education (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2009), International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education (2005, 2011, 2013), and Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (2000, 2010, 2013, 2021).


In 2021, Professor Looi was listed in the annual list of the Top 2% of Career Scientists Worldwide, compiled by Stanford University and Elsevier, and identified as the second most influential author of mobile learning worldwide in a review study published in Telematics and Informatics. He was recognized as one of Singapore’s top computer scientists in the sixth edition of the Top 1000 Scientists in the Field of Computer Science and Electronics Worldwide by Guide2Research (2020), ranked among All-Time Top-100 Authors Worldwide in the Field of Educational Technology by Microsoft Academic Authors Analytics (2019), and listed in the Top-40 authors worldwide in journal publications on the area of Instructional Design and Technology between 2007 and 2017 by a study published in the British Journal on Educational Technology (2018). He has received more than 10 Best/Outstanding Paper awards at international conferences.


Over the years, Prof Looi has given keynote addresses at international conferences held in Chile, Spain, Sweden, Israel, United States of America, Finland, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, UAE, and Singapore.


Research Interests

Key Areas of Research
 
·    Learning Sciences
·    Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
·    Mobile Learning
·    AI & Education
·    Computational Thinking







Teaching Interests

Courses taught at National Institute of Education


Pre-service courses for teachers

EED 100: Introduction to Instructional Technology

PED 513: Instructional Technology

CED 201: Learning, Thinking and Instructional Technologies


Graduate courses

MAIDT 816: Advanced Computer-based Learning Systems

MAIDT 809: Designing, Conducting, and Reporting Investigations

MLT 834: Technologies as Cognitive Tools

MLT 807: Cognitive Foundations of the Learning Sciences

MLT 808: Design of Interactive Learning Environments

MLT 809/MLT 909: Research Methodologies for the Learning Sciences

MTD 802/MTD 902: Foundations of Learning and Instruction

MLT 801/MLT 901: Foundations of the Learning Sciences

EDTM901 Design of Technology-Medicated Learning Environments


In-service courses for school practitioners

DDM: Diploma in Departmental Management (6-month programme to train Heads of Departments in schools)

MLS: Management and Leadership in Schools (17-week programme to train Heads of Departments in schools)

LEP: Leaders in Education Programme (6 month programme to train school vice-principals to be principals)

Research for Educators (R4E) 


In my courses, I deployed the technologies with which I conducted my research in K-12 schools. I used GroupScribbles, mobile technologies, and VMT-Chat in my courses since 2007: firstly, I showed them the kind of activities we co-designed with teachers in K-12 schools, and secondly, I designed the courses so that the NIE students used the technologies as part of their learning experiences. 


Theses supervised 

PhD thesis by Juan Dee WEE, “Reinventing Mathematics Problem Design and Analysis of Chat Interaction in Quasi-Synchronous Chat Environments”, 2010. Early versions of parts of this PhD thesis are published as a book chapter in Stahl (ed, 2009), Studying Virtual Math Team, published by Springer, as well as presented in ICLS 2008.


PhD thesis by Longkai WU, “Scaffolding of Students’ Reflection by Agent Prompts in an Intelligent Learning-by-Teaching Environment”, oral examination in 2010. Early versions of parts of this PhD thesis are published as a book chapter in a volume by Springer, as well as presented in ICLS 2008. Professor Wu is now a full professor in CCNU, China.


PhD thesis by Yun WEN, “Investigating Social Interaction in a Networked Second Language Collaborative Writing Classroom”, 2014. This thesis has been published as a book by Springer.


PhD thesis by Peter Seow, “A Phenomenological Study of Teachers’ Experiences in Integrating 1-to-1 Technology in Singapore Classrooms”, 2015.


MA thesis by Sheralyn WOON, “Improving Visual Communications Skills Through the Use of the Tablet PC”, degree awarded in 2008.


MA thesis by Seau-Yoon FOO, “An Exploratory Study of Productive Disciplinary Engagement: Understanding Primary Pupils’ Emergent Dialogical Argumentation with Science Fieldwork”, degree awarded in 2009. Seau-Yoon is the winner of the MA in Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal for 2009.


MA thesis by Michael Francis JALLEH, “Social Studies as a Transdisciplinary Subject in an Integrated Programme School”, degree awarded in 2009.


I serve as the External Examiner for Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in IT-in Education, from 2004 to 2010. I also serve as a member of International Scientific Advisory Board of the IMPDET (International Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Studies in Educational Technology) programme of University of Joensuu, Finland, since 2004. In 2014, I serve as External Reviewer for the proposed Master of Arts in Learning and Data Sciences of HKIEd. I serve as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the national doctoral programme , UPGRADE Sweden, from 2019.  



External Appointments

Professional Activities (National and International Societies, International Conferences, and other engagements)


1. External Reviewer for EUHK’s Specialised Area of “Science Education and Education for Sustainability”, Doctor of Education (EdD) Programme 

2. External Reviewer, EdUHK’s project “Blended Learning for University Enhancement II (BLUE Phase II)” comprising small group meetings with around 40 co-supervisors/instructors for 49 e-Learning resources, Hong Kong, 24-26 May 2021.

3. Member of expert panel around the development of a learner progression of collaboration skills with Menlo Education Research and Pearson, 2020.

4. Committee Member, Academic Committee of the Education Informatization Strategy Research Base (Beijing), Ministry of Education, China, 2021.

5. Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the national doctoral programme , UPGRADE Sweden, from 2019.  

6. General Co-chair, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 2021.

7. Conference Chair, International Conference on Computational Thinking and STEM Education, 2021

8.  Member of Local Evaluation Panel (LEP) of Strategic Capabilities Research Centres Funding  

  Initiative, National Research Foundation (NRF), 2021

9. Member of Interview Panel, MOE’s Outstanding Computer Teacher Award (OCTA), 2019, 2020.

10. Guest lecturer in New York Academy of Science online course, 2019

11. President, Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education, 2017-2019.

12. Member of High-level Advisory Panel of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) Secretariat of the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government (2017/2018).

13. Advisory Member of University of Sydney’s Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation since 2017. 

14. External Reviewer, e-learning Goals, Strategies and Implementation Plans, Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), 1-3 March 2018.

15. Convenor, International Re-designing Pedagogy Conference, 31 May – 2 June 2017, Singapore.

16. Member of Advisory Board for Global framework for STEM education, Global STEM Alliance, The New York Academy of Sciences, 2015

17. Member of review panel for research proposals using Nanyang Technological University Centre for Research and Development for Learning’s start-up grant, 2015

18. Program Co-chair, International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Singapore, 2016

19. Consultant to Singapore Corporation Enterprise on China’s Zhuhai city Smart Education Project, 2015-2016

20. Honorary Advisor, 21st Century Competencies, Hwa Chong Institution, 2015

21. External Reviewer of Research Grants Council (RGC) grants of the Hong Kong SAR, China.

22. Consultant to the Beijing Normal University (BNU) project with Intel on the five-year plan for Informatization in Education, 2015; and to the Smart Education Institute of BNU.

23. Consultant, HKIEd EDB project “Provision of Services for Conducting the Research Study on the Pilot Scheme on e-learning in Schools (Part 2)”, April 2014.

24. Programme Committee member of ICALT 2014 & ICALT 2015.

25. Senior Programme Committee of AIED 2015.

26. Programme Committee member of SMART conference 2014.

27. Senior Reviewer, International Conference on the Learning Sciences, Colorado, June 2014.

28. Panel Member of Institutional Audit of Mauritius Institute of Education, 15-19 July 2013.

29. Conference Chair of Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Educations (GCCCE 2013), Beijing, China, May 2013.

30. Member of international collaboration group awarded International Research Network of World Educational Research Association on Theory and Practice of Pedagogical Design for Learning in Digital Classrooms, 2012.

31. Member of High-level Advisory Panel of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) Secretariat of the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government (2011/2012).

32. Scientific Advisory Board member for the Israeli Center of Excellence "Education in the Digital Era: From Information Consumption to Knowledge Construction". 

33. Tutorial and workshop chair, The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, 9 – 13 July, 2013, Memphis, USA.

34. Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials Co-chair, 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Connecting computer supported collaborative learning to policy and practice, 15-19 June, 2013, Madison, USA.

35. Programme Committee Member of 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2012)

36. Programme Committee Member of Workshop on Scalability and Interoperability Dimensions for Mobile Learning applications (SID-ML2012)

37. Programme Committee Member of Enhancing Learning with Ambient Displays and Visualization Techniques (ADVTEL'2011)

38. Core Group Member of Collaborative Problem Solving Expert Group, of PISA, OECD, 2011.

39. Programme Committee member of 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, 2011.

40. Editorial member of International Journal of Mobile Learning Organization, since 2007.

41. Programme Committee member, 1st International Workshop on Enhancing Learning with Ambient Displays and Visualization Techniques (VIZTEL'11), 6th European conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2011), Palermo, Italy.

42. Sponsorship Co-chair and Senior Programme Committee member, The 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, 27 June – 1 July, 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand.

43. Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials Co-chair, 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Connecting computer supported collaborative learning to policy and practice, July 4-8, 2011, Hong Kong, China.

44. Member of scientific committee of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems for 2008, 2009 & 2010 - "e-LEARNING – eL2008/2009/2010)".

45. Programme Committee member of IEEE Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education, WMUTE, 2010, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

46. General Co-chair, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 2010, Singapore.

47. Senior Programme Committee member and Panels Co-Chair of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2010, Pittsburgh, USA.

48. Programme Co-Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2009, Hong Kong China.

49. Member of SingTel Customer Advisory Council for Education (2008-2010)

50. Programme Committee member of IEEE Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education, WMUTE, 2008.

51. Programme Co-Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.

52. Programme Committee member of workshop on MULE (mobile and ubiquitous learning environment, Hiroshima, Japan, on Nov 5-9, 2007.

53. Advisory Board, James J. Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA, since 2007.

54. External Examiner for Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in IT-in-Education, since 2004.

55. International Scientific Advisory Board of the IMPDET (International Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Studies in Educational Technology) programme of University of Joensuu, Finland, since 2004.

56. Programme Co-chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2005, Singapore.

57. Programme Co-chair of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Education, 2005, July 18-22, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

58. Referee for research proposals from Hong Kong’s University Grant Committee (UGC), 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011.

59. Regional Editor and Member of International Board of Advisors for Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning (SSCI journal), Blackwell Publishers

60. Programme Co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Joensuu, Finland, 2004.

61. Programme Co-chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2004, Melbourne, Australia.

62. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2001, Seoul, Korea.

63. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan.

64. Conference Chair of Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 29-31 May 2000, Singapore.

65. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 1999, Chiba, Japan.

66. "Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines" Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, 1998, Beijing, China.

67. Member of Programme Committees of:

• International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation & Personalization, Trento, Italy, 22-26 June 2009.

• International Conference on AI in Education, Brighton, U.K, 2009;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2008), Montreal, Canada, 2008;

• Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, 29 Sep – 2 Oct, 2008, Nice, France.

• International Conference on Computers in Education, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

• International Conference on AI in Education, Los Angeles, 2007;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2006), Taipei, 2006;

• Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

• International Conference on WWW 2005

• Education Track, Fourteenth International World Wide Web Conference, May 10-14, 2005, Chiba, Japan

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2004), Maceio, Brazil, 2004;

• Pacific Rim Conference on AI, Melbourne, Australia, 2000; Tokyo, Japan, 2002; Auckland, New Zealand, 2004

• IADIS Web-based Communities 2004

• International Conference on AI in Education, Sydney, Australia, 2003;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2002), San Sebastian, Spain, 2002;

• International Conference on AI in Education, San Antonio, USA, 2001; 

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2000), Montreal, Canada, 2000;

• International Conference on AI in Education, Le Mans, France, 1999;

• International Conference of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-1998), Texas, USA, 1998;

• International Conference on Computers in Education, 1997, Kuching, Malaysia;

• International Conference on AI in Education, Kobe, Japan, 1997; 

• World Congress on Expert Systems, Seoul, South Korea, 1996; 

• International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-1996), Montreal, Canada, 1996; 

• Pacific-Asia Conference on Expert Systems, Huang Shan, China, 1995; 

• AACE International Conference on AI in Education, Washington, D.C., 1995;

• International Conference on Computers in Education, 1995, Singapore; 

• International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), Taiwan, 1993; 

68. Managing Editor of International Journal on Information Technology (1996 - 2000)

69. Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Artificial Intelligence & Education (1997 - present)

70. Executive Committee Member of the Global Chinese Society on Computers in Education (1997 - present)

71. Council Member of TIMS College on AI and Management Science (1994 - 2000).

72. President of Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Asia-Pacific Chapter (AACE APC) (1997-2001).

73. President-elect of Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Asia-Pacific Chapter (AACE APC) (1996-1997).

74. Executive Council Member of Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Asia-Pacific Chapter (AACE APC) (1993-2001), and Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (2001 – present)

75. Conference Chair of International Conference on Computers in Education, Dec, 1995 (ICCE 95).

76. Chair of Technical Committee & Member of Organizing Committee of Second Singapore International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Nov, 1994 (SPICIS 94).

77. President of Singapore Computer Society AI Chapter (1994 -1995).

78. Vice-president of Singapore Computer Society Artificial Intelligent (AI) Chapter (1992, 1993).

79. Member of Technical & Organizing Committees of First Singapore International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Sept, 1982 (SPICIS 92).



Professional Activities (Editorial Boards of Journals) 


1.  Associate Editor, Journal of Computer Science Education.

2.  Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Education

3. General Editor of series entitled Routledge Advances in the Learning Sciences

4. Associate Editor, International Journal of the AI and Education

5. Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Educational Psychology (specialty section of Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Education). 

6. Honorary Advisor, Journal of Computers in Education, Springer (2013 – present).

7. Member of Editorial Board, Smart Learning Environments, Springer (2007 – present).

8. Associate Editor of Journal of the Learning Sciences (2013 - 2016)

9. Strand Editor (Out of School) of Journal of the Learning Sciences (2013 – 2016)

10. Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT) (2007 – 2014).

11. Editorial Board Member of Book Series “The Future of Learning”, IOS Press (2005 – present).

12. Member of Editorial Board of International Journal on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (2005 – 2019).

13. International Advisory Board of Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning, Blackwell Publishers (1999 – present)

14. Managing Editor of International Journal on Information Technology (1996 - 2000).

15. Editor of Singapore Computer Society IT Journal (1991 – 2003).


Other Activities

Invited/Keynote Talks at International Conferences & Events 


1. Keynote Speaker, “Research Findings on ICT in Education: What We Learn about Digitalization of Teacher Education from Singapore and beyond”, FALL Symposium with GRADEresearch, Sweden. November 2021, 17-18, THEME: Learning in a digital world.

2. Keynote Speaker, “Designing for the ever-changing norm: perspectives from the learning sciences”, Singapore University of Technology and Design's Annual Pedagogy Day Conference, 9 November 2021.

3. Keynote Speaker, Taiwan Association of Educational Communications and Technology (TAECT) 2021 (Theme: Digital Innovation in Education for the Post-COVID-19 Era), at Taipei, Taiwan, 3 December 2021. 

4. Keynote Speaker, “Online education due to the Covid-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities from an equity perspective”, 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit, Internet and Education forum, September 26 to 28, 2021.

5. Keynote Speaker, 13th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICETC 2021) and the 12th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2021), October 22-25, 2021, Beijing.

6. Keynote Speaker, 19th Annual MEITAL National Conference “Teaching and Learning Technologies Accelerating Higher Education: Trends and Developments”, Israel, 1 July 2021.

7. Keynote Speaker, “Whither Computational Thinking Education: Sharing of Practices, Research and Reflections from Singapore”, 15th International Olympiad Informatics Conference, Singapore, 21 June 2021. 

8. Invited Speaker, European Workshop on Reviewing Computational Thinking in Compulsory Education, Organizer: National Research Council of Italy, European SchoolNet and Vilnius University, 9 June 2021.

9. Keynote Speaker, the 6th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning, ICDEL2021, Shanghai, China, May 21-24, 2021

10. Keynote Speaker, Innovative Education and Digital Technology Conference 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19– 20 November 2020.

11. Keynote Speaker, Revisiting Self-Directed Learning Competencies during Times of School Closures due to COVID-19, at the “National Academy for Educational Research (NAER) 2020 Education Conference: Development and Applications of Resources for Self-Directed Learning,” Taipei, Taiwan, July 17, 2020.

12. Keynote Speaker, Seamless Learning as a Disruptive Learning Innovation, Third International Conference on Learning Innovation, Malang, Indonesia, 9-10 October 2019.

13. Keynote Speaker, Seamless Learning: Reflections from a decade of research work, World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2019), Delft, Netherlands, 17-18 September, 2019.

14. Keynote Speaker, Designing for Disciplinary-specific CT: How to bring CT into Mathematics classrooms? International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 13-15 June 2019.

15. Keynote Speaker, Where Learning Meets Theory Meets Technology Meets HCI Design, International Conference on Human Computer Interface, Jeju, South Korea, 13-16 February 2019.

16. Invited Speaker, Contemporary Approaches to the Assessment of Computational Thinking, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 12 February 2019.

17. Invited Speaker, Landscape of Learning Sciences Research Innovations in Singapore Schools, National Taiwan Normal University, 1 October 2018.

18. Keynote Speaker, When Mobile Learning meets Cognitive Load Theory, International Conference on Cognitive Load Theory, Sep 4-6, Beijing, China.

19. Keynote speaker, Whither Seamless Learning: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities, IADI International Conference on Mobile Learning, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 April, 2018.

20. Invited Speaker, Smart Education and Learning Analytics: Research Case Studies in Singapore Schools, Department of Educational Technology, South China Normal University, China, 6 September 2017.

21. Keynote Speaker, Realizing inquiry learning in schools: Innovation, implementation & impact. 8th Global Chinese Conference on Inquiry Learning: Innovations and Applications: GCCIL 2017, June 27 ‐ 29, 2017, ChengDu, China.

22. Panel speaker, Panel Session on Computational Thinking and Education Policy for the International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017 (CTE2017), 13-15 June 2017.

23. Keynote speaker, Pedagogies for Teaching Computational Thinking: 

Pathways and Possibilities, Seminar on Computational Thinking Education in Hong Kong on 31 March 2017.

24. Keynote speaker, A Technology-enabled Inquiry Science Curriculum for Primary Schools: Making and Measuring Effects at Scale, IEEE T4 Conference, Mumbai, India, Dec 2-4, 2016.

25. Keynote speaker, Weaving Language Learning and Creativity Together, KAMALL 2016 conference: Promoting creativity in English education through CALL, Seoul, Korea, August 8, 2016.

26. Invited speaker, Rethinking Smart Learning Environments: Can Advanced Interactive Learning Technologies Change the World?, "International Conference for Educational Technology (ICET) 2015" in Seoul, Korea, April 18-21, 2016, co-hosted by KSET and AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) under the central theme of "Rethinking Educational Technology in the Smart Environment". 

27. Invited Theme-Speaker, Whither or Wither the Impact of Educational Research? 

Pathways to Sustainability and Scalability, ICCE, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2015.

28. Invited speaker, Teaching 21st century skills with technology

How peer to peer learning can nurture problem-solving, collaboration and rapid knowledge improvement, BETTS Asia, Singapore, 16-17 Nov 2015.

29. Invited speaker, Educational Innovations in Schools: Implementation, Impact & Scale-up, Presentation in MOE-Intel Workshop on Learning Design, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 10-11 April 2015.

30. Invited speaker, Curricular Innovation in Mobile Learning: A Sustainable Model, SAGE-iSummit 2014 (国际教育合作联盟暨2014西山国际峰会), Beijing, 21-23 November, 2014.

31. Keynote speaker, Enculturating Self-Directed Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Mobile Assisted Language Annual Conference of the Korean Association of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning (KAMALL) (http://www.kamall.or.kr/index_en.php), Seoul, Korea, Saturday September 20, 2014

32. Keynote speaker, “Enacting Mobile Learning Curricula in Schools: Innovation, Implementation and Impact”, International Conference on Technology in Education (ICTE), Hong Kong, China, 2-4, July 2014.

33. Invited speaker, “The Use of Textbooks for Instruction and Assessment in Singapore”, International Textbook Symposium (organized by Korea Textbook Research Foundation), Seoul, Korea, 25 October 2013.

34. Keynote speaker, “Scaling up Educational Innovations: Sharing Experiences rom Singapore”, International iCampus Symposium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24-25 November 2013.

35. Invited speaker, Academic Quality Management Framework of Singapore’s National Institute of Education, Seminar on “Preparing for an Audit: QA Agency’s, Auditor’s and Auditee’s Perspectives” organized by Tertiary Education Commission, Mauritius, 15 July 2013.

36. Keynote speaker, Bridging research to practice: what learning sciences research tell or does not tell us 贯通研究与实践的界限:学习科学中的已知与未知. Keynote Address, First International Conference on the Learning Sciences 第一屆學習科學學術研討會, Hsin-chu, Taiwan, 25-27 April, 2013.

37. Keynote speaker, ICT in Education and Mobile Learning: Perspectives from Singapore. Keynote Address, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 25-28 Feb, 2013.

38. Keynote speaker, Assessing Collaborative Problem Solving at Scale. Keynote Address, Seminar of the Ministry of Education, Chile, Santiago, Chile, April, 2013.

39. Keynote speaker, Design-based Research Perspectives to Foster 21st Century Learning in Educational Games, 2012 International Conference on Digital Game-based Learning, Hangzhou, Oct 25 - 27, 2012.

40. Invited speaker, Scaling up Mobile Learning, MobiLearn Asia Conference, Singapore, 24-25 October, 2012.

41. Keynote speaker, Sustaining and Scaling Educational Innovations: 

Sharing Experiences and Challenges from Singapore, CITER Symposium, University of Hong Kong, China, 16 June 2012.

42. Invited speaker, Bridging Knowledge to Practice: Lessons learned in scaling an innovation from one school to ten schools, Symposium on Policy, Practice and Research in e-Learning in School Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China, 24 April 2012.

43. Panel session speaker, Addressing the Goals of Masterplan 3 in Using 1:1, Seamless, Mobile Learning to Support a Student-Centric Pedagogy, at iCTLT, 29 March 2012.

44. Keynote speaker, The International Conference on Computer and Network Technologies on Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 22-23 December, 2011.

45. Invited plenary speaker, 'Time for science learning, take out your mobile phones', ICT Connection.LIVE event at Nan Chiau Primary School, 1 July 2011.

46. Keynote speaker, Sustained Innovation in Classroom Practices: The Role of Educational Researchers as Meso-Level Actors, Beijing Forum, Beijing, 4-6 November, 2011.

47. Keynote speaker, Sustainable Seamless Learning: What have we learned and where are we going?, 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Beijing, China, 18-21 October 2011.

48. Invited speaker, International Textbook Symposium (organized by Korea Textbook Research Foundation), 28 April 2011.

49. Keynote speaker, “Nurturing Sustainable Learning Eco-systems: Perspectives from Singapore”, 1st Nordic Symposium on Technology-Enhanced Learning, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, August 26-27, 2010.

50. Keynote speaker, “Can Research-based Technology Change School-based Learning? Perspectives from Singapore”, 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Keynote Address, Pittsburgh, US, June 14-18, 2010.

51. Invited panelist, “Research Policies on Technology-Enhanced Learning: Perspectives from Singapore”, Panel on Research Policies on Technology-Enhanced Learning, IEEE WMUTE Conference, 12 April 2010.

52. Invited speaker, “Key Research Activities in Technology-Enhanced Learning in Singapore”, The First Asian Workshop on Policy, Implementation, and Research in Technology Enhanced Learning, Taiwan, 9-12 March 2010.

53. Invited speaker, “Research Impacting Practices in Schools: Learning Sciences Perspectives from Singapore” at University of Hong Kong’s Strategic Research Theme on Sciences of Learning, 28 Sep 2009.

54. Invited panel speaker, SingTel iLuminate event, 24 September, 2008.

55. Invited speaker, e-Learning Global Leaders Conference, September 10-11, 2008.

56. Invited speaker, e-Learning Asia 2008, Seoul, Korea, September 10-11, 2008.

57. Keynote speaker, “Bridging Research to Practice in Technology-Mediated Learning: Innovations and Challenges in Singapore”, International Conference on Computers in Education, Hiroshima, Japan, November 5-9, 2007.

58. Keynote speaker, “Learning Sciences Innovations in Schools: Bridging Research to Practice”, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Guangzhou, China, May 27-30, 2007.

59. Keynote speaker, International IT in Education Conference, Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau, February 2006.

60. Invited speaker, International Meeting on e-learning, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 9-11 October, 2004.

61. Keynote speaker, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 31 Aug - 3 September 2004.

62. Keynote speaker, International Conference on E-Education, Macau, 24-25, June 2004.

63. Keynote speaker, First International Conference on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Joensuu, Finland, 2-3 September 2002.

64. Tutorial speaker, International Summer School on Educational Technology, 26-30 August, Joensuu, Finland, 2-3 September 2002. 

65. Invited speaker, Pan-Yellow-Sea International Workshop on Information Technologies for Network Era (PYIWIT`02), Kyushu, Japan, 7-8 March 2002.

66. Keynote speaker, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Kedah, Malaysia, 1-2 November 2001.

67. International Visitor, Monash University, Australia, 17-18 October 2001.

68. Invited speaker for Internet Business 2001 – The Evolving Net Economy, 6-7 September 2001.

69. Invited panel speaker for Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Chungli, Taiwan, 8-10 June 2001.

70. Guest speaker for E-Education: Environments, Effectiveness, Economics and Expectations Conference at National University of Singapore, Singapore, 9 January 2001.

71. Invited speaker for International Conference on Computers in Education, Taipei, Taiwan, November 21-24, 2000.

72. Invited speaker for Seminar on Web-based Education and Information Technology for Schools, ChungLi, Taiwan, 9 September 2000.

73. Invited speaker for Malaysia International Conference & Exhibition on Electronic Learning 2000 (e-learning 2000 Conference), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-28 May 2000.

74. Invited speaker for International Conference on Computers in Education, Taiwan, November 2000

75. Invited speaker at National Computer-Based Education Conference in Chungking, China, November 2000

76. Guest speaker at South China Normal University and South-West China Normal University, November 2000

77. Invited panel speaker at International Conference on Computers in Education, Chiba, Japan, November 1999.

78. Guest speaker for Singapore Computer Systems “Instructional Design Seminar”, November 1999.

79. Invited speaker for Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Hong Kong, China, June 1998;

80. Invited speaker on “Effective Uses of Technology for Military Training” at SAFTI Military Institute, 24 Nov 1998

81. Invited speaker for Annual Hong Kong Educational Research Association Conference, Hong Kong, 1997;

82. Invited speaker for International Conference on AI & Education, Japan, 1997; 

83. Invited speaker for Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Guangzhou, China, May 1997; 

84. Tutorial speaker on Teaching and Learning on MUDs, MOOs and WOOs, International Conference on Computers in Education, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 1997.

85. Invited Colloquium Speaker, Jasper in Singapore: A Case Study of Pupils' Problem Solving in Real-Life Contexts, Learning Technology Centre, Vanderbilt University, USA, June 10, 1996.

86. Invited talk on Intelligent Systems in Singapore to Rotary Club of Singapore North, November, 1994.

87. Invited speaker for Educational Technology Conference organized by MOE and NCB in May 30-31, 1994, Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Are they feasible or do we need them anyway?

88. Tutorial speaker on Intelligent Computer Tutors at Symposium on Intelligent Systems Applications, Singapore, November, 1993.


Research Outputs

Journal Publications
Sun, D., Zhan, Y., Wan, Z. H., Yang, Y., & Looi, C.-K. (2023). Identifying the roles of technology: A systematic review of STEM education in primary and secondary schools from 2015 to 2023. Research in Science and Technological Education, 0, 0. https://doi.org/10.1080/02635143.2023.2251902
CHEN, W., ZHANG, S., PI, Z., TAN, J. S. H., WEN, Y., LOOI, C. K., YEO, J. & LIU, Q. (2023). Students’ appropriation of collaboration script in a networked class: An exploratory study. Technology, Pedagogy and Education https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2023.2256348


Projects

Learning Sciences as the Basis for Educational Technology Research
The hottest topic in educational technology these days is Generative AI. This project will explore the intersection of Generative AI with the learning sciences – where is the learning sciences in Gen AI? An extensive literature review of Generative AI for learning will be completed. We will also scrutinize claims on how Gen AI tools like ChatGPT are actually used or can be used to support and personalized learning.
Project Start Year: 2023, Principal Investigator(s): LOOI, Chee Kit