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Dr Gary Cheng is the Executive Co-Director of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC) and an Associate Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). His academic background is in computer science, but he has specialised in teaching Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education for over 15 years. With substantial years of work experience in Hong Kong academia, Dr Cheng has built a wealth of knowledge and a network of support to unleash the potential of technology for teacher education. He has a proven track record of exploring and evaluating the use of emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

Throughout his career, Dr Cheng has led and participated in multiple projects funded by EdUHK and the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. These projects cover a broad range of topics, primarily centred around technology enhanced learning (please refer to his project website for more details). Additionally, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to organising conferences, seminars and events that promote coding, STEM and AI in education. Dr Cheng has published refereed journal articles in prestigious journals such as Computers & EducationThe Internet and Higher EducationInteractive Learning Environments, and Educational Technology & Society. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Editor at the open-access journal called "Computers & Education: X Reality" and serves as an Editorial Board Member at "Data in Brief".

Research interests

Dr Gary Cheng's research interests include, but not limited to, Artificial Intelligence in Education, Learning Analytics, Information Technology Supported L2 Learning, ePortfolio-mediated Learning, Computer Programming Education, Online Learning Management System, and e-Assessment.

Teaching Interests

Dr Gary Cheng's teaching interests include, but not limited to, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Programming, Computer Networks, Database, Data Mining, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, and Research Methods for IT in Education.

External Appointments


2022-Present  Associate Editor, Computers & Education: X Reality

2023-Present  Editorial Board Member, Data in Brief

2023                Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Sustainable Education Technologies in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Era”, Sustainability

2022                Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Affective Computing and Sentiment Analysis”, Future Internet

2021                Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Intelligent Language Acquisition in the Mobile Era”, International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation

Board of Directors (Ordinary Member)

2019-2023      The Asian Regional Section of The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC-ARS)

Sponsoring Body Manager

2020-2023       The Education University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Primary School, 2020-2023.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Subject Committee Member

2015-2021        Information & Communication Technology, HKDSE, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

External Examiner

2017-2019        Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education, The Open University of Hong Kong

2010-2011        HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

Honorary Advisor

2016-Present   Hong Kong Primary Mathematics Challenge, The Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Schools Council (Secondary Section)


2023                The Joint Government Secondary School STEM Innovation Competition cum Fair, Arts & Technology Education Centre (ATEC)

2020                Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020, Office of the Government Chief Information Office, HKSAR Government

2019                Outstanding IT Teacher Award, The Hong Kong Association for Computer Education

Journal Reviewer

  • Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching (2018)
  • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology - 2010, 2012, 2016-2018
  • British Journal of Educational Technology (2020)
  • Computers & Education (2014, 2016, 2018, 2023)
  • Educational Technology & Society (2020, 2022, 2023)
  • International Journal of Comparative Education and Development (2019)
  • International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (2020)
  • Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (2015)
  • Teaching and Teacher Education (2023)
  • The Internet and Higher Education (2012, 2015-2023)

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  • Best Extended Abstract

    CHENG, K. S. (Recipient) & CHWO, S.-M. G. (Recipient), 13 Dec 2018

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  • Best Paper Presentation Award

    CHENG, K. S. (Recipient), 03 Jul 2022

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  • Excellent Paper Award

    CHENG, K. S. (Recipient) & ZOU, D. (Recipient), 21 Dec 2023

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  • Excellent Presentation Award

    CHENG, K. S. (Recipient), CHEN, J. (Recipient), FOUNG, D. (Recipient), LAM, V. (Recipient) & TOM, M. (Recipient), 07 Aug 2017

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  • Silver Medal

    CHENG, K. S. (Recipient), Jun 2019

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