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Personal profile

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. 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".

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

Associate Editor

  • Computers & Education: X Reality, 2022-Present

Board of Directors (Ordinary Member)

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

Sponsoring Body Manager

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

HKDSE Subject Committee Member

  • Information & Communication Technology, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, 2015-2021.

External Examiner

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

Journal Reviewer

  • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology - 2010, 2012, 2016-2018
  • British Journal of Educational Technology - 2020
  • Computers & Education - 2014, 2016, 2018, 2022
  • Educational Technology & Society - 2020, 2022
  • Teaching and Teacher Education, 2023
  • The Internet and Higher Education - 2012, 2015-2022

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