When innovation meets evolution: An extensive study of emerging e-Learning technologies for higher education in Hong Kong

Yunhui ZHUANG, He MA, Haoran XIE, Alvin Chung Man LEUNG, Gerhard P. HANCKE, Fu Lee WANG

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With the rapid development of sophisticated technologies, many innovative e-Learning tools or applications with increased inter-activities and improved features have been adopted in tertiary institutions. This paper serves as a platform for industry and academia to exchange higher education practices in innovative course and programme design. We investigate current practices in tertiary institutions with e-Learning technologies and applications to enhance academics’ teaching excellences and research capabilities in order to achieve social, cultural, environmental, or economic impacts. In particular, we investigate all public universities and one private college in Hong Kong in terms of various e-Learning technologies. The results demonstrate that all these e-Learning technologies for being used in higher education help to enhance teaching and learning experiences, and make it more efficient and effective. Students can also benefit from these e-Learning technologies to become life-long learners. Moreover, by taking a closer look at current e-Learning technology trends, we list some possible e-Learning applications and tools that are expected to surge in the coming years. Copyright © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational symposium on emerging technologies for education
EditorsTing-Ting WU, Rosella GENNARI, Yueh-Min HUANG, Haoran XIE, Yiwei CAO
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISBN (Print)9783319528359, 9783319528366
Publication statusPublished - 2017



Zhuang, Y., Ma, H., Xie, H., Leung, A. C. M., Hancke, G. P., & Wang, F. L. (2017). When innovation meets evolution: An extensive study of emerging e-Learning technologies for higher education in Hong Kong. In T.-T. Wu, R. Gennari, Y.-M. Huang, H. Xie, & Y. Cao (Eds.), Emerging technologies for education: First International Symposium, SETE 2016, held in conjunction with ICWL 2016, Rome, Italy, October 26-29, 2016, Revised selected papers (pp. 574-584). Switzerland: Springer.


  • Higher education
  • Innovation
  • E-Learning technology