Network Research Team

Cher Ping Lim
Cher Ping LimNetwork Principal Investigator
LIM Cher Ping is a Professor of Curriculum and Innovations at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet and Higher Education. He was a Professor of Education, Director of International Partnerships and Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education and Innovations in Western Australia before moving to Hong Kong in July 2010. Over the last two decades, he has engaged major education stakeholders at the national and international levels – UNESCO, Asia Development Bank, Microsoft, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Sampoerna Foundation, and government agencies – as his research and development partners.
Patricia B. Arinto
Patricia B. ArintoTheme Adviser
Patricia B. Arinto is Dean of the Faculty of Education of the University of the Philippines – Open University (UPOU) and Deputy Principal Investigator of the IDRC-funded Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project. Over the past 15 years she has designed training programs on technology-supported teaching in basic and higher education, and she has led funded research programs on ICT integration in Philippine schools. Her published research focuses on course design and faculty development in distance education. She holds a Doctor in Education degree from the Institute of Education, University of London; an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines Diliman; and a BA in Communication Arts (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines Visayas – Tacloban College. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning from the University of British Columbia (Canada).
Ching Sing Chai
Ching Sing ChaiTheme Adviser
Ching Sing Chai is an associate professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He served as a school teacher and head of department after he completed his overseas study in Taiwan under the sponsorship of MOE. He joined NIE after completing his Master in NTU in 2001, and subsequently finished his Ed. D with University of Leicester in 2006. His research interest is in the field of teachers’ beliefs, technological pedagogical content knowledge and computer-supported collaborative learning. For the past decades, he has been actively involved in numerous funded research projects and published more than 50 articles in Social Science Citation Index journals.
Chun Yen Chang
Chun Yen ChangTheme Adviser
Chun-Yen Chang, Ph. D., currently serves as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor, director of Science Education Center, Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences. Dr. Chang now is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Geosciences Education and Journal of Research in Science Teaching. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles, from which nearly 80 articles are indexed in the Science/Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) database. Dr. Chang’s major research interests include science education, e-Learning, interdisciplinary science learning, and science communication.
Chin-Chung Tsai
Chin-Chung TsaiTheme Adviser
Dr. Chin-Chung Tsai holds a B.Sc. in physics from National Taiwan Normal University. He received a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and completed his doctoral study at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1996. From 1996 to 2006, he joined the faculty of Center for Teacher Education and Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He is currently a Chair Professor at the Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Since July 2009, he has been appointed as the Co-Editor of Computers & Education (published by Elsevier, ranked as the eighth among more than 200 educational journals indexed in SSCI by 2014 impact factor values).
Tianchong Wang
Tianchong WangSenior Research Associate
Wang, Tianchong is currently a Senior Research Assistant at The Hong Kong Institute of Education as well as a Doctoral Student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, he received an MSc degree from the University of Hong Kong and a BA degree from Hong Kong Baptist University, respectively. Tianchong has a professional background in ICT, receiving qualifications such as MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, ACSP, ACTC, and THXCP. Tianchong is also a passionate educator and researcher. He is a member of IEEE, HKERA, and HAAL. His research interests include blended learning, mobile learning, MOOCs and flipped classrooms.

Network Management Team

Victoria L. TinioNetwork Hub Manager
Matthew Smith
Matthew SmithIDRC Senior Program Officer
Matthew Smith is a Senior Program Officer at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) where he oversees research on how information networks can be used to promote open, inclusive and rights based information societies in the south. Before joining IDRC in 2008, Smith completed postgraduate research on the interaction between technology and society, in particular the impact of e-government systems on citizens’ trust in the government Chile. He has published on this subject and others, including the role of openness to broaden access and inclusion. Smith holds a Ph.D. in information systems and an M.Sc. in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as an M.Sc. in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh.
Liezl F. DunuanResearch Communications and Evaluation Officer