Network Research Team

Cher Ping Lim

Network Principal Investigator

LIM Cher Ping is a Professor of Curriculum and Innovations at the Education University of Hong Kong and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal 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 past two decades, Chirp has engaged with major education stakeholders at the national and international levels – UNESCO, Asian Development Bank, Microsoft, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Sampoerna Foundation, and various national and local government agencies, among others – as his research and development partners.

Patricia B. Arinto

Theme Adviser

Patricia B. Arinto is an Associate Professor and 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 Pat has designed training programs on technology-supported teaching in basic and higher education, and has led funded research programs on ICT integration in Philippine schools. Her published research focuses on course design and faculty development in distance education.

Ching Sing Chai

Theme Adviser

Ching Sing Chai is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Ching Sing served as a school teacher and head of department after he completed his overseas study in Taiwan under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education. 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 has published more than 50 articles in Social Science Citation Index journals.

Chun-Yen Chang

Theme Adviser

Chun-Yen Chang is a National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor, director of Science Education Center, and Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences. Chun-Yen is also the Associate Editor for the Journal of Geosciences Education and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles, of which nearly 80 articles are in the Science/Social Science Citation Index. His major research interests include science education, e-Learning, interdisciplinary science learning, and science communication.

Chin-Chung Tsai

Theme Adviser

Chin-Chung Tsai is a Chair Professor at the Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Since July 2009, Chin-Chung has been the Co-Editor of the journal Computers & Education.

Tianchong Wang

Senior Research Associate

Tianchong Wang (“Alex”) is a Senior Research Assistant at The Education University of Hong Kong and a doctoral student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Alex’s research interests include blended learning, mobile learning, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and flipped classrooms.

Network Management Team

Victoria L. Tinio

Network Hub Manager

Victoria L. Tinio is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED). For the past 16 years, Vicki has been involved in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a wide range of digital learning programs and projects in schools and alternative learning environments in the Philippines and in Asia.

Matthew Smith

IDRC 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.

Justin III Edward G. Modesto

Deputy Network Hub Manager

Justin III Edward G. Modesto has been involved in research, program, network, and grants management in the Philippines and in Asia for the past 10 years. He has experience working for the government, academe, private, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to working for FIT-ED, Justin was a consultant for RTI STRIDE (USAID) and the Philippine Commission on Higher Education.