Dr Chen is an Associate Professor with the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Computers in Education from the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA. He also received his Masters of Science in Instructional Systems Technology from the same university. Dr Chen is a graduate of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC where he majored in Physics/Science Education.
His research interests include: community of practice, virtual learning environments and e-learning. Dr Chen has a special interest in Information Technology and had won the second prize in the National College Software Design Contest, Taiwan, ROC in 1985. He has been on the review panel for educational journals and publications. He was the Guest Editor for the special issue on Learning Sciences, Educational Media International in 2006 and in 2005, he was a review board member for IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) and the Journal Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning.