HUNG Wei Loong David


Associate Dean, Education Research

Office of Education Research (OER), Learning Sciences & Technologies (LST)

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  • Current Appointments
    • Professor, National Institute of Education
    • Associate Dean (Education Research), Office of Education Research (2010 to present)
    • Director of Research, NIE's Office of Research for Interactive and Digital Media (IDM)
    • Head, EduLab (joint appointment NIE and MOE)
    Previous Appointments
    • Head, Center for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP) (2014)
    • Head, Educational Research Administration and Communication (2009)
    • Head, Learning Sciences Laboratory (2008 to 2009)
    • Associate Dean, Learning Sciences (2002 to 2008)
    • Head, Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group (2002 to 2008)
    • Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education (1999 to 2001)
    • Lecturer, NTU (1996 to 1998)
    • Systems Analyst, Systems and Computer Organisation (1986 to 1992)
    • Computer-Assisted Instruction Coordinator, Ministry of Defence (1986 to 1987)

    Prof David Hung is currently Associate Dean of OER. He was the former Head of Educational Research Administration and Communication, OER. He is a Professor at the National Institute of Education with teaching and research interests in learning, in particular, social cultural orientations to cognition and communities of practice. He is also currently a contributing editor of Educational Technology.

    Prof Hung has conducted research in Learning and Instructional Technologies, Constructivism and Social Constructivism, Learning in Communities of Practice, etc., during the past seven years. In 2004, he initiated the set-up of the Learning Sciences Laboratory to focus research on ICT infusion in student-centred learning.

    Prof Hung's (well over 100) publications are internationally known, and he is well recognised in the learning sciences and educational technology communities at home and abroad.

  • Prof Hung has served as Contributing Editors or Associate Editors for several well-read international academic publications in the learning sciences field such as Educational Technology, and also being appointed as journal reviewer for various well established international academic journals.

    Prof Hung is Honorary Consultant of Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, and Consultant and Instructional Strategies Trainer for the Ministry of Defence.

  • Prof Hung received his PhD from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He pursued his Master of Computing degree at Monash University, Australia in 1993 and his Bachelor of Science degree at Carleton University, Canada in 1985. He also obtained his Postgraduate Diploma from the Nanyang Technological University in 1998.