Dr Chen Wenli is an Associate Professor with the Learning Sciences and Assessment (LSA) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. She is the Programmer Leader for LSA's PhD programme and EdD programme. Her research interests include Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), learning analytics, AI for Education, and mobile learning. Dr Chen's school-based research projects address the challenges of transforming and enhancing teaching and learning, and applying her research outcomes to impact school practices. Through routine engagement of ICT enhanced learning activities, she has been working closely with schools to enhance students' collaborative learning skills and higher order thinking.
Dr Chen has led a number of national scale research projects and published 2 books and more than 70 papers on international peer-reviewed journals. She has been invited as the keynote speaker for about 20 international conferences. She has won a dozen “Best Paper Awards” in international conferences. She was presented the "Distinguished Researcher Award" by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education in 2020. She received the "Excellence in Teaching Commendation" in 2015 and 2017 from NIE and the "Nanyang Education Award" from NTU in 2016.
Dr Chen is the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Computers in Education (ESCI indexed), the Associate Editor for Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences (SSCI indexed), Asia Pacific Journal of Education (SSCI indexed), Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, the Advisory Editor for Asia Pacific Education Review (SSCI indexed), and the editorial board member for International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (SSCI indexed).
Dr Chen is currently the CSCL community committee co-chair of International Society of the learning Sciences (ISLS) and the executive committee member for Asia Pacific Society of Computers in Education (APSCE) and Global Chinese Society of Computers in Education (GCSCE). She was the Programmme Committee Chair for International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) 2017, Co-Chair for the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016, the Programme Committee Chair for Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education 2014, and the Organizing Committee Chair for International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) 2012.
Before joining NTU and NIE, she was a journalist with the Xinhua News Agency in China and won several "Best Story" Awards.