Dr Wong Lung Hsiang is a Senior Research Scientist and the Co-Director of the Learning Sciences and Innovations Research Programme at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his Ph.D. degree from NTU, major computer engineering and with a focus on artificial intelligence in education.
His current research interests are in the areas of mobile and seamless learning, computer-assisted language learning and science learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, and teachers’ professional development. Drawing upon his vast experience in conducting design-based research and school-based longitudinal intervention studies, he developed his niches in both seamless learning and computer assisted language learning. In particular, he has become a key researcher on mobile seamless learning by leading the synthesis efforts. He developed “10 Dimensions of Mobile Seamless Learning” (10D-MSL) -- one of the most influential and well-referenced frameworks in the field. In the “Innovating Pedagogy 2012 Report” curated by the Open University, UK and the chapter on mobile learning in“Handbook of the Learning Sciences (2nd Ed.)”, 10D-MSL was cited as an important resource for mobile/seamless learning researchers and practitioners. In addition, he proposed the “artifact-oriented analysis” method-- a scheme to analyse how students’ interact with their environments and peers, with the aim of discovering conducive and constraining socio-cultural conditions for seamless learning or situated learning.
He went on to spearhead a series of funded studies on various seamless Chinese Language learning models that married his key research niches: “Move, Idioms!”, “MyCLOUD” and “LI-nterChange”,. These models bring together mobile devices and social media to stimulate young students’ motivation in appropriating contextual affordances available in their daily lives, such as parental involvement, to support their ongoing journey of autonomous learning and authentic use of the language. Specifically, “MyCLOUD” was later integrated into the formal Chinese classes in five schools.
Recently, he published two books which were touted as the first two scholarly books on mobile seamless learning, namely, “Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity” (as the lead editor) and “Move, Language Learning! – Investigating Seamless and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning” (as the lead author). To date, he has published closed to 40 SSCI/SCI-indexed journal articles and bagged Best/Outstanding Paper Awards at AI-ED’95, GCCCE’09, WMUTE’10, ICCE’11, mLearn’11 (two awards), GCCCE’13 (two awards), and ICCE’15. He won the prestigious APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award in 2015. He is currently a Managing Editor of the SSCI-indexed Asia-Pacific Journal on Education and a former Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.
Dr Wong has been very active in various international academic organisations. He is the immediate former president of the Asia-Pacific Society on Computers on Education, an Executive Committee member of the Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education, and the Singapore representative of Technical Committee 3 (e-Learning), International Federation on Information Processing, UNESCO since 2001. He was the General Chair of ICCE’18 and ICCE’19 and is currently serving as the International Programme Chair of GCCCE’20.