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Dr HEW, Timothy K.F.

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Dr HEW, Timothy K.F.

丘琪鴻

BASc (NTU, Singapore), PGDE (NTU, Singapore), M.A. (NTU, Singapore), PhD (Indiana, Bloominton, USA)

Associate Professor

Division of Information and Technology Studies

Tel: (852) 2859 1903

Location: Room 112, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Online Social Network; e-Learning; Instructional Design

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests:
Online pedagogy; Instructional design; E-learning/blended-learning environments

Projects
Principal investigator
  1. 2016/2017: Engaging students in online learning: What can we learn from massive open online courses (MOOCs)?, General Research Fund (GRF) ($262,940)
Publications
Articles
  1. Hew, KFT., Huang, B., Chu, SKW., Chiu, KWD. (2016). Engaging Asian students through game mechanics: Findings from two experiment studies. Computers & Education.
  2. Tan, M., Hew, KFT. (2016). Incorporating Meaningful Gamification in a Blended Learning Research Methods Class: Examining Student Learning, Engagement, and Affective Outcomes. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.
  3. Huang, B., Hew, KFT. (2016). Measuring learners’ motivation level in massive open online courses. International Journal of Information and Education technology.
  4. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2015). Asynchronous online discussion activities to support university students' self–directed learning: opportunities and challenges identified. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments .
  5. Chen, Y., Hew, KFT. (2015). Knowledge sharing in virtual distributed environments: Main motivators, discrepancies of findings and suggestions for future research. International Journal of Information and Education technology.
  6. Hew, KFT. (2015). Motivators of Student Contribution in Peer-Facilitated Online Discussion Environments: Additional Findings from Three Cases Studies. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design .
  7. Hew, KFT. (2015). Student Perceptions Of Peer Versus Instructor Facilitation Of Asynchronous Online Discussions: Further Findings From Three Cases. Instructional Science.
  8. Hew, KFT. (2015). Towards a model of engaging online students: Lessons from MOOCs and four policy documents. International Journal of Information and Education technology.
  9. Hew, KFT. (2014). Promoting Engagement in Online Courses: What Strategies Can We Learn from Three Highly-Rated MOOCs. British Journal of Educational Technology.
  10. Hew, KFT., Pang, BB. (2014). Students’ Critical Thinking Level: Examining Wimba Voice Board and Text Online Discussions. Journal of Computers in Education.
  11. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2014). Students’ and Instructors’ Use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Motivations and Challenges. Educational Research Review.
  12. Lim, EL., Hew, KFT. (2014). Students’ perceptions of the usefulness of an E-book with annotative and sharing capabilities as a tool for learning: a case study. Innovations in Education and Teaching International.
  13. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2013). Audio-based versus text-based asynchronous online discussion: Two case studies. Instructional Science.
  14. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2013). Designing and Implementing e-Learning Courses: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Guidelines from Nine Professional Organizations. International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning.
  15. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2013). Use of Web 2.0 technologies in K-12 and higher education: The search for evidence-based practice. Educational Research Review.
  16. Ng, CSL., Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2012). Interaction in asynchronous discussion forums: Peer facilitation techniques. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
  17. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2012). Students' use of asynchronous voice discussion in a blended-learning environment: A study of two undergraduate classes. Electronic Journal of e-Learning.
  18. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2012). Use of Facebook: A case study of Singapore students' experience. Asia Pacific Journal of Education.
  19. Lim, SCR., Cheung, WS., Hew, KFT. (2011). Critical Thinking in Asynchronous Online Discussion: An Investigation of Student Facilitation Techniques. New Horizons in Education.
  20. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2011). Design and evaluation of two blended learning approaches: Lessons learned. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.
  21. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2011). Examining students' affective commitment toward country: A case study of a Singapore primary school. Asia Pacific Journal of Education.
  22. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2011). Higher-level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussions: An analysis of group size, duration of online discussion, and student facilitation techniques. Instructional Science.
  23. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2011). Student facilitators' habits of mind and their influences on higher-level knowledge construction occurrences in online discussions: A case study. Innovations in Education and Teaching International.
  24. Hew, KF. (2011). Students' and teachers' use of Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior.
  25. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2011). The Use of Peer Facilitation in University Asynchronous Online Discussion Environment. Journal of the World Universities Forum.
  26. Hara, N., Shachaf, P., Hew, KF. (2010). Cross-cultural analysis of the Wikipedia community. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
  27. Salam, S., Hew, KFT. (2010). Enhancing social studies students’ critical thinking through blogcast and Socratic questioning: a Singapore case study. International Journal of Instructional Media.
  28. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2010). Examining facilitators' habits of mind in an asynchronous online discussion environment: A two cases study. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.
  29. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2010). Fostering higher knowledge construction levels in online discussion forums: An exploratory case study. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies.
  30. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2010). Possible factors influencing Asian students' degree of participation in peer-facilitated online discussion forums: A case study. Asia Pacific Journal of Education.
  31. Koh, JHL., Herring, SC., Hew, KF. (2010). Project-based learning and student knowledge construction during asynchronous online discussion. Internet and Higher Education.
  32. Ng, CSL., Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2010). Solving ill-structured problems in asynchronous online discussions: Built-in scaffolds vs. no scaffolds. Interactive Learning Environments.
  33. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS., Ng, CSL. (2010). Student contribution in asynchronous online discussion: A review of the research and empirical exploration. Instructional Science.
  34. Wong, RMF., Hew, KF. (2010). The impact of blogging and scaffolding on primary school pupils' narrative writing: A case study. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies.
  35. Sim, JWS., Hew, KF. (2010). The use of weblogs in higher education settings: A review of empirical research. Educational Research Review.
  36. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2010). Use of three-dimensional (3-D) immersive virtual worlds in K-12 and higher education settings: A review of the research. British Journal of Educational Technology.
  37. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2009). A review of research methodologies used in studies on mobile handheld devices in K-12 and higher education settings. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.
  38. Chan, JCC., Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2009). Asynchronous online discussion thread development: Examining growth patterns and peer-facilitation techniques. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
  39. Hew, KF. (2009). Determinants of success for online communities: An analysis of three communities in terms of members' perceived professional development. Behaviour and Information Technology.
  40. Ng, CSL., Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2009). Sustaining asynchronous online discussions: Contributing factors and peer facilitation techniques. Journal of Educational Computing Research.
  41. Wong, KM., Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2009). The impact of the use of response pad system on the learning of secondary school physics concepts: A Singapore quasi-experiment study. British Journal of Educational Technology.
  42. Hew, KF. (2009). Use of audio podcast in K-12 and higher education: A review of research topics and methodologies. Educational Technology Research and Development.
  43. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2009). Use of wikis in K-12 and higher education: A review of the research. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning.
  44. Hew, KF., Hara, N. (2008). An online listserv for nurse practitioners: A viable venue for continuous nursing professional development?. Nurse Education Today.
  45. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2008). Attracting student participation in asynchronous online discussions: A case study of peer facilitation. Computers and Education.
  46. Brush, T., Glazewski, KD., Hew, KF. (2008). Development of an instrument to measure preservice teachers' technology skills, technology beliefs, and technology barriers. Computers in the Schools.
  47. Wong, WC., Cheung, WS., Hew, KFT. (2008). Exploring Singapore Primary School Students' Perceptions of Chinese Asynchronous Online Discussions. New Horizons in Education.
  48. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF., Ng, CSL. (2008). Toward an understanding of why students contribute in asynchronous online discussions. Journal of Educational Computing Research.
  49. Hew, KF., Knapczyk, D. (2007). Analysis of ill-structured problem solving, mentoring functions, and perceptions of practicum teachers and mentors toward online mentoring in a field-based practicum. Instructional Science.
  50. Hew, KF., Hara, N. (2007). Empirical study of motivators and barriers of teacher online knowledge sharing. Educational Technology Research and Development.
  51. Hew, KF., Brush, T. (2007). Integrating technology into K-12 teaching and learning: Current knowledge gaps and recommendations for future research. Educational Technology Research and Development.
  52. Hew, KF., Hara, N. (2007). Knowledge sharing in online environments: A qualitative case study. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
  53. Hara, N., Hew, KF. (2007). Knowledge-sharing in an online community of health-care professionals. Information Technology and People.
  54. Hew, KFT., Kale, U., Kim, N. (2007). Past research in instructional technology: Results of a content analysis of empirical studies published in three prominent instructional technology journals from the year 2000 through 2004. Journal of Educational Computing Research.
  55. Hew, KF., Hara, N. (2006). Identifying factors that encourage and hinder knowledge sharing in a longstanding online community of practice. Journal of Interactive Online Learning.
  56. Keller, JB., Bonk, CJ., Hew, K. (2005). The tickit to teacher learning: Designing professional development according to situative principles. Journal of Educational Computing Research.
  57. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2004). Evaluating the extent of ill-structured problem solving process among pre-service teachers in an asynchronous online discussion and reflection log learning environment. Journal of Educational Computing Research.

 

Conference Papers
  1. Lo, CK., Hew, KFT. (2016). A comparison of video production styles in Mathematics Flipped Classroom: Examining students' preferences. Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016.
  2. Tang, Y., Hew, KFT. (2016). Exploring the role of SNS in dialogic construction. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology.
  3. Hew, KFT., Law, NWY., Wan, WFJ., Lee, Y., Kwok, A. (2016). Self-directed learning in science education: explicating the enabling factors. Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016.
  4. Cheung, WS., Hew, KFT. (2015). Applying “First Principles of Instruction” In a Blended Learning Course. Technology in Education: Transforming Educational Practices with Technology: first International Conference, ICTE 2014, Hong Kong, China, July 2-4, 2014. Revised Selected Papers.
  5. Huang, B., Hew, KFT. (2015). Do points, badges and leaderboard increase learning and activity: a quasi-experiment on the effects of gamification?. International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 Proceedings.
  6. Fong, SSM., Chu, SKW., Lau, WWF., Doherty, I., Hew, KFT. (2015). Incorporating Wiki technology to enhance University students' collaborative learning in a traditional research method and statistics course: a pilot study. CITE Research Symposium, CITERS 2015.
  7. Fong, SM., Chu, SKW., Lau, WWF., Doherty, I., Hew, KFT. (2015). Incorporating Wiki technology to facilitate BSc (Exercise and Health) students' collaborative learning in a traditional research method and statistics course. Frontiers in Medical & Health Sciences Education Conference.
  8. Chan, KYG., Tan, SL., Hew, KFT., Lim, LS., Koh, BG. (2015). Learn to Play, Play to Learn: Designing a Digital Board Game for a Law of Torts Class. International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 Proceedings.
  9. Hew, KFT. (2015). Understanding student disaffection in large-scale online learning. International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IWALT).
  10. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2013). Fostering student self-directed learning: opportunities and challenges of using Asynchronous Online Discussion Forums. Social Media 2013.
  11. Thiak, PK., Hew, KF. (2013). Online participation in digital classroom. Proceedings of the AECT International Conference on the Frontier in e-Learning Research 2013.
  12. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS., Lim, KH. (2013). Self-directed learning of undergraduate student: motivators and barriers. 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Education, ICSSE 2013.
  13. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2013). Use and production of open educational resources (OER): a pilot study of undergraduate students' perspectives. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Technologies 2013.
  14. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2012). Examining the use of asynchronous voice discussion in a blended-learning environment. Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Government, ECEG.
  15. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2012). Examining the use of asynchronous voice discussion in a blended-learning environment. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on E-Learning.
  16. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2012). Our journey from face-to-face to blended learning approach: important lessons learned. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on E-Learning.
  17. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2012). Using asynchronous online discussion in blended learning environments: supporting three different student learning outcomes. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning.
  18. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2011). Using Web 2.0 technologies in K-12 school settings: Evidence-based practice?. Communications in Computer and Information Science.
  19. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2010). Asynchronous online discussion: Instructor facilitation vs. peer facilitation. Ascilite 2010 Proceedings.
  20. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS., Jumain, SN. (2010). Critical thinking in asynchronous online discussions: examining the role of the student facilitator. Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010.
  21. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2010). Exploring the use of asynchronous online discussion and vicarious learning in Citizenship Education: a case study of a Singapore School. Proceedings of EdMedia World Conference 2010.
  22. Ng, CSL., Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2010). Scaffolding interaction in asynchronous online discussion through peer facilitation. Ascilite 2010 Proceedings.
  23. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2010). The relationship between group size and advanced level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussion environments. Ascilite 2010 Proceedings.
  24. Hew, KF., Cheung, WS. (2010). Using asynchronous online discussion in education: lessons learned over the last ten years. Proceedings of EdMedia World Conference 2010.
  25. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2008). Examining facilitators' habits of mind and learners' participation. ASCILITE 2008 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
  26. Ng, CSL., Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2007). Scaffolding ill-structured problem solving in asynchronous online discussions. 15th International Conference on Computers in Education: Supporting Learning Flow through Integrative Technologies, ICCE 2007.
  27. Hara, N., Hew, KF. (2006). A case study of a longstanding online community of practice involving critical care and advanced practice nurses. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
  28. Cheung, WS., Hew, KF. (2005). Use of asynchronous online discussion in a hypermedia design class: Pre-service teachers. perceptions. ASCILITE 2005 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.

 

Books
  1. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2014). Using Blended Learning: Evidence-based Practices. Springer.
  2. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2012). Student Participation in Online Discussions: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Research. Springer.

 

Book Chapters
  1. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2012). Citizenship Education via an Online Peer Discussion Blended Learning Approach: Lessons Learned. Citizenship Education via an Online Peer Discussion Blended Learning Approach: Lessons Learned. In Engaging Learners Through Emerging Technologies, v. 302, p. 150-164. Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012
  2. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS. (2012). ICT in Education. ICT in Education. In Tan, J (Ed.), Education in Singapore: Taking stock, Looking forward, p. 75-88. Singapore: Pearson International, 2012
  3. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS., Tan, SC. (2011). Fostering Student Cognition in Computer-Supported Online Collaborative Learning Environment. Fostering Student Cognition in Computer-Supported Online Collaborative Learning Environment. In Orey, M; Jones, SA & Branch, RM (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, v. 36, p. 37-47. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2011
  4. Sim, WSJ., Cheung, WS., Hew, KFT. (2011). Going Beyond Face-to-Face Classrooms: Examining Student Motivation to Participate in Online Discussions through a Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Going Beyond Face-to-Face Classrooms: Examining Student Motivation to Participate in Online Discussions through a Self-Determination Theory Perspective. In Enhancing Learning Through Technology. Education Unplugged: Mobile Technologies and Web 2.0, v. 177, p. 329-341. Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011
  5. Hew, KFT., Cheung, WS., Koh, JHL. (2010). Asynchronous online discussion forums. Asynchronous online discussion forums. In Ching Sing Chai & Qiyun Wang (Eds.), ICT for self directed and collaborative learning, p. 292-308. Singapore: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010

 

Professional Community Services
Professional Societies
  1. Ongoing (since 2015): Program committee of computer-supported collaborative learning sub-theme, International Conference on Computers in Education
  2. Ongoing (since 2013): Reviewer, Electronic Journal of E-learning
  3. Ongoing (since 2009): Review board member, British Journal of Educational Technology
  4. Ongoing (since 2008): Consulting Editor, Reviewer, Educational Technology Research & Development
  5. Ongoing (since 2006): Editorial Review Board member, Journal of Interactive Online Learning
  6. 2014: Program committee member, International Conference on Technology in Education
  7. 2014: Reviewer, Computers in Human Behavior
  8. 2014: Reviewer, Springer publisher
  9. 2013-2014: Reviewer, Knowledge Based Systems
  10. 2013: Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Researcher
  11. 2013: Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review
  12. 2013: Reviewer, Interaction Studies
  13. 2013: Reviewer, International Conference on Teaching & Learning with Technology
  14. 2013: Reviewer, Internet and Higher Education
  15. 2013: Reviewer, Pedagogies
  16. 2013: Reviewer, Research Foundation – Flanders, Belgium (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen)
  17. 2013: Session chair, International Conference on Knowledge and Education Technology
  18. 03/2016: Reviewer, Instructional Science
  19. 03/2016: Reviewer, International Conference of the Learning Sciences
  20. 03/2016: Reviewer, Journal of Educational Technology & Society
  21. 03/2016: Reviewer, Psychology Learning and Teaching
  22. 02/2016: Reviewer, Computers & Education
  23. 02/2016: Reviewer, Computers & Education
  24. 02/2015-03/2015: Reviewer of research grant proposal, Israel Science Foundation

 

Knowledge Exchange Activities
  1. 2015-08-26 to 2015-08-26: Pedagogy for E-Learning: How teachers structure their lessons for better e-learning, Other KE Activity Types
  2. 2014-03-01 to 2014-03-01: Cyberport Let's Code Day, Public Event (Delivering a Talk, Workshop, Exhibition, Performance, etc.)

 

Invited Lectures & Keynote Speeches
  1. 2014-07-01: 1. Toward A Set of Guidelines for Engaging Students in Fully Online Learning Courses: Lessons from MOOCsInternational Conference on Knowledge and Education Technology 2014, Jeju Island, South Korea

 

Others
Teaching List, Current
  1. 2016-17 Semester 2, MITE6025, 2C, Methods of research and enquiry
  2. 2016-17 Semester 2, MITE6311, 2B, e-Learning strategies and management
  3. 2016-17 Semester 2, MITE7345, 2B, Engaging adult learners
  4. 2016-17 Semester 2, MLIM6311, 2B, e-Learning strategies and management
  5. 2016-17 Semester 1, MITE6311, 1A, e-Learning strategies and management
  6. 2016-17 Semester 1, MITE7345, 1A, Engaging adult learners
  7. 2016-17 Semester 1, MLIM6311, 1A, e-Learning strategies and management
  8. 2015-16 Summer Semester, MITE6330, SB, Learning design and technology (1 module)
  9. 2015-16 Semester 2, MITE6025, 2B, Methods of research and enquiry
  10. 2015-16 Semester 2, MITE6311, 2B, e-Learning strategies and management
  11. 2015-16 Semester 2, MLIM6311, 2B, e-Learning strategies and management
  12. 2015-16 Semester 1, MITE6311, 1A, e-Learning strategies and management
  13. 2015-16 Semester 1, MITE7345, 1A, Engaging adult learners
  14. 2015-16 Semester 1, MLIM6311, 1A, e-Learning strategies and management
  15. 2014 S2, MITE6025, 2C, Methods of research and enquiry (1 module)
  16. 2014 S2, MITE6311, 2B, e-Learning strategies and management (1 module)
  17. 2014 S2, MLIM6311, 2B, e-Learning strategies and management (1 module)
  18. 2014 S1, MEDD7120, 1A, Blended learning instructional strategies for teaching and learning
  19. 2014 S1, MITE6311, 1A, e-Learning strategies and management (1 module)
  20. 2014 S1, MITE6330, 1A, Learning design and technology (1 module)
  21. 2014 S1, MLIM6311, 1A, e-Learning strategies and management (1 module)
  22. 2013 S8, MITE6329, SB, Multimedia in education (1 module)
  23. 2013 S8, MITE6334, SB, Digital video and storytelling in education (1 module)
  24. 2013 S2, MITE6025, 2C, Methods of research and enquiry (1 module)
  25. 2013 S2, MITE6330, 2B, Learning design and technology (1 module)

 

Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students
  1. , Educational Technology
  2. , Facilitating Frugal Innovation: Insights from Successful Chinese Startups
  3. , Information Technology in Education
  4. , Private Sectors Involvement in E-Learning for Students within the Formal Education Age from a Multi-Level and Multi-Scale Perspective
  5. , Social Media in Education, Online Interaction, E-learning Strategies, Technology-assisted Assessment
  6. , Students’ Motivation and Engagement in e-Learning; e-Learning Design

 

HKU Committee Appointments
  1. 2017-01-07 to Present: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University , Senate
  2. 2014-01-07 to 2017-01-06: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University

 

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