International Conference On Research And Practices In Education (February 24-25, 2017)


Dr. Samuel Kai Wah Chu, is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director (Centre for Information Technology in Education) in the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He was the Head of Division of Information and Technology Studies from 2013-2016. His research interests lie in the areas of gamification and game-based learning, social media in education, 21st century skills, collaborative inquiry project-based learning, digital literacies, school and academic librarianship and knowledge management and intellectual capital.
He has published over 250 articles and books including key journals in the area of IT in education (e.g., Computers & Education, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning), information and library science (e.g., Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Library & Information Science Research), school librarianship (e.g., School Library Media Research, School Libraries Worldwide), academic librarianship (e.g., Journal of Academic Librarianship) and knowledge management (e.g., Journal of Intellectual Capital). His publication comprises 7 scholarly books with one on “21st century skills” published by Springer. He is also the author of a series of children story books published by Pearson Longman, including My Pet Hamsters and The Chocolate Boy.
Dr. Chu is the Managing Editor for Journal of Information & Knowledge Management and was the Associate Editor for Online Information Review: The International Journal of Digital Information Research and Use (2012-16). He is also an Editorial Board Member for Library & Information Science Research and School Libraries Worldwide. He has involved in over 50 research/project grants with a total funding of US$6,252,802. He has received a number of awards including his Faculty's Outstanding Researcher Award in 2013 and his Faculty’s Knowledge Exchange Award in 2016. He is ranked as the top 66th author in the world regarding his publications in library and information science (DOI 10.1007/s11192-014-1519-9).