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Emerging Practices in Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in a Digital Era

  • Siu Cheung Kong
  • Tak Lam Wong
  • Min Yang
  • Cheuk Fai Chow
  • Ka Ho Tse


  • Provides a holistic framework for integrating Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) in higher education

  • Makes a unique contribution to introducing digital technologies as a central theme in the SoLT literature

  • Addresses the pressing issue of how to improve student learning in the context of the rapid expansion of higher education around the globe


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Staff Professional Development

  3. Enhancement of Student Learning Experience

  4. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245

About this book


In this book, we put forward a holistic conceptual framework for implementing Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) in higher education. Unlike previous SoLT studies, which usually focus on a specific aspect, here various aspects are integrated into a holistic framework. Further, it identifies three main stakeholders, namely, the higher education institution, teaching staff, and students. These stakeholders are in turn connected by four interlocking themes: staff professional development, enhancement of student learning experiences, assessment, and digital technologies. 

Presenting chapters that address these four themes, this book supports the advancement of SoLT in higher education in relation to existing theories and emerging practices. By helping academics and leaders in higher education to implement SoLT for the improvement of student learning and teaching practices, it also makes a valuable contribution to the field of teacher education.


Community of Practice Formative Feedback Mobile Learning SoLT in higher education The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching educational technology professional development

Editors and affiliations

  • Siu Cheung Kong
    • 1
  • Tak Lam Wong
    • 2
  • Min Yang
    • 3
  • Cheuk Fai Chow
    • 4
  • Ka Ho Tse
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre for Learning, Teaching and TechnologyThe Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Information TechnologyThe Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  3. 3.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  4. 4.Department of Science and Environmental StudiesThe Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  5. 5.Department of Chinese Language StudiesThe Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong

About the editors

Prof Siu Cheung Kong is currently a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology and Director of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, the Education University of Hong Kong. Prof Kong is also Editor-in-Chief of the international journals Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL) and Journal of Computers in Education (JCE).

Dr Tak-Lam Wong received his Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the areas of information retrieval, machine learning and learning technologies. He has published papers in IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TKDE, ACM TOIS, etc. and is the current Chair of IEEE HK Section Computer Society Chapter. As a certified teacher, Dr Wong delivers professional development training courses for teachers.

Dr Min Yang is an Assistant Professor in curriculum and instruction at the Education University of Hong Kong. Her primary research interests are in effective assessment and teaching strategies in higher education, as well as student experience and learning inside and outside the classroom. Her publications have appeared in several reputable international journals.

Dr Cheuk Fai Chow is an Associate Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and has been involved in environmental education and science for over a decade. He received a Croucher Foundation Fellowship and did his post-doctoral fellowship with Nobel laureate Jean Marie Lehn. He has published 50 international refereed journal papers and filed two patents.

Dr Ka Ho Tse is an Associate Professor of Chinese Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). His main research interests are knowledge transfer for information technologies in language teaching, as well as the pedagogy of learning and teaching. Dr Tse is a former vice-chairman and current committee member of the Association of Modernization of Chinese Language Education.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Emerging Practices in Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in a Digital Era
  • Editors Siu Cheung Kong
    Tak Lam Wong
    Min Yang
    Cheuk Fai Chow
    Ka Ho Tse
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-3342-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9848-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-3344-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 373
  • Number of Illustrations 35 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Learning & Instruction
    Educational Technology
    Higher Education
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