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Innovations in Open and Flexible Education

  • Kam Cheong Li
  • Kin Sun Yuen
  • Billy Tak Ming Wong
  • Showcases a diverse range of unique experiences and perspectives on highly effective educational modes

  • Updates readers on the latest advances in pedagogies, curricula, and the use of technologies in teaching

  • Demonstrates examples of how new pedagogies and technologies are being applied in various contexts


Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Open/Flexible Curriculum and Pedagogy

  3. Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Kam Cheong Li, Linda Yin King Lee, Suet Lai Wong, Ivy Sui Yu Yau, Billy Tak Ming Wong
      Pages 97-107
    3. Harvinder Kaur Dharam Singh, Tick Meng Lim, Tai Kwan Woo, Mansor Fadzil
      Pages 109-119
    4. Xiangyang Zhang, Shu-Chiu Hung, Linda Zhang
      Pages 121-131
  4. Digitised Media and Open Educational Resources

About this book


This book covers a broad range of innovations in education, such as flipped classrooms, the educational use of social media, mobile learning, educational resources and massive open online courses, as well as theoretical discussions and practical applications in the use of augmented reality and educational technology to improve student engagement and pave the way for students’ future studies and careers. The case studies and practical applications presented here illustrate the effectiveness of new modes of education in which the latest technologies and innovations are widely used in the global context. Accordingly, the book can help develop readers’ awareness of the potential these innovations hold, thus expanding their expertise and stimulating critical thinking as to how new technologies have made learning and teaching easier in various educational settings.


Mobile learning Ubiquitous learning Open Educational Resources Massive Open Online Courses Curriculum and pedagogy innovations Social media application Online learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Kam Cheong Li
    • 1
  • Kin Sun Yuen
    • 2
  • Billy Tak Ming Wong
    • 3
  1. 1.University Research CentreOpen University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.University Research CentreOpen University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  3. 3.University Research CentreOpen University of Hong KongHong KongChina

About the editors

Dr Kam Cheong Li, Director of Research at the Open University of Hong Kong, has been extensively involved in open education for more than two decades. He has served as a course developer/coordinator and program leader in a broad range of programs for distance learning, adult learning, e-learning and blended learning. He is the former Secretary-General of the Asian Association of Open Universities, and an active supporter of professionalism and good practices in open and flexible education. In addition, he has written more than 100 publications, including refereed journal papers, book chapters, monographs and textbooks. His research interests include open education, pedagogical innovations and academic analytics.

Dr Kin Sun Yuen is the former Director of Educational Technology and Publishing at the Open University of Hong Kong. He has solid expertise in open and distance education, and is highly experienced in the design, development and delivery of distance and open learning courses, as well as the introduction of a quality assurance system to produce distance learning materials.

Dr Billy Tak Ming Wong, Research Coordinator at the Open University of Hong Kong, has widely published in the areas of open education, technology-enhanced learning and research capacity development. His research areas include open and flexible education, mobile learning, blended learning, open educational resources, and academic analytics.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovations in Open and Flexible Education
  • Editors Kam Cheong Li
    Kin Sun Yuen
    Billy Tak Ming Wong
  • Series Title Education Innovation Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Education Innovation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-7994-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4037-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-7995-5
  • Series ISSN 2211-4874
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-4882
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Learning & Instruction
    Educational Technology
    Technology and Digital Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“Innovations in Open and Flexible Education is a timely collection of research which examines various aspects of open and flexible education in the global community’s changing landscape of teaching and learning. The book is written for professors, academics, researchers, students, educational practitioners, and administrators to learn the latest empirical research in regard to open and flexible education. … The organization and structure of the book is not only informative but is enjoyable to read.” (Elizabeth Yomantas, The Wabash Center Journal On Teaching, Vol. 1 (2), 2020)