Directors

Dr. Samuel K.W. Chu
(Non-Executive Director)


Dr. Chu (a founding member of A22 in 2015), is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was the Head of Division of Information and Technology Studies (2013-16). He obtained 2 PhDs in Education – one on e-Learning from UCL, IOE and another one on Information Science from HKU. His research interests lie in the areas of gamified learning, social media in education and 21st Century Skills. He has been involved in over 60 research projects with a total funding of over 9 million US$. He has published more than 320 articles and books. Dr. Chu is the Founder and Co-Editor for the journal Information and Learning Sciences and was the Managing Editor for Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (2015-18). He is a Member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council and has also served as a Member of the Assessment Panel on Information Technology in Education, Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He has received many awards including the Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award in 2013, Faculty’s Knowledge Exchange Award in 2016, Excellent Health Promotion Project Award from Food and Health Bureau in 2017. He was ranked the world’s 66th highest contributor to publications in library and information science (2007-12) and has achieved an h-index of 30 over the years. He has been the Consultant for UNESCO Bangkok, Education Bureau, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education Asia, and served as the Chair of ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Chapter (2017-2019). He is also an Advisor for EdTech startups at HK Science and Technology Park.


Ms. Helen Chan
(Executive Director)

Helen is an experienced Primary School Middle Manager (Teacher-Librarian) in Hong Kong. Besides subject teaching and managing the school library, she spearheads several initiatives such as “Reading 2.0” for the digital generation, and coordinates a number of pioneering projects, including the Unconference “Libraries of the Future” for the Hong Kong library practitioners. She is also the part-time lecturer of the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. Ms. Chan holds two Master’s Degrees, one from the University of Hong Kong with Distinction and the other from the Education University of Hong Kong.  In addition, she holds a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honors from the University of Hong Kong. She is the recipient of several awards, including the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section Bursary in 2019, and IASL & HKTLA Teacher-Librarian Excellent Achievement Award in 2015. Ms. Chan is the Secretary of the IFLA Library Services to People with Special Needs Section (2019-2021) and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Teacher-Librarians’ Associations (2019-2021). She has been serving as a Council Member as well as the Education and Training Officer of the Hong Kong Library Association since 2015. She is currently a member of the Academic Committee and Board of Education of a library program of the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong.


Mr. Kevin Cheng
(Executive Director)

Kevin graduated with first-class honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2017 with a BSc in Accounting and Finance, and distinction from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2018 with a MSc in Information Technology in Education (major in e-leadership). He has had work experience as a research assistant, helping to run educational research projects and joint-writeup of journal papers. He was awarded the University of London Prize for Academic Achievement for his outstanding academic results in 2015. He is interested in combining his corporate accounting experience (CPA Australia associate member) and his educational e-leadership knowledge to becoming an Edupreneur.


Ms. Chloe Yu Yan Lam
(Executive Director)

Chloe is a MEd student who earned a pass with distinction honour in a specialism called Designing Powerful Learning Environment at the University of Hong Kong; and she also has plenty of teaching experience working as a mathematics tutor in local tutorial centres. She is best interested in the work in secondary classroom: studies that develop and study inquiry-based learning pedagogy, gamification and small-group based teaching. For her MEd Thesis, she wanted to improve students’ engagement in learning Mathematics while maintaining their competitive edge in achievement. To do so, her work has been centred on exploring how the use of pedagogy Productive Failure in the flipped classroom. She is mainly interested in exploring new solutions to call for integration of the Science of Learning (SoL) and technology that can applicable in teaching.


Dr. Hong Huang
(Non-Executive Director)

Dr. Hong Huang is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at University of South Florida. He received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, both M.S. degrees in Genetics and Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the Florida State University. His research and teaching areas encapsulate three related disciplines- information and library science, bioinformatics, and information & learning technology. With his extensive LIS, bio informatics/genetics backgrounds and work experiences, he bridges these disciplines in various ways. His research interests included data mangement, practice and sharing, IT in library and education, scholarly communication, as well as bio/health information and learning. He is the PIs or Co-PIs with collaborative and federal grant awards (e.g., USDA) in data management & practice, and IT in learning science. He has published in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Library & Information Science Research, Journal of Documentation, Journal of Computational Biology, among others.