Editorial Board, AJSoTL
Eva is the Director of the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). The Centre has major responsibilities for professional development in teaching and learning of faculty members, assisting in the implementation of the outcomes-based approach to teaching and learning, supporting the University’s e-learning endeavours, collecting evidence for the assessment of students’ attainment of learning outcomes, and helping students’ whole person development with the aim of enhancing student learning with a holistic approach. In recent years, the Centre has been successful in securing external funding to support innovative teaching and learning projects. In the 2012-15 and 2016-19 triennia, the Centre received total grants of some HK$7million and HK$11million respectively for 10 teaching and learning projects through two sector-wide competitive exercises. One of the projects, led by Eva, deploys augmented reality on mobile learning trails to reinforce ethical concepts in students. It is internationally acclaimed with awards including the Silver Award (Regional Asia), Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards (2015); Best Chapter Award, IAmLearning: Mobilizing and Supporting Educator Practice (2017), Australia; and Learning Technologist of the Year Award (Team), Association of Learning Technology (2019), UK.
Eva was educated in the United Kingdom, received her first degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University College London, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Abertay Dundee. She worked in a number of tertiary institutions in the United Kingdom, including the University of Dundee, University of Cambridge and University of Essex, during the earlier part of her career in computer science and information systems before returning to Hong Kong with her family in 1991. Eva joined City University of Hong Kong as a faculty member in the Department of Information System, and received the University’s 1996-1997 Teaching Excellence Award. In 2010, she joined HKBU. There, she continues to focus on enhancing student learning through professional development of frontline teachers.
In 2018, Eva’s contributions to teaching and learning were recognised by being honoured as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. In 2020, Eva received the University Grants Committee Teaching Award, the most prestigious teaching award for universities in Hong Kong.
Eva’s current interests and expertise are in the enhancement of student learning through the use of engaging and learner-centred pedagogies leveraged on e-learning, in which area she has presented and published.