Reimagine Education Challenge
Esperanza has launched ‘Reimagine Education’ as their first initiative in their Reimagine It series. They have been collecting inputs from the community on what 21st century learning should mean and entail.

Challenge Scope
Esperanza is inviting new learning solutions that can help fulfil the purpose of education, the skills Hong Kong should strengthen, and address the key learning challenges. The solution can be applicable to the different stages of learning, from early childhood to tertiary education, special education, parent education, teacher training and  lifelong learning.  It can be a product, a service and other learning experience with offline and/or online applications.

Esperanza welcomes applications from two categories of organisations that are registered in Hong Kong:

  • non-profits and
  • startups (for-profits)

Social enterprises can join either categories depending on whether they are non-profits or for-profits. The solution should at least pass the Proof of Concept and Prototype stage, and is ready to pilot or scale.

Benefits to the Finalists
  • 3-month mentorship and matching programme to refine and develop your project/venture
  • Exposure through Esperanza’s network and marketing communications platforms
  • Free exhibition booth and pitching at the Learning and Teaching Expo (11-13 Dec 2019), an annual signature event for educators in Hong Kong
  • Support from Challenge Partners:
    • Asian Charity Services will offer the NGO finalists priority access to its capacity building programs, enabling them to be more effective, efficient and sustainable
    • The Founder Institute will offer its 2019 Fellowship Programme to a startup finalist of the Challenge, valued at USD749. Check out the programme details from
    • Microsoft will offer a Surface Go to the best performing NGO and Startup entrants

For more information of the application process, please refer to
15 Jul 2019, Mon
Hong Kong


The Chinese University of Hong Kong
'The Pursuit of Wisdom' Public Lecture Series - Prof. Helen MENG
Topic: Artificial Intelligence for Speaking and Listening for Learning and Well-being

Speaker: Prof. MENG Mei-ling, Helen [ Biography ]
Date: 3 June 2019 (Monday)
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK
Moderator: Ken KWOK
Language: Cantonese
Enquiry: 3943 8677 /

Prof. MENG is one of the co-investigators of the Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform project.


Information from the 55th Anniversary of CUHK website

3 Jun 2019, Mon
Lecture Theatre 1, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(Re-)Mining Text: From Traditional to Digital
CUHK is hosting the “(Re-)Mining Text: From Traditional to Digital” symposium on 19 Mar 2019 (Tue) that explores the latest techniques and applications of text-mining. Text-mining studies in both English and Chinese, and in both microscopic and macroscopic perspectives would be covered.

The one-day symposium will have a keynote speech given by Professor J. Stephen Downie, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Information Sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center. The three panels in the Symposium on English Text and Social Media, Hong Kong Literature, and Chinese Text will have scholars from the National Taiwan University, Leiden University, CUHK, and universities in Hong Kong to share their research projects on text mining.

In the panel of English Text and Social Media, Prof. Kong Siu Cheung of EdUHK, one of the collaborators of KEEP, will share his studies in applying bilingual text-mining for personalized learning reflection.

The event is co-organized by The Hong Kong Literature Research Centre and CUHK Library as the second Digital Scholarship Symposium. The programme and more information can be founded on the event webpage.

Date: 19 March 2019 (Tuesday)

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Language: English and Chinese


19 Mar 2019, Tue
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library, CUHK
The University of Hong Kong
Enhancing Engagement in Teaching and Learning with Technology
New technologies have been changing the way we teach and learn. While we are presented with numerous innovative pedagogies and tools, there are common practices that can be adopted to enhance engagement and teaching effectiveness. In the first part of this seminar, the Knowledge and Education Exchange Platform (KEEP) will present local examples of flipped classroom, online supplementary modules and content visualization in higher education, and discuss why more teachers are adopting these practices.

The second part of the seminar will focus on HKU’s gamified flipped classroom practices. The University’s Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI) has been trying to bring students a new dimension of immersive learning. In this presentation, Professor Ricky Kwok will introduce good practices in gamification in the classroom, and present TELI’s work in this area to-date. The talk will address the challenges and strategies of balancing entertainment and education, driving competition in game-based learning to inspire achievement of learning outcomes, and creating a gaming space that brings learners closer.


Date: 30 Jan 2019 (Wed)

Time: 13:00-14:30

Venue: CPD-LG.34, LG/F, Centennial Campus, HKU

Language: English


Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Miss Christy Kan (HKU TeLi) by email at

30 Jan 2019, Wed
CPD-LG.34, LG/F, Centennial Campus, HKU
KEEP, The Education University of Hong Kong
Bilingual Text-Mining for Personalized Learning Reflection
The KEEP team at CUHK and EdUHK is jointly organizing a seminar for teachers to get in touch with the latest innovative online teaching practices. The seminar consists of two small talks, with details as follows:

Innovative Practices in Online Teaching
Mr. Eddy Yet, Project Coordinator, Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Since the launch of KEEP in 2015, 219 online courses, mostly from local universities, have been offered with a variety of innovative pedagogies and blended learning practices. KEEP will share how these practices are changing the way we teach and learn.

Bilingual Text-mining for Personalized Learning Reflection
Prof. Siu-Cheung Kong, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong

The EdUHK team shares the pedagogical experience of using bilingual text-mining in course delivery for an efficient and evident tracking of students’ conceptual change in course learning. The bilingual text-mining system incorporates a bilingual taxonomy of domain-specific keywords for an automatic identification and counting of matching keywords in student-generated text on the learning management system Moodle. Each student can access the hierarchical visualization for an interactive comparison of his/her own usage of matching keywords with the whole-class usage. This data-oriented initiative is potential to support students to make concrete reflection on their personalized progress in learning course concepts.


The arrangement of the seminar is as follows:

Date: 5 Dec 2018 (Wed)

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Venue: E-P-13 (Mobile Computing Laboratory), The Education University of Hong Kong

Enquiries: Ms. Brenda Wong (Tel: 2948 8740 / Email:

Eligibility: All staff and students of EdUHK are welcome. Participation in this workshop can be counted towards the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” under the theme, “Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching”.

30 Nov 2018, Fri
E-P-13 (Mobile Computing Laboratory), The Education University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tracking Students’ Conceptual Change through Bilingual Text-Mining of Student-Generated Text on Learning Management System
Apart from assessments, text-mining is another tool that can uncover the learning outcomes of your students. The seminar “Tracking Students’ Conceptual Change through Bilingual Text-Mining of Student-Generated Text on Learning Management System” spoken by Prof. Kong Siu Cheung will bring you the experience from EdUHK regarding the matter.

Prof. Kong is the Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology of EdUHK with extensive experience in education research. In the Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP) project, his team has developed the Bilingual Text-Mining System that can identify keywords in Chinese and English appearing in students’ online discussions. This enables teachers to know the learning status of their students as well as to make teaching decisions with the support of data.

The seminar is organized by Dr. Paula Hodgson of the Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research (CLEAR) in CUHK. More information can be found on the website of CLEAR.


Tracking Students’ Conceptual Change through Bilingual Text-Mining of Student-Generated Text on Learning Management System

Date: 14 Nov 2018 (Wed)
Time: 12:15 - 2:00 pm
Venue: UG06 Sino Building, CUHK
Registration: (for CUHK members) CUHK Registration And Attendance System

Besides supporting education research and development, KEEP also offers teachers a free learning management system for practicing online teaching and new pedagogies. You are welcomed to contact us at for more information.






日期:2018年11月14日 (三)
時間:下午 12:15 - 2:00
報名:(只限中大成員) 中大登記及出席系統


14 Nov 2018, Wed
UG06 Sino Building, CUHK
Innovation and Technology Commission
InnoCarnival 2018
Organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission with the theme “Innovate for a Smart Future”, InnoCarnival 2018 coming this November features various types of activities, including exhibitions, workshops, seminars or talks, science competitions, guided tours, stage performances and interactive games for the public to gain hands-on and fun-filled experience of the fun and convenience brought by innovation and technology to their daily life.

All activities of InnoCarnival 2018 are free of charge. Pre-registration is required for some activities.

KEEP will demonstrate its innovative course hosting and searching features in the carnival. Find us at the CUHK booth at F08 of the Green Zone!


InnoCarnival 2018

Innovation and Technology Commission

Hong Kong Science Park

Date and time:

3, 4, 10 and 11 Nov 2018 (Sat & Sun) - 10:00-19:00
5 - 9 Nov 2018 (Mon - Fri) - 10:00 - 18:00

3 Nov 2018, Sat
Hong Kong Science Park
Getting & Using Data for Your MOOCs & SPOCs - Workshop in PolyU
The workshop on “Getting & Using Data for Your MOOCs & SPOCs" is open for registration! Attendees will learn about the various aspects of the edX data experience for both MOOCs and SPOCs. Teachers can also learn about the practical and research-based uses of the Data Package edX provides, allowing improvements for our MOOCs and SPOCs.

For more details, click here.

To register for the workshop, click here.

27 Jun 2018, Wed
TU411, PolyU
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mini Symposium on Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) in Tertiary STEM Education
Topic: Technology Enhanced Active Learning in Tertiary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

Speaker: Professor Eric Tsui (PolyU)

Date: June 27th, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: TU107 – Lu Guan Qiu Lecture Theatre, PolyU Campus

Language: English

Academics, experts, and advocates of active learning pedagogies from a wide range of interests and disciplines from Hong Kong tertiary institutions will explore various approaches to technology enhanced active learning in tertiary STEM education and share insights from their experiences. A keynote speech will be given by Professor Eric Tsui of PolyU, followed by a panel discussion on the progress of TEAL in HK university STEM education.

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Poster presentations and Hands-on sessions on recently developed mobile apps in STEM education will be showcased in parallel with a buffet lunch provided. Two extended afternoon workshops on “Frontiers of TEAL in Medicine” and Supporting Visualization in STEM” will be held after lunch.

To register, please click on the registration link below and fill out the form. The deadline for registration is June 25th, 2018. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

27 Jun 2018, Wed
TU107 – Lu Guan Qiu Lecture Theatre, PolyU Campus
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Social Computing in the Era of AI and Big Data
Topic: Social Computing in the Era of AI and Big Data

Speaker: Professor Irwin King

Date: Feb. 7, Wednesday

Time: 16:30-17:30

Venue: Governing Board Meeting Room, Daoyuan Building

Language: English


Speaker's Profile:

Prof. Irwin King is Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering and Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is also Director of the Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Rich Media and Big Data. He has also worked at AT&T Labs Research and taught courses at UC Berkeley during his sabbatical. Recently, Prof. King has been an evangelist in the use of education technologies in eLearning for the betterment of teaching and learning.

He received his B.Sc. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Prof. Irwin King's research interests include machine learning, social computing, web intelligence, data mining, and multimedia information processing.  In these research areas, he has over 300 technical publications in journals and conferences. In addition, he has contributed over 30 book chapters and edited volumes. He is also an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (ACM TKDD), Journal of Neural Networks, and a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (TNN).



The AI and Big Data Era have ushered in a new wave of research that investigates how we can better handle data with characteristics such as high volume, velocity, veracity, and variety using machine learning techniques.  Social Computing examines the collective intelligent behavior resulted from interactions among social entities. In the first part of the talk, the speaker plans to draw some observations on the interplay between Social Computing and Big Data. The speaker will then focus on our recent work on social and location recommendations based on matrix factorization framework as a case study that demonstrates how filtered suggestions are highly desirable to cope with the information explosion problem.  The speaker will outline novel ways on how we can use social ensemble, trust relations, tags, click-through-rate, etc. to improve social and location recommender systems for a wide-range of applications and services in the era of Big Data.


Source 資料來源:

Social Computing in the Era of AI and Big Data (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)

5 Feb 2018, Mon
Governing Board Meeting Room, Daoyuan Building, CUHK, Shenzhen