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CityU KEEP Seminar - Introducing the KEEP Platform

City University of Hong Kong - 13 November 2015

KEEP, the Knowledge and Education Exchange Platform (, is an initiative developed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in collaboration with all UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong.

KEEP serves as an eLearning aggregator, providing a single gateway to online learning and diverse education content around the globe. In this seminar, Professor Irwin King, Principal Investigator of KEEP, is going to walk participants through the platform, introduce its major features, and share on how KEEP showcases innovative technologies in education.

City University will share on the topic of fostering creativity in e-Learning courses through gamification.  They intend to implement gamification elements to make e-Learning courses more fun and engaging using a RECIPE approach. The RECIPE is a player-based and non-reward-based approach for meaningful gamification that is focused on long-term learning goals using Self-Determination Theory as the theoretical framework.


KEEP Seminar in the City University of Hong Kong

Date : 13 Nov 2015 (Friday)

Time : 1:10 –2:40 p.m.   

Location :  AC1, P4703,


About the Speaker(s)

Irwin King's research interests include machine learning, social computing, web intelligence, data mining, and multimedia information processing for Big Data. In these research areas, he has over 200 technical publications in journals and conferences. In addition, he has contributed over 30 book chapters and edited volumes.

Prof. King is the Book Series Editor for Social Media and Social Computing with Taylor and Francis (CRC Press). He is also an Associate Editor of the Neural Network Journal and ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (ACM TKDD). Currently, he is a member of the Board of Governors of INNS and a Vice-President and Governing Board Member of APNNA. He also serves INNS as the Vice-President for Membership in the Board of Governors. Moreover, he is the General Chair of WSDM2011, General Co-Chair of RecSys2013, ACML2015, and in various capacities in a number of top conferences such as WWW, NIPS, ICML, IJCAI, AAAI, etc.

Prof. 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 the Director of Rich Media Big Data Analytics and Application Key Laboratory at the Shenzhen Research Institute. 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.  He was on leave to AT&T Labs Research on special projects and also taught courses at UC Berkeley on Social Computing and Data Mining.  Recently, Prof. King has been an evangelist in the use of education technologies in eLearning for the betterment of teaching and learning.


Dr. Ron Kwok holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the City University of Hong Kong, a M.Sc. degree in Information Systems from the University of Brighton (UK), a B.Ed. degree in Education from the University of Liverpool (UK), and a certificate of education from the Northcote College of Education (HK). He was an Assistant Professor in the School of Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton (US) before joining City University of Hong Kong in 2002. He received the Teaching Excellence Award for two times (2005-06 and 2012-13) from the City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Kwok is now the Assistant Dean – Career Service (College of Business) and Associate Professor (Department of Information Systems), in the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie in the areas of Gamification of Health/Fitness Apps, Online Collaborative Games in Education, Educational Cloud, and Technology-mediated Learning etc.


About the Seminar

(1) Professor King & KEEP team's sharing (45 min)

(2) City University of Hong Kong - Prof. Ron Kwok’s sharing (25 min)

(3) Q & A Session (10 min)


Prior to the seminar, participants are advised to:

(1) Install a Scan QR Code App. QR codes will be used during the Q&A session.

(2) Register a KEEP user account at

Should you have any questions concerning registration, please feel free to contact us at KEEP at 3943-9458