LEE Fong Lok 李芳樂

Research Projects


  • Development of an Information Literacy Framework for Hong Kong Students
  • LEE Fong Lok, PUN Sai Wing, CHAN Yuen Yan (Information Engineering), IP Wai Hung (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research)
    1 September 2004
    Quality Education Division, Education and Manpower Bureau

    To develop an “Information Literacy” framework for primary and secondary students based on the Information Technology Learning Targets for primary and secondary education so that teachers and students have a clearer picture on the learning targets of using IT in education. (ED04744)


  • Global Learning Community among Primary Education Through 3-I Project Learning
  • LEE Fong Lok, PUN Sai Wing, TSE Wing Cheung Alex (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research)
    1 September 2005
    Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government

    “3-I” stands for Interdisciplinary, Inter-school, and International. Funded by the Quality Education Fund, the project will be conducted from September 2005 to August 2006. It is aimed to promote interdisciplinary learning and higher order thinking skills through interdisciplinary project learning and cross-facilitation. 81 primary schools from Hong Kong and the Mainland China were engaged in the project to form a large community for project learning. Through their participation in the Web-based Project Learning, which is the core event of this project, participants work towards common objectives and share what they have learnt with one another. In the process of interaction, participants were able to understand themselves and the community better. The project is regarded as a new learning model which services as a good example of utilizing IT in education. To take a step further, it is expected that a global learning community will be created so as to apply the model at an international level. (ED05658)


  • Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers (2005-2006): Developing Interactive eBooks to Promote e-Learning in Schools
  • LEE Fong Lok
    17 May 2005
    Education & Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government

    The Faculty of Education and the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research of The Chinese University of Hong Kong were commissioned by the Education Manpower Bureau to offer the Information Technology in Education Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers (2005-2006). After finishing the course, teacher participants should:
    a) Realize how eBooks could be best made use of to promote e-learning in different subjects;
    b) Learn how to develop interactive eBooks with eBook development software;
    c) Know how eBooks could be published on common e-learning platforms to support student learning. (ED04986)


  • Project-based Learning with Learning Villages among Schools in the Mainland, Hong Kong and the USA
  • LEE Fong Lok, LEE Ho Man Jimmy (Computer Science and Engineering), PUN Sai Wing, IP Wai Hung (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research)#, TSE Wing Cheung Alex (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research)
    1 September 2006
    Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government

    The project is to promote project-based learning among students in Hong Kong, Mainland and the USA by using a virtual learning community. In this learning community, students can role-play as villagers in different villages, each of which representing an interesting topic to be discussed. Within each village, any villager can build a house by initiating an issue to be discussed. Other villagers who are interested in that issue can go into that house to join the discussion. The more discussion within a house, the larger its size will be. Though students may be geographically separated, with this learning community, they can share their own experiences, and discuss with others. The role-playing and task-finishing motivate students and the reputation-gaining system continuously motivates students to achieve their best. The learning environment therefore provides opportunities for students to learn by finishing projects and to collaborate with others. (ED06996)


  • Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers - Using WebQuest and Concept Map Tool in Project-Based Learning for Primary and Secondary School Teachers
  • LEE Fong Lok
    20 November 2004
    Education & Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government

    The Faculty of Education and the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research of The Chinese University of Hong Kong were commissioned by the Education Manpower Bureau to offer the Refresher Training Courses for School Teachers: Using WebQuest and Concept Map Tool in Project-based Learning for Primary and Secondary School Teachers in 2004/2005 school year. In this course, participants will learn how to design and develop a WebQuest in their subject area(s), locate useful information on the Web, work collaboratively with other teachers, and evaluate complex achievement of their students. After finishing the course, participants are able to:
    a) choose a topic appropriate for teaching with a Web-based inquiry approach over a period of two to four weeks;
    b) use templates and a Web editor to create a personal home page and a set of Web pages to communicate with students and other teachers;
    c) use a concept map tool to design and develop a WebQuest;
    d) explain the conceptual underpinning of the WebQuest approach, including information literacy, situated cognition, task-based learning, cooperative learning and scaffolding; and
    e) nurture stronger information literacy in schools. (ED04699)


  • Virtual Interactive Student-Oriented Learning Environment (VISOLE)---Extending the Frontier of WEB-Based Learning
  • LEE Fong Lok, LEE Ho Man Jimmy (Dept of Computer Science and Engineering), LEUNG Yee (Dept of Geography & Resource Management), CHAU Kwai Cheong (Dept of Geography & Resource Management)
    1 December 2002
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    WEB-based teaching is one of the new directions for education. The approach aims at using the WEB, being a networked, anytime, interactive, high-capacity and content-rich environment, to enhance and facilitate independent learning and teacher-student communication.
    This goal has only been partially fulfilled since existing WEB-based teaching systems use the WEB more as a publishing medium, without utilizing the available immense computing power. In this project, we propose the Virtual Interactive Student-Oriented Learning Environment (VISOLE) approach to WEB-based teaching and learning. The aim of the VISOLE project is to study how the full functionality of the WEB can be exploited to help students learn from (near) real-life experiences and from social construction of knowledge. Students will learn directly from the immersion experience. Teachers, closely monitoring the progress of the development of the virtual world, can extract useful scenarios for classroom discussions.
    Briefly speaking, VISOLE encompasses the creation of a virtual interactive world modeled upon a set of selected and related subject areas on the WEB, and allows students to participate as "citizens" who take part in shaping the development of this virtual world. By involving in the VISOLE environment, students learn to analyse problem situations, devise problem solving strategies, solve problems and evaluate consequences. All these are considered high-order abilities required in this new era.
    We propose to construct a virtual environment based on the subjects of geography and urban planning using the VISOLE approach. The environment will be tested among schools in Hong Kong and possibly other regions. Results of the evaluation can be used to direct WEB-based research activities in the future. (CU02200)



Research Publications


  • Analysis of cognitive strategies of problem solving process in mathematics and physics. Hong Kong : Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1981.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Thesis QA63.L5; CC Thesis QA63.L5 c.2)



  • "Application of Education-Specific Intranet in Secondary Schools of Hong Kong (in Chinese)". Paper presented in the Seminar on Use of Intranet in Schools, organized by Education Department. Hong Kong, 1998.11.18.



  • "Computer Games in Education: A Comparative Study between Hong Kong and Beijing". (co-authored with SHANG JUNJIE, JONG Morris S.y. and LEE Ho Man Jimmy) Paper presented in the International Conference on E-learning and Games, organized by Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 8 pgs. Hangzhou, China, 2006.04.16.



  • Electronic homework : an intelligent tutoring system in mathematics Hong Kong : Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Thesis QA20.C65 L43 1996; CC Thesis QA20.C65 L43 1996 c.2)



  • "An information literacy framework for schools: The Hong Kong experience". (co-authored with HENRI James, KONG Siu Cheung and LI Siu Cheung Sandy) Paper presented in the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, 2006. p.1-14.



  • "Learning with Interactive Whiteboard —the Hong Kong Experience". (co-authored with PUN Sai Wing, LI Siu Cheung Sandy, KONG Siu Cheung and IP Wai Hung, Christy) Paper presented in the 2007 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, organized by American Educational Research Association, . pgs. 2007.



  • "A Study of the Development of an Information Literacy Framework for Hong Kong Students". (co-authored with KONG Siu, CheungLI Siu Cheung Sandy and HENRI James) Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed by the Learning Sciences. ed. by Looi C. K., Jonassen D., Ikeda M. pp.156-163. 2005.



  • "Toward Online Learning: The Hong Kong Perspective". (co-authored with LAM Chi Chung) Education Technology vol.XLIII no.3, Englewood Cliffs, USA, 2003.05. pp.16-22.



  • "Using Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) in Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Hong Kong Schools". (co-authored with PUN Sai Wing, LI Siu Cheung Sandy, KONG Siu Cheung and IP Wai Hung, Christy) Learning By Effective Utilization of Technologies: Facilitating Intercultural Understanding ed. by Mizoguchi R., Dillenbourg P., Zhu Z.. pp.439-442. 2006.


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