“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Xun Zi

不聞不若聞之,聞之不若見之,見之不若知之,知之不若行之;學至於行之而止矣。」 – 荀子 儒效 二十三

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Dr. Chu is truly an international person. Born and raised in Hong Kong until 19 years old before moving to Canada, he obtained 2 degrees (Bachelor of Commerce & Master of Library Science) from the University of British Columbia and worked there for more than 3 years. He further completed a PhD in Education and e-Learning from the Institute of Education, University College London in the U.K. and another PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is a frequent world traveler. He has given keynotes/talks at over 60 universities and conferences across the globe, and thoroughly enjoys flying around the world several times a year.

Dr. Chu is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and was the Head of the Division of Information and Technology Studies from 2013-2016. He has a PhD in Education and e-Learning from the Institute of Education, University College London, and a PhD in Information and Library Science from HKU. His areas of expertise include gamified learning, 21st Century Skills and Social Media in Education. He has been involved in over 60 research projects with funding totaling US$7,860,269. He has published more than 300 publications with over 70 articles appearing in international academic journals, including leading journals in the area of e-Learning, information and library science, school / academic librarianship and knowledge management.

Dr. Chu is a Co-Editor for the journal Information and Learning Sciences, and has been the Managing Editor for the Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (2015-2018) and the Associate Editor for Online Information Review (2012-2016). He is also a Member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, overseeing the most prestigious research grants in HK, as well as a Member of the Curriculum Development Council Committee on Learning Resources & Support Services, Hong Kong Education Bureau (HKEB).

Dr. Chu has received a number of awards including the Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award in 2013, Faculty’s Knowledge Exchange Award in 2016 and Excellent Health Promotion Project Award from the Food and Health Bureau in 2017. He is the world’s 66th highest contributor to publications in library and information science from 2007-2012 and has achieved an h-index of 28. He has been a Consultant for UNESCO Bangkok, HKEB, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education Asia, and is serving as the Chair of ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Chapter (2018-2019). He is also an Advisor for EdTech startups at HK Science and Technology Park.

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Recent Events

June 8, 2019

Sam attended the Japan Society of Library and Information Science…
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June 7, 2019

On June 7, My wife and I visited TeamLab, which launches “the world’s first digital art museum in Tokyo”…
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May 26, 2019

Dr. Chu gave a speech on “Pursuing Dreams” in High table dinner…
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April 26, 2019

Dr. Chu gave a keynote speech on gamified learning for over 5,000 teachers and educators at the Nationwide Primary Language Education Conference at Nanning, mainland China…
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January 3, 2019

Dr. Sam Chu organized The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia on January 3-4, 2019. The theme of this conference was Effective Learning in Low-Tech Information Environments…
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December 12, 2018

“How to promote networking and collaboration among talented young start-ups at Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area” at “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area talented start-up forum” / “如何推動粵港澳大灣區青年創業人才交流和人才深度合作的發展“ 於粵港澳大灣區人才創業論壇.

December 7, 2018

Dr. Chu gave a keynote speech on “How to induce and measure long-term benefits in gamified learning?” during the ICGBL 2018 The 3rd International Conference on Game-based Learning, Chinese University of Hong Kong. (Read More)

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November 9, 2018

On Nov 9, 2018, Dr. Chu gave a keynote speech titled “Education skills and competencies, teaching and learning needed as a response to 4th Industrial Revolution” at the “International Conference on Looking toward Education 4.0 – Smart school imagination and construction” at National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan. Other keynote speakers from overseas include: Dr. Paul Kim from Graduate School of Education, Stanford University and Dr Victo Chen from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

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Communication with ASIS&T Members

June 10, 2019

Sam met Dr. Hitoshi Kamada (a member of ASIS&T) at Kyoto Notre Dame University where Hitoshi serves as an associate professor…
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June 3, 2019

Professor Michael Seadle and Sam discussed that ASIS&T and iSchool can consider working with CILIP…
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