<![CDATA[CITE Research Symposium 2010 | RSS]]> http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/ <![CDATA[About CITERS]]>

The annual CITE Research Symposium for 2010 (CITERS 2010) is held on 4-6 March at the Rayson Huang Theatre, the University of Hong Kong. This year’s CITERS focuses on ways to optimise designs and applications of new technologies that enhance learning in educational and professional development settings. The goal of the symposium is to provide a platform for discussion, networking and collaboration on recent research, good educational practices and new technologies, with a view to furthering research and practice that support e-Learning design and designs for learning. Symposium activities are organized over a period of three days. On each day, there will be a keynote address as well as parallel sessions. Specialist workshops are also scheduled throughout the Symposium.  
The main theme of the Symposium is “e-Learning Design and Designs for Learning”. There are four sub-themes, addressed through keynote speakers from Spain, UK and USA as well as through various forums, workshops, symposia, papers and demonstrations. The Symposium will feature forums to discuss issues related to e-Learning policy and implementation strategies, interactive workshops by students, teachers and researchers on local and international technology innovation and implementation projects. Different classroom uses of Web 2.0 applications, uses of wikis and blogs, eportfolios, mobile technology, etc. to support learning and teaching will be featured. The conference supports the government’s e-Learning initiative as recommended by the Working Group on Textbooks and e-Learning Resources Development.
The symposium is providing bilingual simultaneous interpretation for the keynotes and plenary sessions on the 3 days of the conference.

Aims / Objectives

  1. To present important research findings from Hong Kong and beyond on the impact of ICT use on learning and teaching and the factors that influence them;
  2. To provide a platform for the presentation and sharing of outcomes from research and development work conducted by practitioners and researchers to advance our knowledge and understanding of the many issues related to technology-supported learning and teaching;
  3. To discuss recent research, good educational practices, and new technologies, with a view to furthering research and practice that support e-Learning design and designs for e-Learning.

The symposium’s main theme is ‘E-learning design and design for learning’, which will be divided into several subthemes:

  • Design of e-Learning resources — 
    instructional design, interactive multimedia design, Web 2.0 design, harvesting and mashing internet  resources, learning objects and authoring systems
  • Design of e-Learning architecture
    emerging e-learning environments and infrastructure, standards for learning management systems
  • Pedagogical and assessment design for e-Learning
    e-learning activities and tasks, facilitating learning through technology and engaging students in active learning online
  • e-learning & education reform
    e-learning support for curriculum change and educational reform, emerging literacies and models for technology supported sustainable and transferable change

Related articles:

  • Day 1 - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/conf-program/day1
  • Day 2 - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/conf-program/day2
  • Day 3 - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/conf-program/day3
<![CDATA[Call for Contributions]]>

The CITERS 2010 Organizing Committee is now calling for contributions from educational researchers and practitioners, including teacher educators, principals, teachers, government officers, librarians, students and graduates from education programs, CITE members and those interested in IT and educational research. Five presentation formats will be accepted, namely:

  • Symposia (group of presentations on a theme)
  • Paper Presentations /  Virtual Paper Presentation
  • Workshops
  • Teacher and student Demonstrations

Submitted contributions will be reviewed by the CITERS 2010 Organizing Committee. Full papers (optional) submitted will have a chance to be published in the ITEC e-Journal. Regarding the instructions for preparing the papers, please kindly refer to URL http://ejournal.cite.hku.hk/ submission for details.

Selection Criteria

Accepted proposals will be invited for presentation at the Symposium. Selection criteria:

  • Relevance of the presentation to the theme of the symposium
  • Originality of the presentation contents
  • Clarity of the presentation

Instructions for the preparation and submission of proposals:

  • Authors who wish to submit more than one abstract should fill out a separate submission form for each abstract
  • Abstracts should be submitted electronically in MSWord document format via the online Symposium submission form
  • The author’s full name must be exactly the same in all abstracts when more than one abstract is submitted

 Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission now extended to: 18 January 2010 
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2010
  • Final submission of abstracts (100 words) for presentation: 8 February 2010
  • Full paper submission (optional): 28 February 2010
  • Conference dates: 4-6 March 2010


In order to submit paper to our conference, the first step is to create an account on our conference system.

Afterwards, please login your newly created account and click on "Author" to proceed with the 5 steps submission:

  1. Start
  2. Enter Metadata
  3. Upload Submission
  4. Upload Supplementary Files
  5. Confirmation

If you still want to make changes after the submission or if you want to submit a full paper, please click on your submission summary page to "add.

Related articles:

  • Symposia - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/symposia/
  • Paper Presentations - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/paper-presentation/
  • Virtual Paper Presentation - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/virtual-paper/
  • Workshops - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/workshops/
  • Teacher and student Demonstrations - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/demo/
<![CDATA[Keynotes & Plenary]]>

Perspectives and policies on Educational ICT in Catalonia, Spain

4 March 2010 (Thursday)
14:10 - 15:00
Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Mr. Jordi Vivancos

Challenges for Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning: Emerging themes from the UK TEL research

5 March 2010 (Friday)
14:00 - 15:00
Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Richard Noss

Pedagogical and Assessment Design for Online Learning

6 March 2010 (Friday)
14:00 - 15:30
Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Barbara Means, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International

Related articles:

  • Perspectives and policies on Educational ICT in Catalonia, Spain - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/10
  • Challenges for Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning: Emerging themes from the UK TEL research - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/31
  • Pedagogical and Assessment Design for Online Learning - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/32
<![CDATA[Abstract & Archive]]>

Related articles:

  • Day 1 - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/day1
  • Day 2 - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/day2
  • Day 3 - http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/day3


Deadline of registration is now extended to 1 March 2010

Registration for participation can be made online via HKU EMS.

Registration fee for attendance is

  • HK$450.00 (includes Lunch)*


Registration fee waiver is available for the following groups of participants only when they make their registration online via the appropriate links indicated below.

  • Group A: HKU Staff and Students

FREE Registration via HKU Portal

  • Group B:International school teachers collaborating with I&TS Division, HKU/Invited guest speakers/Program Committee

FREE Registration via HKU EMS

  • Group C: Employees of co-organizers and sponsors (EDB, Microsoft, Promethean, ETC)

FREE Registration via HKU EMS

  • Group D: School Principals / Teachers

FREE Registration via EDB Training Calendar


For Group B & C, waiver of registration fee will be granted after CITE office has verified your identity.  If there is any question, we will contact you.

For Group A, B, C (not applicable to group D),  if you want lunch please check one or more of the options:

*4 March HK$80.00* 5 March HK$80.00; * Both days HK$160.00


* Lunch arrangements

Lunch is offered on 4 & 5 March 2010

  1. Registration Fee (HK$450.00) includes free lunches. Please indicate days requiring lunch.
  2. Group A - C can purchase, at the time of registration, lunch coupons at HK$80.00 each for the lunches required.
  3. As suggested by EDB, there is no pre-booking of lunch coupons for March 4 & 5 to be available for school principals and teachers registering with fee waiver (Group D).
  4. Please note that there is a quota of 40 coupons for each lunch on March 4 & March 5.  Interested parties are recommended to buy the coupons eariler.
  5. FREE lunch is available for all participants on Saturday 6, March 2010, sponsored by Promethean Limited.


Participants are recommended to register before the deadline on 26 February 2010 1 March 2010.  The Symposium will accept on-site registration on the event day with the same fee ($450) but no lunch will be provided on 4 & 5 Mar 2010.


Only electronic payments are accepted, not cheques or cash:

  1. Credit Card (Visa / MasterCard)
  2. Bank Transfer (Telegraphic Transfer)

    International bank handling fees to be paid by registrant.

    Details of HSBC bank account

    Bank Name:

    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

    Bank Address:

    1 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

    Bank A/C No.:


    Baneficiary Name:

    The University of Hong Kong

    Swift Code:



    “Fees for CITERS 2010” organized by CITE, HKU (Code: 10001)

    • Bank transfer receipts must be faxed or a scanned copy emailed to CITE.
    • For local bank transfer or ATM Transfers to the HSBC account. Please fax or e-mail the “ATM customer advice” to CITE and also mail the original “ATM customer advice” to CITE office at the following address.  Please write the name and organization of the participant at the back of the advice.  No bank charges are involved for local transfer.

    E-mail Address: cite@hkucc.hku.hk

    Fax No.: (852) 2517-7194

        Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE)
        Room 122, Runme Shaw Building
        The University of Hong Kong
        Pokfulam Road
        Hong Kong

    Please be informed that the JETCO Payment Gateway "(JPG)" system will be temporarily suspended during the following periods:

    • 21 February 2010 (Sunday) 02:00am to 08:00am
    • 22 February 2010 (Monday) from 1:30am to 7:30am
    • 7 March 2010 (Sunday) 02:00am to 07:30am

    for regular system maintenance. Please do not perform registration during the above periodsif it involves registration fee or buying lunch coupons.

Enquiries about registration and payment: cite@hkucc.hku.hk


  1. Registration fee and lunch coupons are not transferrable.
  2. An official receipt will be given to those participants who have paid a fee at the symposium.
  3. ALL requests for refund will be processed after the conference.
  4. There will be NO REFUND for authors or co-authors who have had their papers accepted at CITERS 2010.
  5. Refund will be made in accordance with the following schedule:
    • Cancellation made on or before 8 February 2010, 70% of the total registration fee.
    • Cancellation made on or before 19 February 2010, 50% of the total registration fee.
    • Cancellation made after 19 February 2010, no refund.
  6. For HKU staff and students, there will be NO REFUND for lunch.


Requests for registration cancellation must be sent by e-mail to cite@hkucc.hku.hk followed by mail (letter with signature) to the following address:

    Center for Information Technology in Education (CITE)

    Room 122, Runme Shaw Building

    The University of Hong Kong

    Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

    (CITERS 2010 registration)


Please check the following links for the nearest accommodations to the event venue.

  • Robert Black College (HKU)
  • Bishop Lei International House
  • Island Pacific Hotel Hong Kong
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel
  • Cosmo Hotel

Participants from outside Hong Kong are requested to arrange the accommodation on their own and the event secretariat is unable to provide assistance in reserving the rooms.

<![CDATA[Organizing Committee]]>

Organized by

CITE (Centre for Information Technology in Education)

Co-organized by

  • "EDB"
  • "Microsoft

Sponsored by

  • Strategic Research Theme on Sciences of Learning, HKU
  • ""
  • ""

Organizing Committee Chair

  • Prof. Nancy LAW

Program co-chairs

  • Dr. Daniel CHURCHILL
  • Dr. Bob FOX
  • Dr. Allan YUEN

Program Committee

  • Dr. Daniel CHURCHILL
  • Dr. Bob FOX
  • Prof. Nancy LAW
  • Dr. Y. LEE
  • Dr. Allan YUEN

External members of program committee

  • Dr. Spencer BENSON (University of Maryland)
  • Prof. Sheila CORRALL (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr. Josephine CSETE (HKPolyU)
  • Dr. Helen DU (HKPolyU)
  • Dr. David KENNEDY (Lingnan University)
  • Prof. Philip TSANG (Caritas Institute of Higher Edcation)
  • Prof. Jacques VIENS (University of Montreal)

Administrative Support

  • Ms. Candy LEUNG
  • Ms. Bella CHOW

Technical Support

  • Mr. Simon LEUNG
  • Ms. Debbie PANG
  • Mr. Murphy WONG
  • Mr. Vincent WONG

For any enquiries, please contact us by the following methods:

(852) 2241 5325 / 2857 8540

(852) 2517 7194


Postal Address
Centre for Information Technology in Education,
Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Office Address
Room 122, Runme Shaw Bld., The University of Hong Kong

Campus Map


RMS Runme Shaw Building
RHT Rayson Huang Theatre
RHT-foyer The Foyer of Rayson Huang Theatre

Transportation to HKU

From the following locations to HKU:

  • Airport
  • Admiralty & Wanchai
  • Causeway Bay
  • Central
  • China Hong Kong City
  • Hung Hom
  • Lo Wu
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
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