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At the Open University of Hong Kong, the Institute's focused research areas include:
Academic Analytics
and Big Data Techniques
Online, Mobile,
and Blended Learning
Learning Design
and Innovative Pedagogy
Open Education Open Educational Resources Massive Open Online Courses
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About Us
The Institute for Research in OPen and INnovative Education (IROPINE) makes an impact on educators and learners by promoting and conducting research with global experts in the field of open and innovative education. The members of IROPINE, who come from various disciplines, are passionate about advancing education in open and innovative ways. The Institute also features Distinguished Professors who are experts and renowned scholars in its strategic research areas, the organisation of scholarly events and the provision of research resources in order to promote quality research.

IROPINE builds on the University’s two decades of research on open and learning and flexible education, which dates back to the Centre for Research in Distance and Adult Learning (CRIDAL) founded in 1997.
Professor Reggie KWAN Ching Ping
Deputy Director
Dr LI Kam Cheong
Dr Oliver AU
Tat Sheung
Ms Caroline CHARM
Yee Chong
Dr Henry CHOI
Ming Fai
Dr Samuel CHOI
Ping Man
Professor Linda LEE
Yin King
Professor Andrew LUI
Kwok Fai
Professor Vanessa NG
Sin Chun
Chun Wai
Dr William TANG
Ko Wai
Dr Franklin LAM
Sze Sing
Yuen Mei
Professor Philips WANG
Fu Lee
Professor Danny WONG
Shek Nam
Suet Lai
Ms Ivy YAU
Sui Yu
Kin Sun
Distinguished Professors
Professor Alan TAIT Professor Gwo-Jen HWANG Professor Dragan GAŠEVIĆ Professor Jiyou JIA Professor Paul GIBBS
Research Associate
Dr Manfred WU Man Fat
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IROPINE helps its members to initate and collaborate on research projects that have an impact on open and innovative education. Relevant projects of OUHK are in this list of projects.
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Tait, A. (2017). European figures in distance and e-learning. Journal of Learning for Development – JL4D, 4(1). Retrieved from

Charm, Y.C. (2016). Service-learning in community care project. In the 5th International Conference on Language, Education, and Innovation. London, UK.

Choi, H.M.F., & Tsang E.Y.M. (2016). Using custom textbooks as distance learning materials: A pilot study in the OUHK. In K.C. Li, & E.Y.M. Tsang (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (pp. 283–293). Hong Kong: The Open University of Hong Kong.

Lam, S.C., Lui, A.K.F., Lee, L.Y.K., Lee, J.K.L., Wong, K.F., & Lee, C.N.Y. (2016). Evaluation of the User-seal-check on gross leakage detection of 3 different designs of n95 filtering facepiece respirators. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(5), 579–586.

Lo, C. K. Y., Lee, C. N. Y., Charm, C. Y. C., Cheung, A. P. H., Tong, M. Y. T., Kaur, B., . . . Tsang A. Y. K. (2016). Performance of undergraduate nursing students in high-fidelity simulation training on managing acute respiratory failure in Hong Kong. In the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM 2016). Lisbon, Portugal.

Lui, A.K.F., & Ng, S.C. (2016). A study on students’ use of real-time voting results of digital classroom polling in formative assessment. In the Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education. Hong Kong, China.

Poon, C., Ng, S.C., & Lui, A. (2016). Career profile: Career planning using neuroscience-based assessment with machine learning evaluation. In K.C. Li, & E.Y.M. Tsang (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (pp. 64–76). Hong Kong: The Open University of Hong Kong.

Tsang, E.Y.M., & Choi, H.M.F. (2016). Use of ID models and emerging technologies in designing English OER textbooks. In K.C. Li, & E.Y.M. Tsang (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (pp. 104–124). Hong Kong: The Open University of Hong Kong.

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The Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education is substantially funded by the Research Grants Council's Institutional Development Scheme. (Project reference no.: UGC/IDS16/15)