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About Prof. HUI Wai Yi, Diane

Diane Hui is a teaching practitioner, language examiner and an experienced researcher in language, linguistics and literacies. She has conducted educational research in multidisciplinary settings, spanning three cultures and three continents. A Spencer scholar (USA), her research interests include sociocultural and cognitive engagement of English language and literacy development within communities of practice in both formal and informal settings, critical and new literacies enhanced by Web 2.0 tools, literacy transformation, discourses and popular culture mediated by technologies, innovation and inquiry-based learning, and assessment for learning.

She has published articles concerned with issues of sustainability through computer-mediated engagement within online professional communities of practice, beliefs and behaviors in collaborative learning over online social networks, intersubjectivity in learning and innovative professional development through technological mediation and Knowledge Building, impact of educational games on students’ scholastic achievements in language comprehension and mathematical reasoning, and inquiry-based learning.

Diane is currently the PI and Co-PI for two funded projects: Learning from new literacies: Enhancing creative expression, performative arts and popular culture in higher education through Web 2.0 tools and Online resources for developing virtual/ real performances in English Department performance-based and creative-based elective courses. Collaborating with local and international scholars, the New Literacies project investigates additional possibilities and synergies for new literacies as leverage points for academic literacies for university students in digital humanities through creative expression, performative arts and popular culture, enhanced by Web 2.0 tools. 

At an international level, she serves educational journals and international conferences as a journal editorial member, committee member, paper reviewer and session chair. She is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Education and Psychology in the Community, a reviewer for the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ISI 2.692 in 2010), Journal of Applied Linguistics, Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, and Journal of TESOL Quarterly.

Positions

Present Visiting Senior Lecturer, Lingnan University Department of English
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Honors and Awards

  • GRANTS
  • 01/2014 - 06/2017 PI, Learning from new literacies: Enhancing creative expression, performative arts and popular culture in higher education through Web 2.0 tools (ECS 359813, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong SAR, HK$473,670).
  • 06/2016 - 06/2017 Co-I, Survey research on sector-wide learning, teaching and researching technologies, and implementation strategies of higher education in Hong Kong (Teaching Development Grant or TDG #102451, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, HK$80,000).
  • 01/2015 - 12/2016 Co-supervisor, Online resources for developing virtual/real performances in English Department performance-based and creative-based elective courses (TDG #102439, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, HK$192,000).
  • 02/2012 - 12/2012 PI, Mediating English language learning with mobile learning tools in formal and informal settings in higher education (Faculty Research Fund #DA12A5, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, HK$28,500).
  • 12/2011 – 06/2014 Co-Principal Project Supervisor, Redesigning a genre-based pedagogy for learning English and effective communication from multidisciplinary perspectives (TDG, TG11A3, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, HK$426,472).
  • 09/2010 - 06/2013 Co-I, Integrating culture and English language education at the senior secondary level in Hong Kong through popular cultural texts (General Research Fund #749410, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong SAR, HK$574,975).
  • 01/2010 - 08/2010 PI, Mediated learning effects of e@Leader on students cholastic achievement in English language learning, and curriculum integration in the Hong Kong primary school classroom (The Small Project Grant, University of Hong Kong, HK$53,750).
  • 09/2008 - 08/2009 PI, Diagnostic and innovative assessment of language by oral genre with the use of engagement (or DIALOGUE) II: Developing a web-based diagnostic tool (The Small Project Grant, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK$35,000).
  • 12/2007 - 08/2008 PI, Diagnostic and innovative assessment of language by oral genre with the use of engagement (or DIALOGUE) I: Data analysis (The Faculty Research Fund, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK$20,000).
  • AWARDS
  • Oct-2014 Certificate of completion of the Mental Health First Aid Standard Course, The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong (a 12-hour course between Sept 27, 2014 to Oct 4, 2014.)
  • Aug-2012 Service recognition, IEEE's International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering Education in Hong Kong 2012 (Serving as a member on the Organizing Committee and Technical Program Committee.)
  • Apr-2010 Teacher effectiveness recognition (82.7%), The University of Hong Kong (High approval rating of 82.7% for teacher effectiveness from students' feedback on the course EDUC2203 First and Second Language Acquisition taught in 2009-2010.)
  • Oct-2008 Excellent performance for 2007-2008 academic year, Faculty of Education (top 20%), The University of Hong Kong (Performance rating was in the top 20% for the Faculty of Education, HKU.)
  • Aug-2005 The Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, The Spencer Foundation, USA (Accepted 5% of 548 applicants from 156 graduate institutions in the US.)
  • 2005 Graduate Research Award, Washington University in St Louis, USA
  • 2002-2004 University Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships and Tuition Scholarship Awards, Washington University in St Louis, USA


Contact Information

Office: Ho Sin Hang Building HSH317
Tel.: (852) 2616 7791

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Journal Articles (7)

Book Chapters (6)

Presentations (1)