Lai Chuen Paul LamAssociate Professor, Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Paul Lam joined the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in January 2003. He has extensive interest and experience in teaching and learning principles, case-based teaching and learning, web-assisted teaching and learning, and evaluation of elearning and mlearning. He also has experience in designing educational tools. (http://web.ureply.mobi) is a classroom student response system developed under his supervision.
Formerly he was the Language Programme Design and Materials Development Officer in the Neuro-Cognitive Science for Language Education Project, CUHK, where he wrote the English teaching materials for several English enhancement courses with a focus on a cognitive approach. He was the Senior Research Assistant in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at the City University of Hong Kong from 2000 to 2002. Before working in the universities, he was a secondary school teacher for nine years (from 1988-97) in a number of schools, the last being Tang King Po School in To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
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