Research & Innovation

Research and projects are designed and conducted to provide research-led and evidence-based support on the use of evidence of student learning for improvement.

Our Projects

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Researchers

Developing an institution-wide assessment of global and intercultural competence Dr. M. Zhao, Dr. C. K. Y. Chan
Students’ voices on university residential experience
Dr. M. Zhao, Mr. T. Cham, Ms. Y. Chan, & Ms. M. Cheng
Student learning experiences among diverse student populations in the internationalised learning environment Dr. M. Zhao, Mr. T. Cham, Ms. T. Lam, & Ms. Y. Chan
Advancing the assessment of clinical experiential learning in medical and health sciences education
Dr. M. Zhao, Dr. C. K. Y. Chan, Dr. W. Li, Dr. J. Chung
Measuring longitudinal gains of self-reported learning outcomes in higher education
Dr. M. Zhao, Ms. J. Huen, & Ms. Y. Chan
Comparing students’ learning experiences between double cohort under curriculum reform in Hong Kong.
Dr. M. Zhao, Ms. J. Huen, & Prof. M. Prosser
Value-added measurement in higher education: assessing the impact of university experience on student learning. Dr. M. Zhao, Ms. J. Huen, & Ms. Y. Chan
Investigating engineering students’ perception of transferable skills with a validated and reliable instrument
Dr. C. K. Y. Chan, Dr. M. Zhao, & Ms. L. Y. Y. Luk
Students’ voices on Common Core Curriculum – a qualitative study T&LEMU
Qualitative and quantitative analyses on internationalisation T&LEMU
Focus group study of the first-year experience at HKU T&LEMU
Psychometric properties of The University of Hong Kong Student Learning Experience Questionnaire T&LEMU
A pilot study of The Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (SETL) Questionnaire
T&LEMU

EduData Resources

Learning Outcome Assessment Tools

  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus (CLA+)

    Launched by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) in the United States, CLA+ intends to measure student performance in critical thinking, problem-solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and written communication.
  • Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP)

    Administered by Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey (TFS), Your First College Year (YFCY) Survey, the College Senior Survey (CSS), and Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE), capturing various aspects of student development, university experience and academic, civic and diversity outcomes.
  • HEIghten®Outcomes Assessment Suite

    Developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), HEIghten® is a suite of computer-delivered and modular assessments designed to assess learning effectiveness and demonstrate the validity of an education program. The assessments currently include civic competency and engagement, critical thinking, intercultural competency & diversity, quantitative literacy, and written communication.
  • National Student Survey (NSS)

    Commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), NSS focuses on assessing aspects of the student learning experience, such as assessment and feedback, teaching of particular courses, organization and management, academic support, learning opportunities, learning community, student voice, and overall satisfaction.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

    Administered by Indiana University in the United States, NSSE is used to measure student engagement in programs and activities that institutions provide for student learning and personal development, relating to the aspects of academic challenge, learning with peers, experiences with Faculty and campus environment.
  • Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE Rubrics)

    Developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), the VALUE Rubrics can be used as a component of assessment strategy at the institution or program level, and covers 16 rubrics, such as critical thinking, inquiry and analysis, creative thinking, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork, problem solving, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning and global learning.

Journals in Educational Measurement, Learning Analytics and Higher Education

(Brief descriptions about each journal’s scope/aims are adapted from their respective websites.)

  • Applied Measurement In Education

    The journal covers original research studies, innovative strategies for solving educational measurement problems, and integrative reviews of current approaches to contemporary measurement issues, with an aim to improve communication between academics and practitioners and bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

    The journal publishes papers and reports on all aspects of assessment and evaluation within higher education, with the purpose of advancing understanding of assessment and evaluation practices and processes, particularly the contribution that these make to student learning and to course, staff and institutional development.
  • British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET)

    BJET publishes theoretical perspectives, methodological developments and high quality empirical research that demonstrate whether and how applications of instructional/educational technology systems, networks, tools and resources lead to improvements in formal and non-formal education at all levels.
  • Computers & Education

    With aims to increase knowledge and understanding of ways in which digital technology can enhance education, the journal welcomes research papers on the pedagogical uses of digital technology, where the focus is broad enough to be of interest to the wider education community.
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement (EPM)

    The journal publishes referred scholarly work from all academic disciplines interested in the study of measurement theory, problems, and issues. Theoretical articles address new developments and techniques, and applied articles deal with innovation applications.
  • Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice (EM:IP)

    With the purpose of promoting a better understanding of and reasoned debate on assessment, evaluation, testing, and related issues of practical importance to educators and the public, EM:IP publishes articles that are both timely and have the potential to advance the policies and practices of educational measurement.
  • Higher Education

    The journal publishes authoritative overview articles, comparative studies and analyses of particular problems or issues, reporting on developments in both public and private Higher Education sectors.
  • Higher Education Research & Development (HERD)

    HERD publishes scholarly articles that make a significant and original contribution to the theory, practice or research of higher education, with an aim to inform and challenge researchers, teachers, administrators, policy-makers and others concerned with the past, present and future of higher education.
  • Journal of Educational Measurement (JEM)

    JEM publishes original measurement research reflecting current issues and innovations within education broadly conceived, and is a vehicle for sharing improvements and innovations in educational measurement.
  • Research In Higher Education

    The journal publishes studies that examine issues pertaining to postsecondary education, and has particular interest in studies that apply advanced quantitative research methods to issues in postsecondary education or address postsecondary education policy issues.
  • Studies in Higher Education

    The journal publishes research-based articles dealing with higher education issues from either a disciplinary or multi-disciplinary perspective, and welcomes contributions that seek to enhance understanding of higher education policy, institutional management and performance, teaching and learning, and the contribution of higher education to society and the economy.
  • The Internet and Higher Education

    The journal devotes to addressing contemporary issues and future developments related to online learning, teaching, and administration on the Internet in post-secondary settings.

Educational Assessment/ Institutional Research Community

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

    AERA is a national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning.
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

    AIR is a non-profit organization that supports higher education professionals in institutional research, assessment, and strategic use of information for effective decision making and planning.
  • Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)

    AALHE is a professional association and provides a forum for assessment practitioners to discuss the use of assessment to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness.
  • International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)

    IAEA offers a global forum for educational agencies involved in all forms of educational assessment, in primary or secondary schools, colleges or the workplace.
  • National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

    NCME is a professional organization for professionals and practitioners involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement.
  • Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia Pacific (NEQMAP)

    NEQMAP serves as a regional networking and knowledge exchange platform among countries in the Asian-Pacific region, focusing on student learning assessment and education quality monitoring.