Our Staff - Dr Laura Zhou


Dr Laura Zhou

Educational Development Officer


Room: TU605

Tel ext: 6316

E-mail: laura.zhou@polyu.edu.hk

Fax: 2334-1569

  Areas of Responsibility    
  • Promote the effective and integrative use of educational technologies for enhancing teaching and learning through workshops, seminars and events
  • Provide eLearning consultation and expertise to individual or teams of staff
  • Contribute to the blended and online learning initiatives at the University
  • Design and implement eLearning resources for professional training and developments
  • Work with academic staff to identify, design and propose eLearning projects on educational developments and innovative approaches in teaching and learning
  Curriculum Vitae    
  Academic Qualifications    
   Year Institution Qualification Field of Study  
  2015 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Master of Education (Dean's List) Education  
  2008 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University PhD Computer science  
  2003 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University BA (First Honor) Computer science  
  Work Experience  
   From To Institution Position Held  
  2016 Present The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Educational Development Officer  
  2014 2016 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University eLearning Development Associate (100% Secondment)  
  2012 2016 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Teaching Fellow  
  2009 2012 Hanlun Information Limited Subject Coordinator and Curriculum Development Officer  
  Major Publications and Conference Presentations  

Harbutt, D., & Zhou, L. (2017, July). The BOLT Foundation Course: Blended and Collaborative Professional Development to Promote Blended and Online Learning. Presented at Chinese Higher Education Development Network Annual Conference 2017, Shanghai

Chen, J., & Zhou, L. (2017, July). New approaches towards educational development. Presented at Chinese Higher Education Development Network Annual Conference 2017, Shanghai

Yeung, C.L., Harbutt, D., Zhou, L., & Lee, A. (2017, June). Blended and Collaborative Approach for Professional Development in Higher Education: A Case Study in Hong Kong. Proceeding of eLearning Forum Asia 2017 (eLFA2017), Hong Kong

Zhou, L., Liu, D., Keung, S., Brown, I., Cao, J. N., and Ng, V. (2017, June) A Two-Phase Framework for Systematic Extraction of Good Practices for eLearning Projects. Proceeding of eLearning Forum Asia 2017 (eLFA2017), Hong Kong

Zhou, L., Harbutt, D., Armatas C. (2017, March). Blended Learning for Blended Teaching: a Collaborative Approach to Professional Development in Hong Kong. Proceeding of the 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia (Spain)

Patel, M., Zhou, L., & Watson, D. A. (2016, June). A Prototype for the New Flexible Learning Space. Rocket Session BbWorld/DevCon, Las Vegas, U.S.A.

Laura Jing ZHOU, Hennie YIP, and Joey WU, Transforming Disengaged Computing Students to Active Learners by Peer-Evaluated Case Study, International Conference: Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015, Hong Kong, 14 – 15 May 2015.

Joey Wu Yip Hung, Laura Jing Zhou, A Case Study on Transforming a Face-To-Face Session into an Online Session at School of Hotel and Tourism Management, 9th International Technology, Education & Development Conference, INTED2015, Madrid (Spain), 2nd - 4th, 2015.

Laura Jing ZHOU, Chan Rosanna Yuen-Yan, Chik Man Fung, Ng Chi Yiu, Fostering Students’ Epistemic Cognition in Mathematics Learning Using Web 2.0 Technologies, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE), Beijing, at Peking University, May 27, 2013 - May 31, 2013.

  Funded Research/Teaching Development Projects/Consultancies  
  Ongoing Projects  
  • Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education UGC Project 2016 – 2019
  • Reinforce Blended Learning Approach with the use of BlackBoard Collaborate in class TDG Project 2016 - 2019
  • Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT), UGC Theme-based cross-institutional project, 2014 – 2018
  • Templates to Flip the Classroom within PolyU’s Context, ACE SPOC project, 2015 – 2017
  • Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining: Making Sense of Big Data in Education, COMP Big Data project, 2015 – 2017
  Completed Projects  
  • Consolidation and Redevelopment Work on IT in Education, QEF Consultancy Project, 2016 - 2017
  • Online Learning Essentials: Becoming an Online Teacher (BOT), TDG project, 2012 – 2015