Feng Lin

Dr Lin Feng

Lecturer

Teaching and Learning Centre

Tel: +65 6240 8849

Email: bGluZmVuZ0BzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw==

Educational Qualifications

2015
PhD (Learning Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, HK

2008
MSc (Educational Leadership), Pittsburg State University, USA

2008
M.Ed (Higher Education), South China University of Technology, China

2005
BLit (English), South China University of Technology, China

Academic and Professional Experience

2015 - 2018
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

2015
Research Assistant, Institute of medical and health science education, The University of Hong Kong, HK

2009 - 2010
Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Higher Education, South China University of Technology, China

2007 - 2008
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Pittsburg State University, USA

Lin, F. (2020)
Synergizing the epistemic roles of scaffolds for epistemic practices. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. P.1803-1804

Chen, B., & Lin, F. (2020)
Representational affordances for computer-supported collaborative learning. In P. Kendeou, P. Van Meter, A. List, & D. Lombardi (Ed.), Handbook of Learning from Multiple Representations and Perspectives. New York, NY: Routledge.

Lin, F., & Puntambekar, S. (2019)
Designing epistemic scaffolding in CSCL. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. P.597-600. Lyon.

Lin, F., & Chan, C. K. K. (2018)
Examining the role of computer supported knowledge-building discourse for epistemic and conceptual understanding. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 34(5), 567-579.

Lin, F., & Chan, C. K. K. (2018)
Promoting elementary-school students’ epistemology of science through computer supported knowledge building discourse and epistemic reflection. International Journal of Science Education. 40(6), 668-687.

Lin, F. (2018)
Characterizing elementary-school students’ epistemology of science: Science as collective theory building process. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 27(6),487-498

Lin, F., Gnesdilow, D., Martin, N. D., Tissenbaum, C. L. D., & Puntambekar, S. (2018)
Examining the role of explicit epistemic reflection in promoting students’ learning from digital text. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. p.240-247. UK.

Chan, C. K. K., Xu, C., & Lin, F. (2018)
Knowledge building inquiry and reflection in developing children’s epistemology of science. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. p.895-902. UK.

Lin, F. (2017)
Fostering epistemic growth in CSCL environment. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. p. 940-941. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Lin, F., & Chan, C. K. K. (2017)
Bridging students’ practical and formal epistemology of science through epistemic reflection in a computer-supported knowledge-building environment. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. p.867-868. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Gnesdilow, D., Fathema, N., Lin, F., Kang, S., Dornfeld, C., & Puntambekar, S. (2016)
Exploring Middle school students’ science learning and discourse in physical and virtual labs. Proceedings of the 12th international Conference of the Learning Sciences. p.950-953. Singapore.

Lin, F., & Chan, C. K. K. (2015)
Scaffolding scientific epistemologies through knowledge-building discourse and epistemic reflection. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. p.475-482. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Lin, F., Chan, C. K. K., & van Aalst, J. (2014)
Promoting 5th graders’ views of science and scientific inquiry in an epistemic-enriched knowledge-building environment. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. p.126-133. Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Lin, F., & Chan, C. K. K. (2014)
Improving 10-12 year olds’ epistemic and conceptual understanding in a computer-supported knowledge-building environment. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education. p.151-160. Japan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Lin, F., & Chan, C. K. K. (2012)
Students’ understandings of collaborative discourse: A knowledge building approach. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education. p.211-213. Singapore: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Li, Z., & Lin, F. (2009)
A theoretical discussion of undergraduate research, Tsinghua Journal of Education, 4, 112-118. [in Chinese]

Li, Z., & Lin, F. (2009)
Examining the evaluation mechanism of undergraduate research in the United States. China Higher Education, 19, 60-61. [in Chinese]

Li, Z., & Lin, F. (2007)
Examining the development of engineering education in light of the nature of engineering, Researches in Higher Education of Engineering, 2, 19-25. [in Chinese]

Lin, F., & Li, Z. (2007)
The history and development of the U.S. engineering education, Journal of Technology College Education, 5, 37-39. [in Chinese]

2018 - 2021
Member of communication committee, International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)

2019
Member of academic committee, 36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)

2017 - Present
Member of program committee, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology enhanced learning (ICALT)

2017 - Present
Member of program committee, The 22nd Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education

2017
Session Chair of the Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

2019 - 2020
Reviewer, Journal of the Learning Sciences

2014 - 2020
Reviewer, Computer and Education

2018
Reviewer, British Journal of Educational Technology

2018
Reviewer, Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning

2019
Reviewer, Educational Psychology

2014 - 2017
Reviewer, Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2016 - 2018
Reviewer, International conference of the learning sciences (ICLS)

2015 - 2019
Reviewer, Conference on computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)

2015 - 2021
Reviewer, Annual meeting of American Education Research association (AERA)

Learning sciences; Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL); Instructional design; Science education; Epistemic cognition/Epistemology of Science; Collaborative discourse; Knowledge building; Scaffolding; Adult learning; Learning analytics

  • 2017 - CSCL Early Career Researcher
  • 2015 - Nominated for Li Ka Shing Prizes and the Awards for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student 2014-15 at the University of Hong Kong
  • 2015 - AERA International Travel Award, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 2014 - Merit Scholarship Award, Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, Japan
  • 2014 - Reaching Out Award, under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2013-2014, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2010 - University Postgraduate Fellowship (UPF), The University of Hong Kong
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