Dr. KWOK Chi Wai Ron (郭致偉博士)

PhD - Information Systems
MSc - Information Systems
BEd (Hons) - Education
Cert Ed - Education

Dean of Students
Associate Professor

Dr. KWOK Chi Wai Ron (郭致偉博士)

Contact Information

Address: R6048, Amenities Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34429599
Fax: +852 34420671
E-mail:
isron@cityu.edu.hk
Personal Web:
Http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/staff/isron
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Research Areas

  • Technology mediated learning
  • Gamification of Health and Fitness Apps
  • Health/Fitness Information Systems
  • Online Collaborative Games in Education

Dr. Ron Chi-Wai KWOK is Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems of the City University of Hong Kong, and was Assistant Professor in the School of Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton (US) before joining City University of Hong Kong in 2002. He received two Teaching Excellence Awards (2005-06, 2012-13) from the City University of Hong Kong. Also, Dr. Kwok received the Best Paper Awards in the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2000) and Outstanding Paper Award in the ED-MEDIA World Conference on Education Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (2007 and 2011). Dr. Kwok has research articles published in several international refereed journals, including: Information & Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Communications of ACM, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems and Computers & Education etc. His research interest lies in the areas of health/fitness information systems, technology mediated learning, online collaborative games in education, knowledge integration, and e-leadership.

Faculty Positions

Period Department - Institution Position
7/2006 - Now Information Systems - City University of Hong Kong Associate Professor
7/2002 - 6/2006 Information Systems - City University of Hong Kong Assistant Professor
9/2000 - 8/2002 School of Management - State University of New York at Binghamton, USA Assistant Professor
8/1998 - 8/2000 Information Systems - City University of Hong Kong Instructor I

Awards

Award Title Institution
Teaching Excellence Award (2012-13) City University of Hong Kong
College Teaching Excellence Award (2011-12) City University of Hong Kong (College of Business)
Outstanding Paper Award ED-MEDIA-2011 Conference
BBA First Year Teaching Excellence Award (2007-08) City University of Hong Kong (College of Business)
Outstanding Paper Award ED-MEDIA-2007 Conference
Teaching Excellent Award (2005-06) City University of Hong Kong
Best Teaching Evaluation Award (2005-06) City University of Hong Kong (Department of Information Systems)
Best Teaching Evaluation Award (2004-05) City University of Hong Kong (Department of Information Systems)
Best Paper Award HICSS-2000 Conference

Selected Publications

Journal Articles
  • Fang Yulin, Kwok C.W. Ron, and Schroeder Andreas (May 2014), "Knowledge Processes in Virtual Teams: Consolidating the Evidence", Behaviour & Information Technology, 33, 5, 486-501.
  • Kong S.L. Joseph, Kwok, C.W. Ron, and Fang Yulin (January 2012), "The Effects of Peer Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation on MMOG Game-Based Collaborative Learning", Information & Management, 49, 1, 1-9.
  • Lau Y.K. Raymond, Liao Stephen, Kwok C.W. Ron, Xu, Kaiquan, Xia, Yunqing, and Li, Yuefeng (December 2011), "Text Mining and Probabilistic Language Modeling for Online Review Spam Detection", ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2, 4, Article 25, 30 pages.
  • Tian W. Stella, Yu Y. Angela, Vogel Doug, and Kwok C.W. Ron (December 2011), "The Impact of Online Social Networking on Learning: a Social Integration Perspective", International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisation, 8, 3/4, 264-280.
  • Kwok, C.W. Ron, Cheng, Shuk-Han, Ip, H.S. Horace, and Kong, S.L. Joseph (January 2011), "Design of Affectively Evocative Smart Ambient Media for Learning", Computers & Education, 56, 1, 101-111.
  • Yu Y. Angela, Tian W. Stella, Vogel Doug, and Kwok C.W. Ron (December 2010), "Can Learning be Virtually Boosted? An Investigation of Online Social Networking Impacts", Computers & Education, 55, 4, 1494-1503.
  • Du S. Helen, Hao J.X. Gordon, Kwok C.W. Ron, and Wagner Christian (October 2010), "Can a Lean Medium Enhance Large-group Communication? Examining the Impact of Interactive Mobile Learning", Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61, 10, 2122-2137.
  • Lau Y.K. Raymond, Ip K.F. Rachael, Chan M.T., Kwok C.W. Ron, Wong Y.W. Eva, Wong W.M. Sharon, and So C.F. Johnny (2010), "Podcasting: An Internet-Based Social Technology for Blended Learning", IEEE Internet Computing, 14, 3, 33-41.
  • Hao J.X. Gordon, Kwok C.W. Ron, Lau Y.K. Raymond, and Yu Y. Angela (2010), "Predicting Problem-Solving Performance with Concept Maps: An Information-Theoretic Approach", Decision Support Systems, 48, 4, 613-621.
  • Vogel Doug, Kennedy David, and Kwok C.W. Ron (October 2009), "Does Using Mobile Device Applications Lead to Learning?", Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20, 4, 469-485.
  • Lau Y.K. Raymond, Li Yuefeng, Song Dawei, and Kwok C.W. Ron (2008), "Knowledge Discovery for Adaptive Negotiation Agents in e-Marketplaces", Decision Support Systems, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 310-323.
  • Pong Y.H. Joanna, Kwok C.W. Ron, Lau Y.K. Raymond, Hao J.X. and Wong C.C. Percy (2008), "A Comparative Study of Two Automatic Document Classification Methods in a Library Setting", Journal of Information Science, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 213-230.
  • Kwok C. W. Ron, Zhou Duanning, Zhang Quan, and Ma Jian (2007), "A Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model for IS Student Group Project Assessment", Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 25-42.
  • Tian Qijia, Ma Jian, Liang Cleve J., Kwok C.W. Ron, and Liu Ou (2005), "An Organizational Decision Support System for Effective R&D Project Selection", Decision Support Systems, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 403-413.
  • Liu Ou, Ma Jian, Mao Ji-Ye, Kwok C.W. Ron, and Li Dong (2004), "E-Document Management Based on Web Services and XML", Communications of the AIS, Vol. 14, pp. 691-703.
  • Lee Jae-Nam, Huynh Q. Minh, Kwok C.W. Ron and Pi Shih-Ming (2003), "IT Outsourcing Evolution: Its Past, Present, and Future", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 84-89.
  • Lee Jae-Nam, Pi Shih-Ming, Kwok C.W. Ron and Huynh Q. Minh (2003), "The Contribution of Commitment Value in Internet Commerce: An Empirical Investigation", Journal of the Association for Information Systems, No. 4, pp. 39-64.
  • Kwok C.W. Ron, Lee Jae-Nam, Huynh Q. Minh and Pi Shih-Ming (2002), "Role of GSS on Collaborative Problem-Based Learning: A Study on Knowledge Externalization", European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 98-107.
  • Khalifa Mohamed, Kwok C.W. Ron and Davison Robert (2002), "The Effects of Process and Content Facilitation Restrictiveness on GSS-Mediated Collaborative Learning", Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 345-361.
  • Kwok C.W. Ron, Ma Jian and Zhou Duanning (2002), "Improving Group Decision Making: A Fuzzy GSS Approach", IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part C-Applications and Reviews, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 54-63.
  • Kwok C.W. Ron, Ma Jian and Vogel Doug (2002), "Assessing GSS and Content Facilitation Effect on Knowledge Acquisition", Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 185-229.
  • Kwok C.W. Ron, Ma Jian, Vogel Doug and Zhou Duanning (2001), "Collaborative Assessment in Education: An Application of a Fuzzy GSS", Information & Management, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 243-253.
  • Lee Jae-Nam and Kwok C.W. Ron (2000), "A Fuzzy GSS Framework for Organizational Knowledge Acquisition", International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 383-398.
  • Khalifa Mohamed and Kwok C.W. Ron (1999), "Remote Learning Technologies: Effectiveness of Hypertext and GSS", Decision Support Systems, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 195-207.
  • Kwok C.W. Ron and Ma Jian (1999), "Use of Group Support System for Collaborative Assessment", Computers & Education, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 109-125.
  • Kwok C.W. Ron and Khalifa Mohamed (1998), "Effect of GSS on Knowledge Acquisition", Information & Management, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 307-315.
Conference Papers (Proceedings)
  • Hao J.X. Gordon, Yu Y. Angela, and Kwok C.W. Ron (June 2013), "The Learning Impacts of a Concept Map-Based Classroom Response System", proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Jeju Island, Korea.
  • Kong S.L. Joseph, and Kwok, C.W. Ron (June 2013), "Knowledge Conversion in Massive Peers: a Preliminary Study on Mutualistic Co-Presence", proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Jeju Island, Korea.
  • Zhang Wenping, Lau Y.K. Raymond, Liao Stephen, Kwok C.W. Ron, and Song Long (December 2012), "A Probabilistic Generative Model for Latent Business Networks Mining", proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems, Orlando Florida, USA.
  • Thadani R. Dimple, and Kwok C.W. Ron (August 2008), "Leaders for Tomorrow: The Emergence of Leadership in Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Environment", proceedings of The 68th Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, USA.
  • Hao J.X. Gordon, Kwok C.W. Ron, and Yu Y. Angela (3-6 July 2007), "Automatic Semantic Causal Map Integration", proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Hao J.X. Gordon, Kwok C.W. Ron, and Lau Y.K. Raymond (3-6 July 2007), "Predicting Problem-Solving Performance Using Concept Map", proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Fang Yulin and Kwok C.W. Ron (3-6 July 2007), "Searching Unanswered Questions: A Review of Knowledge Management Processes in Virtual Teams", proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Vogel Doug, Kennedy David, Kuan Kevin, Kwok C. W. Ron, Lai Jean (3-6 January 2007), "Do Mobile Device Applications Affect Learning?", proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
  • Du S. Helen, Hao J. X. Gordon, Kwok C. W. Ron and Wagner Chris (6-9 July 2006), "Can Lean Media Enhance Large Group Learning? An Empirical Investigation of Mobile Information and Communication Technology", proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp.1467-1481.
  • Liu O, Ma J, Mao J.Y. and Kwok R C W (July 8-11, 2004.), "A Distributed Web Service-based Infrastructure for E-Document Management", proceedings of the 8th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2004), Shanghai, China, (in CD Rom).
  • Tian Qijia, Ma Jian, Kwok C.W. Ron, Dong Mingkai and Shi Zhongzhi (2002), "Strategy Configuration of Agent-based Automated Negotiation in Electronic Markets", proceedings of the First Workshop on e-Business (WEB 2002), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Tian Qijia, Ma Jian, Liang Cleve J. and Kwok C.W. Ron (2002), "An Organizational Decision Support Approach to R&D Project Selection", proceedings of the 35th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
  • Lee Jinyoul, Jayatilaka Bandula and Kwok C.W. Ron (2002), "Virtual Organization: Duality of Human Identities in Consciousness and Entity", proceedings of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Zhou Duanning, Kwok C.W. Ron, Zhang Quan and Ma Jian (2001), "A New Method for Student Project Assessment Using Fuzzy Sets", proceedings of Joint IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Khalifa Mohamed, Kwok C.W. Ron and Davison Robert (2001), "GSS Facilitation Restrictiveness in Collaborative Learning", proceedings of the 34th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, USA, (Nominated for Best Paper Award in the Collaboration Systems and Technologies Track).
  • Kwok C.W. Ron, Lee Matthew and Turban Efraim (2001), "On Inter-Organizational EC Collaboration: The Impact of Inter-Cultural Communication Apprehension", proceedings of the 34th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
  • Huynh Q. Minh, Kwok C.W. Ron, Lee Jae-Nam and Pi Shih-Ming (2000), "An Exploratory Study of Teaching a Case Method Online", proceedings of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference, Alaska, USA.
  • Lee Jae-Nam, Huynh Q. Minh, Kwok C.W. Ron and Pi Shih-Ming (2000), "The Evolution of Outsourcing Research: What is the Next Issue?", proceedings of the 33rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
  • Pi Shih-Ming, Kwok C.W. Ron, Huynh Q. Minh and Lee Jae-Nam (2000), "An Empirical Study on Customer Value in Electronic Commerce", proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Hong Kong, China.
  • Kwok C.W. Ron, Ma Jian and Vogel Doug (2000), "Effect of GSS and Facilitation on Knowledge Restructuring", proceedings of the 33rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
Books and Book Chapters
  • Lee Jae-Nam, Huynh Q. Minh, Kwok C.W. Ron and Pi Shih-Ming (2002), "The Current and Future Directions of IS Outsourcing", Information Systems Outsourcing: Enduring Themes, Emergent Patterns and Future Directions, Springer, Berlin, pp. 195-220, i<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: ZH-CN; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">n Hirschheim R., Heinzl A. and Dibbern J. (Eds.)</SPAN>.
  • Huynh Q. Minh, Kwok C.W. Ron, Pi Shih-Ming and Lee Jae-Nam (2000), "An Exploratory Study of Teaching a Case Method Online", Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century, IDEA Group Publishing, pp. 847-849.