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Dr. KWOK Chi Wai Ron

郭致偉博士

Associate Professor

Address
6-282, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
Phone
+852 34429599
Fax
+852 34420370
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Research Areas

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

Qualifications

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

Biography

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 the University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award (Team award) in Sept 2017, and 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

PeriodDepartment - InstitutionPosition
7/2006 - NowInformation Systems - City University of Hong KongAssociate Professor
7/2002 - 6/2006Information Systems - City University of Hong KongAssistant Professor
9/2000 - 8/2002School of Management - State University of New York at Binghamton, USAAssistant Professor
8/1998 - 8/2000Information Systems - City University of Hong KongInstructor I

Awards

Award TitleInstitution
The University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award (Team award) (2017)The University Grants Committee (UGC)
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 AwardED-MEDIA-2011 Conference
BBA First Year Teaching Excellence Award (2007-08)City University of Hong Kong(College of Business)
Outstanding Paper AwardED-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 AwardHICSS-2000 Conference
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Publications

Journal Publications and Reviews

Li, Yanyan; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Zhang, Shanshan; Gao, Shanxing / How could firms benefit more from absorptive capacity under technological turbulence? The contingent effect of managerial mechanisms. April 2020; In: Asian Journal of Technology Innovation. Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-20

Zhang, Shanshan; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lowry, Paul Benjamin; Liu, Zhiying; Wu, Ji / The influence of role stress on self-disclosure on social networking sites: A conservation of resources perspective. November 2019; In: Information and Management. Vol. 56, No. 7

Kong, Siu-Cheung; Li, Robert Kwok-Yiu; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Measuring Parents’ Perceptions of Programming Education in P-12 Schools: Scale Development and Validation. September 2019; In: Journal of Educational Computing Research. Vol. 57, No. 5, pp. 1260-1280

Zhang, Shanshan; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lowry, Paul Benjamin; Liu, Zhiying / Does more accessibility lead to more disclosure? Exploring the influence of information accessibility on self-disclosure in online social networks. June 2019; In: Information Technology & People. Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 754-780

Hui, Stanley Sai-Chuen; Xie, Yao Jie; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Tam, Eric Wing-Cheung; Mak, Winnie Wing Sze; Mo, Phoenix Kit-Han / Follow Your Virtual Trainer (FYVT): a randomised controlled trial protocol of IT-based lifestyle intervention programme to promote physical activity and health among middle-aged Hong Kong Chinese. February 2018; In: BMJ Open. Vol. 8, No. 2

Sivakumar, Chitra; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Course design based on enhanced intercultural transformation theory (EITT): Transforming information systems (IS) students into inventors during academic exchange. June 2017; In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems. Vol. 40, pp. 402-419

Song, Long; Lau, Raymond Yiu Keung; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Mirkovski, Kristijan; Dou, Wenyu / Who are the spoilers in social media marketing? Incremental learning of latent semantics for social spam detection. March 2017; In: Electronic Commerce Research. Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 51-81

Law, Monica; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Ng, Mark / An extended online purchase intention model for middle-aged online users. November 2016; In: Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. Vol. 20, pp. 132-146

Lau, Raymond Y.K.; Liao, S. Y.; Chi-Wai Kwok, Ron; Xu, Kaiquan; Xia, Yunqing; Li, Yuefeng / Text mining and probabilistic language modeling for online review spam detection. December 2011; In: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. Vol. 2, No. 4

Tian, Stella Wen; Yu, Angela Yan; Vogel, Douglas; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / The impact of online social networking on learning: A social integration perspective. May 2011; In: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations. Vol. 8, No. 3-4, pp. 264-280

Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Cheng, Shuk Han; Ho-Shing Ip, Horace; Kong, Joseph Siu-Lung / Design of affectively evocative smart ambient media for learning. January 2011; In: Computers and Education. Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 101-111

Yu, Angela Yan; Tian, Stella Wen; Vogel, Douglas; Chi-Wai Kwok, Ron / Can learning be virtually boosted? An investigation of online social networking impacts. December 2010; In: Computers and Education. Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 1494-1503

Du, Helen; Hao, Jin-Xing; Kwok, Ron; Wagner, Christian / Can a Lean Medium Enhance Large-Group Communication? Examining the Impact of Interactive Mobile Learning. October 2010; In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Vol. 61, No. 10, pp. 2122-2137

Lau, Raymond Y.K.; Ip, Rachael Kwai Fun; Chan, M. T.; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Wong, Sharon W.M.; So, Johnny C.F.; Wong, Eva Y.W. / Podcasting: An internet-based social technology for blended learning. May 2010; In: IEEE Internet Computing. Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 33-41

Hao, Jin-Xing; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lau, Raymond Yiu-Keung; Yu, Angela Yan / Predicting problem-solving performance with concept maps: An information-theoretic approach. March 2010; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 613-621

Doug, Vogel; Kennedy, David; Chi-Wai Kwok, R. O N / Does Using Mobile Device Applications Lead to Learning?. 2009; In: Journal of Interactive Learning Research. Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 469-485

Lau, Raymond Y.K.; Li, Yuefeng; Song, Dawei; Kwok, Ron Chi Wai / Knowledge discovery for adaptive negotiation agents in e-marketplaces. May 2008; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 310-323

Pong, Joanna Yi-Hang; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lau, Raymond Yiu-Keung; Hao, Jin-Xing; Wong, Percy Ching-Chi / A comparative study of two automatic document classification methods in a library setting. April 2008; In: Journal of Information Science. Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 213-230

Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Zhou, Duanning; Zhang, Quan; Ma, Jian / A fuzzy multi-criteria decision making model for IS student group project assessment. January 2007; In: Group Decision and Negotiation. Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 25-42

Tian, Qijia; Ma, Jian; Liang, Jiazhi; Kwok, Ron C. W.; Liu, Ou / An organizational decision support system for effective R&D project selection. May 2005; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 403-413

Lee, Jae-Nam; Huynh, Minh Q.; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Pi, Shih-Ming / IT outsourcing evolution- Past, present, and future. May 2003; In: Communications of the ACM. Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 84-89

Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Ma, Jian; Vogel, Douglas R. / Effects of group support systems and content facilitation on knowledge acquisition. December 2002; In: Journal of Management Information Systems. Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 185-229

Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lee, Jae-Nam; Huynh, Minh Q.; Pi, Shih-Ming / Role of GSS on collaborative problem-based learning: A study on knowledge externalisation. June 2002; In: European Journal of Information Systems. Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 98-107

Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Ma, Jian; Zhou, Duanning / Improving group decision making: A fuzzy GSS approach. February 2002; In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews. Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 54-63

Khalifa, Mohamed; Davison, Robert; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / The effects of process and content facilitation restrictiveness on GSS-mediated collaborative learning. 2002; In: Group Decision and Negotiation. Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 345-361

Kwok, Ron C.W.; Ma, Jian; Vogel, Doug; Zhou, Duanning / Collaborative assessment in education: An application of a fuzzy GSS. December 2001; In: Information and Management. Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 243-253

Lee, Jae-Nam; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / A fuzzy GSS framework for organizational knowledge acquisition. 2000; In: International Journal of Information Management. Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 383-398

Khalifa, Mohamed; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Remote learning technologies: Effectiveness of hypertext and GSS. September 1999; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 195-207

Kwok, Ron C. W.; Ma, Jian / Use of a group support system for collaborative assessment. February 1999; In: Computers and Education. Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 109-125

Zhou, Duanning; Ma, Jian; Tian, Qijia; Kwok, Ron C W / Fuzzy group decision support system for project assessment. 1999; In: Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Kwok, Ron C.W.; Khalifa, Mohamed / Effect of GSS on knowledge acquisition. December 1998; In: Information and Management. Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 307-315

Kwok, Ron Chi Wai; Khalifa, Mohamed / Effect of GSS on meaningful learning. 1998; In: Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 1, pp. 463-469

Conference Papers

Sivakumar, Chitra; KWOK, Ron C.W,; Wong, Clara Choi Ki; Cheung, Terence C.H. / Education cloud maturity code. July 2015; 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2015), 05/07/2015 - 09/07/2015, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

CHEUNG, Terence Chun-Ho; SILVA, Thushari; KWOK, Ron Chi-Wai; WANG, Kitty Wan-Ching / Perceived Importance of Portfolios in a Smart CV after an Education Reform: An Empirical Analysis. July 2015; 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2015), 05/07/2015 - 09/07/2015, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

CHEUNG, Terence C.H.; KWOK, Ron C. W.; CHEUNG, Hokling / Does Gender Make a Difference? Undergraduate Students' Use of Smart CVs for Careet Planning. January 2015; 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences 2015, 05/01/2015 - 08/01/2015, , United States.

CHEUNG, Terence C.H.; KWOK, Chi Wai, Ron; MARK, Kai Pan / Understanding the usefulness of social and mobile learning applications in a large class-size setting: An empirical analysis. June 2014; EdMedia 2014 – World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 23/06/2014 - 26/06/2014, Tampere, Finland.

IP, Ho Shing; BYRNE Julia, Catherine; CHENG, Shuk Han; KWOK, Chi Wai; LAM, Sau Wai / Smart Ambience for Affective Learning (SAMAL): An Innovative Exploration for Integrating Immersive Virtual Reality in Education. January 2011; 2nd International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning (IC4E), 07/01/2011 - 09/01/2011, Mumbai, India.

THADANI, R; KWOK, Chi Wai / Leaders of Tomorrow: The Emergence of Leadership in Massively Multiplayer Online. August 2008; 2008 Academy of Management Annual Conference, 08/08/2008 - 13/08/2008, Anaheim, United States.

Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works

Wong, George Yui-Lam; Kwok, Ron Chi-wai ; Lai, Gabriel Chun-Hei ; Cheung, Jesssica Choi-Fung / Synergy Effect of Cyber-life-interruption and Cyberloafing on Employee Emotional Exhaustion. June 2020; PACIS 2020 Proceedings: Pacifc Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) .

KONG, Siu Cheung; LI, Robert Kwok-Yiu; KWOK, Ron Chi-Wai / Perception of Parents on Programming Education in P-12 Schools. May 2018; Proceedings of the 22nd Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2018). pp. 1485-1493

CHEUNG, Terence Chun-Ho; KWOK, Ron Chi-Wai; TING, Winnie Tsz-Yan / A STUDY OF BUSINESS STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION TO LEARN IN GAMIFIED MOOC COURSES. March 2018; Proceedings of 108th ISERD International Conference. pp. 16-21

CHEUNG, Ray; KWOK, Ron Chi-wai; LEE, Matthew; LI, Robert; TAN, Chee-wei / Evidences of Self-Development of TAs in CT Education. July 2017; Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017. pp. 172-173

Zhang, Shanshan; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Liu, Zhiying / Reward-based Crowdfunding: A Study of Online Investment Behaviors among China Funders. June 2017; 2017 2nd ACSS International Conference on the Social Sciences and Teaching Research (ACSS-SSTR 2017): June 28-29, 2017, Moscow, Russia : Revised Selected Papers. pp. 9-15

Sivakumar, Chitra; KWOK, Chi-Wai Ron; Hao, Yufeng / Empowering Undergraduate Students to Create During Academic Exchange: A Case in Hong Kong. June 2016; Proceedingsof the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems.

Sivakumar, Chitra; KWOK, Chi-Wai Ron / Social Persuasive Education Cloud Model: A Case Study. June 2016; Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems.

Wong, Clara Choi-Ki; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / The effect of gamified mHealth app on exercise motivation and physical activity. June 2016; PACIS 2016 Proceedings.

Chitra, Sivakumar; Ron, Chi-Wai Kwok; Hao, Yufeng / Empowering undergraduate students to create during academic exchange - A case in Hong Kong. 2016; Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings.

Cheung, Terence Chun-Ho; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Cheung, Hok Ling / Does gender make a difference? Undergraduate students' use of smart CVs for career planning. January 2015; Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 2015-March, pp. 1869-1878

Hao, Jin-Xing; Yu, Yan; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / The learning impacts of a concept map based classroom response system. June 2013; Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013.

Kong, Joseph Siu-Lung; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Knowledge conversion in massive peers: A preliminary study on mutualistic co-presence. 2013; Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013.

Zhang, Wenping; Cai, Yi; Lau, Y.K. Raymond; Liao, Stephen; KWOK, Chi-Wai Ron / Semi-Supervised Text Mining for Dynamic Business. July 2012; Proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems.

Song, Long; Zhang, Wenping; Liao, Stephen S.Y.; Kwok, Ron C.W. / A critical analysis of the state-of-the-art on automated detection of deceptive behavior in social media. 2012; Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2012.

Zhang, Wenping; Lau, Raymond Y. K.; Liao, Stephen S.Y.; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / A probabilistic generative model for latent business networks mining. 2012; International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. Vol. 2, pp. 1102-1118

Cheung, Terence Chun-Ho; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Cheung, Hokling / E-Portfolio service for undergraduates' academic and career development. 2012; Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 1st International Conference on Services Economics, SE 2012. pp. 66-67

Kong, Joseph Siu-Lung; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / MMOG game-based knowledge conversion: An ecological view of mutualistic co-presence. 2012; Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2012.

Zhang, Wenping; Cai, Yi; Lau, Raymond Y.K.; Liao, Stephen S.; Kwok, Ron C.W. / Semi-supervised text mining for dynamic business network discovery. 2012; Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2012.

Huynh, Minh Q.; Chitrakar, Nilesh; Kwok, Ron Chi Wai / Strategy for academic-community collaboration: Enabled and supported by the development of an open-source web service. 2012; Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2012.

Chi-Wai Ron, Kwok; So-Ning, Tania, Mak; Wing-Kuen Ken, Lee; Sai-Chuen Stanley, Hui; Ka-Shun, Peter , Wu; Choi-Ki, Clara, Wong / Can mobile virtual fitness apps replace human fitness trainer?. October 2011; Proceedings - 5th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science, NISS 2011. Vol. 1, pp. 56-63

KONG, Joseph Siu-Lung; KWOK, Ron Chi-Wai / Knowledge Creation in MMOG: An Empirical Study. June 2011; Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011 – World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications.

Wai, Ron Kwok Chi; Ling, Hokling Cheung Hok; Yingjun, Josephine Chen; Dimple, Thadani; Rupa, Bandyopadhyay; Yuenkei, Tania Lau; Chun, Anthony Wong Man / Positive effects of reflective eportfolio on overseas exchange learning experience. 2011; CSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Vol. 1, pp. 25-35

Ip, Horace Ho-Shing; Byrne, Julia; Cheng, Shuk-Han; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / The SAMAL model for affective learning: A multidimensional model incorporating the body, mind and emotion in learning. 2011; Proceedings: DMS 2011 - 17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems. pp. 216-221

Yu, Angela Yan; Tian, Stella Wen; Vogel, Douglas; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Embedded social learning in online social networking. 2010; ICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems.

Ip, Horace Ho-Shing; Byrne, Julia; Cheng, Shuk Han; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lam, Maria Sau-Wai / Smart Ambience for Affective Learning (SAMAL): Instructional design and evaluation. 2010; Workshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010. pp. 212-220

Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Cheng, Suk Han; Ip, Horace Ho-Shing; Kong, Joseph Siu-Lung / Design of Affectively Evocative Smart Ambient Media for Learning. October 2009; Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Ambient Media Computing, AMC'09, Co-located with the 2009 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'09. pp. 65-75

Tian, Stella Wen; Yu, Angela Yan; Vogel, Douglas; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Social Networking Impact on Learning. May 2009; Proceedings of the 8th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business. pp. 1107-1114

Kong, Joseph Siu-Lung; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Intention to learn in mmog: Examining the roles of peer intrinsic and extrinsic motivations. 2009; 17th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2009.

Kong, Joseph Siu-Lung; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / MMOG game-based collaborative learning: An exploratory study and its research potential. 2009; PACIS 2009 - 13th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: IT Services in a Global Environment.

Hao, Jin-Xing; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Yu, Angela Yan / Automatic semantic causal map integration. 2007; PACIS 2007 - 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises.

Vogel, Doug; Kennedy, David M.; Kuan, Kevin; Ron, Kwok; Jean, Lai / Do mobile device applications affect learning?. 2007; Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Hao, Jin-Xing; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lau, Raymond Yiu-Keung / Predicting problem-solving performance using concept map. 2007; PACIS 2007 - 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises.

Du, Helen S.; Hao, Jin-Xing; Kwok, Ron C.W.; Wagner, Christian / Can lean media enhance large group learning? An empirical investigation of mobile information and communication technology. July 2006; PACIS 2006 - 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: ICT and Innovation Economy. pp. 1467-1481

Hao, Jin-Xing; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai / Incorporating information quality management into EAI processes. 2005; Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. Vol. 2, pp. 920-929

Tian, Qijia; Ma, Jian; Liang, C. J.; Kwok, R. C W; Liu, Ou; Zhang, Quan / An organizational decision support approach to R and D project selection. 2002; Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 2002-January, pp. 3418-3427

Zhou, Duanning; Kwok, Ron C.W.; Zhang, Quan; Ma, Jian / A new method for student project assessment using fuzzy sets. 2001; Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society - NAFIPS. Vol. 1, pp. 586-591

Khalifa, Mohamed; Kwok, Ron; Davison, Robert / GSS facilitation restrictiveness in collaborative learning. 2001; Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. pp. 1-8

Kwok, Ron Chi Wai; Ma, Jian; Vogel, Doug / Effect of GSS and facilitation on knowledge restructuring. 2000; Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Lee, Jae Nam; Huynh, Minh Q.; Chi-wai, Kwok Ron; Pi, Shih Ming / Evolution of outsourcing research: what is the next issue?. 2000; Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

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