Huaqing is a Research Scientist in CRADLE@NTU, seconded from Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
, where he is the Senior Assistant Director and Head of eLearning Research & Development. He received his PhD and Master degrees on Corpus Linguistics from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to that, he earned his Post-graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE)
, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
, Singapore, and Bachelors in Linguistics from Xi’an University of International Studies, China.
Throughout his teaching and research career spanning over two decades, he has become well-versed in various industry vernaculars and has joined lead research centres in Singapore including the Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, and Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), NIE, NTU
Huaqing has been appointed as Principal Investigator in at least five corpus-based education research that had external funding reaching over $Sg798,000. At present, he is involved in various technology-enabled learning and team-based learning studies that aim to understand the students’ motivations for learning, and acquisition of 21st Century skills. He is widely published and cited with publications carried by international peer-reviewed books and journals.
Research interests in Science of Learning and Education
e-Learning technology, learning analytics, data-driven learning, education data mining, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, computer-assisted language learning
Digital humanities, language modelling, corpus analysis, corpus-based education research, discourse analysis
On-Going Research Projects in CRADLE@NTU
- The Impact of Team-Based Learning on Students’ Achievement, Leadership, Communication and Teamwork across Disciplines
- Developing a Computational Modelling Framework of Student Engagement in NTU's Team-Based Learning Ecosystem
- Creating a Corpus Data Bank (CDB) in Tamil to Investigate the Impact of Standard Spoken Tamil (SST) and to Provide Pedagogical Guidance to Tamil Teachers on Standard Spoken Tamil in Singapore
- An Investigation of Pedagogical Approaches in the Acquisition of Language for Low-Waged, Low-Skilled Adult Learners of English