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LOOI Chee Kit

LOOI Chee Kit 
Learning Sciences and Assessment (LSA),
National Institute of Education (NIE).
Co-Director, Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE).
Office: 6908 1456 / 6790 3067
E-mail: cheekit.looi@nie.edu.sg
Biographical Profile
Professor LOOI Chee Kit is the Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is Founding Head of Learning Sciences Lab of the National Institute of Education (NIE), NTU, the first research centre devoted to the study of the sciences of learning in the Asia-Pacific region. Prof. Looi’s research in education is characterized by the production of outcomes, processes, or artifacts that impact practice. He is the PI or co-PI of several research projects funded by the National Research Foundation, Singapore. His research has created significant inroads into transforming school practices, and his work on rapid collaborative learning was cited in the 2010 US National Education Technology Plan as a key example of technology-enabled innovation with impact in schools. His research on seamless mobile learning has created a model of 1:1 computing, and transformed the curricula of science in a primary school in Singapore so that they can harness the affordances of mobile devices for inquiry learning.
Prof. Looi is an associate editor for the Journal of the Learning Sciences, an editorial member of the Journal of CAL, the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and Journal of Smart Learning Environments. He is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Society on Computers in Education, and President of the Global Chinese Society of Computers in Education.
Research Interests
Prof. Looi’s research interests include Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Mobile Learning, Computational Thinking, and Scaling of Educational Innovations. 
Research Interest in the Neuroscience of Learning and Education
Applying neuroscience to the design and orchestration of learning environments; Leveraging neuroscience for validating effectiveness of educational interventions; Translation of educational neuroscience to teachers/instructors to help them in informed high-quality teaching