Teaching

I am passionate about my teaching, and always strive to do my best in my teaching activities. Here are a few pictures of me in action in the classroom.

At the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), I teach a variety of courses, including small-sized upper-level undergraduate and (post)graduate courses, to mega-sized and large-sized introductory undergraduate courses. I have also been a pioneer at HKUST in terms of online teaching, including MOOCs.

 

UNDERGRADUATE

SOSC 111: Science, Technology and Society

This introductory course explores how engineering and scientific knowledge and practice are influenced and mutually shaped by the dynamic interactions between science, technology and society. It also examines how the relationship between science and technology on the one hand and society on the other, has developed throughout history.

Virtual offering through the 'Hong Kong Virtual University (HKVU) Program'

SOSC 113: Science, Technology and Business

This three-credit course examines the relationship between science, technology and business with a view to understanding mutual dependencies, institutional interests and opportunities for strategic collaboration. Course topics include: economic and business dimensions of technology and innovation, business strategies for science and technology, and technology management.

SOSC 311: Science and Technology in Hong Kong

This seminar-based, advanced level, three-credit undergraduate course explores Hong Kong 's technology policy from a contemporary perspective, with special focus on government and quasi-government initiatives in research, education and technology promotion.

SOSC 300I: National Innovation Systems [co-listed UG/PG course]

The course examines national innovation systems in various countries. It reviews fundamental theories, concepts, and empirical research on organizations in the public and private sectors whose activities and interactions create, import, modify and diffuse new technologies. It also includes comparative discussions of national innovation systems in America, Europe and Asia.

 

POSTGRADUATE

SOSC 559: National Innovation Systems [co-listed UG/PG course]

The course examines national innovation systems in various countries. It reviews fundamental theories, concepts, and empirical research on organizations in the public and private sectors whose activities and interactions create, import, modify and diffuse new technologies. It also includes comparative discussions of national innovation systems in America, Europe and Asia.

MALS 541: Science, Technology and Society

This course explores how engineering and scientific knowledge and practice are influenced and mutually shaped by the dynamic interactions between science, technology and society. It also examines the historical development and current state of innovation and technology activities in Hong Kong.



MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) wass among the first in Asia to partner with Coursera to bring HKUST's courses online worldwide. The move expanded HKUST's growing course roster and international presence, adding new perspectives in the areas of humanities, life science, science & technology and more. Under the partnership, three courses first went online in 2013.

Among the three courses, my course -- "Science, Technology, and Society in China" -- was the very first HKUST course to be offered on the Coursera platform.

Science, Technology, and Society in China

This course is a trilogy of short courses on science, technology and society in China. Part 1 explores in general terms how engineering and scientific knowledge and practice are influenced by the dynamic interactions between science, technology and society. I lay the groundwork for mastering the remaining two parts of the course by introducing overarching concepts and ideas, providing you with a platform on which to think about the science/technology”Vsociety relationship and related policy issues with a focus on China. This understanding will then be applied more specifically to China in the next two courses in the series. Part 2 examines the impact of the Industrial Revolution in the West on scientific and technological progress in China. Part 3 examines science and technology in Chinese society today and the basis for the policy prescriptions the Chinese government is currently employing to promote innovation and technology development.

https://www.coursera.org/hkust

About Coursera
Coursera is on a mission to change the world by educating millions of people by offering classes from top universities and professors online for free. Coursera's comprehensive education platform combines mastery-based learning principles with video lectures, interactive content and a global community of peers, offering students from around the world a unique online learning experience. Coursera has partnered with top-tier universities to provide courses across a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, literature, history and computer science, among others. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates. For more information, visit Coursera.org.