Cyber-Physical Learning Journal

The Cyber-Physical Learning Journal is the official journal of the Cyber-Physical Learning Alliance (CPLA) and aims to be a portal for:​

  • Disseminating scholarly, academic works and observations from faculty instructors, researchers, and learners to enable intellectual advancements in cyber-physical learning for lifelong tertiary learners. ​

  • Contributing to the development of innovative technologies, pedagogies, and andragogies in cyber-physical learning for lifelong tertiary learners. ​

  • Informing readers about the latest trends and developments in the field of cyber-physical learning, training, research, and management. ​

  • Being the leading knowledge resource for cyber-physical learning.​

The CPL Journal is Open and Free Access. 

Definition of Cyber-Physical Learning (CPL): CPL refers to teaching and learning where both remote cyber students and face-to-face physical students can learn and interact effectively, seamlessly, and synchronously in the same lesson, by using technologies such as immersive technologies (e.g., augmented/virtual/immersive realities, metaverse, gamification), telepresence robotics, learning analytics, and personalised learning.

Editorial Team (in alphabetical order)

Aalto University

Dr Tomi Kauppinen is a versatile author and academic known for his work in cognitive systems, AI, information visualisation and online learning. He is passionate about using storytelling, visuals, augmented realities, and AI to enhance our understanding of the world. Before earning his PhD, he designed visualisation apps for international companies, followed by postdoc, professorship and Privatdozent positions in Germany. Tomi is a community builder, keynote speaker, educator, and the host of Cloud Reachers podcast on Spotify. He aspires to create engaging learning experiences, inspire valuable mindsets, and shape an exciting future as head of Aalto Online Learning at Aalto University.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Dr Sean McMinn, the Director of Center for Education Innovation at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has over 20 years’ experience in higher education. He has won the 2016 SHSS Teaching Excellence Award and the 2007 Teaching Innovation Award for his work with podcasts and education at HKUST. Sean holds a PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning from Lancaster University, United Kingdom, and has taken up various teaching and leadership roles at the HKUST and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has interests in artificial intelligence and education, digital literacies, and networked learning and has published and presented at international conferences on these subjects.

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Dr Kenneth Lo is Director of the Office of Digital Learning and Programme Director of campusX at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His role at the Office of Digital Learning revolves around educational innovations, pedagogy, and educational services such as Edutech, Library, and Fabrication Laboratory. At SUTD, Kenneth is leading campusX, an innovation programme that strives to develop competency, tools, and systems for the future of education and sustainability. Kenneth has experience in technology innovations, predictive machine learning, and in designing engineering systems. 

Dr Nachamma Sockalingam is Assistant Director at the Office of Digital Learning, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where she heads the Learning Sciences Lab. She holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from Erasmus University, Netherlands. She is a passionate educator with extensive experience in teaching, faculty development, and educational research in higher education. She has worked in a broad range of educational environments such as problem-based, project-based, and blended/online learning. Her research includes Technology-enhanced learning and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She has conducted several academic development workshops and presentations across the globe. She has been an international consultant with UNESCO (Bangkok) and an expert panel member with The NMC Horizon Report (Higher Education). Her contributions to the field of education have been recognised with 2 QS-Wharton Awards. She is also a Principal Fellow (Advanced Higher Education), ISSOTL Fellow and SkillsFuture Fellow. She is also on the Editorial Board for Asian Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the International Journal of Problem-based Learning, and has been instrumental in formulating this Cyber-Physical Learning Journal.

Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC)

Dr Antonio González-Grez is an academic, researcher, and entrepreneur with vast knowledge of Educational Technology and Competency-Based Education. He has a master's degree in Competency-Based Education and is an associate researcher at the University of Sevilla’s Didactic Research Group. Antonio has been an EdTech Ambassador for Genially, AoniaLearning, and Pionear in Nearpod, an advisor for UNESCO on educational technology policy, a member of RedCad Chile, the ICT Table in FID, the Mineduc Innovation Center ENLACES of the Chilean Ministry of Education, and a Fellow member of the UNESCO-ICDE Chair. He is also co-founder of Competencia Digital Zero, an initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide in Ibero-American educational spaces. At the IFE Living Lab, Antonio coordinates multi-institucional collaborations and the diffusion of the Living Lab events and projects.

Dr Luis Fernando is an Industrial Physics Engineer, he has a Master in Applied Statistics and a PhD in Engineering Sciences by Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has taught undergraduate courses at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, specialising in the teaching of Mathematics and Statistics. Additionally, he has worked in different Mexican companies coordinating areas of Continuous Improvement, Organisational Development, Treasury, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, and Business Intelligence. At the IFE Living Lab, Luis Fernando coordinates technology-based research and development calls, EdTech validations for companies and startups, and the research projects being developed at the IFE Experiential Classroom. His research interests are focused on educational innovation, multimodal learning analytics and the use of technologies in higher education.

Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Prof Kejun Zhang is a Professor at Zhejiang University, and the Dean of Department of Industrial Design, College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University. He focuses on the field of AI for Arts and innovative design and his research has broken through the digital content design and intelligent generation method of audio-visual art, improved the efficiency and experience of audio-visual art design. He is responsible for more than 10 projects and has published more than 30 papers on Design Studies, IEEE T Affective Computing, IEEE TMM, Science CHINA-Information Science, ACM MM.