Date: September 7, 2011 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Room 322, Run Run Shaw Building

Facilitator: Dr. Iain Doherty, Director of the Learning Technology Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

In this seminar Dr Iain Doherty will discuss the necessity of taking an approach to technology use that presages good teaching and learning principles. From this perspective e-learning is ‘learning led and technology enabled’ and ‘e’ can be understood to refer to ‘enhancement’ rather than ‘electronic’. Dr Iain Doherty will also discuss the challenges of supporting teaching in a research-intensive university in which academics are time poor with positions defined in terms of the traditional triad of teaching, research and service. He will outline the strategies that he has implemented in order to work effectively with academics in a way that leads to sustainable e-learning development.

About the Facilitator: Dr. Iain Doherty is Director of the Learning Technology Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. He has been responsible for establishing and managing a unit with the remit to meet the flexible and distance learning needs of a large and diverse Faculty. This process has included defining and articulating an e-learning vision for the Faculty in line with University and Faculty strategic goals.

For details and online registration, please go to http://www.cetl.hku.hk/workshop110907.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Eva Poon by email evapoon@hku.hk.