Facilitator: Mr Steve Roberts, Instructional Designer, CETL
Date: 19th February, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

The fact that mobile technologies are rapidly expanding is established. However, the rate of this expansion is at times challenging to fathom: radio took 38 years to reach 50 million users worldwide, whilst the ‘Draw Something’ mobile app took only 50 days to reach the same number of users. Hong Kong alone has 17 million public mobile subscribers in a population of approximately 7 million. This ubiquity of mobile technologies raises questions of ways in which these devices can be integrated into teaching and learning environments in a pedagogically sound manner.

This predominantly learner-centred session aims to address this issue through the use of mobile polling (using Moodle’s ‘Feedback’ activity), resource generation (using a smartphone’s video recorder), and collaborative reflection on action (using a mobile-friendly online platform embedded within Moodle). Participants will have the opportunity to experience these technologies from the perspectives of both a learner and a teacher, providing a platform to reflect on how these tools could best enhance specific teaching and learning contexts.

Please could you bring your smartphone or tablet and, if possible, a laptop to the session. All are welcome even if you are not able to bring any technology.

For further details and to register online, please visit: http://www.cetl.hku.hk/workshop140219/.

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