GHELC Seminar Series – Building Overseas Partnerships – Flooding Bangkok: Experiential Learning in the Planning Disciplines – Mar 21

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Message from Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

The GHELC seminar series offers faculty members valuable information on experiential learning, providing fundamentals of various key components of experiential learning, its practice and implementation. Through these seminars, the benefits for faculty members will be: intellectual stimulation; developing working relationships, especially interdisciplinary relationships; building a greater sense of intellectual community; learning new teaching and research methods; and learning about new opportunities.

Date: 21 March 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Run Run Shaw Building Room 321, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Ms. Dorothy Tang (Assistant Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, HKU)

This seminar will address two challenges: establishing an experiential learning course overseas, and pedagogical strategies to incorporate experiential learning into large scale planning and design. Speaker from the Faculty of Architecture will share experiences working with an overseas partner in Thailand to engage both academic and industry communities to allow students to participate in a “real-life” project. Discussions will focus on (1) resources for initiating such courses at HKU and maintaining course sustainability, (2) the importance of developing and fostering community partnerships, and (3) challenges that are unique to working in a non-local setting.

About the Speaker
Dorothy Tang is an Assistant Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She directs the undergraduate program and teaches design studios and seminars that explore the role of landscape strategies at the intersection of everyday social operations and large-scale infrastructural systems. Dorothy’s current research investigates landscape change due to production, infrastructure development, resource extraction, and urbanization at multiple scales. She is particularly interested in the rehabilitation of environmentally degraded landscapes due to mining, infrastructural systems in informal settlements or slums, and the relationship between urbanization and water resources. This research forms the basis for landscape design proposals that address these various issues.

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e-learning News – Mar 2013

1. Faculty Level Support with e-learning Developments

If you would like to talk about workshops, seminars presentations or one on one support in your Faculty please get in touch with Iain Doherty ( or visit the EPSU website at

2. EPSU Working with Professor Shekhar Kumta, UGC Teaching Excellence Award Winner

The EPSU is very pleased to announce that we will be running a weekend workshop as part of UGC Teaching Excellence Award Winner Professor Shekhar Kumta’s 2013 teaching and technology workshop series.

3. e-learning Seminar Led By HKU SPACE

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of e-Learning and m-Learning initiatives at HKU SPACE. The design and use of Learning Management System (SOUL 2.0) will be introduced. For details and online registration, please go to

4. Have Your Say With Moodle

The University e-learning Enhancement Task Force (EETF) has continued to manage the process around requests to enhance Moodle so that the system meets the specific needs of Faculties. If you want to see changes to Moodle read the full newsletter for details.

5. The Moodle Users Group

The Moodle Users Group meets most Thursdays at lunchtime for workshops on teaching practice using the Moodle LMS. Click here for the latest workshop schedule.    (

6. e-learning seminars by the Faculty of Education and CITE

The Faculty of Education in conjunction with CITE hosts seminars by speakers on a range of e-learning topics.  Click here for the latest seminar schedule.   (

7. New and Updated Moodle Plugins

ITS has launched three new great plugins for Moodle after the Chinese New Year holiday – Jmol Filter ( , Participation Forum ( and Anonymous Posting in Forum( . It has also released useful updates to iClass and Assignment Module of Moodle.

8. Moodle Hands-on Training Courses for Staff

The Moodle hands-on training courses conducted by IT Services for March are now open for registration. Registration and the courses details can be found at:

Dr Iain Doherty
Director, e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 39174917

Kenneth Siu
e-learning Team, Information Technology Services
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 39178708

Brant Knutzen, MSc. IT in Ed (HKU)
Learning Designer,
Faculty of Education
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2241 5455