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e-learning News from EPSU – April 2013

feature-epsu-1Evaluation of the flipped classroom at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Flipping the classroom involves delivering relevant and concise video materials to students prior to a class or lecture hall session. Class time is then utilized to encourage instructor-peer interaction with focus on application of theory to workable examples and case problems. During this seminar, we plan to discuss the findings of a mixed methods study evaluating the use of the flipped classroom at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

Details of the workshop including registration can be found at

For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email at

EPSU Weekend Workshop on Creating Engaging e-learning Experiences
The EPSU is very pleased to announce that the unit will be running a “hands on” weekend workshop as part of Professor Shekhar Kumta’s 2013 UGC teaching and technology workshop series. The workshop will focus on creating engaging e-learning experiences and using a number of technologies including the Learning Management System, Google sites / Google Apps and mobile devices and applications.

Details of the workshop including registration can be found at
For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email at

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. The underlying principles of instructional design for e-Course development will be illustrated. Examples of engaging and interactive content and activities for effective e-Learning and m-Learning will be showcased.

For details and online registration, please go to:
For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email at

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 you can make a request by self-enrolling in the EETF Moodle Site. To self-enroll follow the following procedure:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Courses” in the navigation menu on the left hand side of the page.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and type “elearning” in the search box.
  4. The search results will include “EETF e-learning Enhancement Task Force [2012]“
  5. Click on the course title.
  6. You will be asked to log in to the HKU Portal.
  7. You can then self-enroll in the course.

The Moodle Users Group
The Moodle Users Group meets most Thursdays at lunchtime for workshops on teaching practice using the Moodle LMS, including blended learning activity development. Come by and bring your laptop to discuss issues you are facing and share solutions you have found to work in your teaching. Click here for the latest workshop schedule.

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, with a focus on innovative use of technology to support teaching and learning. Click here for the latest seminar schedule.

Introduction of Panopto Lecture Capture Solution
Panopto is the centrally managed lecture capture solution adopted by HKU. It can be easily used to record presentations, lectures, screencasts, events, and meetings from any laptop or suitable classrooms. Having been integrated with our Moodle LMS, teachers can login Panopto using their HKU portal account to start recording, and students can view the recordings via their Moodle courses. The pilot running of Panopto will start in April.

Panopto and Moodle Hands-on Training Courses for Staff
The newly introduced Panopto and Moodle hands-on training courses conducted by IT Services in April are now open for registration. Registration and details can be found at