Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:

Date : 25 Jan 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00nn – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Fun Man Fung, NUS
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU


What inspires us to learn? How do we create an atmosphere of lifelong learning? How can we apply our creativity in our work as educators and inspire our students? In this seminar, Fun Man FUNG share his personal learning journey in making flipped classroom livelier, adopting educational technology to make instructional videos more realistic. From wearing the GoPro cameras and Google Glass to adopting the Lightboard, Fun Man has experimented with a number of filming devices that suits the blended learning model. He believes that this is one excellent way that excites our undergraduates, encourages them to learn better and cultivates intrinsic motivations, and that educators are in charge in ensuring students acquire a Technology-Enabled Blending Learning Experience (TEBLE) in the 21st century.

In particular, Fun Man will discuss his project that implemented the use of Lightboard videos in a large Chemistry course for 456 student, which is a first in Singapore. The Lightboard, pioneered by Michael Peshkin from Northwestern University, allows users to record lecture videos while they teach on a glass board facing the audience, without the need to write backwards or the need for post processing. The lightboard project has been extremely well-received by students—they are easily digested by students compared to traditional screencast lectures, and allow class time to be effectively utilized for more productive learning activities. Lightboard videos has resulted in a significant improvement in overall student performance.

About the Speaker

Fun Man FUNG is a core faculty (Education) at the Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a joint appointment as an IT-for-Teaching Chemistry Instructor at the Department of Chemistry. Fun Man serves as an elected member of the International Chemistry Olympiad Steering Committee. He leads the Faculty of Science Laboratory-Video IT Taskforce and trail blazes novel filming methods using social media and 360-video. He won the prestigious University Annual Teaching Excellence Award in 2017 and Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2016. Fun Man is the first educator in Singapore to craft the Lightboard videos for his flipped classroom and also trail-blazes the filming of lab- instructional videos using the unique Instructor’s Point of View (IPOV) technique, engages with his YouTube Channel Fun Man FUNG followed by 2680 learners. Since 2015, he has written six articles for the university and contributed four peer-reviewed journal articles, including four in the Journal of Chemical Education, the highly recognized ACS Publications.


For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email:​