Date: 17 July 2020 (Fri)
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Speakers: Dr Leon Lei, Ms Sharon Keung


Conducting synchronous online teaching on Zoom and keeping students engaged in online classes are major challenges shared by many HKU teachers in the past few months. In this online workshop, we will give an overview of the challenges experienced by HKU teachers in the 2019/20 Second Semester during the current switch to online teaching and learning. We will also share good practices on how some teachers leverage the online environment to keep students engaged and even create more exciting learning opportunities. Examples of tools that can help to facilitate online discussions will also be shared in this workshop.

We will introduce:

  • good practices of restructuring your lesson to a virtual flipped classroom
  • tips on breaking the ice with your students virtually and keeping them engage online; and
  • examples of tools that promote online discussions.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the strategies and techniques in conducting synchronous online teaching on Zoom
  • Select and integrate appropriate tools in online lessons for keeping students engaged and facilitating their discussions online;
  • Reflect on practices and considerations in conducting online classes.

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