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From Principles to Strategies to Practice: A Series on Online Course Design for Better Learning Experience, 26 Jan – 24 Feb 2022

Message from Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning


Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong

About the Series

Designing a course is an iterative and creative process that uses learning theories and frameworks, course planning, content expertise, and technology integration to create a seamless learning experience. For the past two years, teachers and course designers have faced the challenges of constant change and uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, teachers need to be flexible in implementing their course design in different modes, from face-to-face, blended, hybrid, and fully online.

In this series, we have curated several cases focusing on various course design that centers on students’ learning experiences. We will look into different principles and strategies to help you design for both in-class and out-of-class activities. We will also identify several learning apps that will add value to your teaching.


Session 1: Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Using Miro to Enhance In-class Collaboration

Speaker: Donn Gonda, CETL, HKU

Session 2: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Using an Instructional Design Model to Enhance Moodle Learning Experience

Speaker: Donn Gonda, CETL, HKU

Session 3: Thursday, 17 February 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Engaging Online Students Using Chatbots

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Hew, Associate Dean (Research Higher Degrees), Faculty of Education, HKU; Ms. Huang Weijiao (Ph.D. Candidate, 3rd Year), Faculty of Education, HKU

Session 4: Thursday, 24 February 2022, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Topic: Design Thinking as Methodology to Innovate Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning

Speaker: Dr. Tris Kee, Senior Lecturer, CETL, HKU

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lavina Luk at

See you online!

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning