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On May 18-19, 2015, The University of Hong Kong hosted a meeting of leaders in Asian online higher education. Our goal was to survey pedagogical innovations and influential e-learning initiatives currently taking shape in the greater China region, Japan, and Singapore. We engaged in frank discussions of recent breakthroughs, common challenges, and directions to move forward with our partners in Asia. Participants also met in private sessions (with each other, or with HKU faculty members) to discuss collaboration opportunities. etable etable etable etable etable


Monday, May 18, 2015

Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
10:00am – 10:15am Welcome & Introduction Professor Ricky KWOK, HKU
10:15am – 10:30am Presentation:
A new platform for Chinese MOOCs
Professor Xiaoming LI, PKU
10:30am – 12:15pm Roundtable 1: MOOC platform Objectives, return-on-investment, relationship with on-campus Learning Management System

What are the direct and indirect return-on-investment of developing a MOOC platform, and how could the profitability potential be maximized for platform providers, universities, as well as other parties involved? What are the implications of recent developments in functionalities of MOOC platforms to the on-campus LMS, and what are the benefits that may be assumed?
All participants
12:30pm – 2:00pm Seminar:
Peer-to-Peer Teaching & Learning

Venue: CPD 3.04
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Dr. Benson YEH, NTU
2:15pm – 2:30pm Presentation:
Blended teaching and learning at NUS: A Strategy for student engagement
Assoc Prof Huang Hoon CHNG, NUS
2:30pm – 4:15pm Roundtable 2: Flipped classroom and blended learning Pedagogy, issues and challenges

There is a wide range of practices in blended learning. What are some of the considerations in maximizing the benefits of this new methodology? Where is the resistance? How are we tackling the challenges in experimenting or implementing flipped classrooms?
All participants
4:15pm – 4:45pm Coffee break with Preview of “Making Sense of News” Presented by Dr. Masato KAJIMOTO, HKU
4:45pm – 5:45pm Today’s wrap-up/ Witness Report Representatives from CUHK, HKUST and PolyU

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CDP 2.77 and CPD 2.75, 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, The University of Hong Kong
10:30am – 12:30pm Meet-the-Faculty / Private Meetings (details TBC) Assoc Prof Huang Hoon CHNG, NUS
Professor Toru IIYOSHI, KU
Professor Xiaoming LI, PKU
12:30pm – 2:00pm Seminar:
Gamification in E-learning

Venue: CPD 3.04
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Professor Toru IIYOSHI, KU
2:15pm – 3:30pm Meet-the-Faculty / Private Meetings (details TBC) Assoc Prof Huang Hoon CHNG, NUS
Professor Xiaoming LI, PKU
Dr. Benson YEH, NTU
3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea with Preview of the MOOC “Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought”
4:00pm – 5:15pm Conclusions, actions, manifesto All participants Moderated by Professor Ricky KWOK, HKU
5:30pm – 7:00pm Public Seminar:
Flipping the classroom—A new way to better learning

Venue: CPD 3.04
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Dr. Benson YEH, NTU

Participating Universities

  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Kyoto University
  • National Taiwan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Peking University

Guest Speakers

  • Professor Toru IIYOSHI, Director, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University
  • Dr. Benson YEH, Director of NTU MOOC Project, National Taiwan University
  • Associate Professor Huang Hoon CHNG, Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education), National University of Singapore
  • Professor Xiaoming LI, Assistant President, Peking University
  • Professor Isabella POON, Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Chetwyn CHAN, Associate Vice-President (Learning and Teaching), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Professor T.C. PONG, Senior Advisor to Executive Vice-President and Provost, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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