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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 27 Sep 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Career Building: Developing Your Teaching Ideas, Insight and Action Workshop Series

Workshop I: Teaching Excellence Awards Workshop – Understanding the criteria and Preparing your Portfolio
Abstract

This workshop is open to all teaching staff who are preparing their teaching portfolio particularly for the TEA scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the award schemes, the key selection criteria and advice in preparing an evidence-based teaching portfolio. Staff who are thinking about applying in the next round are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who are not sure or would simply like to know more about the scheme, are most welcome.

HKU staff and invited guests only.

Registration

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

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 3 Oct 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Presenter : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract

In this workshop, we will discuss how to turn a traditional lecture classroom into a fun, rewarding and challenging environment with minimum efforts, how to increase interactions between students and teachers, and students and students. This is a practical workshop, be ready to have fun with me! Examples and methods will be shared and demonstrated to motivate students in a classroom.

HKU staff and invited guests only.

Registration

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

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 24 October, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 12:00nn – 1:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Chairman : Ms Alice Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Law, HKU
Facilitator : Dr. Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

Details and Online registration: https://www.cetl.hku.hk/tef181024/

Abstract

Grants for overseas reciprocal visits through ‘Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme’

To promote HKU staff to bring in new ideas and teaching methods to improve teaching through interaction with overseas university teachers, HKU will award up to $50,000 for reciprocal staff visits. This funding is provided through the “Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme”. The seminar provides an overview of this funding scheme and information on the application process. Staff will be guided on how to go about planning exchange visits to enhance the scholarship of teaching at HKU, which is the aim of the scheme. It will explain, and also showcase examples, on how this funding opportunity can be used by HKU teaching staff to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives with overseas reputable universities through reciprocal visits.

The seminar is open to all teaching staff interested in finding out more about this Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the scheme, how to lodge an application, the key objectives, amounts they can apply for, eligibility and advice in preparing an application. Staff who are thinking about applying are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who attended the last seminar but found they had insufficient time to make overseas contacts, or who are thinking of planning ahead, in time for the next round (having a November 16, 2018 closing date), would also find the seminar useful. If you are not sure whether this scheme would be relevant to teaching innovations you have in mind, or would simply like to know more about the scheme, you are welcome. The Circular on this scheme can be found at http://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_2/cdqa/doc/TEFS/TEFS_2018-19.pdf.

Registration

For enquiries, please contact:
Miss Noranda Zhang by email noranda@hku.hk

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About this course
“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” (1)

Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious diseases has significantly accelerated. In this course, we will learn why this is the case by looking at the fundamental scientific principles underlying epidemics and the public health actions behind their prevention and control in the 21st century.

This course covers the following four topics:

  1. Origins of novel pathogens;
  2. Analysis of the spread of infectious diseases;
  3. Medical and public health countermeasures to prevent and control epidemics; and
  4. Panel discussions involving leading public health experts with deep frontline experiences to share their views on risk communication, crisis management, ethics and public trust in the context of infectious disease control.

In addition to the original introductory sessions on epidemics, we revamped the course by adding:

  1. new panel discussions with world-leading experts; and
  2. supplementary modules on next generation informatics for combating epidemics.

You will learn:

  1. the origins, spread and control of infectious disease epidemics;
  2. the importance of effective communication about epidemics; and
  3. key contemporary issues relating to epidemics from a global perspective.

Who is this class for
This is an introductory course suitable for all learners, with no prerequisite required.

Join the fight against epidemics now.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more updates!

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(1) Fauci AS, Touchette NA, Folkers GK. Emerging Infectious Diseases: a 10-Year Perspective from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 Apr; 11(4):519-25.

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : July 12, 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00 nn – 1:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr Jason C S Pun, Principal Lecturer, Department of Physics, HKU

Abstract

In the 4-year curriculum for our Bachelor of Science students, we incorporated compulsive learning modules to give students a broad view of science in terms of its nature, its history, its fundamental concepts, its methodology, and its impact on civilization and society. An integrated approach was adopted to introduce the general principles and unifying concepts to describe the diverse phenomena in the natural world and to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of science. A major challenge is to make such a learning experience relevant to an increasingly diverse student population having a wide range of career aspirations and pursuing majors in different science disciplines. In this talk, I will introduce the current status and challenges of multidisciplinary science education at HKU, and outline some student-centered learning initiatives adopted such as a large-scale peer-learning system. I will also share first-hand observations of how multidisciplinary integrated science education are conducted in the setting of a large comprehensive university (National University of Singapore) and a liberal arts college (Yale-NUS) gained from a visit supported by the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme.


About the Speaker
Dr Chun Shing Jason Pun is currently Principal Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Since 2012, Dr Pun has served as the course coordinator for Fundamentals of Modern Science, a core science course required for all HKU science students which adopts an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to introduce the students to the broad landscape of science. Dr Pun has also been involved in multiple Teaching Development Grants, ranging from developing observational astronomy, promoting public interest in science through experimental science videos, developing first-year experience and initiating a peer-learning system for science students. He is also the recipient of the Teaching Exchange Fellowship 2017-18 to visit Yale-NUS College.

Registration

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

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Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Details of the workshop:

Date : 29 June 2018 (Friday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : CPD 2.77, 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons (Centennial Campus)
Speaker : Dr. Michael Botelho (Faculty of Dentistry), Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), Dr. Alex Webb (Faculty of Science)
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Light refreshments will be provided.

Abstract

Giving feedback to students and engaging them in the feedback process are integral to student learning. Effective feedback practices in the classroom not only guide students on what steps to take, but also allow the instructor to collect and act on information about students’ learning progress. In this join-the-conversation session, our panel speakers will share with us their feedback practices in the classroom that have effectively provided students with constructive, timely, and relevant feedback, and engaged them in a meaningful learning process.

About the Speaker

Dr. Michael Botelho
Dr. Michael Botelho has been at the University of Hong Kong for over 20 years and has been actively involved in the design, development and implementation of a range of curriculum innovations and reforms in: PBL, e-learning, simulation training and competency assessments. He has published and presented on dental education in journals and at conferences locally and internationally and has conducted workshops on PBL, facilitator training, problem writing and standards descriptors for clinical skills performances. He is actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning and has been awarded a number of teaching development and research grants as principal or co-investigator and has a number of teaching and learning prizes including the Hong Kong UGC teaching award.


Dr. Michelle Raquel
Dr. Michelle Raquel is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES). She has worked in different Hong Kong universities for more than 10 years as an English instructor and as a language testing and assessment specialist. She was project manager of several large-scale language assessments in different tertiary institutions and was project manager of a UGC inter-institutional project on developing an online diagnostic English language tracking assessment (DELTA; 2012-2015). Her research area is learning-oriented assessment (LOA) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) assessment. She is currently the programme coordinator of the CAES Academic English for Business and Economics course, and the project leader of the Communication-intensive Course initiative.


Dr. Alex Webb
Dr. Alex Webb was trained at Amherst College (B.A. Geology 2001) and UCLA (PhD Geology 2007). He is Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (2016-present) and was Assistant and Associate Professor at Louisiana State (2008-2015) and Associate Professor at the University of Leeds (2015-2016). Alex is an expert in tectonic processes, ranging from the Himalaya, to the early development of terrestrial planets, to the interactions of salt glacier flow and weather. He has been practicing communications-intensive teaching strategies for 8 years, focusing on project-based learning via student creation of Wikipedia pages.

Registration

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

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 13 June 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Presenter : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU
Career Building: Developing Your Teaching Ideas, Insight and Action Workshop Series

Workshop III: Teaching Excellence Awards Workshop – How to prepare your Teaching Philosophy and Portfolio?

Abstract

This workshop is open to all teaching staff who are preparing their teaching portfolio particularly for the TEA scheme. Staff will be provided an overview of the award schemes, the key selection criteria and advice in preparing an evidence-based teaching portfolio. Staff who are thinking about applying in the next round are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff who are not sure or would simply like to know more about the scheme, are most welcome.

Registration

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

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 12 June 2018 (Tuesday), 14 June 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus)
Speaker : Dr. Mark King & Dr. Danni Maguire, UNSW Sydney
Facilitator : Dr. Lily Zeng, Assistant Professor, CETL, HKU

Abstract

Adaptive learning, derived from Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), also known as Cognitive Tutors, is a concept as well as a movement that has changed the landscape of learning in both the blended and fully online delivery of education.

Two adaptive learning workshops will be facilitated by Associate Professor Mark King (Director of Educational Delivery Services) and Dr Danni Maguire (Senior Manager of Educational Design and Development) from the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Portfolio at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). They will be sharing knowledge and practical application of personalising learning for students at scale, and will touch upon the history of Adaptive Learning Platforms, which originated at UNSW in 2006.


Workshop 1: This workshop will introduce you to adaptive learning concepts, immerse you from a learner’s perspective in adaptive platforms and practical basic adaptive learning principles. The facilitators will delve into aspects of adaptive pathways, instructions, and feedback, using the Smart Sparrow Adaptive eLearning Platform.

Registration

Note for the registration of Workshop 1:
For a better understanding of the instructional design in adaptive learning, Workshop 1 will arrange for the participants the access to Smart Sparrow for some hands-on experiences. Interested participants please register on or before 5 June in order to gain guaranteed access to the system. The participants who walk in or register after 5 June may still be able to observe the experiences of other colleagues who have the access to the system.

Workshop 2: This workshop will explore the application of adaptive learning in Moodle and ways to apply basic techniques, specifically exploring default tools currently available in your Moodle instance.

Registration


Instructional Design Consultation:
Dr. Mark King and Dr. Danni Maguire have kindly agreed to provide four personal consultation sessions for the colleagues who are interested in applying adaptive learning in a course or knowing more about adaptive learning:

  1. 12 June: 3 – 4pm
  2. 14 June: 3 – 4pm
  3. 13 June: 10:30 – 11:30am
  4. 13 June: 2:30 – 3:30pm

Colleagues desiring such consultation can write to Dr. Lily Zeng (zengll@hku.hk) to request a consultation.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mark King
Associate Professor and Director
Educational Delivery Services, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Mark King is an influential leader who spearheads the Educational Delivery Services of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVCE) Portfolio at UNSW Sydney, and is the author of the $77M Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI). The ILI is an initial five (5) year investment is a complex programme of work incorporating nine (9) interconnected project streams to enhance student learning experiences and educational outcomes.

Mark’s portfolio of 70+ staff support all educational functions including educational intelligence & analytics, design and development, and technology; and works in partnership with the university community to implement the Scientia Education Experience and the UNSW 2025 strategy for a sustained competitive advantage.

Mark is also a trained psychologist and cognitive ethnographer. He works and publishes in the areas of human cognition and learning within distributed cognitive systems. He developed an eye-tracking methodology for investigating the co-synchronisation of language behaviour and visual perception in learning events. During previous appointments at The University of Hong Kong and The University of Melbourne, respectively, Mark pioneered the RASE learning design model that is now core to the Integrated Curriculum Framework at UNSW Sydney.


Dr. Danni Maguire
Senior Manager – Strategy and Operations, Educational Design and Development
Educational Delivery Services, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Danni Maguire leads the Educational Design and Development team of 40+ staff, within the Educational Delivery Services of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVCE) Portfolio at UNSW Sydney. The Educational Design and Development team, recently referred to as the brain trust, supports the Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI) including the Digital Uplift and Students as Partners projects. Danni has been pivotal in the ideation, development and delivery of an end-to-end solution in the design of existing and new courses.

Before joining the PVCE, Danni served as a Platform Evangelist for 3 years at Smart Sparrow, an educational adaptive learning technology start-up company where she managed 16 high stake healthcare projects, 8 biomedical education skills and training network projects, facilitated academic community initiatives across 20 higher educational institutions and providers (local and abroad), and developed over 140 online learning experiences in collaboration with national and international partners.

Danni holds a PhD in neuroscience research. During her PhD, she presented at 11 conferences, published 4 journal articles, won 5 awards recognised at the national and global level, and tutored various medical science courses within the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW Sydney.

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

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Promoting and Enabling Technology-Enriched Learning: Challenges and StrategiesOrganized by Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI)

Details of the event:

Date : 30 May, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue : CPD 2.42 CPD 2.37, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
(Due to overwhelming response, the venue has been changed to CPD 2.42)
Speaker : Toru Iiyoshi, Ph.D. (Kyoto University)
Respondent : Professor Ricky Kwok (The University of Hong Kong)

Abstract
Emerging educational innovations and methods, such as MOOCs, SPOCs, OERs, Flipped/Blended Learning, Gamification, AI, VR, AR, and Analytics, are radically transforming learning and teaching in higher education. This talk addresses how we can strategically promote and enable Technology-Enhanced Learning at institution, department, and individual levels. It also reviews and examines some exemplary efforts and practices that help guide us towards inventing the “next-generation” higher education. Finally, with the participants, the session explores how we can create an ecosystem that enables us to build necessary support capacity for more personalized, flexible, and on-demand lifelong learning.

About the Speaker
Toru Iiyoshi is Deputy Vice President for Education, and Director and a professor at the Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education of Kyoto University. He also serves as Executive Director of KyotoUx. Previously, he was a senior scholar and Director of the Knowledge Media Laboratory at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Senior Strategist in the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Iiyoshi has served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Technology and Education as well as a visiting professor of the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. He is a co-editor of the Carnegie Foundation book, Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge (MIT Press).

Registration

Enquiries should be directed to enquiry@teli.hku.hk.

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

Details of the workshop:

Date : 4 June, 2018 (Monday)
Time : 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus)
Speaker : Dr. Natalie Skead, Ms. Vicci Lau
Facilitator : Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development, Associate Professor, HKU

Abstract

Problem-based learning is widely accepted as an effective evidenced-based method for teaching and assessing in higher education. Typically problem-based learning is organised around a neat written hypothetical problems focussing on a single particular issue. While, the written hypothetical is an effective and appropriate tool, it has its limitations. In life, it is rare for problems to present neatly in written form. More usually, real problems are complex and messy and presented in a variety of media. In this presentation, I examine the effective use of visual media at both a micro- and macro-level in problem-based learning at The University of Western Australia. Although the focus of the presentation is on teaching in law, the underlying pedagogy of using visual media in teaching applies across disciplines.

About the Speaker

Dr. Natalie Skead

Associate Professor Natalie Skead joined the Law School at The University of Western Australia in 2002. She was appointed Dean and Head of School in 2017.
Natalie’s principal teaching areas are Property, Land Law and Equity and Trusts. She completed her doctorate on the proprietary implications of Australian proceeds of crime legislation. She is a prolific researcher with an extensive publication record in these areas as well as Remedies, Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime, Natural Resources and Legal Education, and has received a number of government and industry research grants.

Natalie has been the recipient of several School, Faculty and University teaching awards and in 2017 was honoured with an Australian Award for University Teaching Excellence from the Federal Minister of Education and Training. She is the Associate Editor of the Legal Education Review, a member of the editorial committee of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and an Executive Member of the Australasian Law Teachers Association.

Prior to joining the academy, Natalie practiced as a solicitor specialising in Corporate Finance, Commercial Litigation, Property and Securities.

Ms Vicci Lau

Vicci Lau is a senior lecturer of the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is the co-course coordinator of Drafting Commercial Agreements and Listed Companies of the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme. She has spoken in various seminars sharing her teaching and learning practices. Vicci was given the Faculty of Law Outstanding Teaching Award in 2017. Before joining the University in 2012, she was a practising solicitor in a leading investment bank in Hong Kong.

Registration

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

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