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Date: 27 August 2021
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Venue: Virtual Venue – via Zoom
Instructors: Ms Cindy Liang, Ms Lynn H. Lin, Dr Leon Lei


Over the past two years, all teachers have been exploring the potential of different e-learning tools to facilitate student collaboration and interaction online and adapt to the new teaching environments. Now we are preparing to go back to the face-to-face (F2F) classroom, and we are likely asking ourselves – are the e-learning tools we used for online mode still applicable in the F2F mode? Will we have to abandon the e-learning tools or can we deploy them in the F2F class to help students shift back to a more familiar classroom learning environment? Will students keep active participation and interaction with the help of online tools in the F2F manner?

This seminar aims to help teachers get ready for the F2F class in the upcoming academic year by re-visiting their course designs and brainstorming innovative uses of EdTech tools. We will focus on an online collaborative tool called Miro, recapping its basic features, and introducing how it has been used in both F2F and online contexts, to support effective teaching and learning activities and achieve different teaching needs and learning goals.

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Since the early stage of the pandemic in early 2020, teachers have had to adopt online, hybrid flexible (HyFlex) or other new modes of teaching. Different support schemes had been quickly developed across the university. These schemes responsively helped teachers to build the capacity for their emergency remote teaching.

After a year of remote instruction, remote learning pedagogies have been widely adopted by teachers as the pandemic evolved. Furthermore, more teachers are excited to design learner-centred and sustainable online/virtual/blended learning experiences with cutting-edge learning technologies. However, teachers often need adequate technical/pedagogical support for the development beyond emergency virtual instruction.

“Instructional Design Extension Assistant (IDEA)” is a new scheme implemented by TELI from 2021 to 2023. In brief, instructional design assistants co-develop virtual instructional materials with teachers for blended learning and flipped classroom. The scheme supports teachers transforming their blended instruction in the next stage, based on the scholarly research from the learning science field. In the 2021-2022 academic year, the IDEA program aims to support ten (10) HKU courses on advancing teachers’ online/blended instruction.

Examples of possible developments include, but not limited to:

  • Collaborative learning activities through Google Suites, Microsoft 365, Miro, or other tools
  • AI-facilitated teaching and learning, including Chatbot
  • OER-enabled pedagogies and renewable assignments
  • Inclusive and accessible learning resources
  • Digital assessments

If you are interested to co-develop virtual instructions together, please contact Dr Leon Lei (culei@hku.hk) for more information.

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After experimenting with a year of virtual learning, teachers may be more familiar with creating a screen-capture video with Camtasia. For those who would like to create a more polished video product, the resources in this blogpost will be helpful in supporting you in upgrading your talking-head style lecture video or demonstration video.

What is Camtasia?
Camtasia is an easy-to-use, all-in-one screen recorder and video editor. It enables teachers to create teaching videos with screen recording functions, and allows for easy editing of recorded videos for sharing with your students.

How to Download and Install Camtasia?
Check out this installation guide for HKU staff and students – http://moodle-support.hku.hk/download-and-installation-camtasia

What Resources are Available?
The following resources include a list of how-to videos on Camtasia and the recording of two levels of hands-on workshops with handouts and exercise files tailor-made for HKU staff and students. The Basic workshop content is foundational for first-time Camtasia users and the Advanced workshop content is leveled up for teachers who would like to learn more advanced functions in Camtasia.

Links to resources:

  1. How-to videos and hands-on workshop recordings (Basic/Advanced) – https://hku.to/UseCamtasia
  2. Hands-on Workshop (Basic/Advanced) Handout:
  3. Hands-on Workshop (Basic/Advanced) Exercise Files:
  4. Multimedia/Filming Support

Where Can I Find Support?
For HKU staff, please feel free to contact Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI) if you have any questions or need any help on using Camtasia.

For HKU students, you can book a consultation session with the Digital Literacy Lab (https://www.diglit.hku.hk/camtasia) for further support.

Additional information
You are also welcome to visit the Camtasia comprehensive support website for more information: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us

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About this course

This course is for radiologists, cardiologists, radiographers/ technologists and other health professionals who want to learn more about cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Previous experience in CMR is not required.

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction of advanced techniques such as T1 and T2 mapping, feature tracking and exercise CMR.
  • The different sequences used in cardiac MRI imaging and the physics behind these sequences.
  • How to acquire the cardiac imaging planes.
  • How to assess the ventricular function, late gadolinium enhancement and T2* for iron overload.
  • PUnderstanding the normal appearances of the pericardium, heart muscle, valves and vasculature.
  • Understand how different cardiac pathologies result in different forms of cardiac remodelling.
  • An overview of the main cardiac diseases, such as coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies (eg. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy), valvular heart disease, cardiac tumours and congenital heart disease.

WEEK 1: Sequences, Acquisition, Contrast Agents and Basic Physics
This MOOC will begin with a course on the common cardiac MR sequences, the physics and application behind those sequences. We will also learn how to acquire cardiac MR imaging planes.

WEEK 2: Cardiomyopathies, LGE and T2
In this section, we will teach you how to assess and analyse ventricular function, LGE and T2*. We will also give you an overview of the main common cardiac diseases, such as coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy.

WEEK 3: Coronary Artery Disease, Aorta, Pericardium and Valves
CMR techniques such as stress perfusion imaging, CMR sequences and methods for assessing aortopathy, pericarditis with or without constriction and valvular disease will be covered in this section.

WEEK 4: Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Scanning
This section will cover the role of CMR in congenital heart disease. You will also learn scanning techniques and common indications for babies and children.

WEEK 5: Advanced and Future Developments
In the last section, we will cover exciting advances in cardiac MRI, such as exercise CMR, T1/T2 mapping, artificial intelligence and feature tracking.

Clinical Cases:
You will also have hands-on experience to review clinical cases (eg. stress CMR with x-ray catheter angiography correlation) with tutorial videos every week.

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