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We are delighted to announce that the #dinosaurecosystems will start on March 23rd 2021!

Please encourage your friends and family to join us for an online adventure in the world of #dinosaurs 🦖 🦕

Featuring field sites and museums around the world, this edition includes new videos about recent discoveries.

We are are pleased to announce a new course instructor! #DiegoPol joining us from the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio in Argentina. Dr. Pol has added loads of cool videos featuring Argentinian dinosaurs and field sites. He has also helped us to add Spanish subtitles to accompany our existing traditional and simplified Chinese subtitle options.

See you all on the 23rd!
Dr Pittman, Prof Xu and Dr Pol

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We have received an overwhelming response for the interactive Camtasia video production workshop. Some of the new registrants will be put on the waiting list, and we have decided to organise four more interactive workshops. Check out the new dates below!

Thank you to those who have registered. An acknowledgement email will be sent out soon to those who have successfully registered.

More dates available now:

29 March 2021 (Basic) *Students only: Registration

1 Apr 2021 (Advanced) *Students only: Registration

11 May 2021 (Basic): Registration

14 May 2021 (Advanced): Registration


23 March 2021 (Basic) – FULL
25 March 2021 (Advanced) – FULL
4 May 2021 (Basic) – FULL
7 May 2021 (Advanced) – FULL


Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Virtual Venue – via Zoom
Speaker: Dr Leon Lei, Ms Sharon Keung, Ms Cindy Liang
Number of seats: 30 per workshop
Remarks: The content of two Basic workshops is identical, and the same for the two Advanced workshops. Interested participants can sign up for either one or both of the workshops based on your proficiency in using Camtasia.

Educational videos have become an important part of higher education. Educators can integrate multimedia content such as instructional videos for delivering content in many online/hybrid classes. The challenge for educators is understanding and exploring how best we might produce teaching videos and use videos as an educational tool effectively.

Upon completion of the workshops, participants will be able to identify the opportunities, challenges, and tactics of producing high-quality instructional videos for teaching and learning.

In the basic workshop, we will introduce:

  • download and installation of Camtasia with HKU Campus License
  • basic features of Camtasia
  • recording, editing and sharing your first screencast
  • video editing basics
  • audio editing basics
  • adjusting clip speed
  • using the PowerPoint add-in
  • exporting and sharing your first video

In the advanced workshop, we will introduce:

  • selecting area that you want to record
  • resizing your window using Sizer
  • adding annotations and transitions
  • creating advanced animations
  • making it snap with magnetic tracks
  • adding sound effects
  • leveling volume
  • including music
  • sharing projects with others
  • removing noise
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Date : 12 March 2021 (Friday)
Time : 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Venue : Virtual Venue – via Zoom
Speaker : Dr Leon Lei, Ms Sharon Keung, Ms Cindy Liang
Number of seats: 15

Registration: Contact Ms. Cindy Liang (cindylxy@hku.hk)

In flipped classroom and other blended learning approaches, providing meaningful and prompt feedback requires teachers’ time and attention to their students. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the fastest growing advanced technology category in various fields. In particular, chatbot can provide 24/7 support to teachers and multiple learners at the same time, with personalised support and guide them in an engaging way throughout the virtual learning environment.

Creating a chatbot from scratch requires complex computer programming skills but there are more and more chatbots for learning and teaching. In this workshop, participants would have a hands-on experience on the free chatbot tools in this workshop, participants can reflect on better practices and design considerations in AI-facilitated learning and teaching.

Upon completion of this seminar, the participants will be able to:

  • build a basic chatbot with Google Dialogflow; and
  • discuss the usage of AI and chatbot in learning and teaching
 

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Date : 17 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time : 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue : Virtual Venue – via Zoom
Speaker : Dr Leon Lei, Ms Sharon Keung

Registration

[This webinar is a re-run of the seminar organized on 22 January 2020, with new examples added.]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the fastest-growing technology in various fields. The adoption of AI spans the global learning landscape and has been used in experiential learning, tutoring, language learning, and knowledge testing. In higher education, some educators have identified the affordances of AI and utilized this technology in making teaching and learning more effective. In particular, there is a high demand for teachers to provide meaningful and prompt feedback to students within and beyond the classroom. However, designing such an experience can be challenging as this requires a lot of teachers’ time and attention to their students. Systems powered by AI can provide 24/7 support to teachers and multiple learners at the same time, with personalized support and guide them in an engaging way in the virtual environment. Some may worry that creating an AI tool from scratch requires complex computer programming skills but there are more and more AI-facilitated tools for teaching and learning.

In this webinar, we would like to discuss the potential and affordances of AI in education with some examples of AI tools for classroom engagement and assessment. Through the webinar, participants can reflect on better practices and design considerations in AI-facilitated teaching and learning.

Upon completion of this seminar, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the opportunities and challenges of adopting AI tools in the classroom; and
  • Use the concept of AI learning technologies and learning analytics to facilitate classroom learning and assessment.

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