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E-learning for All – A Toolkits Series November 24, 2022

(For HKU staff and students only)

Instructional design, educational technologies, video production, user interface, online collaboration, digital literacy … and so on. These are the key elements that often come up in people’s mind when talking about the development of online curriculum. Many teachers are willing to enrich student learning experiences or make learning more effective by turning their course into a flipped classroom or a blended learning format but feel somewhat headless on how to start.

The use of powerful and user-friendly e-learning tools is essential for teachers to generate engaging contents and learning activities in the online context. Therefore, we’ve prepared the E-learning for All – A Toolkits Series workshops to introduce a range of EdTech tools that can help teachers transform their courses and enhance learning experiences. 

Diverse tools in the current market are providing great possibilities, this workshop will focus on the following most common toolkits and provide related examples. We hope that, with creative, cost-effective, and easy-to-master technologies, everyone can be an instructional designer!

Venue: Virtual Venue – via Zoom
Speaker: Dr Leon Lei, Ms Lynn H. Lin, Ms Marie Tao, Ms Yidan Li, Ms Yuyue Wang
Number of seats: 300 per workshop
Registrationhttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=85144

▪  Miro workshop 12:30 – 13:30, 2 Dec 2022 (Friday)
▪  Camtasia workshop (Basic)* 12:30 – 13:30, 6 Dec 2022 (Tuesday)
▪  Camtasia workshop (Advanced)* 12:30 – 13:30, 7 Dec 2022 (Wednesday)
▪  Canva workshop 12:30 – 13:30, 9 Dec 2022 (Friday)
▪  Notion workshop 12:30 – 13:30, 20 Dec 2022 (Tuesday)

*Please indicate if you’re a Mac user or a Windows user in the registration

All are welcome!

For enquiries, please contact us at enquiry@teli.hku.hk.

HKU MOOC is edX Prize Top Finalist for 5 consecutive years November 21, 2022 Posted in: edX, HKUx, MOOC, surgery


 

edX announced the world’s Top MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) shortlisted for 2022 edX Prize – Innovation in Online Teaching on Nov 17 2022. HKU MOOC So You Want To Be A Surgeon? is named 2022 edX Prize Finalist this year. The MOOC is led by Dr. Ian Yu-Hong Wong, Professor Stephen Wing-Keung Cheng and Professor Kent-Man Chu of the Department of Surgery with the support of HKU’s Technology Enriched Learning Initiative unit. This is the fifth consecutive year that HKU MOOC has gained global recognition as edX Prize Finalist.

According to Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and Chief Platform Officer at 2U, “the MOOCs on edX are committed to provide the world’s best open education to more than 46 million learners.” In addressing the prestigious 2022 edX Prize, Anant said, “this year’s finalists are recognized for creating best-in-class online learning experiences that deliver learner-centric, impactful outcomes on the edX platform.”

Being recognised as top 10 finalist out of thousands of MOOCs for five consecutive years attest to HKU’s continued pursuit of excellence and dedication in online course design and production and this achievement reflects the course team’s innovative spirit to inspire and upskill learning beyond international boundaries and time zones.


First-of-its-kind co-production by 15 surgical subspecialties

HKU So You Want To Be A Surgeon? is a first-of-its-kind surgery MOOC co-created by 40 world-class surgical experts from 15 subspecialties of HKU’s Department of Surgery (including vascular, thyroid, breast, gastrointestinal, colorectal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic, transplant, head and neck, plastic and reconstructive surgeries, urology, paediatric, trauma, cardiothoracic surgeries, and neurosurgery). This unique co-creation truly exemplifies the team work and cross-disciplinary collaboration that are crucial in carrying out a life-saving operation.

21st century work-based learning experience

The MOOC aims to help young students aspiring to become surgeons and physicians to learn about common clinical and surgical conditions, and modern advances and cutting-edge technologies in surgical practice at HKU Medicine and in the world. To create a robust learning experience for the 21st century learners, the course integrated subject domain learning with a work-based learning experience (WBL), providing career-relevant knowledge and experience sharing by 30+ local and international surgeons from different career stages.

The role of gender and achieving work-life balance for female surgeons

The job of a surgeon is both physically and mentally demanding for both male and female surgeons – one has to endure long hours of extremely high-focused work in an operating theater without rest. Today, gender perceptions in pursuing surgery as a career have changed and more aspiring female students have joined the world of surgery. Achieving work-life balance is never easy, in particular for the highly demanding work of a surgeon. Learners in the course are invited to view and follow six female surgeons who are at different stages of their career to learn about what surgery means to these females, and how they found work-life balance and job satisfaction.

Register the Course on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/surgery

Course Registration: on-going

Course Length: 6 Weeks

Prerequisite: No entry requirement

Course Payment: Free of charge for all learners in the Audit Track

(Audit Learners have an option to upgrade for a Verified Certificate, see the course page for details.)

Free HKU Online Course: Doing Gender and Why it Matters September 28, 2022 Posted in: Gender Equality, MOOC

Doing Gender and Why it Matters (4th Re-run) is a 6-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) taught by more than 20 faculty members from HKU and professionals engaged in gender-related developments in Asia. The course starts on 28 September on edX.

Doing Gender and Why it Matters is taught by over 20 HKU instructors,  practitioners and academics in the field.

Why are we creating an online course about gender? More specifically, why does gender matter?

As you will be aware of from recent media coverage, gender is everywhere in society. Our daily lives are embedded in gender. From our social roles, to our attitudes and behaviours, to our interactions with others, and in our work, gender is ever present. Now with the call for gender equality gaining public prominence, we hope to give you the tools and lens for understanding what exactly is gender – moreover, to be aware of certain gender stereotypes and unconscious biases that are ever present.

Let’s take this 6-week journey to unveil myths, taboos, and knowledge about gender together, navigating cross-culturally, historically, philosophically and sociologically. Some of the questions we’ll explore include: How do we define gender? What assumptions and biases emerge in our relationships within the family, work and politics? How does the media construct gender? How should we interpret the recent #metoo campaign? Sexual harassment, discrimination, sexual violence are gender relevant social issues that we will take you through.

What to expect after taking this course?

After six weeks, you will become an expert on gender issues, and be able to have your own critical perspectives about them to evaluate current events. Even more, to start having these conversations with your friends and family and make an impact!

What’s new in the 4th rerun course?

A new thematic unit of “Gender in Health System and Policy Gender” with a series of video lessons in Sexuality Education is added to the “Private and Public Spheres” unit in the Rerun course. Among the new topics are HIV/AIDS, The Social Construction of Female and Male Body and Sexuality Education.

A bit more about us…

‘Doing Gender and Why it Matters?’ is MOOC course offered by the University of Hong Kong. Led by Prof. Karen Joe Laidler from Department of Sociology, in collaboration with the Women Study’s Research Centre (WSRC), this course is a joint effort of scholars from different discipline such as law, history, culture, sexuality, who feel strongly about gender issues in Hong Kong, and wider globe.

Course Registration: https://www.edx.org/course/doing-gender-and-why-it-matters

Course Start Date: 28 Sep 2022

Course Length: 6 Weeks

Prerequisite: No entry requirement

Course Payment: Free of charge for all learners in the Audit Track

(Audit Learners have an option to upgrade for a Verified Certificate, see the course page for details.)

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Miro’ the blended learning design: Hands-on Workshop September 15, 2022 Posted in: blended learning

Message from Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative

Miro’ the blended learning design: Hands-on Workshop
(For HKU staff and students only)

Date: 20 September 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Venue: Virtual Venue – via zoom
Speaker: Dr Leon Lei, Ms Lynn H. Lin, Ms Marie Tao, Ms Colleen Chung, Mr Sunny Kong
Number of seats: 60
Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=84104

The university has been exploring and incorporating various technologies to embrace the challenge of distance learning and enrich student learning experiences. Miro is one of the popular whiteboard tools that is often integrated in the learning activities to enhance online collaboration.

To help both teachers and students get better prepared for the new semester and bring some insights to the blended learning design, in this workshop, we will demonstrate some basic and advanced Miro functions. While practicing the Miro functions, we will together brainstorm and walk through some good practices of online assessment and the application of Bloom Digital Taxonomy (BDT) in coursework development under different classroom settings.

To have hands-on practices in the workshop, it would be helpful for participants to register the Miro Education Plan to have full access to the functions before joining the workshop. Please join the workshop with a computer / laptop.

For students, please register via: https://miro.com/contact/education/?ref=Student
For teachers, please register via: https://miro.com/contact/education/?ref=Educator

All are welcome!

For enquiries, please contact us at enquiry@teli.hku.hk

Multimedia Production Workshop (Camtasia, Canva) August 2, 2022 Posted in: Production

Date:
10 August 2022 (Camtasia – Basic) Registration

12 August 2022 (Camtasia – Advanced) Registration

18 August 2022 (Advanced)Registration

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Virtual Venue – via Zoom
Speaker: Dr Leon Lei, Ms Cindy Liang, Ms Lynn H. Lin, Ms Marie Tao
Number of seats: 30 per workshop

Multimedia (e.g., infographics and educational videos) have become essential to teaching, learning and assessment. Educators can integrate multimedia content for delivering content in many online/hybrid classes. Students can also produce multimedia content for their assignments. The challenge is understanding and exploring how best we might produce multimedia effectively.

Upon completion of the workshops, participants will be able to identify the opportunities, challenges, and tactics of producing multimedia for teaching and learning.

In the Canva workshop, we will introduce:

  • the interface of Canva 2021
  • recording, editing and sharing your first infographic
  • exporting and sharing your first infographic

In the Camtasia (Basic) workshop, we will introduce:

  • the interface of Camtasia 2021
  • recording, editing and sharing your first video
  • exporting and sharing your first video

In the Camtasia (Advanced) workshop, we will introduce:

  • selecting area that you want to record
  • adding annotations and transitions
  • creating advanced animations
  • adding sound effects, including removing noise