Gamification has become increasingly popular in education as a powerful tool to boost learners’ motivation and engagement by incorporating game elements into a learning environment.
As educators nowadays seek innovation from digital technologies to help make online courses more than just streaming and recording, gamified eLearning experience has received great responses and is highlighted by scholars as part of a new paradigm shift for future education.
To promote gamification in eLearning and equip teachers and students with the most cutting-edge technologies, KEEP is organising “VISUAL Seminar: Gamification with KEEP Open edX” to showcase the new gamification features adopted by our team.
In this half-hour event, you will be invited to explore the latest functions of the KEEP Open edX and discuss the key issues concerning the application of gamification in the Learning Management System (LMS). Assistance regarding our system will also be provided in the “Questions and Answers” session.
Introduction of the new functions on KEEP Open edX
Discussion on the key issues of gamification in the LMS
Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact KEEP at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Now Notion provides free Personal Pro Plan to educators and students. Through this guide, you will learn about what Notion is and how this productivity application can support your personal life, work and study.
What is Notion?
Notion is a productivity application where you can create notes, databases, wikis, calendars and reminders, etc. All these features can be used individually or in collaboration with others. It supports multiple platforms (Windows / MacOS, IOS / Android) and desktop applications. The databases in Notion will be automatically saved and synced among different platforms and devices. You can download a desktop application via https://www.notion.so/desktop.
Create an account
Before you start exploring Notion, you need to create a Notion account with three steps:
Then your Notion workspace is ready to use! Please click this link to watch a tutorial video if needed.
Upgrade to Personal Pro Plan
For first-time users
Different from the free Personal Plan designed for individual use, the Personal Pro Plan allows you to collaborate with more people. With the Personal Pro plan, you will have unlimited pages and blocks, guests and files uploaded. If you create the Notion account with your university email via HKU Portal, your account will be automatically upgraded to the Personal Pro Plan for free. To check if you are enjoying the Personal Pro Plan, go to the sidebar, then click on ‘Settings & Members’ and ‘Plans’. Besides, you can also manage your account information, notifications, connected apps, language & region, appearance, billing and integrations inside ‘Settings & Members’.
For those who already have a Notion account
If you already have a Notion account with your personal email, you can upgrade to the Personal Pro Plan for free by changing your login email account to the university email. To achieve this, please go to ‘Settings & Members’, ‘My account’, ‘Email’ then click on ‘Change email’. Click this link to watch a tutorial video if needed.
Create Your First Page
After successfully logging in, you can create a new Page by clicking on the plus sign (‘+’) button on the sidebar. Click on this link to watch a tutorial video to learn some basic features, including how to add icon and cover to a Page, create Blocks, and adjust the layout.
Customise your Page with Blocks and Databases
If you already have an account and have started to use Notion, and would like to explore more on the design and customisation, feel free to check out the below content! The Block and Database are characteristic features in Notion which allows you to create a multi-level hierarchy inside the Notion page for different purposes. You can design your page with Blocks and Databases like having LEGO bricks to build a LEGO castle. Please check out the following tutorials supported by Notion for more information: For blocks:
For first-time users, it is great to start your Notion journey with different templates provided by Notion. Notion provides more than 50 in-app templates that you can adjust and customise as your own. You can easily find the ‘Templates’ on the bottom of the sidebar, or click on this link for more information.
Notion is not just designed for individual use, it also shows the potential to enable team collaboration. There are some templates that can help with classroom management, or facilitate collaboration in your classroom:
For teachers, if you are interested in using Notion in the classroom but still need some help, you are welcome to book a consultation with Technology-enriched Learning Initiative (TELI) for more ideas. Contact via email: email@example.com.
You can use Notion to manage your study, personal life or other fantastic uses. There is a list of templates for your reference:
[This round of workshops is a re-run of the Camtasia Video Production Workshop organized in March and May 2020, with new features of Camtasia 2021 added. You can also subscribe TELI YouTube playlist for recordings of previous workshops: https://hku.to/UseCamtasia]
28 January 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 Remarks:The content of the three Basic workshops is identical, and the same for the three 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
interface of Camtasia 2021
basic features of Camtasia
recording, editing and sharing your first screencast
Copyright is meant to encourage creativity by conferring exclusive rights on authors and enabling copyright owners to make profits by distributing or licensing copyright works. Nevertheless, in reality, the copyright regime is too complex and technical for a layman to comprehend. In virtual learning, teachers are creators as well as users of copyright materials.
There are burning questions regarding copyright issues in teaching and learning. For example, would it be copyright infringement when teachers and students include copyright works like images or music into their presentations, teaching/learning materials or social media? Who owns the copyright for contents created during learning activities? How can we creatively and ethically use copyright works?
We would like to discuss the potential and affordances of Creative Commons (CC), Open Educational Resources (OER) and CC/OER-enabled pedagogies with some examples in training.
Copyright, OER and CC in teaching and learning
OER/CC adoption (e.g. how to search and adopt CC-licensed works)
OER/CC creation (e.g. deciding which CC licenses should be adopted)
OER/CC in general education, introductory courses and other courses
Through the training, participants can reflect on better practices and design considerations in CC/OER-enabled pedagogies. Upon completion, the participants will be able to:
Identify copyright owners and avoid infringement;
Identify the opportunities and challenges of adopting CC and OER in the curriculum; and
Use CC and OER to facilitate classroom learning and assessment.
Ms Alice Suet Ching LEE is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, SFHEA (Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE), and convenor of the T&L Interest Group at the Faculty of Law. Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) from 2011 to 2020, she has received the University Distinguished Teaching Award and two Outstanding Teaching Awards from HKU, and a student-led Teaching Feedback Award. She chaired the HKU Teaching Exchange Fellowship Sub-group from 2017 to 2021, and led or joined a number of TDG projects including “Promoting Creative and Ethical Curriculum and Pedagogical Innovations through Copyright Education” (PI) and “Knowledge and Experience Generalisation through Daily Sharing by Legal Professionals to Break the ICE: Internationalisation, Common sense and Ethics education” (PI).
Dr Leon Lei is currently an e-learning technologist in the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from HKU. He has been working on remote/blended/MOOC learning initiatives in higher education and K12 education. His research interests include learning analytics, open licensing and education, and chatbot tutors. He was awarded with the Best/Outstanding Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2013, 2017 and 2020. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an Advance HE Senior Fellow.
This webinar is supported by:
– UGC Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning – Inter-institutional Collaborative Activities Projects
– IEEE Region 10 Education Activities Committee (2021 Region-10 Call for Capacity Building Workshop under Educational Activity; IEEE R-10 EAC’s Call for Proposal for “Reaching Local Initiatives”)
– IEEE Hong Kong Section and IEEE Hong Kong Section Education Chapter.