Technology Enriched Learning

Ricky Kwok
Associate Vice-President (Teaching & Learning)
HKU

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About: The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

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  • English-medium, research-led, comprehensive
  • 10 Faculties
  • Student enrollment (2015/16): 28,396
    • Undergraduate: 16,579
    • Taught Pg: 8,920
    • Research Pg: 2,897
    • International students (overall): 33.9%
  • Professoriate staff: 1,142 (59.1% int’l)

Let me hear from you…

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Go to www.menti.com and use the code

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To edit the link:

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“... ridiculously slow download speed” - Elon Musk

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Learning?

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Learning: Interaction with Contents?

  • Interaction: Cognitive/thinking, physical/doing
  • Skandhas?
    Five aggregates (五蘊):
    • Matters
    • Sensations
    • Perceptions
    • Mental Activity
    • Consciousness

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Accessibility of Contents?

  • Anywhere? Anytime? Engaging?

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Quality of Interaction?

  • Energy level?
  • Cognitive stimulus?

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bit.ly/2017skipclass

“Basically the teachers are reading from their lecture notes or powerpoints. We can also do that.”

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Strategizing

Meet the needs, not targets

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Quotes from Asian e-Table

E-Learning Strategy 2011

  • Focused on physical infrastructure
  • HR: Fully-decentralized model

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E-Learning Strategy 2015

  • Make things happen!
  • Bold action on HR: Build strong central capacity
  • Innovate: Set up Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI)

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(i) adopt a learner-centred e-learning strategy which is supported by evidence of student learning experiences and science of learning; and

(ii) seek to exploit opportunities to integrate e-learning into its existing teaching and learning provision and to support the development of its new models and approaches in order to enrich student learning experience and maximize the impact and potential of our role in education

Need: advanced level of data-informed practice

Insight: boundary-crossing; multiple possibilities; lots of experiments

Insight: technology is (only) a tool

Need: expand our role

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E-learning Strategy 2015

Recommendation 1 (Overall Strategy)

TELI Mission 2015

  • Show what the University is capable to do in producing high quality and effective online educational artifacts (e.g., MOOCs);
  • Make a critical influence in improving e-learning infrastructure in the University; and
  • Change the T&L culture of the University, with e-learning as a vehicle, by forming closely knitted communities among enthusiastic educators.

Source: http://www.shunhingcollege.hku.hk/

Credit: template by SlidesCarnival

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Systems and Software Development to Make Quality Online Time (e.g., games)

Learning Analytic Research

Multimedia Contents Production

Face-Time:
Partnership Building &
Classroom Support
(flipped learning)

Our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/hkuonlinelearning/

Our website: teli.hku.hk

TECHNOLOGY-ENRICHED LEARNING INITIATIVE

Young Team of Aspiring Winners Who Want to Make a Difference

50+ People: E-learning Technologists, Instructional Designers, Multimedia Talents, Developers, Researchers, Partnership Associates...

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bit.ly/TELIbest2016

TECHNOLOGY-ENRICHED LEARNING INITIATIVE

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HKU Learning Curve on E-learning

IMPACT

STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

1st E-learning Strategy launched

Partnership with edX

2011

2012

2013

2014

> 10,000 participated in HKU’s 1st MOOC Epidemics

2015

2016

4 MOOCs launched on edX in 2015

Developing SPOCs for Common Core

(GenEd courses)

Partnership with Coursera

20+ MOOCs;
20+ SPOCs;
Flipped classroom;
Innovative pedagogy

2nd E-learning Strategy launched

set up

E-learning embedded in on-campus T&L

Delivering

Capacity
Building

Strategizing

Introspecting

What’s Next?
Make more quality learning time!

2017

2018

Dream Big, Start Small

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Using Mentimeter for in-class polling (SocSc)

Flipping 2-3 classes to create “quality time” for discussion (Law)

Creating a “remedial” Maths module with video tutorials and online exercises (Engg)

DIY videos to explain concepts that require a lot of visual illustration (Sci)

Producing a MOOC to “teach the world”

Offering a fully online curriculum

Running a mega class for Inter-professional team-based learning with an online system (Med)

Building a database with features specific to subject needs (Arts)

Video-streaming one class (live) for students overseas (Edu)

Sharing videos of learning feedback sessions online after some editing (Dent)

Building a virtual classroom using Second Life (FBE)

Using Google Apps (Arch)

Quick facts about Massive Open Online Courses

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Business

Most courses

followed by: Computer Science, Data Science

~7000

Courses


2000 Coursera

1200 edX

400 FutureLearn

~60M

Learners


23M Coursera

10M edX

5.3M FutureLearn

700+

Participating universities and education providers

Quick facts about Massive Open Online Courses

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Technology,

Business

Most enrollment

followed by: Social Sciences, Science

~9400

Courses


2000 Coursera

1900 edX

~81M

Learners


25M Coursera

14M edX

800+

Participating universities and education providers

MOOC: The world is your classroom?

  • Bringing a world of experts together
  • Bringing a world of learners together
  • Quality time online???

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Learning via a MOOC

👍 Anytime, anywhere

👍 Self-paced, asynchronous

👍 Bite-sized “lecture” video

👍 Short assessments (MCQs)

👍 Forum support

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Learning via a MOOC

👎 Not much high-bandwidth interaction

👎 No sophisticated assessment

👎 No hands-on, or making

👎 Not much credentialing

👎 Not socializing

👎 No AR, VR

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Some MOOCs from HKU

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More to come…

  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • FinTech
  • Gender Equity
  • Geology
  • Math

HKU MOOC Strategy

  • Honoring impact of exemplary teaching
  • As a catalyst for embedding e-learning
  • Facilitating Faculties to experiment with pedagogical innovations
  • Online contents enable better interaction...

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Quotes from Asian e-Table

Quality Learning Time?

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Not sure if students are really learning

Walk the talk

Learning by doing

Nothing Replaces F2F...yet

High-BW
Comm. !

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https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/teaching/strategies/flipping/different

bit.ly/fliptort

Small Private Online Course (SPOC)?

Walk the talk…


Technology creates:

Quality (Face-)Time!

“What can I do for you?”

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Learning by teaching!

Team Work

Low tech but high energy classroom...

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bit.ly/9003-17S

Framework: Credit Collaboration

Competition Co-creation

Motivation:
Energy level

Outcome: Peer-to-peer learning

Means: Gamification

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4Cs

Heterogeneity/ homogeneity of the task

What could be better: roundup and debriefing

Recruiting student helpers/ senior tutors

Workload issues?

**How “horrifying” it is to review how you lecture, and do a sharing like this (i.e., inviting other teachers into your classroom)?

“It's easy to call quit. It takes determination, courage, and persistence to stay in the game!”

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Positivity

Possibilities

Persistence

bit.ly/2017S-G4

“New” way of learning?

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  • From a student panel speaker:

    “Doing this requires a lot of enthusiasm from the teacher...that enthusiasm and caring have made our learning that much more motivated and engaged…”

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Team Work

Step outside of your comfort zone...

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More
Quality
Learning Time?

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DIY High Quality Video Production

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More Versatile Design for Classroom Activities

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Making More Quality Time Online?

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Make online time “social time”: chat-bot, P2P tools, etc.

Why compartmentalize learners by artificial course boundaries?

Kahoot!

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=68e0081a-37af-46e0-abb5-9f291a04b4e6

THANKS!

Any questions?

Email me at Ricky.Kwok@hku.hk

Scan my contact card

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