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Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme Seminar

Organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Details of the workshop:
Date : 12 October , 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr Rachel Lui, Lecturer, Faculty of Science, HKU
Facilitator : Dr Luke Fryer, Associate Professor, CETL, HKU

The use of instructional videos for teaching has been becoming popular in recent years, and Camtasia can be a convenient software for such purpose. With her previous experience in using Camtasia, Dr. Lui would like to explore other tools that can offer different functionalities for making videos. With the support of Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme, she visited University of California, Los Angeles to investigate a new technology called Learning Glass, which can be used for recording lectures that allows instructors to write lecture notes while maintaining face-to-face contact with students. Unlike traditional classrooms where the instructor’s back is to the students while writing on a whiteboard, the Learning Glass allows for a more engaged, natural, relaxed, and interactive viewing experience. The instructor is recorded forward facing which allows for natural eye contact with the camera/students, gesturing and demonstrating what has been written on the glass. In this seminar, Dr. Lui would like to share her experience in using the Learning Glass to make 47 videos for a Science Foundation Course. She will highlight some of the special features about the Learning Glass and share some tips on how to make effective videos.​

About the Speaker
Dr. Lui currently works as a lecturer in the Faculty of Science. Over the past years, she has been actively involved in the teaching of Common Core courses and the Science Foundation courses. She does not think of herself as a gadget geek but she is enthusiastically engaged in e-learning technologies, such as developing a Calculus e-learning platform and a related app HKU Calculus with support from a TDG. She has been interviewed by TELI on DIY videos for flipping the classroom. Her next goal is to gamify learning. She, together with other colleagues, received the Award for Teaching Innovations in E-learning 2016-17 from the Faculty of Science as a recognition of her effort.

For information, please contact:
Ms. Noranda Zhang , CETL
Phone: 3917 4729; Email: noranda@hku.hk​