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Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme workshop – Personalised Learning for University Students at Scale: Adaptive Learning Workshops

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

Details of the workshop:
Date : 12 June 2018 (Tuesday), 14 June 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus)
Speakers : Dr. Mark King & Dr. Danni Maguire, UNSW Sydney
Facilitator : Dr. Lily Zeng, Assistant Professor, CETL, HKU

Adaptive learning, derived from Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), also known as Cognitive Tutors, is a concept as well as a movement that has changed the landscape of learning in both the blended and fully online delivery of education.

Two adaptive learning workshops will be facilitated by Associate Professor Mark King (Director of Educational Delivery Services) and Dr Danni Maguire (Senior Manager of Educational Design and Development) from the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Portfolio at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). They will be sharing knowledge and practical application of personalising learning for students at scale, and will touch upon the history of Adaptive Learning Platforms, which originated at UNSW in 2006.

Workshop 1: This workshop will introduce you to adaptive learning concepts, immerse you from a learner’s perspective in adaptive platforms and practical basic adaptive learning principles. The facilitators will delve into aspects of adaptive pathways, instructions, and feedback, using the Smart Sparrow Adaptive eLearning Platform.

Note for the registration of Workshop 1:
For a better understanding of the instructional design in adaptive learning, Workshop 1 will arrange for the participants the access to Smart Sparrow for some hands-on experiences. Interested participants please register on or before 5 June in order to gain guaranteed access to the system. The participants who walk in or register after 5 June may still be able to observe the experiences of other colleagues who have the access to the system.

Workshop 2: This workshop will explore the application of adaptive learning in Moodle and ways to apply basic techniques, specifically exploring default tools currently available in your Moodle instance.

Instructional Design Consultation:
Dr. Mark King and Dr. Danni Maguire have kindly agreed to provide four personal consultation sessions for the colleagues who are interested in applying adaptive learning in a course or knowing more about adaptive learning:

  1. 12 June: 3 – 4pm
  2. 14 June: 3 – 4pm
  3. 13 June: 10:30 – 11:30am
  4. 13 June: 2:30 – 3:30pm

Colleagues desiring such consultation can write to Dr. Lily Zeng (zengll@hku.hk) to request a consultation.

About the Speakers
Dr. Mark King
Associate Professor and Director
Educational Delivery Services, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Mark King is an influential leader who spearheads the Educational Delivery Services of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVCE) Portfolio at UNSW Sydney, and is the author of the $77M Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI). The ILI is an initial five (5) year investment is a complex programme of work incorporating nine (9) interconnected project streams to enhance student learning experiences and educational outcomes.

Mark’s portfolio of 70+ staff support all educational functions including educational intelligence & analytics, design and development, and technology; and works in partnership with the university community to implement the Scientia Education Experience and the UNSW 2025 strategy for a sustained competitive advantage.

Mark is also a trained psychologist and cognitive ethnographer. He works and publishes in the areas of human cognition and learning within distributed cognitive systems. He developed an eye-tracking methodology for investigating the co-synchronisation of language behaviour and visual perception in learning events. During previous appointments at The University of Hong Kong and The University of Melbourne, respectively, Mark pioneered the RASE learning design model that is now core to the Integrated Curriculum Framework at UNSW Sydney.

Dr. Danni Maguire
Senior Manager – Strategy and Operations, Educational Design and Development
Educational Delivery Services, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Danni Maguire leads the Educational Design and Development team of 40+ staff, within the Educational Delivery Services of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education (PVCE) Portfolio at UNSW Sydney. The Educational Design and Development team, recently referred to as the brain trust, supports the Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI) including the Digital Uplift and Students as Partners projects. Danni has been pivotal in the ideation, development and delivery of an end-to-end solution in the design of existing and new courses.

Before joining the PVCE, Danni served as a Platform Evangelist for 3 years at Smart Sparrow, an educational adaptive learning technology start-up company where she managed 16 high stake healthcare projects, 8 biomedical education skills and training network projects, facilitated academic community initiatives across 20 higher educational institutions and providers (local and abroad), and developed over 140 online learning experiences in collaboration with national and international partners.

Danni holds a PhD in neuroscience research. During her PhD, she presented at 11 conferences, published 4 journal articles, won 5 awards recognised at the national and global level, and tutored various medical science courses within the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW Sydney.

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