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Training/Webinars/Workshops: 9/11/2021 The effective use of technology to develop engaging learning activities in blended mode



The Effective Use of Technology to Develop Engaging Learning Activities in Blended Mode

 Centre for Learning and Teaching

  • Date : 2021-11-09 (Tuesday)
  • Time : 10:00 - 12:00
  • Venue : Online - Microsoft Teams
  • CPD : 2 hours
  • Seat(s) : 100
  • Medium of Instruction : English
  • Category : Digital Learning and Teaching
  • Level : Fundamental
  • Mode of Study : MS07 - E-LEARNING

About the Event :

  • Dr Knutzen will present an overview on the effective use of a range of technologies and related issues:
    • design and operation of a constructively aligned course using a Learning Management System such as Moodle, including pedagogy and course design methodologies (UbD, UDL, etc)
    • use of Google Docs and Slides for student collaboration and presentations
    • design and operation of formative learning activities such as discussion forums
    • teaching remotely via a web conference system such as MS Teams, Zoom, etc
    • using collaborative tools for active learning online (Padlet, Mentimeter, Kahoot, etc)
    • use of the immersive virtual world for synchronous remote learning using avatars
    • developing simulations and gamified learning experiences

Facilitator(s) : Dr K. Brant Knutzen

  • Dr Brant Knutzen emphasizes student-centered active learning and the development of a collaborative learning community. In his experience, the facilitation of high levels of collaborative interaction between students is the most effective path to the achievement of desired learning outcomes. Dr Knutzen enjoys working with teachers in the use of instructional technology to enhance their teaching methods, including the delivery of professional development workshops, co-teaching, and the facilitation of blended learning / MOOC projects. His particular area of expertise is the application of social constructivism and situated pedagogy in the context of blended learning environments. He is currently tutoring on a Harvard online short course titled "Certificate in higher education". This professional development programme is designed to update skills and explore reflective teaching methods by adopting a more conscious, collaborative, and refined approach to course design and teaching practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

  • On completion of this training session, the participants should be able to:
    • identify the basic requirements of technologies/tools for delivering a blended learning module
    • use technology effectively to develop learning activities in blended mode learning

Target Audience :

  • VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

  • LAU Kam Ming, Chrystopher, Project Officer, Tel: 2919-1559, E-mail: