e-Learning Innovator Seminar – Behind the Scenes with Flipped Classrooms

Date:     24 January 2018 (Wednesday)

Time:    11:30 – 12:30

Venue:  408-409-410, Meng Wah Complex, HKU


Dr HENNEBRY, MairinAssistant Professor, Division of English Language Education


Professor WEEKES, BrendanChair Professor, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences


Dr BRIDGES, SusanAssistant Dean (Curriculum Innovation)


The flipped (or ‘inverted’) classroom approach aims for enhanced student engagement with subject content encountered prior to attending face-to-face classes and classroom time reserved for active approaches to learning. ‘Flipping’ with video recordings or online learning materials involves significant preparation. In the past year, two of our colleagues, Dr Mairin Hennebry (Investigating Individual and Group Differences in Language Learning) and Professor Brendan Weekes (Neurology and Neuroscience) have worked closely with the Faculty’s e-learning team to re-design these two very different courses to ‘flip’ content and rethink classroom practices. Our speakers and e-learning team will walk you through the process of restructuring a course, preparing online learning materials, and implementing the flipped classroom approach. They will address key questions such as:

  • How do I restructure my existing course using a flipped approach?
  • What should I prepare for the online and face-to-face components of a flipped design?
  • What support do I need and where do I get it?

All colleagues are welcome!

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact Alan Wong at alanwnl@hku.hk or 39170374.