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Facilitating Online Collaboration (Part 2) – A Toolkit for Remote Collaboration in Research and Teaching

As an archaeologist of the Middle East, I interact in person with my research team only during fieldwork in the summers. For most of the year, we collaboratively work together on shared data while at our home universities around the globe. I also apply many of these strategies to my classroom teaching to engage with students outside of classtime – even during a normal semester.

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Quick Fix of Privacy Issue on Zoom – Virtual Background

Zoom is an excellent tool that allows you to participate in a video meeting anywhere, a classroom, your living room or your dining room. The downside of a video meeting from anywhere is that your physical space may be infiltrated by random people, maybe curious children as Robert E. Kelly of Pusan National University in South Korea famously experienced! 

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Facilitating Online Collaboration (Part 1) – Visualization Tools

As teachers, we know that collaborative, inquiry-based activities can promote students’ engagement and enhance problem-solving skills. Shifting our practice from facilitating f2f classroom collaboration to online collaboration may require some extra tools and strategies. Dr Susan Bridges shares her use of e-tools such as concept maps and mind maps for synchronous and asynchronous online collaboration and we have added some more options!

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How to Make Online Teaching and Learning more Interactive

With suspension of classes, we can’t hold our regular classes in a tutorial room or a lecture theatre. Even though we can’t meet up in person, teachers and students can see each other by using remote meeting tools such as Zoom or Skype for Business. However, the dynamic of real-time online learning and teaching is very different from face-to-face classroom interactions, so it is essential to keep the online session productive, interactive, smooth and enjoyable. 

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Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Teaching

In the last post, we talked about online teaching and learning. When you decide to move your course online, there are many decisions to make. One of those decisions is to choose between asynchronous and synchronous teaching. What is the right combination of each mode of teaching? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches?

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Building an Online Learning  Experience – Resources

The Western University Learning Team and the Centre for Teaching and Learning developed a very sophisticated rubric to help you evaluate the qualities of a particular tool in pedagogical, technical, and social aspects of teaching and learning through effective use of technology.

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Online Learning and Teaching

We are pleased to inform you that IT Services (ITS) has subscribed a campus license for academic staff and students to use the Zoom video conferencing service for facilitating their work and studies.  The Zoom service should be a useful tool for supporting video conferencing between teachers and their students as it would be needed for online teaching and learning.

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e-Learning Workshop – Learning Beyond the Classroom with Skype for Business

Learning should not be confined to the classroom. Technology can enable students to learn everywhere and anytime. This is particularly useful in uncertain circumstances (e.g. unstable weather conditions, transportation delays) when students and teachers may not be able to gather together physically. HKU Skype for business is one of the solutions for you to extend your teaching beyond the classroom.

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Welcome to the start of the 2019-20 academic year!

Welcome to the start of the 2019-20 academic year!

Our e-Learning Team is committed to the implementation of the Faculty’s e-Learning Strategy and aims to support the use of educational technologies to enhance your students’ learning experiences.

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