The Edtech and Learning Design pillar is an innovative e-learning unit that supports HKU faculties, departments, teachers and students, and the university community with e-learning design and Edtech solutions. Our team is associated with the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC) at the University of Hong Kong.
The Edtech and Learning Design pillar was formerly known as the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI), which was established in 2015. TELI merged with the old E-learning Pedagogical Support Unit (EPSU), until EPSU was formally disestablished as part of a rationalization exercise in 2022.
Our dynamic team includes e-learning technologists, instructional designers, and multimedia professionals who collaborate with teachers to provide strategic learning design, edtech consultancy, multimedia content production, and system development support to improve campus-wide teaching and learning experiences.
We are the partner of teachers and faculty staff, offering a variety of resources primarily around creating engaging online resources to support them in more effective teaching and to help them bridge technology gaps. These resources are high-quality, synchronous/asynchronous, blended, and adaptive learning experiences made for their on-campus courses, customized programs, professional education, and free and open global online contents.
Our team supports HKU faculties in three key areas:
I. Content Development and Learning Design
Our team provides HKU faculty, teachers and staff with a variety of resources and support to enhance, develop, and explore e-learning design for their courses and programs. To help teachers better engage students and free up class time for more interesting and dynamic classroom activities, we support teachers in implementing and improving resilient e-learning pedagogies including the flipped classroom, SPOCS and MOOCs, on-demand virtual learning resources and contents, and generative AI technology. This variety of e-learning support helps foster a positive digital learning culture that is not restricted to the physical classroom setting.
II. Learning Systems and Technology Tools
Our specialized team serves as an Edtech incubator to co-create with teachers on innovative T&L strategies, leveraging on contemporary technologies. We co-design and develop various learning systems with university stakeholders to facilitate and cultivate teaching innovations in line with the rapidly evolving learning environment of today.
III. Multimedia Production and edTech Consultancy
The Edtech and Learning Design pillar serves as a dynamic one-stop multimedia production and edTech consultancy hub and provides in-training and consultancy on new technology, edTech tools, and multimedia production for teaching and learning. The team also enacts knowledge transfer in the captioned and specialized areas to faculty staff, T&L communities and various university offices and units.
Got a question? Email us at email@example.com – we usually get back to you in 1-2 working days.
You might also want to have a look at the following table to identify whom to get in touch with.
|We’re here to help you with…||Whom to contact|
|Teaching Development Grants (TDGs) – concept development, proposal writing, research collaboration, etc.||Dr. Leon Lei (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Everything about MOOCs and SPOCs||Dr. Ellen Seto (email@example.com)
|Student-led e-learning activities and projects||Dr. Carson Hung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Professional development, faculty-based workshops and online self-help modules||Dr. Leon Lei (email@example.com)
|Flipped classroom design and implementation||Dr. Leon Lei (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Moodle-related issues||Dr. Leon Lei (email@example.com)
|e-learning technologies (including mobile learning, apps, AR, VR, 360 degrees photography, e-portfolio)||Dr. Leon Lei (firstname.lastname@example.org)