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Gadgets and tools


Mentimeter is a clicker-like polling tool. It’s web-based so users don’t need to set up anything or get an app for it. HKU portal-login is not required, meaning that feedback is collected anonymously. Please let us know if you encounter subscription issues:

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Perusall is a free, web-based tool that allows instructors to to create collaborative reading activities for their students based on their text book or any other PDF or EPUB document.

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Artificial intelligence

In this training, we would like to discuss the potential and affordances of AI in education with some examples of AI tools for classroom engagement and assessment. Through the training, you can reflect on better practices and design considerations in AI-facilitated teaching and learning.

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HKU EdTech Extra

HKU EdTech Extra contains a variety of tips on different teaching and learning topics. Have a look – you might want to incorporate some of them in your course.

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Use Kahoot to create a game-based quiz! You can add videos, images and diagrams to your questions. This article in the New York Times talks about how it engages students in learning:

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Video Production and Animation

This training will give a brief introduction to the potential and affordances of videos in teaching and assessments. We will introduce examples of how videos have been used in HKU courses for teaching and assessments, multimedia production support resources in HKU, and
tips on DIY production of videos and animations.

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Mobile Application

This training will give a brief introduction of the potential and affordances of mobile technologies in education with some examples of mobile learning with apps for classroom engagement and assessment. Through the training, you can reflect on better practices and design considerations in mobile learning.

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Blended/ flipped/ hybrid courses

Interactive Online Learning

This short course is an HKU production. It leads you through design considerations and implementation skills for e-learning. The course team walks you through the building blocks for creating your own video, and explores how to blend them into your on-campus teaching. In the last part of the course, you will experience the power of educational data and the utilities of learning analytics for improving learning experience. The course is open to faculty members from universities and K-12 schools.

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Flipped Classroom @ HKU

In this website, HKU researchers and practitioners will share with you the rational, pedagogical strategies, challenges and solutions in adopting the flipped class approach. Together with award-winning teachers, innovative educators, and students who have experienced flipped classrooms, you can explore the paths towards effective teaching and learning.

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e-learning @ HKU

This training is designed for teaching staff, regardless of previous teaching experience, who are new to teaching at HKU. You can have a better understanding of issues relating to e-learning at HKU.

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Information Literacy

TALIC has teamed up with The Libraries to bring our students some tips and resources on improving your writing on these aspects:
– Avoiding plagiarism
– Doing citations properly with time-saving tools
– Checking for originality with Turnitin

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Teaching Innovation Production Studio

Teaching Innovation Production Studio (TIPS) offers invaluable opportunities to produce high quality multimedia content in addition to assistance by TALIC. The Main Studio, which is equipped with green screen wall, ARRI lights and professional acoustic treatment set-up, is the best suit for filming high quality video content, the two DIY Workstations provide necessary equipment to create educational content independently.

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Video Production Training

The course helps acquire knowledge and skills required to design and produce basic yet high quality video content. Specifically, it thoroughly guides learners through the pre-production (storyboarding), production (filming) and post-production (editing) stages. Also, the course provides recommendations and best practices in terms of necessary hardware and software tools and their efficient use for educational purposes.

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