Technology can be considered an essential tool for both students and instructors in today’s era. Whether software, apps, e-learning tools, or other technology, technology can transform the educational experience and lead to better student outcomes. Technology can also improve the dynamics between teachers and students. In this webinar, five experts from Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore and Thailand will discuss examples of creative ways that faculty can use technology to improve the quality of their teaching, whether in the classroom or online. Participants will also spend time discussing and sharing ideas in small breakout sessions.
June 1 from 6-8 pm (PDT)/ June 2 from 9-11 am (HK time)
View the recording here.
- Irma Eraña, Tecnológico de Monterrey
- June Chan, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Shen Yong Ho, Nanyang Technological University
- Nutthee Am-in, Chulalongkorn University
- Mellissa Withers, University of Southern California
- Catherine Zhou, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Topic: Overview of Technologies Used to Enhance Learning in Medical Education
Topic: Leveraging Analytics in Blended Learning
Topic: Healthy Living & Wellbeing – Pre-lecture videos with questions, Padlet, Wooclap
Janice Tay currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Pedagogical Innovation, Research & Excellence (InsPIRE) of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is the Co-Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) course on Healthy Living and Wellbeing. She received her Master of Science in clinical exercise physiology and her research focused on Type 2 Diabetes. She spent 14 years working in advancing the field of exercise rehabilitation for thousands of end-stage renal disease patients on haemodialysis. Trained as a teacher since 1992, Janice has taught in various educational institutions over the 3 decades and has developed the teaching programmes for health topics to entire cohorts of students at the university and institutes of higher learning. Janice was very fortunate to have tried out various teaching tools on large student populations and the move towards technology enhanced learning, accelerated by the Covid pandemic, was almost fortuitous. It was imperative that the pedagogical aims of large courses of over 5,000 students are facilitated by technology for greater student engagement, active student learning and yet achieve administrative ease.
Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHSis Associate Professor at the Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. She is based at the University of Southern California Institute on Inequalities in Global Health. She is director of the Online MPH Program. Dr Withers is also Director of the Global Health Program of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a non-profit network of 55 universities. She received a PhD from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with a minor in cultural anthropology. She also holds a Master’s in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in international development from UC Berkeley. Her research interests lie in community participatory research, mental health, gender-based violence, immigrant health, and global sexual and reproductive health. Dr Withers is the editor of two books: Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, and Global Health Leadership: Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific (in press).
Catherine Zhou, PhD is a Teaching Associate at the Office of the Dean of Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Prior to this she worked at the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has a PhD degree in computer science and engineering and currently focuses on research postgraduate student education. Her teaching and research interests include research integrity, emotional resilience and intelligence, and mentorship. She is in charge of the research postgraduate student professional development program within the School of Engineering. Catherine is interested in student-centered teaching and learning strategies, such as e-learning, blended learning, flipped classroom, and experiential learning.