Technology Assisted Teaching and Learning Symposium

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Active Learning Using Echo360 and Character Building through
Augmented Reality Trails

Date: 21 August, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: WLB 104, 1/F, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
Keynote 1 (09:15 – 10:00, WLB104)
Title: Grassroots and Fertiliser: An organic approach to University- wide Technology Enhanced Learning

Professor Heidi BLAIR
Deputy Director, Centre for Learning Futures, Griffith University

Professor Heidi Blair is the Deputy Director (Innovative Design and Development) of Learning Futures at Griffith University in Australia. She is passionate about leveraging existing tools and designing new ones to transform the experiences of learners and educators. In her role, she leads projects that support academics in the design, development and implementation of student-centered learning experiences as well as University-wide implementations of third-party tools and platforms. Prior to moving to Australia, Heidi served as the Director of Educational Technology at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. Heidi has a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, Masters in Learning and Teaching Technology and a PhD in Educational Technology.

Keynote 2 (10:00 – 10:45, WLB104 )
Title: Smart Learning, Smart Universities, Smart Cities: Where Will Mixed Reality Lead Us?

Professor Mark PEGRUM
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia

Professor Mark Pegrum is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia, where he teaches in the areas of e-learning and mobile learning. His current research focuses on digital literacies, and the learning of language and literacy through mobile technologies. His books include “Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education and the Internet”, co-edited with Joe Lockard, and published by Peter Lang in 2007; “From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education”, published by UWA Publishing in 2009; “Digital Literacies”, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly, and published by Pearson in 2013; and “Mobile Learning”, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. He is now working on a new book on mobile language learning. He currently teaches in Perth, Hong Kong and Singapore and has given presentations and run seminars on e-learning in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and Europe, and North and South America. For more information, please see

Hands-on Workshop (14:30 – 16:30, AAB707)
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Title: Active Learning by Using Echo360

The University deploys Echo360 as a centrally support lecture capturing software from January 2018. This workshop will introduce the use of this tool and its related pedagogical features.

As an Active Learning Platform, Echo360 promotes student engagement in classrooms and online courses. Other platform features including but not limited to classroom video captures, engagement and analytics tools etc, help turn classrooms and events into collaborative communities of learning, such as real time polling and quizzing. The polling results can also be shared at a click away to foster conversations and reinforce teaching concepts. You will discover more distinctive features of Echo360 and learn how to improve your course delivery and/or identify students’ learning needs more effectively in the workshop.