Distinguished Lecture Series: Workshop on “Teaching with Technology: Using Active Learning Instructional Strategies to Create Excitement and Enhance Project Learning”

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Date :

2017-08-17 (Thursday)

Time :

14:00 - 17:00



Venue :

Room 1107, 11/F., VTC Tower

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Generic Competencies - Staff Development

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About the Event :

Student engagement is another of those buzz phrases popular in higher education. This workshop will introduce a step-by-step approach to instructional technologies and offer help in getting started. For faculty who already familiar with basic instructional technology, this workshop will present suggestions for more advanced uses. This will be an interactive presentation where participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and ideas about how to best engage students and promote active learning.  

Facilitator(s) :

Dr Eun Jin Hwang

Dr Eun Jin Hwang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA. She received a Ph.D. and Master degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her recent research and teaching focuses on fashion merchandising, strategic management with respect to textiles and apparel, the textile and apparel industry and trade, sustainability in apparel retail industry, the connection with consumers via social networking in apparel retailers and self-construal on consumers' decision-making styles on clothing purchasing. She also has expanded her research on technology and education and was invited to speak at various conferences. Dr Hwang received the Best Paper Award at the Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference (ABSRC) 2012, Venice, Italy. Dr Hwang is also highly regarded professional reviewer with the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, International Textiles and Apparel, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, and Fashion and Textiles. Currently she is chief editor of Journal of Economic, Business and Management (JOEBM). She has reviewed seven textbooks from three different publishers and written a case study for a textbook. Dr Hwang has been the keynote speaker at several international conferences.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

Upon the completion of the workshop, participants would be able to:

  •  identify types of technology used most frequently by undergraduate students in different countries, 
  • describe similarities and differences between different groups regarding use of social media, 
  • recognize the impact different technologies has on undergraduate education and learning, 
  • identify five specific ways faculty can use social media in their courses to enhance and increase student learning and retention; and 
  • learn to incorporate active learning “high-impact practices” into everyday teaching.

Target Audience :

All VTC Staff

Enquiry :

Dr NG Yuk Kwan, Ricky
Tel: 2836-1237  
E-mail: rickyng@vtc.edu.hk

Ms CHUNG Kit Man, Gloria
Senior Education Development Officer
Tel: 2919-1557  
E-mail: gloriac@vtc.edu.hk