Teaching with Technology - Pedagogical Support in the Form of Micro-Module Resources
Paul Lam, Judy Lo, Daisy Lau, Carmen Lau, Man Tsang and Hazel Li
Integrating technology into teaching is challenging in various ways. For example, teachers may not see the linkage between the new technology and their teaching needs. Some teachers may have difficulties in locating the right technology to achieve their desired learning outcomes. Even when the teachers find the right tool, they still need to invest considerable time and efforts to put it into practice.
In view of this, CLEAR and ITSC produced different types of self-accessible video resources to help teachers meet the challenges. First, we created a series of animations to provide quick and relevant technological and pedagogical advice. Through these short but meaty videos, teachers will learn how to effectively combine technologies with instructional strategies such as inquiry-based learning and location-based learning. We also collected real examples of innovative teaching from local and foreign faculties for teachers to spark ideas of their own teaching. Moreover, practical guides on campus-wide eLearning tools such as uReply have been updated with addition of demonstration videos. These resources are now available on the eLearning@CUHK website (www.elearning.cuhk.edu.hk) for the purpose of teacher professional development and self-learning.