On 8th July 2022, our 5th Annual e-Resources Roundtable/Poster Conference brought together 18 primary, secondary and university teachers to share the lessons learned from online and blended teaching over the last two years. These lessons included innovative uses of technology to support students with motivation, comprehension, participation and increased opportunity for authentic and creative expression. Together with nearly 300 teachers from Hong Kong, Indonesia, India and the Philippines, we also looked ahead to consider how teaching and learning would continue to be shaped by new technologies and teaching strategies that emerged during the pandemic.
The Roundtable opened with a warm welcome by Prof John Erni, Dean of Faculty of Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong, followed by a brief introduction about the HUMBOL and eTEACHERS projects by Dr Wang Lixun and Dr Tim Taylor. Afterwards, Prof Lim Cher Ping gave a keynote address on how technology could be used to improve the inclusiveness and enhance the quality of teaching in the classroom. His sharing soon sparked off an active Roundtable discussion in which all participants were invited to ask questions or share experience with Roundtable discussants.
After the Plenary Session, participants were also invited to join the 1st and 2nd Parallel Sessions, where presenters would share online teaching innovation exemplars and experience from a wide range of teaching contexts. If you are interested in any of their talks or topics, be sure to check out our posts here: https://eteachers.online/eteachers/.
View our presentation slides here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1026GyXSnauPZmS7b9RSNm7HXTwU71xJI/view?usp=sharing.
Outline of the Plenary Session: Online and Blended Teaching and Learning: Lessons Learned – Looking Ahead
Presenters: Prof John Erni & Dr Tim Taylor & Dr Wang Lixun
|Introduction to the Roundtable and the projects||00:00 – 01:24||Introduction and rundown of the Roundtable|
|01:25 – 06:59||Welcome by Prof John Erni|
|07:00 – 10:17||The eTEACHERS project by Dr Tim Taylor|
|10:18 – 12:39||Housekeeping details|
|12:40 – 13:33||The HUMBOL project by Dr Wang Lixun|
Keynote Speaker: Prof Lim Cher Ping
|Introduction to keynote address||13:34 – 14:44||Introduction to Prof Lim Cher Ping|
|14:45 – 16:15||Introduction to keynote address|
|Reflecting on blended learning||16:16 – 20:14||Blended learning: what, why and how?|
|20:15 – 27:23||School closure and its impacts|
|Improving inclusiveness and enhancing quality||27:24 – 29:24||Triangle of equity, quality and efficiency|
|29:25 – 36:26||Example of online and blended learning 1|
|36:27 – 38:27||Example of online and blended learning 2|
|38:28 – 42:57||Example of online and blended learning 3:
ELLN Digital Philippines Model
|42:58 – 44:36||Example of online and blended learning 4|
|44:37 – 45:32||Example of online and blended learning 5|
|Rethinking online and blended learning||45:33 – 47:29||Reimagining the future|
|47:30 – 48:23||Education outcomes|
|48:24 – 49:35||Learners, curriculum and assessment|
|49:36 – 50:05||Closing and thanks|
|Q&A||50:06 – 56:19||How to use technology to help primary and secondary teachers in Hong Kong?|
|56:20 – 01:00:16||Introduction to Roundtable discussants|
|01:00:17 – 01:05:10||What lessons have we learned regarding how to select the most appropriate e-tools for our teaching? /
Will blended learning or self-directed learning become the main current of learning in the 21st century? If that’s the case, how can we teachers prepare our students?
|01:05:11 – 01:10:05||What consensus should be built around a small number of “core apps” before trying out different apps according to different learning needs?|
|01:10:06 – 01:16:00||What is the best way to engage students actively when conducting online teaching? /
What can educators do to interest or motivate students to spend more time using e-resources for learning?
|01:16:01 – 01:22:18||What advice do you have for teachers if students are reluctant to use their cameras during online lessons? /
Should we require use of cameras or is there any alternative?
|01:22:19 – 01:28:14||What is the future of e-learning? /
How do we prepare teachers and students for the future of learning not only tomorrow but in 10 or 20 years?
|01:28:15 – 01:29:05||Thanks and remarks|
In light of the capricious pandemic situation, teachers around the world had to switch back and forth between online teaching and face-to-face classroom teaching. In the 21st century, it feels like good teachers have to be ready for anything, anytime. The purpose of our 4th ELE roundtable event was to share how English teachers can cope with constant change and use e-resources to manage the challenges of online teaching, blended teaching, flipped teaching, changing curriculum and social demands, as well as student motivation, learner differences and other challenges familiar to teachers.
This year’s Roundtable was held on Saturday, 10 July and, like last year’s, was conducted as a webinar. Our featured speakers and participants joined two sessions via Zoom. The first session was the plenary session that introduced the event, presented the rundown and shared news about eTEACHERS.online. Speakers briefly introduced their breakout sessions so that participants could hear the range of topics and choose one breakout session to attend.
The second session of the webinar featured seven teacher sharing sessions conducted in parallel. In these breakout presentations, our eTeachers shared their own experience and knowledge of how to cope with a number of constant changes and challenges of English teaching and learning by employing a variety of strategies and specific e-resources, including Edpuzzle, Padlet, Nearpod, Quizlet, Quizizz, Kapwing, Wakelet, Mentimeter, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Microsoft services and more.
Apart from our ELE team from The Education University of Hong Kong, Dr Tim Taylor, Dr Ju Lee and Ms Jessica Lee, our speakers also included: Ms Crystal Ng (TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College), Ms Winnie Choi & Mr Angus Chan (Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Mrs. Fung Wong Fung Ting College), Ms Suzanne Suen & Mr Frank Ip (Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Kwok Yat Wai College) and Mr Timothy Lim & Mr Ashok Daswani (St Stephen’s College).
The entire roundtable webinar, including the plenary session and all the breakout sessions are presented here on eTEACHERS.online for your benefit. Feel free to explore and enjoy!
“Coping with Constant Change” Plenary Session:
View our presentation slides here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ndz1XH1D7Ua7Y1qHIIYZPo4jKx0xWH2Y/view?usp=sharing
Outline of Plenary Session “Coping with Constant Change”
|Introduction||00:00 – 02:38||welcome speech|
|02:38 – 03:39||topic of this session|
|eTeachers.Online Project||03:39 – 05:07||eTeachers community|
|05:07 – 06:35||roundtable participants|
|06:35 – 09:34||mission of eTeachers.Online|
|09:34 – 11:40||background information|
|11:40 – 12:32||tour on eTeachers.Online|
|12:32 – 13:48||annual roundtable events|
|13:48 – 16:40||updates on eTeachers.Online|
|4th ELE Roundtable Event||16:40 – 17:58||how to cope with constant change|
|17:58 – 18:53||roundtable rundown|
|Micro-introduction to Breakout Sessions||18:53 – 22:50||
1st speaker: Ms Crystal Ng
Hybrid Learning for Four Language skills Practice in Senior Secondary School
|22:50 – 28:42||
2nd speakers: Ms Winnie Choi & Mr Angus Chan
Learning Discussion and Writing Skills through Flipped Learning
|28:42 – 33:34||
3rd speakers: Ms Suzanne Suen & Mr Frank Ip
Ways in Motivating & Engaging Low Achievers in Junior Secondary in Online Lessons
|33:34 – 37:06||
4th speakers: Mr Timothy Lim & Mr Ashok Daswani
Learning Together: IT-enhanced Collaboration and Creative Reading Activities
|37:06 – 40:56||5th speaker: Dr Ju Lee
Integrating Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE) into the Classroom
|40:56 – 45:05||
6th speaker: Ms Jessica Lee
Storytelling Online with Young English Learners
|45:05 – 50:26||
7th speaker: Dr Tim Taylor
CARE BOOKS: Enhancing Interactive Reading with Innovative e-Books
|Roundtable Discussion||50:26 – 53:08||more details about Tim’s breakout session on CARE book concept|
|53:08 – 58:21||more details about Winnie and Angus’s breakout session on flipped learning|
|58:21 – 01:02:01||more details about Ju’s breakout session on IDLE project|
|Conclusion||01:02:01 – 01:02:27||reminders|
“Coping with Constant Change” Breakout Sessions:
ELE’S 4th e-Resources Roundtable will focus on how English teachers can cope with constant change and use e-resources to manage the challenges of online teaching, blended teaching, changing curriculum and social demands, as well as student motivation, learner differences and other common challenges.
Register today to learn how other English teachers are using e-resources to cope with constant change.
- Focus: Coping with Constant Change: How eResources Help Us Teach Better Today & Tomorrow
- Date: 10th July 2021 (Saturday)
- Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm (Hong Kong Time)
- Mode: Webinar (via ZOOM)
1. 10:00am – 11:15am Plenary Session
In the plenary session, we will have brief, first-hand sharing from our presenters, all experienced English teaching professionals, as well as updates about resources available from eTEACHERS.online. The plenary will conclude with a “Virtual Roundtable” discussion in which all participants are welcome to ask questions or comment.
2. 11:15am – 11:30am Break
3. 11:30am – 12:30pm Breakout Session
After the plenary, you can choose to join a breakout session and communicate with presenters on the topic most interesting or relevant to you. If you are interested in more than one of the breakout sessions, they will all be available after the Webinar on the eTEACHERS.online resources platform.
|Ms Crystal Ng||TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College||Hybrid Learning for Four Language skills Practice in Senior Secondary School||click here|
|Ms Winnie Choi
Mr Angus Chan
|Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Mrs. Fung Wong Fung Ting College||Learning Discussion and Writing Skills through Flipped Learning||click here|
|Ms Suzanne Suen
Mr Frank Ip
|Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Kwok Yat Wai College||Ways in Motivating & Engaging Low Achievers in Junior Secondary in Online Lessons||click here|
|Mr Timothy Lim
Mr Ashok Daswani
|St Stephen’s College||Learning Together: IT-enhanced Collaboration and Creative Reading Activities||click here|
|Dr Ju Lee||The Education University of Hong Kong||Integrating Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE) into the Classroom||click here|
|Ms Jessica Lee||Storytelling Online with Young English Learners||click here|
|Dr Tim Taylor||CARE BOOKS: Enhancing Interactive Reading with Innovative e-Books||click here|
Sign up here to learn how others are coping with constant changes. Registered participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation.
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