FHM TDG Project Seminar: Frameworks for Planning Innovations in Online Teaching

FHM TDG Project Seminar: Frameworks for Planning Innovations in Online Teaching

Frameworks for IT integration provide a shared reference when co-planning courses, curricula or projects that aim to innovate. They can be useful for sharing and comparing best practices, as well as providing a baseline for measuring progress, both formally and informally. 

In this FHM TDG project seminar, Dr Wang Lixun and Dr Timothy Taylor introduce the most popular frameworks for planning innovation, such as TPACK, SAMR, TIM, SQD and PICRAT, with practical examples of how they can be used for planning, teaching and research. Some recommendations are made to assist adopting the most suitable framework according to the specific objectives of the context.

(length: 01:16:04)

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Outline of FHM TDG Project Seminar: Frameworks for Planning Innovations in Online Teaching

Presenter: Dr Timothy Taylor
00:00 – 02:02 introduction
02:02 – 14:24 innovation in education
14:24 – 16:21 instances of innovations at EdUHK
16:21 – 18:17 introduction to IT integration frameworks
IT Integration Frameworks 18:17 – 22:11 TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge)
22:11 – 27:37 SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition)
27:37 – 33:52 TIM (Technology Integration Matrix)
33:52 – 35:48 SQD (Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence)
Presenter: Dr Wang Lixun
35:48 – 39:19 challenges facing IT integration frameworks
IT Integration Frameworks 39:19 – 43:16 PICRAT (Passive, Interactive, Creative, Replacement, Amplification, Transformation)
43:16 – 49:57 practices of using PICRAT
49:57 – 50:46 benefits of using PICRAT
50:49 – 53:49 conclusion
Questions and Comments
Comments 53:49 – 55:00 feedback from teachers
Questions 55:00 – 58:41 Given these models, how to learn about students’ perspectives?
PICRAT is a clear model, but is it closely related to subject content?
58:41 – 01:06:50 How can teachers evaluate Transformation teaching?
How to know students are learning as planned?
01:06:50 – 01:14:00 How to engage students and interact with them online?
01:14:00 – 01:15:24 Will the project share practices of using these models?
01:15:24 – 01:16:04 closing
EdUHK Sharing Session of eTeachers Online as A Community of Practice

EdUHK Sharing Session of eTeachers Online as A Community of Practice

In this sharing session, our website was introduced as the outcome of a three-year project to provide English teachers with a community of practice on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching.

How did the project emerge? What is the mission of the project? How did the website develop? What is Entry Level Training Course? What is the future of this community? If you are interested in any of these questions, you can find yourself answers in the following video.

(length: 52:55)

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Outline of sharing session: The organic growth of a digital community

00:00 – 00:22 introduction of this presentation
00:22 – 01:07 the objective of this community
01:07 – 02:24 overview of this presentation:
1. Prehistory of BEd(EL) and PDP courses
2. Project phase 1: community of practice in local schools
3. Project phase 2: connection of experiences and e-community
4. Project phase 3: release of training courses
5. The platform
02:24 – 07:42 information of BEd(EL) and PDP courses offered by Department of English Language Education:
1. Integrating Instructional Technology in ESL (BEd(EL))
2. 1-week Effective Use of e-Resources in the English Classroom (PDP)
3. 5-week Effective Use of e-Resources in the English Classroom (PDP)
07:42 – 16:24 video sharing from local teachers who have taken the PDP course
16:24 – 24:24 experiences sharing from partner schools during project phase 1:
1. Tsung Tsin Primary School and Kindergarten
(focus: process-writing with G-Suite apps)
2. Ma On Shan Ling Liang Primary School
(focus: flipped class teaching with custom-made video)
24:24 – 29:12 experiences sharing from partner schools during project phase 2:
1. Hong Kong Baptist Convention Primary School
(focus: reading with e-books, made with PowerPoint, Adobe Spark and Book Creator)
2. Buddhist Chan Wing Kan Memorial School
(focus: listening skills with Edpuzzle)
3. Kau Yan College
(focus: reading and integrated skills activities with Seesaw)
29:12 – 31:04 insights into working with partner schools
31:04 – 34:35 introduction of annual e-resources roundtable events
1. “Unleashing e-Resources in English Language Learning” on 9 June 2018 Read More
2. “Unleashing e-Resources in English Language Learning” on 8 June 2019 Read More
3. “Navigating the New Normal“ on 6 June 2020 Read More
34:35 – 35:50 highlights from hosting annual e-resources roundtable events
35:50 – 50:40 introduction of the platform
1. Home Page Visit Page
2. eResources Page Visit Page
3. eLearning Page Visit Page
4. eTeachers Page Visit Page
5. Blog Page Visit Page
6. eTraining
(project phase 3)
Visit Page
7. Feedback
50.03 – 52:55 conclusion of this presentation
1. Future direction of
2. Lessons learned from growing an organic digital community
3. Appreciation

Questions or comments on this sharing session

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Navigating the New Normal – 3rd ELE Roundtable Plenary Session

Navigating the New Normal – 3rd ELE Roundtable Plenary Session

“Navigating the New Normal” may become the international motto of the year 2020. Like everyone else, teachers have been forced to cope with the unexpected challenges and demands presented by the pandemic. For teachers, the challenge has included accelerating the adoption of online teaching and learning to integrate a variety of blended teaching and learning strategies. In schools everywhere, teachers did more than cope, they excelled in offering students awesome learning opportunities. values teacher experience sharing. We know that teachers’ experience combines good principles, valuable experience and practical know-how. That’s why this year’s ELE eResources Roundtable theme is ‘Navigating the New Normal’ and is all about sharing how eTeachers have tackled current issues in online teaching and distance learning.

This year’s roundtable event was conducted in two sessions via Zoom webinar on Saturday, 6th June 2020. If you missed it, you can still catch the entire webinar here on The first session was the plenary session, where Mr Sterling Wu highlighted the characteristics of eResources that make them durable and effective. Follow up, Dr Tim Taylor introduced the newest features and resources offered on, including a new “Entry Level” self-guided, online eResources training course.

The second session of the morning was comprised of six teacher sharing sessions in parallel breakout presentations. A brief introduction of their presentation (also available on their separate posts) made it easier for participants to choose which talk to attend. All of the breakout session are linked at the bottom of this post. Our featured eTeachers for the Webinar Rountable were: Dr. Benjamin Luke Moorhouse (University of Hong Kong), Ms. Crystal Ng (TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College), Ms. Fiona Yung (HKUGA Primary School), Mr. Jason Calvert (C.C.C. Kei Tsun Primary School), Ms. Janet Law (Sacred Heart Canossian School) and Mr. Keric Lee (S.K.H. Yuen Chen Maun Chen Jubilee Primary School). In their breakout sessions, each teacher shared their own experience and ideas of how to effectively enhance English teaching with a variety of eResources, such as Edpuzzle, Padlet, Google Drive, Class Dojo, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Seesaw and more.

The entire Webinar, including the plenary session and all the breakout sharing sessions, are preserved here for your benefit. Enjoy!

“Navigating the New Normal” Plenary Session:

View our presentation slides here:

(length: 55:07)

Outline of Plenary Session “Navigating the New Normal”

Opening 00:00 – 01:54 eTeachers.Online introduction video
01:54 – 04:46 introduction to 3rd ELE Roundtable
Navigating the New Normal 04:46 – 09:55 Sterling’s presentation on ‘Navigating the New Normal
eTeachers.Online 09:55 – 30:17 Tim’s introduction to
Q&A Session 30:17 – 31:43 how to find webinar recordings and PowerPoint slides
31:43 – 33:03 how to get a digital certificate for participating in the webinar
33:03 – 34:31 when will higher level training course be released for teachers
34:31 – 40:04 how to facilitate guided reading for primary students with social distancing
40:20 – 52:05 how to motivate lower achievers to participate in a virtual classroom
Closing 53:27 – 54:56 group photo


“Navigating the New Normal” Breakout Sessions: