November 9, 2016 (Wed)
12:00 – 1:15 pm
BOC Centennial Building (E3) Room 1032 (Interactive Learning Space 1)
Refreshments at 1:15pm
Speaker: Prof. Nigel Huckstep, HKUST
In autumn 2015, the Center for Language Education and the Division of Humanities at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology introduced a large-scale (2400 students a year) programme of writing workshops in a blended learning environment. The writing workshops are part of a compulsory course in the Humanities taken by first year students as part of the Common Core curriculum.
The presentation will show how we are using technology to improve students’ experience of learning how to write in the context of their university education and will give an account of why a blended learning approach was chosen.
Nigel Huckstep teaches in the Center for Language Education at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he is Associate Director (Education). He is currently involved in a number of Technology Enhanced Language Learning initiatives. Nigel teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses