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CTLE Half-day Professional Development Event:

AI-enhanced Teaching and Learning

Event venue has been updated to Lecture Hall E4-G062.

*Lunch refreshments will be provided to registered participants.


In the era of AI-driven transformations, our education system must adapt accordingly. Through sharing of research findings and practices, this half-day event seeks to explore implications of AI in education and how AI can be effectively integrated into classrooms and online learning platforms. We invite teachers and students in shaping the future of education to participate in this insightful discourse.


10:00 – 10:05  Opening remarks by VRAA Prof. Michael Hui

10:05 – 11:35  Presentation by Professor Cecilia Chan (via Zoom)

Being Future Ready: A Deep Dive into AI Literacy and Policy in Education

This seminar will:

  • present research evidence from the speaker’s work, illuminating the necessity of AI literacy for future-ready learning and teaching.
  • address the implications of AI in education, with particular attention to its ethical, privacy, and equity challenges. It will also shed light on how sound policies can mitigate these issues while maximizing AI’s educational benefits.
  • stimulate dialogue on the integration of AI in education and offers strategies for managing this transition effectively.

11:35 – 11:40 Group photo

11:40 – 12:20 Faculty Panel with Prof. Derek Wong (FST), Prof. Frank Gong (FED), Mr. Kerrin Burnell (FAH-ELC), moderated by CTLE Staff

12:20 – 12:50 Technology Session: AI tools for teaching and assessment

Bio of speaker:

Prof. Cecilia Chan is a Professor in the Faculty of Education and Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She has a dual-discipline background with expertise in both engineering and education. She plays a key role in enhancing engineering and science education, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. Her combined expertise in these fields have enabled her to lead and conduct research on topics such as assessment and feedback, experiential learning, technology-enhanced learning particularly artificial intelligence in education, and the development and assessment of 21st century skills (holistic competencies) from East to West.

Prof. Chan has been invited as a keynote speaker and panel speaker at many international conferences, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She holds a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, and a postgraduate diploma and MA in Higher Education. She also holds a Fellowship from King’s College London and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prof. Chan is involved in over 40 research projects. She received the HKU Young Outstanding Researcher Award in 2014-15 and the Faculty Knowledge Exchange award. She is the President of the Asian Society for Engineering Education and associate editor for both the Journal of Engineering Education and Studies in Educational Evaluation.

Prof. Chan has developed student-centred frameworks, instruments, and practical approaches to promote competencies development, and is a pioneer in the investigation of competencies assessment literacy. Her work is being employed around the world and also being adopted by software companies. She has received industry donations and UGC matching funds to support her work in this area as she continues to work closely with organisations worldwide to promote holistic competencies development.

More information can be found in the Teaching and Learning Enhancement and Research Group (TLERG) website: http://tlerg.talic.hku.hk/

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