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Designing Engaging Learning Activities With Technology

Date: 16 Sep 2022, Friday | Time: 1445 - 1750 | Track Type: Main Conference Workshop | Format: Face-to-face | Venue: Procedural Skills Lab 2, Academia

Speakers: Asst Prof Jason Lee Wen Yau & Dr Sarada Bulchand

Please note that this workshop is in high demand and is currently oversubscribed. All new registrants will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified by 9 September should there be available spots. Kindly accept our apologies that you will not be able to attend the workshop in the event you do not hear from us

Engaging students can be challenging especially in an online environment. Very often, technology is used as a delivery tool thus making learning one-directional. A recent survey by Duke-NUS found that many SingHealth educators would like to learn how to use technology to engage their learners.

The purpose of this workshop is to work with participants to design engaging learning activities using technology. Using a constructive alignment approach, you will first identify and align learning activities to the intended learning outcomes. It is important that there is alignment so that the activities facilitate students’ achievement of learning outcomes.

The next part of the workshop will focus on identifying some of the technology tools that can support the learning activities. This includes exploring tools for collaborative activities, whiteboarding, interactive polling and so on. This will depend on your needs, but the hands-on activity will provide you with some concrete examples that you can bring back to your future teaching sessions.

The workshop will serve as a starting point on your journey in using technology to enhance learning and to encourage you to  further explore the tools on your own. Additionally, at this workshop, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your teaching practices and consider how technology can support you in creating an engaging learning environment.

You are expected to have access to your own laptop as there will be hands-on activities using technology tools.

Learning Outcome(s):

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify learning activities that align to your course learning outcome
  • Use technological tools to design engaging learning activities
  • Reflect on your current teaching practice

Target Audience:

The target audience for this workshop is anyone interested in using technology tools to engage their learners. Ideally, workshop participants should have been actively teaching and have experience in course design and writing their learning outcomes.

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