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Designs for engaging content and each other in a blended learning Common Core course

Designs for engaging content and each other in a blended learning Common Core course
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How can we get students prepared and equipped with the appropriate content knowledge for face-to-face lessons in a blended-learning course? And how do we encourage more engagement among students so they can learn how to apply that knowledge? In this seminar I will discuss various design patterns for blended learning that enable both online and classroom interaction and encourage students to be prepared for lessons and the consequences if they are not. We’ll also explore how assessment tasks can be aligned to in-class lessons through various online tools and encourage students to reflect on how they construct understanding (knowledge) of content. As we discuss this, I’ll reflect on what has worked well and what hasn’t in my common core course Mediated Me: An Introduction to Digital Literacies, and how my experience may provide the audience with some practical ideas for online teaching.


Professor Sean McMinn is an Associate Professor of Language Education in the Center for Language Education at HKUST. He has designed and delivered English MOOCs on two major platforms, Coursera and edX, and teaches Information Technology in Language Teaching, which is part of a Master of Arts in International Language Education (MA-ILE) program. He was nominated for the 2016 UGC Teaching Award and the 2016 Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching. He won the 2016 SHSS Teaching Excellence Award and the Teaching Innovation Award for his work with podcasts and education at HKUST in 2007.

Date: 23 APR 2020 (THU)
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venue: Onlive via Zoom
Organized by: Center for Education Innovation (CEI)
Materials: Powerpoint Presentation Video

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