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Can AR help students learn better? Current and future outlook on AR in education

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A pressing need for innovation in pedagogy has led educators to explore the use of emerging technologies in the classroom. One such technology is augmented reality (AR) – a powerful tool that is emerging into the spotlight due to its immersive possibilities and functional versatility. In this workshop, we will share our latest efforts to harness AR to enhance engineering education at HKUST. First, we will describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of our in-house AR application “AR Tunnel”, which is now used by around 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students every year to help prepare them for a wind tunnel laboratory project undertaken in courses on aerodynamics. We will then showcase the power of combining AR and gamification by introducing our ongoing project “Aerodynamics GO” and discussing the synergy that can be achieved by gamifying AR. Lastly, we will share our vision of what educational AR experiences might look like in the future, one in which new hardware capabilities will unlock unprecedented immersivity. This workshop aims to provide educators with insights into the current and future trends of AR, empowering them to reimagine education in their own contexts.

Empowering Academic Success: Strategies and Evaluation for Enhanced Teaching and Learning

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This workshop series is designed to offer a deep dive into the multifaceted aspects of student achievement and teaching effectiveness within the university setting. Through a blend of research-based insights and actionable strategies, this series will explore the numerous factors influencing student performance, from cognitive and non-cognitive variables to the environment they learn in. Participants will engage with the latest findings on learning prerequisites, and how to nurture these elements to foster academic excellence.

New Faculty Orientation: Teaching and Learning at HKUST | Fall 2023

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The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an essential program designed to introduce new faculty and teaching staff to the teaching and learning environment at the University. With a focus on providing a comprehensive overview, the orientation includes a half day program covers key aspects of teaching and learning, consist of the undergraduate curriculum, the common core program, and our student demographics. In addition, the orientation also provide effective ways of soliciting feedback for your teaching.