Lingnan University launches Distinguished Scholars Seminar Series inviting world-renowned scholars to address key higher education issues
To promote academic excellence and foster intellectual exchange, Lingnan University’s School of Graduate Studies has launched the Distinguished Scholars Seminar Series between November and December 2023, featuring world-famous academics who will share their insights and expertise on various topics.
The inaugural seminar “Making an effective impact on the quality and reach of education through online learning design” was held on 2 November. Prof Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at the UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London of UK, delivered an enlightening presentation to more than 100 onsite and online participants.
Prof Laurillard emphasised the need for educators to incorporate interactive and collaborative learning experiences to enhance student engagement and improve learning outcomes. She also drew attention to the significance of feedback, reflection and collaboration in the learning process, and the importance of intentional planning and sequencing of activities to support effective learning outcomes, known as blended digital learning.
In his welcoming remarks, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University hopes Prof Laurillard’s innovative ideas about creating engaging and interactive learning experiences through digital tools and platforms will satisfy the aspirations and needs of Lingnan's faculty and students.
This seminar platform creates a conducive learning environment that enriches students’ educational experiences and facilitates their academic growth. Additionally, promoting inclusive and equitable teaching practices can strengthen commonality, solidarity, and understanding globally among teachers using these course design online platforms.
Please visit HERE to learn more about the Distinguished Scholars Seminar Series.
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