Book Launch Seminar: Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education edited by Susan Bridges, Lap Ki Chan, and Cindy Hmelo-Silver

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Speakers: Dr. Susan Bridges and Dr Lap Ki Chan

Respondent: Prof. Ricky Kwok

Date: 8 December 2015 (Tuesday)

Time: 12:30-1:45 pm

Venue: Room 101 Runme Shaw Building  [Sandwiches will be served with tea and coffee]

Chair: Prof. Amy B M Tsui



About the book

This research-based volume explores the growing importance of new technologies and situated learning in the vanguard of medical and health sciences education, backed by real-world clinical applications. Its dual emphasis on problem-based learning (PBL) and applied learning is reflected in the range of author perspectives, from understanding how technologies engage learners to implications for program design. Innovations covered range from wider and more targeted use of mobile devices and electronic medical records to video cases and virtual patients, in clinical contexts from family practice to specialized surgery.

About the speakers

Dr. Susan Bridges is an Associate Professor with the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and Assistant Dean (Curriculum Innovation) with the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. Her work focuses on curriculum and staff development, including e-learning initiatives, to enhance student learning outcomes and resulted in a 2012 HKU Outstanding Teaching Award (Team) for work on blended learning in dentistry. Her research interests are interactional and ethnographic, exploring the ‘how’ of effective pedagogy. She has published on PBL in “Medical Education” and the 2014 “Cambridge Handbook of Learning Sciences, 2nd Edition” with current nationally funded research examining PBL and educational technologies.

Dr. Lap Ki Chan is an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. He has a background in orthopaedics and physical anthropology and teaches gross anatomy to medical students. His research interests include innovative pedagogies in anatomy education, problem-based learning, and faculty development.

About the respondent

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Professor Ricky Kwok is Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at HKU, assisting the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) in various endeavors related to e-learning (e.g., MOOCs). He leads the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI) team which consists of e-learning technologists, researchers in learning analytics, specialists in systems development, and multimedia talents.


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