«Innovations in pedagogy using MOOCs»
Education has gone through transformative changes since the launching of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The impacts of MOOCs go beyond just the offering of courses and content. New pedagogies have been developed using MOOCs. MOOC platforms also allow vast amount of data to be collected on the study patterns of diverse groups of students from around the world. Learning analytics on MOOCs allow teachers to better understand how students learn and how the delivery of teaching and learning can be improved. In this talk, the speaker will share HKUST's experience on using MOOCs and learning analytics to enhance the learning experience of students on campus through blended and experiential learning.
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Professor Ting-Chuen Pong is a senior advisor to the executive vice-president and provost, director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation and professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is a founding faculty member of HKUST, where he had served as the associate vice-president for Academic Affairs, associate dean of Engineering and director of the Sino Software Research Institute. Before joining HKUST, he was an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests include computer vision, multimedia computing and IT in Education. He is a recipient of the Pattern Recognition Society Award in 1990 and the HKUST Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award in 2001. In 2014, he led the HKUST team in the Wharton-QS Stars Awards Competition and was selected winner of the Natural Sciences Award and runner-up of the Hybrid Learning Award.