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Building Interaction: Best Practices for your MOOCs + SPOCs

26 February 2019
12:30 - 14:00

Facilitators: Dave Gatrell (EDC) and Jessica Xia (ELC)

Coordinator: Darren Harbutt (EDC)



Innovation and challenges: Learning -oriented assessment practices - a colloquium

02 March 2019
10:00 - 12:30




Good Practices in Designing and Teaching English For Specific Academic Purposes Courses: Issues and Strategies

19 March 2019
12:30 - 14:00

English for specific purposes is centred on the needs of learners within their disciplines (Woodrow, 2017) and the past few years have seen a range of approaches and specialisms to course design and teaching under the banner of ESP. ESP practice holds many challenges including the need to stay relevant to the disciplines, the professions and the changing roles that students will play in their careers. This raises the question of what we should focus on in ESP teaching.

Building on the success of the EAP Tour in the late 2018, the HKCPD Hub is running a series of sessions on English for Specific Purposes. The ESAP Tour will provide a platform for colleagues from different university language centres to strengthen their expertise in ESP by sharing and reflecting on good practices.

Plan and format

During the sessions, participating teachers will learn how other centres design and teach their discipline-specific English courses, the issues they encounter, and effective strategies they have implemented. Each centre will share insights into one or two discipline courses they offer and there will be allotted time for Q&A and discussion.

Your benefits
As well as enhancing awareness of how ESAP is approached in other centres, these practical sessions will initiate conversation and sharing in order to sharpen ESAP practice across the spectrum of discipline-specific English courses offered in the university language centres.

All welcome 
Teachers from the Language Centres of the 8 UGC-funded universities are all welcome.

Venue: Room A302

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2019 edX Global Forum

11 November 2019 - 13 November 2019
09:00 - 17:00

The edX Global Forum brings together the edX partner network of senior leaders and digital learning innovators from the world's best universities and organizations. This annual summit provides an opportunity for edX partners to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and design the future of education together. Attendees can expect provocative plenaries, engaging parallel sessions, small group meetings and discussions, dynamic networking opportunities, and exciting evening events.

The 2019 Global Forum will be hosted by edX contributing charter member The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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