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New Ideas for your MOOCs and SPOCs

25 January 2018
12:30 - 14:00

Title: New Ideas for your MOOCs and SPOCs

Date: 25 January 2018

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 

Venue: TU411

Facilitators: Ian Brown and Darren Harbutt (EDC)



‘Serious Play’: How Games and Simulations Enhance Academic Learning

26 January 2018
12:30 - 14:00

Venue: QR504

Presenter: Dr Bronwyn Stuckey, Center for Games and Impact, Arizona State University

Coordinator: Leona Li (EDC)



Augmented reality for encouraging out-of-class learning

26 January 2018
16:00 - 17:00

The next LASIG webinar Hayo Reinders will talk about “Augmented reality for encouraging out-of-class learning” on January 26th, at 0800 GMT.

You can join the webinar here.

Scrolling down the IATEFL website you will find the link to the webinar room and a link to a world clock, to check your local time: https://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

The webinar is free and open to IATEFL members and non members. 

Attached you will find some instructions on how to attend a webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact: giovanna.tassinari@fu-berlin.de.


Augmented Reality (AR) is an increasingly common technology that is starting to be explored for its educational potential. It involves overlaying digital information onto the physical world (for example by using the camera of a mobile phone) and as such provides opportunities for learning outside of the classroom. Because both teachers and students can add information, it has the potential to provide learners with an active role in the learning process. Despite increasing use in science education, the training of medical practitioners and the use of simulations for a range of skills, the application of AR in language education has been limited. In this practical talk, I will briefly review recent developments in this area and look at some of the potential benefits of AR for preparing learners for, and supporting them in their learning beyond the classroom. I will give a few examples of activities that can easily be adopted by teachers without specialised technical skills or experience in this area. l will also consider some issues relating to privacy, security and implementation.


Dr Hayo Reinders (www.innovationinteaching.org) is Professor of Education at Unitec in New Zealand and TESOL Professor and Director of the doctoral programme at Anaheim University in the USA. Hayo has published over 20 books and 100 articles in the areas of autonomy, technology, teacher education and out-of-class learning. He edits a book series for Palgrave Macmillan and is editor of the journal Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching.  He maintains the autonomy bibliography (www.autonomybibliography.org) with over 2,000 references. 

Vocabulary - What Our Students Need For Success

30 January 2018
12:30 - 14:00

Active Learning Techniques, Reading Videos, and More

08 February 2018
12:30 - 13:30

The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Symposium

30 May 2018
09:00 - 17:00

The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Symposium will be held on 30 May 2018 with post-symposium events on 31 May and 1 June 2018. It addresses the theme of “Higher education best practices – English teaching and learning in Hong Kong”. This major annual event, organised by the Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub), aims to provide a dynamic platform for University Language Centre English teachers to share best practices and research findings with a view to encouraging more informed and effective teaching, leading to concomitant improvements in learning.

More details


Deadline for submission - 19 January 2019

Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics: English Language Teaching in the Changing Glocalised World: Research and Praxis

27 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
00:00 - 00:00

Welcome from HAAL (Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics)

HAAL is a professional, non-political organisation of applied linguists working together to promote applied linguistics in Hong Kong. We are actively seeking new members to help us promote applied linguistics and cultivate a culture of sharing and collaboration within the field in Hong Kong. 

If you are a professor of English, involved in English language teacher education, a language instructor, or an English language teacher in a primary or secondary school, you will find HAAL to be a worthwhile organisation to be a part of.  

This academic year is an exciting year for HAAL as we have partnered with Asia TEFL and MAAL (Macau Association for Applied Linguistics) to organise a conference at the University of Macau. The title of the conference is "English Language Teaching in the Changing Glocalised World: Research and Praxis". This collaboration highlights the growing interconnectedness between Asia countries and the role we can play in the field. As a HAAL member, you will receive a discount off the conference fee. Please visit http://asiatefl2018.medmeeting.org/en and see poster here

As well as the above benefit, membership of HAAL entitles you to:

• Attendance of at least seven seminars every year; 

• Participation in a biennial conference;

• Eligible to apply for grants for overseas conference presentations (for student members);

• Eligible to apply for prestigious awards, including the ‘Fawzia Braine Memorial Award for the Best Journal Article Published by a Novice Scholar’

• Affiliation with MELTA International Association; and

• Participation in an annual social event. See poster here!

The annual membership fee is HK$100. For full-time students, only $50. 

Please direct HAAL inquiries to: Mable.Chan@polyu.edu.hk (Mable Chan) or visit our website: http://www.haal.hk. To join HAAL or renew your membership, you can complete the online form at this link.  

Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics

2018 Asia TEFL/MAAL/HAAL Conference

27 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
00:00 - 00:00

The conference committee for the 2018 Asia TEFL/MAAL/HAAL conference invites you to submit a presentation proposal. Details of the conference are as follows:

• Dates: 27th-29th June, 2018

• Venue: University of Macau, Macau SAR, China

• Theme: English language teaching in the changing globalised world: Research and praxis

Proposals are due on January 31, 2018.

For more information about the conference and to submit a proposal please refer to the conference website: http://www.asiatefl2018.org 


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