PALMS Virtual Symposium 2021 - Navigating the Rapidly Evolving Higher Education Landscape with Technology Enhanced Active Learning Pedagogies

  • Fridolin Sze Thou Ting (Chair)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the global education scenario and created significant challenges for the global higher education landscape with direct impacts on higher education institutions by disrupting all aspects of the global education system to an unprecedented degree. This, in effect, has led to a need for adaptability, versatility and creativity on the part of educators including a complete rethinking and reconfiguration of the traditional classroom-oriented instructional approach to the implementation of various technology-enhanced active learning solutions, in an effort to continue the education process.

The apt and timely theme of this year's online virtual symposium – Navigating the Rapidly Evolving Higher Education Landscape with Technology Enhanced Active Learning Pedagogies – reflects the way innovations in teaching and technology have provided significant opportunities for teachers, instructors and educators to explore emerging trends in technology-enhanced learning and innovative solutions to future pedagogical challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. Academics, experts and advocates of active learning pedagogies from a wide range of interests and disciplines at PolyU and other institutions, will explore various approaches to technology enhanced active learning in the higher education context and share insights from their experiences.

This online virtual event is a day of keynote presentations, panel discussions and parallel sessions relating to various topics around the areas of technology enhanced active learning pedagogies in the higher education context. The highlight of the symposium will be three keynotes addresses by Professor Christopher Dede, Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Professor Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, Centre for Global Higher Education Institute of Education, University College London and Dr Derek Bruff, Director, Center for Teaching, Principal Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, Vanderbilt University. We invite all members of the university community to attend this online virtual symposium as we aim to explore different approaches to active learning in order to stimulate cross-­disciplinary discussion and collaboration.
Period13 Jan 2021
Event typeForum/Symposium
Degree of RecognitionInternational