Online and Blended Teaching and Learning: Lessons Learned – Looking Ahead

On 8th July 2022, our 5th Annual e-Resources Roundtable/Poster Conference brought together 18 primary, secondary and university teachers to share the lessons learned from online and blended teaching over the last two years. These lessons included innovative uses of technology to support students with motivation, comprehension, participation and increased opportunity for authentic and creative expression. Together with nearly 300 teachers from Hong Kong, Indonesia, India and the Philippines, we also looked ahead to consider how teaching and learning would continue to be shaped by new technologies and teaching strategies that emerged during the pandemic.

The Roundtable opened with a warm welcome by Prof John Erni, Dean of Faculty of Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong, followed by a brief introduction about the HUMBOL and eTEACHERS projects by Dr Wang Lixun and Dr Tim Taylor. Afterwards, Prof Lim Cher Ping gave a keynote address on how technology could be used to improve the inclusiveness and enhance the quality of teaching in the classroom. His sharing soon sparked off an active Roundtable discussion in which all participants were invited to ask questions or share experience with Roundtable discussants.

After the Plenary Session, participants were also invited to join the 1st and 2nd Parallel Sessions, where presenters would share online teaching innovation exemplars and experience from a wide range of teaching contexts. If you are interested in any of their talks or topics, be sure to check out our posts here:

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Outline of the Plenary Session: Online and Blended Teaching and Learning: Lessons Learned – Looking Ahead

Presenters: Prof John Erni & Dr Tim Taylor & Dr Wang Lixun

Introduction to the Roundtable and the projects

00:00 – 01:24

Introduction and rundown of the Roundtable

01:25 – 06:59

Welcome by Prof John Erni

07:00 – 10:17

The eTEACHERS project by Dr Tim Taylor

10:18 – 12:39

Housekeeping details

12:40 – 13:33

The HUMBOL project by Dr Wang Lixun

Keynote Speaker: Prof Lim Cher Ping

Introduction to keynote address

13:34 – 14:44

Introduction to Prof Lim Cher Ping

14:45 – 16:15

Introduction to keynote address

Reflecting on blended learning

16:16 – 20:14

Blended learning: what, why and how?

20:15 – 27:23

School closure and its impacts

Improving inclusiveness and enhancing quality

27:24 – 29:24

Triangle of equity, quality and efficiency

29:25 – 36:26

Example of online and blended learning 1

36:27 – 38:27

Example of online and blended learning 2

38:28 – 42:57

Example of online and blended learning 3:
ELLN Digital Philippines Model

42:58 – 44:36

Example of online and blended learning 4

44:37 – 45:32

Example of online and blended learning 5

Rethinking online and blended learning

45:33 – 47:29

Reimagining the future

47:30 – 48:23

Education outcomes

48:24 – 49:35

Learners, curriculum and assessment

49:36 – 50:05

Closing and thanks

Roundtable Discussion


50:06 – 56:19

How to use technology to help primary and secondary teachers in Hong Kong?

56:20 – 01:00:16

Introduction to Roundtable discussants

01:00:17 – 01:05:10

What lessons have we learned regarding how to select the most appropriate e-tools for our teaching? /
Will blended learning or self-directed learning become the main current of learning in the 21st century? If that’s the case, how can we teachers prepare our students?

01:05:11 – 01:10:05

What consensus should be built around a small number of “core apps” before trying out different apps according to different learning needs?

01:10:06 – 01:16:00

What is the best way to engage students actively when conducting online teaching? /
What can educators do to interest or motivate students to spend more time using e-resources for learning?

01:16:01 – 01:22:18

What advice do you have for teachers if students are reluctant to use their cameras during online lessons? /
Should we require use of cameras or is there any alternative?

01:22:19 – 01:28:14

What is the future of e-learning? /
How do we prepare teachers and students for the future of learning not only tomorrow but in 10 or 20 years?

01:28:15 – 01:29:05

Thanks and remarks

For more talks and topics, here is the full list of links to both Parallel Sessions:

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