TALE 2022: Innovating Your Course Design – Why Bother? And Where to Start?

Our colleagues from the University of Hong Kong have generously invited me to join them in organizing another workshop for TALE conference. Our lead in this effort, Donn, brilliantly talked about how edtech can help innovating course design with a demonstration of Miro. Leon demonstrated how to use Mentimeter, which is a tool that I have heard for the first time from him. In this workshop, I introduced how Canva can be used in the classroom, specifically in creating an infographic syllabus. With two workshops and one full paper presentation, I'd say my TALE 2022 was uber-productive.

The syllabus I created with Canva that I used for the workshop

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Title: Innovating Your Course Design – Why Bother? And Where to Start?
Authors: Donn Emmanuel Gonda, May Kristine Jonson Carlon, Chi-Un Lei.
Date: December 4 to 7, 2022


Innovating a course design is an iterative and creative process that uses learning theories and frameworks, course planning, content expertise, and technology integration to create a seamless learning experience. However, technology is rapidly evolving, and teachers can find it challenging to sift through various educational technology apps that best fit their practices. In this workshop, we have curated a few technologies to help teachers improve their teaching. Teachers will have the opportunity to experience and try various apps and tools, discuss with colleagues the challenges with opportunities of these technologies, and explore ways to integrate them into teaching and learning.