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The BOLT Seminar: Blended Learning in Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong - 03 October 2016


Professor LIM Cher Ping, Professor of Curriculum and Innovations, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong

Mr Darren Harbutt, Educational Development Officer/ Instructional Design Specialist, Educational Development Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr Veronika Schoeb, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr David Watson, Educational Development Officer, Educational Development Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


The Blended & Online Learning & Teaching (BOLT) Project is a UGC-funded collaboration in which participating Hong Kong tertiary institutions look at developing online teaching and learning in Hong Kong. The project includes multiple different approaches, ranging from initiatives within a particular institution – such as The Education University of Hong Kong’s grassroots approach to developing blended learning in a faculty, and Baptist University’s Faculty Professional Development Series of workshops – to more central elements, such as the BOLT foundation course, led by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and open to teachers from all participating universities.

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In this seminar, Professor Lim Cher Ping and Mr Darren Harbutt will lead presentations on the BOLT Project so far, sharing success stories, reporting on upcoming events and offering an opportunity to engage in discussion about blended learning in a Hong Kong context. Dr Veronika Schoeb will present her experiences on implementing blended learning and David Watson will discuss CMALT (Certified Member of Association for Learning) Technology Professional Development.

Language: English

Date & Time: 31 October 2016 (Monday) (12:30pm - 2:00pm)

Venue: Room 505, Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA)(Campus Map)


Speaker’s Biography:      

Professor LIM Cher Ping

LIM Cher Ping is a Professor of Curriculum and Innovations at the Education University of Hong Kong and the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet and Higher Education. He is the co-Project Leader of the BOLT Project. Over the last two decades, he has engaged major stakeholders of higher education at the institutional, national and international levels. Organisations including UNESCO, Microsoft, BHP Billiton, World Bank, Sampoerna Foundation, and government agencies have become his partners for many of the education research and development projects that he has led.

Mr Darren Harbutt

Darren Harbutt is an Educational Development Officer/ Instructional Design Specialist in the Educational Development Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Darren has worked in education for over 20 years and has always been interested in digital technologies and their integration with education. In the last few years Darren has worked closely with academic staff looking to integrate eLearning tools and techniques into their teaching and learning. Darren has given workshops and seminars, led staff development projects and has also helped to design, build and run MOOCs. Darren is co-Project Leader of the BOLT Project.

Dr Veronika Schoeb

Veronika Schoeb currently performs as Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at PolyU. She holds a first degree as a health professional from Switzerland, and received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to joining PolyU in February 2015, she was a Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Western Switzerland. She teaches qualitative research courses (in a very quantitative environment) and tackles this challenge by trying out different teaching modalities. Her research interests lie in communication as well as inter-professional collaboration, and she investigates topics related to social interaction, both in health care as well as in education.

Mr David Watson

Arriving to Hong Kong from a UK Institution in 2015, David joined PolyU with eight years of experience in the higher education sector, providing technological and instructional expertise in numerous online projects, with his development skills incorporating the pedagogical requirements and alignment in eLearning and online teaching. Supported by Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), CMALT and Masters in Web Development, his current role focuses on areas such as Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Professional Development Delivery and the development of various funded instructional technologies.


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Organizer: Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.