Transforming a Large Technical Class into Blended Learning: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Friday, 22 April, 2016 - 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker:  Prof CHANG Chih-chen
                 Professor, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Format:  Seminar

Seminar Overview:

In this talk, the speaker shared with the audience his experience, both positive and negative, in preparing and conducting a blended learning course. Issues relating to course content design, online lecture video recording, strategy to encourage class participation and engagement, as well as student feedback will be discussed. A reflection on the potential benefit of blended learning as well as some possible hindrance to its success will be provided.

About the Speaker:

Professor CC Chang obtained his B.S. degree from the Department of Civil Engineering at the National Taiwan University and his master and doctor degrees from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Academic Director of the Undergraduate Core Education in the Academic Registry. His research interests include structural health monitoring and assessment, signal and image processing, and structural control. CC has received three teaching awards from the School of Engineering including the Bechtel Foundation Engineering Teaching Excellent Award in 2004. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a member in various international organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Association for Life Cycle Civil Engineering, and the Structural Engineering Institute.

Organized by:

Center for Education Innovation (CEI)

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