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Aims / Objectives

  1. To present important research findings from Hong Kong and beyond on the impact of ICT use on learning and teaching and the factors that influence them;
  2. To provide a platform for the presentation and sharing of outcomes from research and development work conducted by practitioners and researchers to advance our knowledge and understanding of the many issues related to technology-supported learning and teaching;
  3. To discuss recent research, good educational practices, and new technologies, with a view to furthering research and practice that support e-Learning design and designs for e-Learning.

The symposium’s main theme is ‘Building Communities for Technology Enhanced Learning’, which will be divided into several subthemes:

  • Social networking and student voices
    using Facebook and other social networks to enhance student learning
  • Changing physical and virtual spaces
    new demands for classrooms, learning commons and  teaching and learning environments
  • Designs for e-Learning
    new educational designs, new curriculum, new affordances and  multiple literacies
  • Cloud computing
    growth and integration of internet applications and their impact on learner managements systems


Professor Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab


The teaching-learning process is highly complex, as all teachers and students are aware. There is extensive theory that has been developed over the last century or so, as well as an accumulation of effective practice across the profession as a whole. The developing knowledge base of effective practice for teaching and learning has to be highly responsive, however, to the opportunities being created continually by digital technologies, in all their forms. They offer personalisation, social networking, interactive manipulation, and user creativity, and for many countries are now ubiquitous. They therefore have affordances that can improve both the quality and reach of teaching. However, the task of realising this potential is a huge burden for teachers to shoulder at the same time as carrying out their teaching commitments. They cannot do it as lone individuals. The academic profession must develop the capability to learn collaboratively about how to exploit digital technology, so that this immense task can be tackled.

We are beginning to use digital technologies to enable students to learn through collaboration; teachers can learn through collaboration too. As we explore and develop the pedagogies for the 21st century, we need to harness the expertise and practical experience of the whole teaching profession in the enterprise of learning how to exploit digital technologies in the service of improving teaching and learning.
The presentation will discuss ways of supporting collaborative innovation by the community of teachers in developing effective pedagogies for the 21st century.


"ProfessorDiana Laurillard is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, leading externally-funded research projects on (i) developing a learning design support environment for teachers, and (ii) developing software interventions for learners with low numeracy and dyscalculia. This work relates closely to her roles as Pro Director for Open Mode learning, and as a founder member of the Planning Board for the cross-institutional Centre for Educational Neuroscience (IOE, Birkbeck, UCL).

Previous roles include: Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at the Department for Education and Skills, where she developed the first cross-sector e-learning strategy on ‘Harnessing Technology’; Pro-Vice-Chancellor for learning technologies and teaching at The Open University, Visiting Committee on IT at Harvard University. Current roles include: Royal Society Working Group on Educational Neuroscience, Boards of the Observatory for Borderless HE, Supervisory Council for Fern Universität in Hagen, Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education. She has given many international keynote addresses, published in many academic journals and books, and her book Rethinking University Teaching: A conversational framework for the effective use of learning technologies (2002, RoutledgeFalmer) is one of the most widely cited in the field.

Professor Laurillard's homepage

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Venue: RHT-Foyer
09:00 - 09:15 Opening ceremony and welcoming address:
Speaker: Prof. Amy TSUI, B.M. Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), HKU
Venue: RHT
09:15 - 10:45

Forum: Changing learning spaces in higher education


  1. Mr. Peter DUFFY ((Special Assistant (eLearning) to Vice President Academic Development), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  2. Mr. Nick NOAKES (Director, Centre for Enhanced Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  3. Dr. Crusher WONG (Senior Education Development Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, City University of Hong Kong)
  4. Dr. Wilton FOK (Assistant Dean (External Relations and Knowledge Exchange), HKU)
  5. Mr. Peter SIDORKO (University Librarian, HKU)
  6. Dr. Bob FOX (Assistant Dean, Learning Environments, Faculty of Education, HKU)

Venue: RHT

09:15 – 12:45 Symposia: Applying a collaborative teaching approach to inquiry project-based learning with web 2.0 at upper primary levels
10:45 - 11:15 Tea Break
Venue: RHT-foyer
11:15 – 12:15
  1. Workshop: 15 online tools for effective teaching and learning
11:15 – 11:35

Paper Presentation

  1. Developing multiple literacies for BSC information management students
  2. Online interactive session using google docs® at post-graduate tertiary education
  3. Using simplified event calculus in recording school-based assessment (SBA) activities for liberal studies in Hong Kong diploma secondary examination (HKDSE)
  4. KNC and beyond: Evolving learning commons facilities at the main library, The University of Hong Kong
11:40 – 12:00

Paper Presentation

  1. Students and teacher’s attitudes and perceptions toward a Wiki-based collaborative process pedagogy in a primary five chinese classroom
  2. French Moodle platform – enhancing students’ motivation, exposure and self-directed learning
  3. New literacies and popular culture practices of university students
  4. Virtual learning commons: A new image for a school library
12:05 – 12:25 Paper Presentation
  1. Understanding students’ motivation and engagement with academic blogs
  2. CMS versus non-CMS common core science courses
  3. Promoting the innovative use of technology: Overcoming the problem of digital divide in the Japanese language classroom
  4. A tale of two [Univer]Cities: Changing learning environments
12:30 – 12:50 Paper Presentation
  1. Elearning experience in a small African university
  2. Digital game-based learning - learning and teaching through having fun
  3. A case study - Usage of “virtual spaces – Moodle” in higher education
  4. Changing the learning space: An incremental, Popperian approach
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45

Keynote: Building on the work of others: Teachers as a professional community


  • Prof. Diana LAURILLARD ,Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education
  • Chair:
  • Dr. Bob FOX, Assistant Dean, Learning Environments, Faculty of Education, HKU
  • Venue: RHT
14:45 - 15:15 Tea Break
Venue: RHT-foyer
15:15 -  15:45
  1. Mobile e-learning Development at City University
  2. Technology enhanced collaborative learning: A case study
15:15 – 16:15 Symposia:  Development of doctoral students' information literacy
15:45 – 16:45
  1. Workshop: Strategies for a pervasive digital learning environment
  2. Workshop:  Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning
  3. Teacher and student Demonstrations: Crystallizing experience of I-nternational knowledge building: Optimizing the learning e-nvironment
15:15 – 15:35 Paper Presentation
  1. Stretching learning space: Exploring students’ perception of e-learning to enhance their learning capacity
  2. 3-D models for problem-based and case-based learning in dentistry
  3. Support secondary school students’group project works with Wiki
15:40 -16:00 Paper Presentation
  1. An exploratory study of teachers' perceptions of international collaboration for knowledge building
  2. Using a social bookmarking tool for group project work online
16:05 – 16:25 Paper Presentation
  1. Using dual-mapping learning approach to visualize the connection between problem solving and knowledge construction
  2. Students' interaction with librarians through Facebook
16:30 – 16:50 Paper Presentation
  1. Changing practices and changing perspectives: Pedagogical technologists in schools
  2. Students’ interaction with librarians through twitter and Twitter-like technologies
16:55 - 17:15

Final Plenary & Closure: eLearning futures: where to from here?


  • Dr. Bob FOX, Assistant Dean, Learning Environments, Faculty of Education, HKU
  • Dr. Allan YUEN, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU
  • Dr. Cecilia CHAN, Assistant Director, CETL, HKU
  • Mr. Brant Knutzen, Educational Designer, Teaching Learning Centre, Lingnan University

Venue: RHT


  • Deadline for submission: 2 May 2011 extended to 16 May 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 May 2011
  • Final submission of abstracts (100 words) for presentation: 1 June 2011
  • Deadline for online registration: 23 June 2011
  • Full paper submission (optional): 28 June 2011
  • Conference dates: 30 June 2011
<![CDATA[Call for Contributions]]>

The CITERS 2011 Organizing Committee is now calling for contributions from educational researchers and practitioners, including teacher educators, principals, teachers, government officers, librarians, students and graduates from education programs, CITE members and those interested in IT and educational research. Six presentation formats will be accepted, namely:

  • Symposia (group of presentations on a theme)
  • Paper Presentations /  Virtual Paper Presentation
  • Workshops
  • Teacher and student Demonstrations
  • Case studies: using technology to enhance learning and teaching

Submitted contributions will be reviewed by the CITERS 2011 Organizing Committee. Full papers (optional) submitted will have a chance to be published in the ITEC e-Journal. Regarding the instructions for preparing the papers, please kindly refer to URL http://ejournal.cite.hku.hk/ submission for details.

Selection Criteria

Accepted proposals will be invited for presentation at the Symposium. Selection criteria:

  • Relevance of the presentation to the theme of the symposium
  • Originality of the presentation contents
  • Clarity of the presentation

Instructions for the preparation and submission of proposals:

  • Authors who wish to submit more than one abstract should fill out a separate submission form for each abstract
  • Abstracts should be submitted electronically in MSWord document format via the online Symposium submission form
  • The author’s full name must be exactly the same in all abstracts when more than one abstract is submitted


Please submit proposals via our conference system at http://ocs.cite.hku.hk/index.php/citers2011/BC4TEL/author/submit by 16 May 2011.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: 2 May 2011 16 May 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 May 2011
  • Final submission of abstracts (100 words) for presentation: 1 June 2011
  • Deadline for online registration: 23 June 2011
  • Full paper submission (optional): 28 June 2011
  • Conference dates: 30 June 2011

Related articles:

  • Symposia - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/symposia-2011/
  • Paper Presentations - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/paper-presentation-2011/
  • Virtual Paper Presentation - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/virtual-paper-2011/
  • Workshops - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/workshops-2011/
  • Teacher and student Demonstrations - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/demo-2011/
  • Case studies: using technology to enhance learning and teaching - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/case-studies-2011/


To submit a proposal, please go to http://ocs.cite.hku.hk/index.php/citers2011/BC4TEL/author/submit and follow the 4 steps below:

  1. Start the submission
  2. Enter the submission's metadata
  3. Upload supplementary files
  4. Confirm submission

If you are new to our conference system, please refer to http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/ocs-new-ac

I. Start the submission


1. Select a sub-theme under "Track".


2. Select an appropiate presentation format

3. Read and check the submission checklist


4. Click the "Save and continue" button

II. Enter the submission's metadata


5. Fill in all required fields.

6. Add the second author and onward, if necessary.


7. Change the author sequence by clicking the up and down arrows before every first name, if necessary.

8. Delete an author, if necessary.


9. Enter the title and abstract of your proposal.

10. Click the "Save and continue" button to proceed.

III. Upload supplementary files


11. Click "browse" button and select the target file from your hard drive.


12. When the file path appears on the textbox beside, click the "upload" button.


13. Give a title to the file you've just uploaded.

14. Click the "Save and continue" button to proceed.


15. You can read what and when you have uploaded in the "File summary" list.

IV. Confirm submission

16. Click the "Finish Submission" button to confirm. A confirmation message appears as below. After that, you can no longer delete but can still edit the proposal. A confirmation email will be sent to you later.


Related articles:

  • Create an account - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/ocs-new-ac/
  • Submit a proposal - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/ocs-submit/
  • Edit a proposal - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/ocs-edit/

Registration is free of charge and on the first-come first-served basis.

Please register at http://www.cite.hku.hk/registration.php?id=368 on or before 23 June 2011.

<![CDATA[Organizing Committee]]>

Organized by

CITE (Centre for Information Technology in Education)

Co-organized by

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Organizing Committee Chair

  • Dr. Bob FOX

Program co-chairs

  • Dr. Sam CHU
  • Dr. Felix SIU
  • Dr. Allan YUEN

Program Committee

  • Dr. Sam CHU
  • Dr. Bob FOX
  • Ms. HO Siu Yee, Winnie
  • Dr. Y. LEE
  • Ms. LI Xuan Xi
  • Dr Gayle MORRIS
  • Dr Diane SALTER
  • Dr. Felix SIU
  • Mr. David WOO
  • Dr. Allan YUEN
  • Ms. ZHANG Min

Administrative Support

  • Ms. Candy LEUNG
  • Ms. Bella CHOW
  • Mr. Ron Tsoi

Technical Support

  • Mr. Simon LEUNG
  • Ms. Debbie PANG
  • Mr. Murphy WONG

Platinum Sponsor

"Blackboard Blackboard Inc.

Gold Sponsors

"Fuji Fuji Xerox Hong Kong Ltd.

"SRT" Sciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme, HKU

Related articles:

  • Invitation for sponsorships - http://citers2011.cite.hku.hk/sponsors/

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