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Friday 22 September 2017
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Benny and the Apps: Gamification and Student Learning

Details of the workshop:
Date : 5 April, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Venue : Room 321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building (Main Campus), HKU
Speaker : Dr. Benny Ng, Assistant Professor of Los Angeles Pierce College

About the speaker
Dr. Benny Ng received his B.S. and Ph.D in physical chemistry at UCLA and has served as a Lecturer of the HKU Faculty of Science, teaching a number of Common Core courses and organizing a series of Knowledge Exchange projects. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Los Angeles Pierce College.

Abstract
Education-related computerized games have become more sophisticated and an increasingly important teaching and learning strategy to engage and assess student learning. In this seminar, Dr. Benny Ng will discuss how he implemented different game elements into his teaching of the Common Core course, CCST9030 Forensic Science. By gamifying the revision process, teachers can reinforce the important forensic science concepts from their lectures, and gamers can self-assess their forensic science knowledge from the course to solve the crime scene scenarios in this role-playing game (RPG) environment using their mobile device. The multidisciplinary nature of the forensic science game app may also serve as a starting point for an interdisciplinary mobile game app in the future, which may reshape our existing teaching pedagogy and curriculum design.

Unlike most seminars, the audience is strongly encouraged to PLAY with their mobile phone in this talk!

For information, please contact: commoncore@hku.hk