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Online Webinar via Zoom (12 June 2020)

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Dear IEEE Fellow Members, Senior Members, Members and Graduate Student Members,

Greetings.

The IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) Malaysia Chapter is excited to present the online webminar in June 2020.

You are cordially invited to attend the seminar on 12 June 2020 using Zoom.

Title: New Ways of Learning at PolyU in Covid-19 Era

Date: Friday, 12 June 2020

Time: 4.00pm (Malaysia Standard Time)

Mode: Zoom

Speaker: Professor Eric Tsui, Professor and Associate Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC),The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=g5FfIxgAAAAJ&hl=en)

Admission is FREE.

Recorded videohttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1a_YSBVFVoVkocU-X4HWbnMYVWgFmI1ah/view?invite=CJ3ii8oN&ts=5ee412ee

Overview: Several universities in Hong Kong were hit by more than the Covid-19 crisis and adoption of online classes started as early as mid-November 2019. In terms of student size, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the largest one in Hong Kong. The seminar will discuss comprehensively the alternative Teaching and Learning practices taken up by PolyU in response to the threats from the crises, support services provided, as well as feedback from teachers and students. Solutions to combating two major challenges encountered – providing unfettered Internet access for students residing inside mainland China and the tightening of security measures in the use of cloud-based collaboration tools are also outlined. This talk will conclude with a list of critical factors that ensures the success of online teaching and learning, and surprisingly the opportunities opened up as a result of being forced to operate in a highly confined and restrictive environment.

About Speaker: Professor Tsui started his career in industry and joined Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 1989 after years of academic research in automated knowledge acquisition, natural language processing, case-based reasoning and knowledge engineering tools. His research strengths include cloud-based business innovation and knowledge services. He returned to academia and joined PolyU in 2005 and until 2018 he was the Leader of the Master of Science in Knowledge Management (KM) degree program. He has consulted for many government departments and private organizations in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei. Professor Tsui is an honorary advisor of KM to three HKSARG departments and since 2008, he has been Vice President of the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society. A veteran of E-Learning, he has received many Knowledge Management and E-Learning awards over the years including the prestigious QS Wharton Reimagine Education award and twice listed as an Outstanding/Exemplary Academic in the 2015/6 and 2016/7 PolyU Annual Reports.