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Professional Development for Teaching One "BITE" at a Time – Description, Application and Lessons Learned for the BITE Initiative
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, , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This paper reports on an innovative professional development format named the BITE (Bite-sized Information for Teaching with E-technologies) Initiative. The Initiative promotes and supports the use of technologies in learning and teaching enhancement in a higher education institution. Four installments of BITE on the topics of Blogs, Wikis, Twitter and Podcasting were disseminated to approximately 1600 teaching staff in the first six months of the Initiative. An analysis of staff reception of the Initiative was conducted based on their access patterns of the installments. Several lessons learned from the Initiative including impact and blended learning development are suggested. The results from the implementation of BITE affirm that the Initiative is definitely a success in reaching out to more teaching staff for promoting the use of technologies but direct impact on changing teachers’ practices to enhance the quality of teaching and learning is not substantiated in this study.

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Kam, R. & Csete, J. (2010). Professional Development for Teaching One "BITE" at a Time – Description, Application and Lessons Learned for the BITE Initiative. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 846-855). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 6, 2020 from .

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