The Wharton-Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards & Conference

08- 10 December, 2019, London, United Kingdom

The Reimagine Education Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of Education’ – reward innovative approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability. AMA’s team received 3 awards in this prestigious event, including: 

EduTech Asia Awards,

05 November, 2019, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

  1. Gold Award in “Best Classroom Technology Solution" Category for “PALMS Project"

2. Silver Award in “Best EdTech Solution" Category for “PALMS Project"

3. Silver Award in “Ed Tech Leader (Tertiary)" Category for Fridolin Ting

The 5th e-Learning Excellence Awards at the 18th European Conference on eLearning 2019

07-08 November, 2019, Aalborg Universitet København, Denmark

Designed to enhance Question and Answer Pedagogy in STEM, YoTeach! is the only existing backchannel educational app with a multi-user collaborative drawing whiteboard and machine learning for Math symbol and handwriting recognition. It allows teachers and students to handwrite mathematical expressions on their mobile devices, and instantly recognizes and automatically converts the handwritten expressions to text using a LaTeX handwriting recognition software engine. By simply creating a room and then setting a password, students can join a chatroom via a URL or QR code generated by the instructor. There are over 18,000 users per month internationally at its peak, 350,000 discussions/messages sent on its platform and 16,000+ discussions rooms created since its launch in March 2018.

Funded by the UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Proposals, Dr. Ting and his team have initiated a project entitled Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education with an aim of improving students’ overall learning outcomes through active learning. Under this project, the team partnered with CUHK, HKU and HKBU and developed 13 active teaching pedagogies, mobile applications and platforms, with approximately 35,000 international and local users (students and teachers) per month. The project objectives include: – Increasing students’ overall learning outcomes through active learning; – Exploring and developing active learning pedagogies to increase student engagement in STEM higher education; – Developing an online platform to promote and encourage wider adoption of active learning among Hong Kong STEM instructors; – Using and improving quantitatively rigorous and valid methods to evaluate the impact of active learning strategies on student learning outcomes in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education; and – Adapting existing or developing new mobile applications to enhance active learning. In addition to YoTeach!, AMA’s team has developed 2 other applications namely Badaboom! and The Cell Game. These technologies successfully engage students in active learning, and also serve as platforms for knowledge sharing and dissemination.