Our Staff - David Watson


 

David Watson

Instructional Design Specialist (EDO)

 

Room: TU614

Tel ext: 4024

E-mail: david.watson@polyu.edu.hk

Fax: 2334-1569

   
       
  Areas of Responsibility    
 
  • Provide consultation and expertise to subject experts and eLearning project teams on effective application of online pedagogy and instructional design in the development of eLearning materials and online instructional systems.
  • Promote the effective and integrative use of educational technologies for enhancing teaching and learning at the University such as Learning Management Systems and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
  • Plan, develop and offer professional development opportunities for staff in the areas of instructional design and the appropriate use of instructional technologies.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and maintenance of eLearning projects.
 
       
  Curriculum Vitae    
  Academic Qualifications    
   Year Institution Qualification Field of Study  
  2015 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Blended & Online Learning & Teaching (BOLT)

Foundation Course Inc. Designing Blended Learning, Implementing Blended Learning  
  2014 Edge Hill University

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE)

Inc. Exploring Practice in Teaching & Learning, Curriculum Design, Developing Practice Through Pedagogic Research  
  2011 Edge Hill University MSc Web Development (MSc) Inc. eCommerce, Rich Internet Applications , Virtual Communities, Useable Hypermedia, Information Systems Design & Management, Contemporary Issues in IT  
  2004 Liverpool John Moores University BSc Computer Aided Design (BSc) Inc.  Design & Manufacture, Engineering Design, Computer Aided Design, Technology Project, Computer Aided Design & Manufacture  
             
  Work Experience  
   From To Institution Position Held  
  2015 Date Educational Development Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Instructional Design Specialist (EDO)  
  2009 2015 Edge Hill University Learning Technologist  
  2008 2009 Edge Hill University Database & IT Officer  
  2007 2008 Edge Hill University Database Support Officer  
           
  Major Publications and Conference Presentations  
  Book Chapters  
 

Watson, D. “Enhancing the Physical World with Augmented Reality.” In: Branch, John; Claus Nygaard; Paul Bartholomew. Innovative Teaching and Learning Practices in Higher Education. Forthcoming (2016) Faringdon, United Kingdom: Libri Publishing.

Fadel, H. Raffaele, C. Watson, D. “Teaching and Learning Innovations Using Modern Technologies.” In: Branch, John; Claus Nygaard; Paul Bartholomew. Innovative Teaching and Learning Practices in Higher Education. Forthcoming (2016) Faringdon, United Kingdom: Libri Publishing.

 
  Media & Blogs  
 

TVB News. Hong Kong SAR; Broadcast 25th September, 2016. “Hong Kong University Using AR Techniques for Teaching in Response to Current Trends.” http://news.tvb.com/local/57e733ea6db28cf81fdaa8ba/

Interview in EHU Pulse Magazine. United Kingdom, 2013. “A collaboration with Lancashire Care to enhance the quality and effectiveness of Cognitive Screening and Dementia Care across the North West via online learning.”

Watson, D. “Living in a Mixed Reality.” #ALTC Blog: News & Views from the ALT Community. February 25, 2016. https://altc.alt.ac.uk/blog/2016/02/living-in-a-mixed-reality/

 
  Conference Presentations  
 

Watson, D. (2016, December).  “Postcards from a CMALT Mentor.”  Webinar facilitated at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Online Winter Conference, United Kingdom.

Watson, D. (2016, May). “Enhancing the Physical World with Augmented Reality.” Paper presented at Innovative Teaching and Learning Practices in Higher Education; The 14th international symposium, Institute for Learning in Higher Education (LiHE), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Watson, D. (2016, May). “Technology Enhanced Learning Support at HK PolyU.” Seminar delivered at InfoComm on Campus Symposium, The Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.

Watson, D. (2016, April). “Augment Your Teaching Reality”. Guest Workshop facilitation at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong.

Watson, D. (2016, January). “Enhancing the Physical World with Augmented Reality.” Presentation at the Effective Use of Technology to Promote Active & Collaborative Learning & Teaching Symposium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Watson, D. (2015, December). “Showcasing different approaches to building a CMALT portfolio.” Webinar facilitated at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Online Winter Conference, United Kingdom.

Watson, D. (2014, June). Adopting the principles of gamification to enhance the teaching and learning of ECG Recognition and Case Management of various patient medical complaints via an interactive online experience. Workshop presented at the SOLSTICE (CETL) & CLTR Conference, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Watson, D. (2012, September). Making eLearning Work. Keynote speech at Promoting Excellence and Sharing Practice in Teaching and Learning Annual Conference, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Watson, D. (2011). Interactive Engagement and scenario based eLearning in the Early Detection of Head Injuries and Neurological Conditions for specialist Health Professionals. Paper presented and invited session chair at the SOLSTICE (CETL) & CLTR Conference, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

 
       
  Funded Research/Teaching Development Projects/Consultancies  
  Ongoing Projects  
 

Learning and Teaching Development Funding 2015-16
Simulation Based Student-Centred Learning Module – A Global Approach

Learning and Teaching Development Funding 2015-16
Augmented Reality for History and Culture Learning

eLearning and Blended Learning Development Funding 2014-2017
Virtual Patients and Gamification to Enhance Clinical Decision-Making Skill

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Hospitality & Tourism in China: A Global Perspective

 
  Completed Projects  
 

Previously I have deployed technologies, where appropriate, to support enterprise and entrepreneurship academic activities which include a diverse subject area such as Early Detection of Head Injuries & Neurological Conditions, Anticipatory Care Calendar, Children’s Palliative Care & Care of the WellChild, Preceptorship in Practice and Dementia Care, in collaboration with bodies such as the Walton Centre Safety Node, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Lancashire Care, Advanced Quality Alliance (AQuA), Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network and the Department of Health. In addition, and to provide opportunities for students to learn in ways that involve using technologies and online environments, I have also collaborated with Academic colleagues to develop pedagogically sound reusable learning objects to blend with curriculum in Blood Testing, Electrocardiography, Basic Life Support, Communication, Medical Gases, Child Protection, Clinical Supervision and Behaviour Management & English as an Additional Language.

 
     
  Services to the Profession  
 

ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards 2016 (Highly Commended)

CMALT Candidate Assessor: 2015 onwards

Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT): 2015

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA): 2014

Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) SOLSTICE Fellow: 2014