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    
 
  • Contributing to the work of the Centre in the area of curriculum and instructional design, particularly for e-learning development projects;
  • Contributing to the educational development activities and services of the Centre, particularly promoting an effective integrative use of technology for enhancing student learning and Learning Management System (LMS) support; and
  • Supporting the strategic initiatives and development of the University relating to teaching and learning.
  • Contribute to the continuing enhancement of departmental Quality Assurance/Quality Enhancement policy, processes and good practice
  • Engaging in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and dissemination of good practice locally and internationally via professional networks, communities, conferences and events
  • to 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);
  • to provide consultation and expertise to subject experts and e-learning project teams on effective application of online pedagogy and instructional design in the development of e-learning materials and online instructional systems;
  • to coordinate the development, implementation and maintenance of e-learning projects;
  • Facilitate and support the development and application of innovative pedagogies and modern curriculum design methods for blended and online learning and teaching
  • Mentoring professional and support staff in reflective practice, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the obtainment of internationally recognised learning and teaching accreditation via professional bodies and associations
 
       
  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/

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/

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.”

 
  Conference Presentations  
 

Watson, D. Lau, K. H (2019, August) “Real World Learning with Augmented Reality.” Singapore Learning Design and Technology Conference, 2019. East Asia Research. Singapore.

Lau, K. H. Watson, D. (2019, March) “Real World Learning with Augmented Reality.” 559th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning (IC4E), Auckland, New Zealand.

Watson, D. (2018, October). Scenario-Based Assessment to reflect Real-World Environments. Seminar delivered at the 2018 Hong Kong Society for Simulation in Healthcare (HKSSiH) Annual Scientific Conference, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Watson, D. (2017, December).  Expand Your Online Teaching Toolkit with BOLT. Seminar presented at Blended Learning for University Enhancement (BLUE): Sharing Promising Practices and Lessons Learnt, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Watson, D. (2017, September). “Mentoring CMALT: Description, Evidence, and Reflection.” Paper presented at Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference, 2017; Beyond Islands of Innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al), University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Watson, D. (2017, September). “Augment Your Teaching Reality.” Poster Presentation presented at Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference, 2017; Beyond Islands of Innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al), University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Watson, D. (2017, June). “CMALT Support Group.” Webinar facilitated by ASCILITE, Aukland University.

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, June). 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  
 

Blended & Online Learning & Teaching: Foundation Course
Course Tutor & Mentor

Blended & Online Learning & Teaching Small Private Online Course (SPOC)
Course Lead Tutor & Mentor

Community of Practice (CoP) for Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) & Gamefulness
Sub-Committee of the Technology-Enhanced Teaching & Learning CoP

 
  Completed Projects  
 

School of Hotel & Tourism Management: Special Events Project
Experiential Learning to Empower Students in Applying Augmented Reality (AR) to Real-World Situations

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

 

2009-2015

Early Detection of Head Injuries & Neurological Conditions
Walton Centre Safety Node

Online Anticipatory Care Calendar
Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network

Children’s Palliative Care & Care of the WellChild
Advanced Quality Alliance (AQuA)

Preceptorship in Practice
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Dementia Care (Cognitive Screening)
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

English as an Additional Language & Behaviour Management
Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University

 
     
  Services to the Profession  
 
  • Creative Commons Certificate - CC Certificate recognises expertise in open licensing: 2019
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA): 2018
  • 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