Location, context, time, and duration
The 2nd instructor training workshop at the University of Malaya took place on March 22 – 23, 2023. The event was organized in a hybrid mode. The Design Thinking Lab in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology was the venue for the physical session.
The event was attended by 15 lecturers from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti of Malaya. The participants were from the Department of Software Engineering.
Description of activities
The participants were involved in activities related to design thinking. They were actively engaged in design thinking practices of empathy, problem definition, ideation, design, prototyping, and testing. Participants used the ICT-INOV digital learning platform for collaboration and team work. The challenge that participants were exposed to was related to emerging widespread AI technology, such as ChatGPT and post COVID-19 pandemic on-line remote learning services, which introduce new challenges in student class engagement as a result of education-related risks including plagiarism, harmful and biased content, ethics, misuse of Al, and overreliance on tools for assignments. Technology is positive, but if it is not properly integrated into educational practices it may affect critical thinking, problem solving skills, learning motivation, and student capacity to think, create, improve, and innovate. One-size-fits all solutions do not seem to work anymore, as students have unique gift, passion, and talents. Participants were challenged to design products to assist learning experiences for students to develop their individual capabilities while having fun.
The event was promoted through University of Malaya email lists. The presentation used during the event for guiding the active engagement of participating educators is available here.