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Live from HK with Prof Ian Holliday: How we teach, learn and stay safe

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Live dialogue with Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at The University of Hong Kong. He will share his insights on “How we teach, learn and stay safe” in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and take your questions from around the world.

The live online event will be held 8:00am HKT May 7, Thursday.

HKU moved all classes online at the end of January, weeks or months ahead of universities in other parts of the world. What have we done to conduct teaching and learning in virtual space? What are the challenges in maintaining the quality of students’ learning experiences? What are we doing to prepare for the reopening of the physical campus? These are some of the questions we wish to explore.


“How do you see the balance between traditional and digital learning?”

“What was special about Hong Kong’s Covid-19 experience?”

Send your questions

Watch the livestream

Date: May 7,Thursday

  • 08:00 HKT
  • 09:00 TYO
  • 01:00 LDN
  • 10:00 SYN
  • 05:30 DEL

 May 6, Wednesday

  • 17:00 LA/SF
  • 20:00 NYC

Moderator: NYC-based Sree Sreenivasan, a social and digital media expert and Marshall Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation at Stony Brook University, New York

Speaker: Professor Ian Holliday has served as the  Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor in Teaching and Learning since 2015. He assists the President and Vice-Chancellor to oversee all aspects of the graduate and undergraduate curricula, including strategic planning and quality assurance,  

Before taking up his current role, he served as the Dean of Social Sciences.  Under his deanship, the faculty introduced a requirement that in order to graduate, undergraduates must complete off-campus credits in “social innovation” and “global citizenship”.

He also created and for many years directed a programme for undergraduate students to teach English classes to children and young adults in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. 

Professor Holliday graduated Cambridge with a BA and MA in Social and Political Studies and an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford. His research focuses on Myanmar politics and governance. He is the author of Burma Redux: Global Justice and the Quest for Political Reform in Myanmar (Columbia University Press, 2011), the co-editor with Adam Simpson and Nicholas Farrelly of Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar (Routledge, 2018), and the co-author with Roman David of Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018).

For more about him see:

This is the sixth episode of the #HKUCovid19 series, a global dialogue with HKU experts online.

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